Is there a better way to spend a balmy summer evening than by heading to a night festival? With bustling crowds, great street food, urban culture, local designers and musicians, night festivals create a real unique, spirited and lively atmosphere.
We love them so that’s why we’re throwing out a friendly reminder that the rather wonderful NightJar Festival will do its thing again in Torquay and Geelong this summer.
Now diving into its 9th year, each season sees the festivals interactive art installations, the culinary delights, roving performers, buskers and banging main stage evolve with enthusiasm!
A “vibrant, colourful and eclectic mix of a night market, music festival and showcase for emerging designers”, NightJar is set to take place every Thursday evening/night throughout January in Torquay, and every Friday evening/night throughout February in Geelong.
While the team are still in the midst of taste testing food and shopping for new up and coming designers for 2019, we are lucky enough to already have a taste of what’s to come with their awesome collection of artists set to hit the stage at the festival.
Kicking it all off in Torquay on January 3rd, the NightJar stage will come alive with performances from Girl Friday, Geelong’s own The Kite Machine, Blooming and Tanya George Band. If you missed the first edition it’s no stress because it all goes down again the next week (January 10th) this time with Matt Katsis, The New Savages, George & Noriko and Hussy Hicks taking to the stage.
Shake out a picnic rug, kick back and indulge in some of the regions best boutique crafted beers and wine at the third Torquay session will see Lash 78, Lucy & The Night Sky, Miles Recommends and Aine light up the stage, while performances from Ancient Animal Orchestra, The Twoks, Ajak Kwai and Deep Street Soul will bid farewell to the Torquay NightJar on Thursday January 24.
Many musicians unseen at Torquay will then be taking to the stage each Friday in February, the perfect real life playlist for your knock off drinks. The first Friday night (February 1st) will see performances from the likes of Momoko Rose, Tess Guthrie, Michael Meeks & The Lost Souls, and The Vibraphonic Orchestra, while the second week (February 8th) will see Bon Temps, Tanya George Solo and Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks take to the stage.
With Sangria in hand the Friday festivities continue for the third Friday edition on February 15th which will see performances from The Quick Sixes, Jack The Fox, Salty Bones Band and Surfusion, and then it’s all wrapped up for another year with Blue Howl, The Refuge and Libby Steel taking over the stage for the final evening on February 22nd.
Leave your worries at the gate, bring your pooch and step inside NightJar’s wonderland and become immersed in the magical atmosphere. NightJar Festival will tantalise the senses and evoke the soul. It’s a summer pilgrimage for holidaymakers and locals a like, most can’t leave their experience at just one visit!
Keep your eye on the website (nightjarfestival.com.au) for further announcements and pop these dates in your 2019 diary now!