An epic new outdoor dining and live music experience is coming to the Bellarine

An epic new outdoor dining and live music experience is coming to the Bellarine

Meet The Pelican Bar.

UPDATE: More shows announced for The Pelican Bar summer line up, November 20

Ahead of The Pelican Bar summer concert series which begins next Friday 27th Nov in a nod to the Festivals pre-covid weekend dates, the organisers have announced a slew of high calibre acts to join the already stellar line up of Victorian music and comedy acts currently on sale.

Early December will see Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and Hollie Joyce take to the stage (December 11), while December 20 will see Forte favourites Benny Walker and Bec Goring serenade the audiences for the ultimate Sunday session.

Giving punters something to look forward to for New Year’s Eve, DJ Vince Peach and Jesse Valach & The Testaments have been confirmed to perform, while Joe Creighton’s acclaimed tribute to Van Morrison Into The Mystic will ease everyone into the new year on Sunday, January 3.

A week later, two powerhouse women will take to The Pelican Bar, with Ali Barter and Hayley Mary (of The Jezabels) team up for one helluva Saturday night.

The Potterheads amongst us will be keen to see the return of Workers Geelong’s famed Harry Potter themed trivia on January 3. Three rounds of movie based questions, so that even the most novice of 1st years stand a chance. There will also be team-based mini-games to help give your team a sneaky advantage over your competition.

ORIGINAL POST: An epic new outdoor dining and live music experience is coming to the Bellarine

Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) has long been a significant fixture of the festival calendar – one that has filled a beautiful part of Victoria with joy and creativity for over two decades.

While the beloved festival had to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone the 24th iteration until November 2021, the team at QMF have made good on their promise of a Plan B option to bring live music to the Bellarine.

Taking to the shores of Swan Bay in Queenscliff, ‘The Pelican Bar’ is going above and beyond to showcase Victoria’s burgeoning music and culinary scene in the form of a new outdoor COVIDSafe dining and live entertainment experience.

Punters will be able to dine in style under cover of a Marquee tent whilst enjoying a fine dining menu provided by The Q-Train, Australia’s premier and award winning rail restaurant. Menus will highlight the best produce from the region paired with bevvies from a slew of local favourites including Prickly Moses and the Queenscliff Brewhouse, Scotchmans Hill Winery, and Queenscliff Distillery. Table groups will be available for between four and 10 people, and all patrons must remain seated throughout the two hour sessions.

Along with the ultimate dining experience, The Pelican Bar will feature performances of music, comedy, cabaret, trivia, all curated by the team behind the Queenscliff Music Festival – so you can trust that you’re in good hands!

With both national stars and local heroes, so far performers include the likes of Ella Hooper, Rach Brennan & The Pines, The Black Sorrows (Acoustic), Nathan Seeckts, The Kite Machine, Nardia & Wayne Jury, Bob Evans, Pierce Brothers, D’Arcy Spiller, plus many more. You can peep the full lineup below, with more shows to be announced.

With Victorian festivals all postponed and cancelled, this event promises to delivers music fans a little slice of normality for the summer – something we’ve all been crossing our fingers and toes for.

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Friday 27 November
FOOLS & Tom Richardson

Saturday 28 November
Ella Hooper with Rach Brennan & The Pines

Sunday 29 November
The Black Sorrows (Acoustic) with Nathan Seeckts

Friday 4 December
The Kite Machine & Nardia & Wayne Jury

Saturday 5 December
Nicky Bomba with Sarah Carroll

Sunday 6 December
This Way North & Steve McEwan

Saturday 12 December
Bob Evans

Suunday 13 December
The Blues Train Showcase featuring Jimi Hocking & The McNaMarr Project

Friday 18 December
Geoff Achison with Bill Barber

Saturday 19 December
Comedy Show featuring Harley Breen, Ivan Aristeguieta & Jude Pearl

Wednesday 30 December
Pierce Brothers with D’Arcy Spiller

Friday 8 Jan
CW Stoneking

The Pelican Bar is slated to run from November 27th 2020 – January 31st 2021. Tickets go on sale Tuesday November 10 at 10 via the website.