QMF announces killer lineup

Cash Savage and The Last Drinks are one of the 15 acts announced this week for Queenscliff Music Festival 2024. (Anne Marzeliere)

Matt Hewson

Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF) has announced its first big batch of artists following the announcement of headline act Michael Franti and Spearhead at the end of May.

The long-running festival will once again provide a wide-ranging mix of styles and genres this November, with the newest crop of acts including New Zealand singer-songwriter Marlon Williams, roots and blues artist Xavier Rudd and country music star Kasey Chambers.

Other artists announced on the bill were Bob Log III, The Bures Band, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Fools, Grace Cummings, Jack Botts, The Meltdown, Queenie, Rob Edwards, The Stamps and The Wiggles Sound System.

Off the back of successful Australian and European tours over the last 12 months, frontwoman Cash Savage said she was “pretty excited” to be playing the festival for the first year after attending as a punter in past years.

“When we play, especially these days, the majority of the crowd knows who we are and what we do, but when you play festivals that’s not necessarily going to be the case,” she said.

“So I really enjoy that moment when you know that the crowd’s on your side and you’ve won them over.

“Festivals are really precious these days; it’s a really difficult market out there and the festivals that are taking the punt to run this year deserve our support. We will turn around one day and go, what happened to all those amazing festivals?

“Queenscliff is one of those Victorian festival stalwarts that have been here a long time and I think it’s important that we don’t take them for granted and we appreciate them.”