Acoustic festival in Ocean Grove

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The Pavilion at Ocean Grove Park will host Australia’s first free acoustic festival as part of Surround Sounds.

From 4pm on Saturday, April 9, the Pavilion’s superb concert stage will bring remarkable acoustic talent from across the region including Famous Will, Isabella Khalife, Peter Paul and Marion, Finnigan August, The Fillmores and Von Robertsons.

Artistic director Jon Mamonski said he was excited to present some of the region’s best talent.

“Our region has some of the finest artists in the nation and we’ve been waiting a long time to see them perform,” he said.

“The Pavilion in Ocean Grove Park is a first-class concert stage and a perfect setting for this free concert.”

Among the acts performing will be Famous Will. A local artist who is now a national favourite, Will Gardiner quit his job and sold everything to record his debut album and tour the country.

Picked up by Triple J and showcased around the nation, Famous Will and his band have a strong following.

He will be joined by Surf Coast 15-year-old Finnigan August, Isabella Khalife and renowned Ocean Grove folk quartet Peter Paul and Marion.

Attendees have been advised to bring a rug and picnic and get there early for a good spot.