The 2018 St Kilda Festival Announces First Line Up!

Are you ready for it? A teaser for the 2018 St Kilda Festival has today been revealed, with the line-up of the New Music Stage announced.

The New Music Stage provides some of Australia’s hottest new talent with an exciting platform at Australia’s largest free music festival to showcase their music, with the aim to support emerging talent and the growth of the Australian music industry.

Ten emerging acts have been selected to play the New Music Stage on Sunday 11 FebruaryThe crowd favourite will be taking home $5,000 and an invitation to play the St Kilda Festival Main Stage in 2019. Voting opens onSunday 11 February and closes the following Friday 16 February. Voting will be online via the St Kilda Festival website.

The 2018 New Music Stage:

  • Baker Boy
  • Batz
  • Cool Out Sun
  • Mayfield
  • Slow Coaching
  • Sugar Teeth
  • Swim Season
  • The Northern Folk
  • The Skeleton Club
  • Xani

City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss, is delighted the St Kilda Festival is able to provide such an important program for national artist discovery.

 “The St Kilda Festival has provided a foundation for many up-and-coming artists over the years to build on their portfolios and experience in front of large crowds through the New Music Stage competition. The City of Port Phillip is passionate about supporting emerging acts and Australian music industry, and we’re eager to see what next year’s performers bring to the stage.“

The New Music Stage has hosted some of Australia’s hottest talent in the early stages of their careers including Client Liaison, Missy Higgins, Husky and Stonefield.

The full St Kilda Festival line up and program will be released in January.

To keep up to date on the St Kilda Festival, please visit @stkildafestival and join the conversation #stkildafest