Sound Tracks is Victoria’s newest music festival on a travelling stream train

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Sound Tracks is Victoria’s newest music festival on a travelling stream train


A steam train journey ft. Harvey Sutherland, Maple Glider, Glass Beams, Juno Mamba and more.

Strap in for one of the most delightful weekenders of your life. From the evening of Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8, Sound Tracks will be taking visitors on a curated road-trip-slash-music-festival taking place on a fully restored 13-carriage steam train.

Starting at Southern Cross Station, the party train will embark on an unforgettable overnight voyage through regional Victoria before reaching there riverside town of Charlton in the morning for a day full of fun and festivities.

Sound Tracks 2023 Lineup

  • Harvey Sutherland
  • Glass Beams
  • Juno Mamba
  • RONA
  • Maple Glider (solo)
  • Folk Bitch Trio
  • Sam Boon House Band
  • Adriana

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

But the journey itself is half the fun: travel in style with cocktails and canapes, boogie down in the Dancefloor Carriage, get snuggly in the Martini Bar and enjoy live performances by Juno Mamba, Sam Boon and Adriana as you wind through the countryside with stops in Geelong and Ballarat.

Sound Tracks

The renovated Sound Tracks steam train will feature private cabins, a nightclub carriage and plenty of places to hang out.

As the sun rises, you’ll be arriving in Charlton for a Welcome to Country and a BBQ Breakfast along the Avoca River. Soak up the small-town hospitality and explore the area with your new friends before Afternoon Tea and performances by Folk Bitch Trio and Maple Glider at the Bowling Club.

In the evening, the table will be set for a community dinner and sets by Harvey Sutherland, Glass Beams and RONA in the dazzling art deco Rex Theatre.

To cap off the weekend, passengers will get back on the train for a restful and relaxing journey home with finger food, book club, trivia and chill-out tracks in the Jazz Carriage.

Presented by OK Motels, Triple R and Creative Victoria, Sound Tracks is set to be a special weekend of camaraderie and celebration.

“Incredible music, stunning scenery, a steam train, great food and wine – it all adds up to a one-of-a-kind experience that will invite travellers to see our regions in a whole new light,” says Minister for Creative Industries, Steve Dimopoulous.

“We’re backing Sound Tracks as part of our work to strengthen and support the state’s music industry and our commitment to supporting recovery in flood-impacted communities.”

Sound Tracks tickets are set to go on sale on Tuesday August 15 at 8am AEST. There are only 200 spots available, so get in fast so you don’t miss out.

Grab your tickets here