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St Kilda Festival 2004 this Sunday

Author: Carmine Pascuzzi.
Monday, February 2, 2004
The St.Kilda Festival has been a fantastic annual music and arts event held in February each year. This year, under the banner of "The Beat Goes On", there will be numerous activities around the St.Kilda beach foreshore and some of the nearby streets where all the flavours will merge into a colourful and eclectic musical landscape.

The St.Kilda Festival day is Sunday, February 8 and several musical stages will showcase some of the new and emerging Australian artists. In all, 50 bands and 6 stages will be offered and attendances this year will be able to enjoy some fine talent.

Here is the confirmed line-up.

St Kilda Beach Foreshore - 11.45am - 10.00pm
Featuring: Monica Weightman, The Spazzy's, Second Dan, Bomba, Little Birdy, Spod, Full Fathom Five, Regurgitator, Wicked Beat Sound System

St Kilda Pier Foreshore - 12.00pm - 9.00pm
Featuring: Kinja, Fay Ball, Dan Sultan & Scott Wilson, Mary Hillbillys, Dice Age, Jen Cloher & The All About Me's, Mi Hi Rangi, Kutcha Edwards, Becky T, Little G, Jacket and Propaganda Klann

Cavell Street - 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Ten of Victoria's best young bands, as selected by music industry representatives, performing in the regional final of the PUSH START music showcase. With guest MCs, DJs and hip hop artists, in a fully supervised, alcohol, drug and smoke free zone for young people of all-ages.

FEATURING: Dad's Army, The Flingers, Halitosis, Fortnight, The Nine Irons, Broken Alliance, The Namesake, Latchkey, No Turning Back, None The Wiser and special guests TILTMETER - followed by presentations and announcement of winner.

O'Donnell Gardens (in Front of Luna Park) - 12.00pm - 6.00pm

Get funked as the best in electronica, drum & bass and hip, hop take over O'Donnell Gardens FEATURING: Sista She, Brown Hornet, True Live, Cut Copy, Velure

O'Donnell Gardens (In Front of Luna Park) - 6.30pm - 9.45pm
Cool and chillin' to the seductive sounds of some of Australia's best filling the air as the sun sets on St Kilda.
FEATURING: Los Cabrones, Adam Simmons Toy Band and Skazz.

Alfred Square (Upper Esplanade) - 11.30am - 8.00pm

Enjoy the rich diversity of sounds that is the Global Experience as the bands take you on a musical journey from African to Cuban and everywhere in between. Complete your escape with some time at the Novotel Global Markets in Alfred Square.

FEATURING: Kenny Lopez and Havana Connection, King Bell and Soukous Ba Congo, Red Eyes, Raqs Remix, Frank Yamma, Khalil Gudaz (sitar), Texicali Rose and Unified Gecko.

Catani Gardens - 12.00pm - 9.00pm

Go wild, be entranced and dance, dance, dance. Presented by Earthcore, Motorola brings the dance floor to you for another great day of dancing to the wicked beats of St Kilda Festival's outdoor dance party, in the park and beside the beach.
With dance beats and bleeps from DJ's and artists from across the globe.
FEATURING: DJ's - Alias, DR B, Sean Quinn and more to be announced.

As part of the extended St.Kilda festival celebrations, a new and exotic addition has been announced. Called the St.Kilda Sunset Bazaar, this is St.Kilda's first night market and there is also a Live N Local launch on Thursday, February 5.

Set against the backdrop of a St Kilda beach sunset, St.Kilda's first night market is a Middle Eastern inspired village of stalls along the St Kilda Sea Baths foreshore. There will be over 40 variety stalls and plenty of activites. The food market will alos tantalise with a greta variety on offer.

The Live N Local launch party kicks off at 6.00 pm with the sounds of "Pan-O-Rama", who will give you the rare chance to hear original Caribbean party music and be swept away with the unusual and infectious sounds of a full steel band.

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