Region of FestivalFestivals in Regional Victoria
Apollo Bay Music Festival
Open date of FestivalFriday, 27 February 2015
Close date of festivalSunday, 01 March 2015
You can dance (or darnce), sing, bring a picnic rug and chairs, and as many kids 15 and under you can fit legally in the vehicle of your choice. There is lots of food, and local beverages available, and the beach is only a stones throw away (although stone throwing is not permitted).
Lots of big bands have played over the years. Too many to mention in fact, but the real gems are the undiscovered ones that you looked at on the program and said “I haven’t heard of any of these!” And then you danced (or darnced) along and followed them obsessively for the following year. We have lots like that…
TIckets are advertised poorly so that most of our patrons hear about us from word of mouth only. This means we get all your friends to come and new friends are only a short conversation away.
We have a skatepark right next door and lots of space on the beach which is provided for free to those who appreciate sand and fresh air.
Speaking of beaches…. Half the fun of Apollo Bay is getting there. There is no easy way, which is why it has remained a gem of a place with the Otways at its back and the Great Ocean Road and subsequent Ocean to its front. It has one of the best beginner Surf breaks in the state and is close to some more gnarly ones. It’s cafes have great food and coffee and its Bakery is something else. Leaving is even harder!
The Festival is held on the last weekend of Summer each year. The date has moved about a bit over the last 23 years and the format is always evolving but that’s Apollo Bay and we reckon February is the best time for everything festive and enjoying the warmth in the water.
If you’ve read this far you are technically committed so thank you and see you soon!