Queenscliff Music Festival Director Andrew Orvis says farewell after ten years

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Queenscliff Music Festival Director Andrew Orvis says farewell after ten years

Words By Staff Writer

A search is underway to replace the dedicated born and bred Queenscliff local

With Queenscliff Music Festival’s Early bird tickets for 2024 going live last week, sadly current festival director, Andrew Orvis will not be at the helm. After ten dedicated years with the festival, the born and bred Queenscliff local is stepping down.

In a statement he says,

“I’ve loved my time at the Queenscliff Music Festival, and whilst I’m sad that it’s coming to an end, I’m excited about new adventures and opportunities in the future. It’s such a wonderful place, amazing people, a brilliant event, and has been an absolute honour to work on the Festival over so many years. It’s now time for someone else to take charge and lead Queenscliff Music Festival for many more years of successful Festivals.”

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Spearheading the multi-award winning Bellarine festival across a decade, Orvis, who started working at the festival 16 years ago, has overseen ten successful sold-out iterations of the annual three-day November festival, welcoming in over 1000 artists and 100,000 punters throughout his time.

Orvis’s time with the QMF has also seen the proud dad introduce the ‘Daddys Festible’ which saw performances from Bluey, Teeny Tiny Stevie’s and ABC icons the Banana’s in Pyjamas. During Covid years, Orvis successful navigated the festival-front, inspiring him to introduce summer venue The Pelican Bar, as well as taking over the Queenscliff Town Hall for monthly concerts. His time with the festival has not only seen major growth, but spawned countless memories.

Now the search is on for the new captain of the QMF ship. The Queenscliff Music Festival Inc Board are calling for industry operatives interested in tackling the role to submit their Expressions of Interest. Submissions are open now via www.qmf.net.au

Whilst the search gets underway, punters are encouraged to jump onto the 2024 festival. The subscriber ticket allocation is exhausted by Early Bird tickets are on sale now.