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Loren Ryan Set For Melbourne’s Iconic St Kilda Festival

27 January 2023 | 10:03 am | Staff Writer

St Kilda Festival is two days of FREE summer fun!

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Newly crowned Toyota Star Maker, Loren Ryan is heading to Melbourne’s iconic St Kilda Festival this February. The Tamworth local will play across both days of the free, all-ages festival.

Ryan shared on Facebook, “St Kilda Festival and 2 days of incredible music. I've been waiting months to let you all know I'll be playing this year! I'll be doing a country set aaaand a kids country set. 🙂”

St Kilda Festival and 2 days of incredible music. I've been waiting months to let you all know I'll be playing this...

Posted by Loren Ryan Music on Friday, January 20, 2023

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Saturday, February 18 will be a celebration of First Nations music, culture and community featuring some of the best established and emerging First Peoples’ artists performing at O'Donnell Gardens and the St Kilda foreshore Main Stage.

Christine Anu, Dean Brody, Jem Cassar-Daley, Jungaji and Lady Lash are set to perform. The Archie Roach Foundation also presents A Tribute To Archie Roach with his band and special guests Emma Donovan and Sally Dastey and more. Singing Our Futures will feature Candice Lorrae, Kee’ahn, Kiwat Kennell, Madi Colville-Walker, Maylene Slater-Burns and Ridzyray. Plus Caution, Creedence Blanco, Indigenous Outreach Projects, Pirritu, Robert Bamblett and Small Ant Brothers.

On Sunday, February 19, you can catch some of the biggest names in Australian music across a heap of stages as the good times take to the streets of St Kilda once again.

Big Festival Sunday will see Agung Mango, Alice Ivy, Asanti Beats, Ashwarya, Confidence Man, Cookii, Devy, Emeree, Empress, Folk Bitch Trio, Genesis Owusu, Grazer, Hatchie, Heavy Amber, Hoodoo Gurus, Inkrewsive, Jacotene, Jen Cloher, Jerome Farah, JK-47, Kanada The Loop, Marceline, Mick Harvey, Monica Casaceli, Olivia C. Dacal, Phoebe Go, Seb Ashton, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Thndo and Yothu Yindo perform.

Sunday will also see a new music competition plus street performers, sports demonstrations, market stalls, family entertainment, workshops and community activities.

St Kilda Festival is known as Australia’s largest community festival – a celebration of community spirit, Australian talent, and the beautiful St Kilda foreshore. Since the first St Kilda Festival in 1980 the well-loved annual summer celebration has established itself as an iconic event that brings the community together, with 400,000 attending each year.

Performance times and more information available via St Kilda Festival.