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We are excited to announce our line up of talented musicians for the 2017 Nightjar Festival season returning to Torquay on Thursday evenings throughout January and to Geelong on Friday evenings throughout February.

The first night of the Nightjar Festival season on Thursday 5th January in Torquay sees us welcome Little Georgia, Shining Bird, Neda and Tumbarumba and Vanderville Smash.

Little Georgia are a Folk-Grunge who, amongst a sea of rhythmic and raw guitar tones, deliver both beautiful harmonies and compelling lyrics which reveal the honesty in their music.

Shining Bird is an experimental pop band from the coastal town of Austinmer, NSW who have received widespread acclaim for their unique brand of layed-back Australian pop.

Neda and Tumbarumba create an instant festival atmosphere with Neda arriving and finding the stage in a decadent costumed procession with the Tumbarumba male Samba Drummers. They will have you up dancing to their rhythmic Samba beats. Fanfare and merry making at its best!

The first night of the festival will conclude with an explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove as The Vanderville Smash take the stage. Made up of three brothers and two mates, no other Australian band sounds like ’em. They are renowned for having packed dance floors at their shows!

Find our complete line up for the festival season here:

We look forward to seeing you soon!

 

FESTIVAL DATES & MUSIC LINE UP

05JAN2017 LITTLE GEORGIA || SHINING BIRD || NEDA AND TUMBARUMBA || VANDERVILLE SMASH.
12JAN2017 VANDERLAY || MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS || DAVE ORR BAND || BULLHORN.
19JAN2017 LARK || YIRRMAL || FLAWED PEACE || SQUID.
26JAN2017 DIRTY SOUL || KATTIMONI || THE SUGAR CANES || GANGA GIRI.
03FEB2017 RILEY PEARCE || FRIDA || LADY OSCAR || THE PEEKS.
10FEB2017 JIMMY DAVIS || PASSERINE || THE TESKEY BROTHERS || SKELETON CLUB.
17FEB2017 YOUNIS CLARE || SWEET FELICIA & THE TRADIES || PUGSLEY || HAT FITZ & CARA ROBINSON.
24FEB2017 THE RUN || REVOLUTION || GYMNASTICS IN THE SEVENTIES || MOJO JUJU (SOLO).

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Let the Summer Begin!

It’s the start of Summer and you all know what that means…it’s almost time for the Nightjar Festival!

Busting at the seams, the Nightjar Festival in Torquay has now added a second licensed area to relax in. Nightjar welcomes on board Geelong’s crafty folk of Southern Bay Brewery, Aireys Inlet’s boutique craft brewers – Rogue Wave Brewing, the Bellarine’s beautiful wine from Baie Wines and the famous Sangeria from Spanish Gourmet Caterers. Throughout February in Geelong you will once again see the passionate local brewers from Blackman’s Brewery featuring their brews in the boutique Driftwood bar and you will be drinking in style with the festival’s new wine bar in the Johnstone Park rotunda from Jack Rabbit Vineyard.

2017 is gearing up to offer you more of what makes this festival unique. We are all about family, community and connecting. Torquay – Thursdays evenings in January & Geelong – Friday evenings in February. We can’t wait to see you there!

Nightjar Festival Dates:

Torquay

Thursday, January 5th
Thursday, January 12th
Thursday, January 19th
Thursday, January 26th

Geelong

Friday, February 3rd
Friday, February 10th
Friday, February 17th
Friday February 24th

 

 

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