Paynesville Music Festival, Something For Everyone

Many new musicians and bands, as well as some old favourites, will be part of the line-up over the three day Paynesville Music Festival on the beautiful grassy foreshore in Paynesville and at various venues around town on the weekend February 22nd to the 24th.

The Music Festival is renowned for its unique location on the floating barge stage on the McMillan Strait foreshore where the free entertainment takes place, and, many of the local venues in town will also be providing entertainment as well.

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, swing and many other types of music will be played 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.  Local boys, Barrie Jessep and The Vibe will be performing a show afterwards at the Yacht Club on that night, so make sure you
book your tickets and come along!

Saturday night at the Yacht Club will see the return of local favourite band, The Uncles who return to the Paynesville Music Festival after a three year hiatus.  The Uncles will have the crowd singing, dancing and rocking all night long at the Yacht Club, and tickets are available
on the Paynesville Music Festival website link.

A market will be held on the foreshore on Saturday with lots of interesting craft, food and homemade items, which will add to the
weekend festivities. Musicians will mingle amongst the market stalls to provide a lively atmosphere.

Again, a popular activity at the 2019 Music Festival will be Music Cruises on the “Lady Jodie” with each one hour cruise enjoying the delicious sounds of “Joe Cool” and  bookings can also be made on the website booking page. The East Gippsland Symphonia will play at the
Sunday morning church service and afterwards in the church garden at St Peters by the Lake.

The Raymond Island ferry will also be running and there is no charge for foot passengers who can enjoy the Koala Walk, spot koalas in their natural surrounds and many kangaroos. Pedal carts are also available at a reasonable cost and can take four people.

Words by John Westbury