Program Overview

Full program announced Tuesday 8 January!

St Kilda Festival is a free celebration of community spirit, Australian music and the beautiful St Kilda foreshore. 

Since the first St Kilda Festival in 1980, this well-loved annual summer celebration has established itself as an iconic event that brings hundreds of thousands of people together for one massive day of fun!

There’s a diverse program packed with music, dance, free activities for all ages, shops, markets, food and drink — something for everyone!

 

LIVE MUSIC 

  • The Festival hosts seven stages of free live music, and in 2019 we are pleased to announce they will all be accessible to all ages! The full line-up will be announced in January. Follow us on Facebook and sign up to our e-newsletter to keep up to date.
    • Main Stage – featuring The Northern Folk, 2018 New Music Stage winners
    • O’Donnell Gardens Stage 
    • Alfred Square Stage
    • New Music Stage – ten of the nation’s hottest emerging acts will battle it out for your vote, with the crowd favourite taking home $5,000 cash and an invitation to play the Main Stage at the 40th St Kilda Festival in 2020.
    • Fitzroy Street Stage – featuring an all-Victorian line-up 
    • The Push Stage – featuring the FReeZA Push Start Competition Grand Final
    • Songwriter’s Collective Stage – local singer/songwriters down near the St Kilda Pier

LITTLE CATANI

Catani Gardens will be transformed into a wonderland of fun and entertainment for the whole family. Featuring a stage of entertainment, roving performers, art installations, face painting, a kids carnival, activities and workshops – for the young and young at heart!

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

From bellydancing to beach volleyball, BMX stunts to bubble soccer, a Ratha Yatra Parade and Latin dance workshops, there is performances, workshops and entertainment galore!

CARNIVAL

The ever-popular carnival and sideshow alley return in 2019, located next to the Palais Theatre.

MARKET STALLS

Peruse arts and crafts market stalls, find the ultimate festival accessories and the perfect Valentine’s gift – with over 80 unique market stalls throughout the Festival precinct.

FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!

The St Kilda Festival is pleased to welcome over 100 food trucks and stalls to the Festival precinct to keep over 400,000 mouths happy. Check back in January for the full list of food providers at the Festival.

BARS AND RESTAURANTS

Fitzroy and Acland Streets come alive on Festival day, with a lot of local venues hosting special events and food & beverage specials!