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MEDIA RELEASE Monday, 6 January 2014

LIVE N LOCAL PROGRAM GROWS FOR THE 2014 ST KILDA FESTIVAL St Kilda Festival - Saturday 1 to Sunday 9 February 2014
Australias largest annual music festival, the 34th St Kilda Festival today announced the full Live N Local program that celebrates home-grown music acts will expand to South Melbourne and Port Melbourne for the first time. Held from Sunday 2 to Saturday 8 February, Live N Local will see venues, retailers and restaurants open their doors to emerging local talent. Festival Producer, Adele Denison is excited about the growth of the program. The St Kilda Festival continues to embrace up-and-coming artists throughout its full program and Live N Local is a great opportunity to see the best talent Melbourne has to offer, with more than 72 gigs across 32 venues, said Ms Denison. Live N Local kicks off on Sunday 2 February with OZiriguidum, Tillerman Pete, Spacecadet Lullabies, as well as Wexford, 4 Letter Lies and The Romeo Knights livening-up venues around Port Melbourne. Republica at the St Kilda Seabaths on Monday 3 February will host Funkalleros for a night of rock, reggae and Spanish rumba whilst the soulful Isaac Main will perform at the St Kilda Branch. Lillis, Wexford and The Juice, Dukesy and the Hazzards star on Tuesday 4 February, with Isaac Main, Sunday Chairs, The Electrique Birds, Trash Palace and Suzie Stapleton headlining Wednesday 5 February. On Thursday 6 February, a key highlight of the program will be a night at the iconic Espy Hotel in St Kilda with free music from the likes of Fulton Street, Soul Safari, Better than the Wizards, Echo Drama, Alex Watts and the Foreign Tongue, The Velvets, The Ugly Kings and White Summer across three stages. Venues including the South Melbourne Market, The George and the Limerick Arms will host music from the Funk Buddies, The Pass Outs and Delsinki Records on Friday 7 February, plus performances from Superdarling, Scott Boyd and folk-roots singer-songwriter Davy Simony on Saturday 8 February. Offering emerging artists the opportunity to gain practical skills and advice from music industry experts, Live N Local will run a day of Artist Development talks and panels on Saturday 8 February at the St Kilda RSL. The free, back-to-back sessions will feature artists and representatives from APRA AMCOS, Music Victoria, the Association of Music Managers and more. On Festival Sunday, the iconic final day of the St Kilda Festival, new music will dominate the Live N Local stage with The Ramshackle Army, Brooklyns Finest and Jude Perl. The entertaining nine-day program at the St Kilda Festival offers engaging activities and interactive workshops by bringing together arts and music to celebrate the diversity of Australian culture. To encourage support, the St Kilda Festival has launched Show you give a buck, a fundraising campaign encouraging festival lovers to kick in so we can kick on. The St Kilda Festival is produced and presented by the City of Port Phillip and supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria. For further information please visit www.stkildafestival.com.au. -ENDS-

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To keep up to date on the St Kilda Festival, please visit www.stkildafestival.com.au / @StKildaFestival and join the conversation #StKildaFestival For all media enquiries please contact Judy Chung at Wrights for the St Kilda Festival on 03 9690 9911 / 0432 202 070 / jchung@wrights.com.au 2 HOURS BY CAR, 10 MINUTES BY TRAM This Festival is a car free zone. Trams, trains, buses, cycling or walking are the best options to get to the Festival. Catch public transport to the St Kilda Festival - make yourself and the environment happy. NO ALCOHOL The St Kilda Festival precinct is a dry zone. On Festival Sunday alcohol consumption is only permitted within designated licensed areas.