Headliner change for By The Pier

San Cisco has had to pull out of By The Pier this weekend due to COVID-19. (Supplied) 273911_01

Ash Bolt

Queenscliff’s newest music festival has had a last minute change of headliners due to COVID-19.

Indie pop band San Cisco was set to headline the first day of By The Pier today, but announced Wednesday it had to pull out after members of its touring party tested positive to COVID-19.

Festival organisers announce they had been able to secure Australian indie folk band Boy + Bear, who will bring its 1970s inspired pop-folk vibes to the Bellarine in San Cisco’s place.

The new festival is organised by the team behind the Queenscliff Music Festival and will bring music fans and well-known acts to the Bellarine for the three-day festival.

“We’re super excited to see the return of music festivals and to be able to present such a stellar line up of Aussie artists for our inaugural event,” director Andrew Orvis said.

The festival kicks off on Friday, March 25 with Boy + Bear, ’60s-inspired blues group Bones and Jones, multi-award-winning electronic duo Electric Fields, Pierce Brothers, The Rions and Cry Baby.

Day two features Harvey Sutherland, Yorta Yorta hip-hop artist Briggs, electronic funk group Client Liaison, singer-songwriter Julia Stone, Southern River Band, Telenova, Mama Kin Spender, Ryan Downey and Hassall.

Headlining the final day of the festival on Sunday are Vera Blue, singer-songwriter Jarryd James, rock and blues artist Kim Churchill, Thandi Phoenix, Didirri, Maple Glider and Isabella Khalife.