SAFIA, Holy Holy, Thelma Plum headline Queenscliff music festival By The Pier 2023

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SAFIA, Holy Holy, Thelma Plum headline Queenscliff music festival By The Pier 2023

Following its inaugural event back in March this year, By The Pier is back for 2023.

From the team behind Queenscliff Music Festival – the music jewel of the Bellarine – multi-day music festival By The Pier has announced its return for its second ever edition in 2023, announcing a lineup packed full of Aussie musical goodness.

Running across the last weekend of March 2022, the Queenscliff foreshore on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula will host artists such as Thelma Plum, SAFIA, Holy Holy, King Stingray, Slowly Slowly, Alice Ivy, Big Twisty & The Funk Nasty, and many more incredible aussie music acts ensuring it’ll be a party all weekend.

By The Pier 2023

  • By The Pier returns to Queenscliff in 2023
  • It takes place from March 24-25 2023 at the same location as Queenscliff music festival
  • General public tickets go on sale Wednesday, November 30

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Offering a more intimate festival experience than its elder sister Queenscliff Music Festival, By The Pier is a single outdoor stage festival giving punters the chance to pick their spot and kick back to enjoy a vibrant two days of sensational sounds, gourmet food trucks, bars, a DJ Tent, and a beach just next door!


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Taking place early in the year, the festival is designed to co-exist with the iconic Queenscliff Music Festival in November, gifting music lovers two brilliantly curated festival experiences each year.

The inaugural By The Pier event proved to be a major success for the QMF family, bringing along the likes of Vera Blue, Boy and Bear, Julia Stone, Electric Fields, Jarryd James, Thandi Phoenix, Kim Churchill, Pierce Brothers, Bones & Jones, Cry Baby, Isabella Khalife, Hassall and many more. The music was magical, the weather was golden and there were only good vibes amongst the crowd over the three days.

The 2023 edition of the festival will run over two days, as opposed to three days.

By The Pier 2023

Friday March 24 

Thelma Plum
King Stingray
Slowly Slowly
Felipe Baldomir
Good Sniff
Chook & Moluck DJs

Saturday March 25
Big Twisty & The Funknasty
Alice Ivy
Full Flower Moon Band
Maz Green
Chook & Moluck DJs

By The Pier goes down in Queenscliff on Friday 24 + Saturday 25 March 2023. 

Limited early bird release tickets go on sale Friday November 25th – Tuesday November 29th. General public tickets on sale Wednesday November 30th. Find out more here