Music Lineup And Regional Towns Announced For Third Victorian Music Crawl


Friday 9 to Sunday 11 February 2018

Music Victoria announced today the music line-up and regional Victorian towns participating in the third instalment of the Victorian Music Crawl. A delegation of Victoria’s leading booking agents, managers, artists, media and peak body representatives will travel from Melbourne to connect with industry peers in Victoria’s Barwon South West region.

The ‘Crawl will stop off at Birregurra, Port Fairy, Tarerer, Warrnambool, Lorne, Airey’s Inlet, Anglesea, Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove and Geelong, with a range of activities and performances planned for each destination.

The Victorian Music Crawl is a Victorian Government initiative led by the state’s peak body for contemporary music, Music Victoria. Delivered in partnership with local government in regional Victoria, the tour aims to build connections between Melbourne-based music industry figures and bands, venues, agents, events, promoters, media and more based in regional Victoria.

Victorian Music Crawls have seen the music industry travel around the state to Ballarat, Castlemaine, Bendigo, Echuca, Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast and South Gippsland.

These tours have resulted in significant outcomes for the industry. The Victorian Music Crawl has:

  • Seen 37 music leading industry representatives visit 15 Victorian locations
  • Showcased 32 venues, from small bars to international renowned performing arts centres
  • Featured over 35 performances from some of our leading artists across the state
  • Fostered connections between the music industry, media and local government
  • Led to regionally based artists booking shows in Melbourne, and regional venues/festivals securing tours by metro-based artists
  • Seen an average return of $3.00 for every dollar invested through new business and artistic connections, including live touring, performances and creative opportunities
  • Achieved significant media interest, including TV, radio, print and online interviews and features

Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley

“With Melbourne already internationally recognised as Australia’s live music capital, the Victorian Music Crawl will showcase the music opportunities on offer outside our city limits.”

“The Victorian Government is proud to support this program which will strengthen local job opportunities, help fill venues, drive regional tourism and ensure that our contemporary music credentials spread across the state.”

The third instalment of the Victorian Music Crawl will connect a fresh group of booking agents, artist managers, musicians, venues and media. The tour will feature local live performances, showcase leading regional music venues and festival sites, and connect local artists, industry and councils, bringing together the best minds in music from all over Victoria.

A host of local and visiting artists, representing diversity of age, gender and genre will include performances spanning rock, pop, folk, soul and blues over the various sites on the tour.

The ‘Crawl will be visiting these areas:

  • Friday 9 February: Birregurra, Port Fairy, Tarerer (Tower Hill Volcano), and Warrnambool (Flagstaff Hill, The Last Coach, The Dart and Marlin, Whalers Tavern, The Loft).
  • Saturday 10 February: Lorne Hotel, Airey’s Pub (Aireys Inlet), Anglesea Hotel, Geelong (Barwon Club Hotel), and Queenscliff (The Blues Train, Queenscliff Brewhouse).
  • Sunday 11 February: Point Lonsdale, Piping Hot Chicken Shop (Ocean Grove), and Geelong (Beavs Bar, Pistol Pete’s Food ‘N’ Blues, and Workers Geelong).

Local artists to showcase and engage with guests include: Archie Roach, Kayla Dwyer, Lee “Sonyboy” Morgan, Cooper Lower, Miss Whiskey, Wayne Jury, Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar), Gallie, Sarah Carroll and Chris Wilson, Leah Senior, Sweethearts, Localles, Al Parkinson, plus many others. A full list of artists is available on request.

Music Victoria Operations & Program Manager, and Victorian Music Crawl Tour Manager, Nick Cooper and selected Victorian Music Crawl artists are available for interview upon request.

For more information on the Victorian Music Crawl, please visit or follow the tour on Instagram/Twitter at #vicmusicscrawl.

The Victorian Music Crawl was developed as part of the Victorian Government’s Music Works initiative. The program is delivered by Music Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government and supported by local government, tourism and industry.

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