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2017 Paynesville Music Festival

Preparations for the 2017 Paynesville Music Festival are well underway!
Many new musicians and bands, as well as some old favourites, will be part of the line-up over the 3 day Festival on the beautiful grassy foreshore in Paynesville and at various venues around town.

Most of the free entertainment takes place on the floating barge stage on the McMillan Strait foreshore, however there are plenty more bands providing free performances Saturday afternoon in the big marquee at the Opal Aged Care Open Day on Fort King Road.  Many of the local venues in town will also be providing entertainment as part of the Music Festival, so check the timetable for booking information.

There will be a wide variety of music over the weekend and will again include local school bands, new talent, buskers, seasoned "oldies" and some of the usual favourites. Rock, blues, pop, country, traditional, pipes, swing and many other types of music will play over the weekend, so everyone will find something they enjoy!

A huge crowd is expected on the foreshore on Friday night and the atmosphere will be  charged with a mix of rock music and classic songs, whilst at the Yacht Club, a cabaret-type show featuring Razzamajazz will provide singing, dancing and show-stopping entertainment  until midnight.

Saturday night at the Yacht Club will showcase Kelly Auty in her spectacular show 'Backwards in High Heels' - a fantastic journey of the songs, music and costumes of female artists from the 50s to the 80s.  A show not to be missed!

The Paynesville Sea Scouts will again hold a market on the foreshore on Saturday with lots of interesting craft, food and homemade items, which will add to the weekend festivities. Kid’s amusements, including a jumping castle and face painting will again be a popular attraction for the kids on the foreshore on Saturday.

Keep your eyes on the skies on Saturday afternoon to witness a spectacular flyover display by the RAAF over McMillan Straits, with spins, dives, loops and freefalls in between band performances.

Again, a popular activity at the 2017 Music Festival will be Music Cruises on the "Lady Jodie" with each one hour cruise enjoying the delicious sounds of "Joe Cool".  Bookings can be made via the website booking page.

Saturday night will again feature a family Bush dance at Raymond Island which is always lots of fun for everyone, and The East Gippsland Symphonia will play at the Sunday morning church service and afterwards in the church garden.
Make sure you come to Paynesville the weekend of February 24th - 26th and be part of the crowd enjoying the 2017 Music Festival!

Festival Photo Album

Last year's festival can be re-lived in pictures by going to our photo album:

2016 Festival Photo Album

About us

The festival is organised as a community event through the Paynesville Business and Tourism Association.

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