New dates announced:

FRIDAY 27TH – SUNDAY 29TH AUGUST
Additional activities will commence the weekend prior so pencil in:
Saturday 21st Aug: Mornington Peninsula Record Fair at The Royal Hotel
Sunday 22nd Aug: Glory B playing for the final day of the SURREAL LANDSCAPES EXHIBITION at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. Other music and activities will take place in Main Street Mornington celebrating Children’s Book Week. The PROGRAM will be out over the next few weeks so keep touching base on our website!

 

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Mornington heats up over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend with a full program of LIVE MUSIC in over 20 venues and three days of STREET ENTERTAINMENT!

“There is a fantastic vibe surrounding this year’s event”, commented Festival Director, Bec Davis. “It’s great to see so many cafes, restaurants, bars and venues hosting live music after the touch year they have had”. Our jam-packed venue program, of which most of it is FREE, is backed up by the FREE STREET PROGRAM featuring locals like The HOODOO MEN to amazing Melbourne acts such as CHICAGO DIME.”

Mornington has had a tradition of fantastic live music venues such as God’s Kitchen, The Royal and The Grand, but new to the program this year is WOWEE ZOWEE who’s co-owner Clint Hyndman is no stranger to the music scene. You may remember Clint as the drummer from the Melbourne alternative rock band ‘Something for Kate’. Thanks to Wowee Zowee, we are thrilled to have Spiral Stairs and Joel Silbersher from Hoss on the Sunday evening program.

Beleura House & Gardens has a long association with music through the legacy of composer John Tallis and headlining on Friday 11th, we welcome ROSCOE JAMES IRWIN, Singer-songwriter, trumpeter and arranger/composer known for his work with The Cat Empire. Ross presents a new original set of works titled “Dark Heart” with Blair Harris, Ben Edgar, Danny Farrugia and Ben Hanlon. Visit the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Sunday 13th between 12pm and 3.20pm and be treated to Modern Jazz sounds by renown Melbourne Band GLORY B …a totally unique SURREAL SOUND experience alongside the SURREAL LANDSCAPES exhibition.

For something a bit different this year, we welcome the MORNINGTON PENINSULA RECORD FAIR to the program. Hosted at The Royal, those lovers of old vinyl can hunt through quality stalls for a hidden musical treasure.

The Mornington Chamber of Commerce would like to thanks to the Mornington Peninsula Shire and our Major Sponsors 3MP Radio, Peninsula Eye Care and Nichols Crowder for supporting this event. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without the support of all the venues, both large and small, for getting behind this annual winter festival and backing live music all weekend.

With events selling quickly, it’s not too late to get your tickets now or at least reserve your place at your favourite venue. Visit our website for the full downloadable VENUE and STREET PROGRAMS. There is music for everyone this year from Jazz, Blues, Funk to Rock and Irish. Bring down the family and celebrate the Long weekend in Mornington!

Friday 11th – Monday 14th June

2021 MWMF PROGRAM – CLICK HERE