Body Type, Southern Sons and more announced for 2024 Festival of Sails free live music lineup

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Body Type, Southern Sons and more announced for 2024 Festival of Sails free live music lineup

Body Type
Words by Staff Writer

There will be a swathe of music legends and emerging artists delivering free live music on the Geelong Waterfront in January.

While Geelong’s iconic Festival of Sails has long been known for its exciting action on the water, it’s also become a favourite entertainment destination over the January long weekend.

Off the back of a huge festival featuring more than 30 incredible acts across three stages, the 2024 Festival of Sails is gearing up to bring some of Australia’s hottest musical acts to Geelong.

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Leading the charge is the explosive rock band ‘Body Type,’ hailed as one of the country’s best live acts and showered with global acclaim for their hit record ‘Everything is Dangerous But Nothing’s Surprising.’ The Sydney-based quartet, shortlisted for the prestigious Australian Music Prize, will headline the festival on Saturday, January 27. Described as “a tightly coiled collection of post-punk tracks that tackled industry chauvinists, sexual power, and rage,” Body Type promises a raw and punchy performance in their first-ever appearance in Geelong.

Sharing the stage on Friday, January 26, are Aria winners and Australian favourites, Southern Sons. Renowned for chart-toppers like ‘Heart in Danger,’ ‘Hold Me In Your Arms,’ and ‘You Were There,’ this Aussie rock sensation is set to get the crowd moving.

Bringing the festival to a rocking close on Saturday, January 27, is Australia’s premier INXS cover band, ‘The Australian INXS Show.’ Known for their sell-out performances, they guarantee to keep the party pumping well into the night.


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Festival of Sails Chairman, Paul Buchholz says this year’s entertainment lineup for the Festival is one of the best they’ve seen for years. “We have three days of fabulous entertainment with dozens of performers entertaining the crowds, from well-known favourites right through to our Emerging Artists competition.”

The festival caters to all tastes, including family-friendly acts like the Royal Australian Navy Band and the Mik Maks. Buchholz adds, “The Festival has a reputation as a great fun party destination, and given the musical lineup we have, I am sure that this year – yet again – we’ll see the crowds up, dancing, singing, and having a seriously great time!”

More information about artists heading up the stages will be announced soon.

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