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Southside Live

A new free, six-night music fest is lighting up St Kilda's beachfront.
By Libby Curran
June 20, 2022
By Libby Curran
June 20, 2022

This winter, a brand new free music festival is set to heat up the St Kilda shoreline, blasting away the chills with a jam-packed lineup featuring the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, Adalita, Briggs and more.

The inaugural Southside Live will descend on South Beach Reserve across two tune-filled weekends, from Friday, June 24–Sunday, June 26, and Friday, July 1–Sunday, July 3.

The beachside stage will fire up with sounds from a diverse bunch of Aussie acts — soul-pop songstress Akosia, renowned Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan with The Putbacks, RnB star Pania and post-punk outfit Pinch Points, to name a few. Mitch Tambo, Kaiit, Dallas Woods, Kira Puru, The Black Sorrows, Isaiah Firebrace and Freeds are also on the bill.

Your ears aren't the only things in for a treat, however. The whole Southside Live precinct will be decked out like a wintry wonderland, with market stalls, neon art, food pop-ups and plenty of mulled wine to keep those cockles warm.

Southside Live will run on Friday, June 24 (6–9pm), Saturday, June 25 (3–7pm), Sunday, June 26 (2–6pm), Friday, July 1 (6–9pm), Saturday, July 2 (3–7pm) and Sunday, July 3 (2–6pm).

Emma Donovan and the Putbacks

Top Image: J. Forsyth

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