Motor City Music Festival
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Motor City Music Festival

What can we say about Geelong’s Motor City Music Festival that hasn’t been said before? Steven Tyler says: “Yeeeeow! Man, this is some kind of cool-ass s**t”, while Steven Seagal says: “Yeah, mumble grumble. I like it. Star dust.” That bit may be made up, but we’re pretty sure they would love it – and how could anyone not?! The basics are it is an all-out music extravaganza boasting over 50 acts performing across three days on five stages. Friday night alone delivers Painters and Dockers (pictured), Defryme, Safari Motel, The Black Sorrows, Broderick Smith, Chris Wilson Band, Claude Hay, Gwyn Ashton, Electric Mary and Phil Para. Saturday is Blues and Tributes Day, featuring artists including Chubby Rae and the Elevators, The Sammy Owen Blues Band and Geoff Achison, plus tribute acts including Rhiannon – A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac and Appetite for Destruction – one for the Guns N’ Roses fans. Sunday is family-friendly paced, delivering such talent as Golden Guitar award-winners McAlister Kemp, Toyota Star Maker Quest award-winner Travis Collins and Country Music Channel Hall of Fame recipient James Blundell, plus the likes of Mick Thomas and Vika & Linda Bull. There will also be plenty of grub, craft beer halls, free carnival rides and, to top it all off, a fireworks display. March 6-8, 2015. Hit motorcitymusicfestival.com.au for more.

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