Queenscliff Music Festival announces 2024 headliner Michael Franti & Spearhead

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Queenscliff Music Festival announces 2024 headliner Michael Franti & Spearhead

Words by Staff Writer

The beloved Bellarine music festival has unveiled a stellar headliner for this year's event, taking place from November 22 to 24.

The Queenscliff Music Festival is excited to unveil Michael Franti & Spearhead as the exclusive headliner for its 2024 edition. Known for their electrifying soul-rock sound, Michael Franti & Spearhead will bring their high-energy live performance to the festival, marking their only Victorian show this year.

Fans can look forward to an unforgettable experience this November as the band, fresh from their summer Togetherness Tour across the United States, ignites the Queenscliff stage.

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Michael Franti is a globally celebrated musician, not only for his dynamic performances but also for his significant humanitarian efforts, activism, award-winning films and worldwide philanthropic initiatives. His commitment to wellness and optimism resonates through his music, most notably in his 2020 hit I Got You, which landed on NPR’s Most Popular Songs of 2020 list and has garnered over a million views on its music video.

Each year, QMF transforms the quaint streets of Queenscliff into vibrant live music venues. The festival, located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, offers a perfect weekend getaway for music lovers. Attendees are treated to an array of performances across three main stages, showcasing the crème de la crème of the Australian music scene.

Founded in 1997 by a small group of locals eager to boost tourism and promote Queenscliff’s unique characteristics, the Queenscliff Music Festival has grown significantly over the years. Initially a modest event, it now features several paid staff and more than 400 volunteers, who together present a three-day musical and cultural extravaganza on the last weekend in November.

These days, the festival attracts upwards of 10,000 people who come to enjoy a diverse range of contemporary music, local foods and drinks, and family-friendly activities. The festival’s setting is nothing short of spectacular, with sandy beaches, pristine waters, cliff walks and historic piers forming a stunning backdrop for the festivities.

Queenscliff is a picturesque, historic township located on Waddawarung country on the Bellarine Peninsula, 35 km from Geelong and 100 km from Melbourne. The festival site is nestled among ancient, towering Cypress trees in Lower Princess Park, with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay, Sorrento, and the Queenscliff Harbour as a backdrop. This idyllic setting, combined with the festival’s vibrant atmosphere, makes for a truly magical weekend.

In addition to the stellar music lineup, festival-goers can indulge in the finest local and Bellarine craft produce. The family-friendly event also features a dedicated kids’ stage and programming, ensuring entertainment for all ages.

With so much musical goodness and natural beauty, tickets are expected to sell fast. Festival punters are encouraged to secure their spots and start planning their party early to make the most of this extraordinary event. Join us at the Queenscliff Music Festival for an unforgettable weekend of music, community, and celebration!

Queenscliff Music Festival, along with regular Town Hall concerts throughout the year, is governed by a registered not-for-profit incorporated association committed to being a creative and socially responsible organization. The festival not only entertains but also engages and fosters the community and the arts, ensuring that Queenscliff remains a vibrant cultural hub.

Earlybird tickets are on sale now. Grab yours here.