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The Aireys Inlet Music Festival returns in 2024!

Save the date, and keep an eye out for programming and ticketing details in the coming weeks.
The Festival is now being curated by a committee, so it is no longer accepting
expressions of interest.
We will be in touch with artists shortly with offers to play at this year's event.
Thanks for your interest.

Aireys Inlet Music Festival returns in 2024 with its most diverse line-up yet

Some of Victoria’s favourite festival acts including Matt Walker and Ashley Davies, Henry Wagons and Kylie Auldist will headline the 18th Aireys Inlet Music Festival.
he boutique festival, now in its 18th year, takes place in 6 venues across the town, including the Aireys Pub, Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room, Sunnymead Hotel, The Captain of Aireys and the Lighthouse Tea Rooms. Great Ocean Road Mini Golf will once again will host the best local developing bands on the Push FReeZA stage.
The festival will host its first international act, with the Cambodian Space Project bringing their unique funky pop from Cambodia via Womad to the town on Sunday afternoon.
In another coup for the festival, Matt Walker and Ashley Davies will play a rare show at sunset on the Saturday, while shimmering psychedelic rock band Sand Pebbles will provide the sunset soundtrack on Friday. 
Author and musician Craig Horne will do a book reading about the Great Ocean Road music scene and perform songs at Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room.
Rising local star Daniel Aaron leads the charge of locally based acts on the bill, including ska favourites The Resignators, Geelong’s Beans (featuring Murlocs drummer Matt Blach), Victoriana Gaye, Honk, Owlsey, the Aireys Rolling Stones Allstars and the Anglesea Community Rock Choir.
‘’This is the event’s most diverse line-up yet. Aireys residents have pretty broard tastes and they love to dance so we have the booked some of the best purveyors of blues, ska, psychedelic rock, R ‘n’ B, folk, funk, country and disco. You’d be hard-pressed the find a more fun festival line-up for under $100 anywhere on the planet,’’ said festival Creative Director Patrick Donovan.
Aireys Inlet, a coastal hamlet where the Great Ocean Road meets the Great Otway National Park, is 90-minute drive from Melbourne. It is a magnet for artists and creatives, and the festival was a key part of its recognition as Victoria’s Top Tiny Tourism Award for 2023 (and second in Australia’s Top Tourism Town Awards).

The event was run by local music champion

Marty Maher for 15 years as an Open Mic event

with a high-profile mystery guest (including

Hoodoo Gurus and Tash Sultana), but since

Covid it has been transformed into an accessible

a ticketed event that boosts

spending in the town by 26 per cent.


For more information:

For media inquiries: Patrick Donovan,

Tickets: $50 early bird weekend pass



Aireys Inlet is located on the Great Ocean Road, approximately 120km south-west of Melbourne. This boutique coastal town is one of the Great Ocean Road’s best kept secrets, with spectacular cliffs, beautiful beaches, a picturesque river valley and the Great Otway National Park.

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