Bendigo is ringing in summer early with a new three-day music festival ‘Almost Summer’

Celebrate the return of Summer in the heart of Bendigo’s View St Arts Precinct in true festival style with ‘Almost Summer’.

Almost Summer Music Festival has just announced its inaugural lineup and its killer. Taking over the grounds at the iconic Capital Theatre, local talent is coming together with the cream of the crop of Australian acts to kick spring into summer. 

Great sounds, locally sourced liquid refreshments, food, creamy cool ice-creams and icy-poles on site will keep your dance energy levels at optimum with Bendigo’s Brand New Three Day Music Festival Friday 25th – Sunday 27th November.

kardajala kirridarra self-titled debut album vinyl
Photo: Ian Laidlaw

Curated to perfection, Almost Summer’s lineup includes 16 bands and DJ’s that will ensure there is something for everyone. 

This years line up includes, Catch Black Cab, Bananagun, Gabriella Cohen, Geoffrey O’Connor, Pookie, Phoebe Go, Cool Sounds, Greatest Hits, Sunfruits, Freeds, Suzi, Yorta Yorta Dja Dja Wurrung singer songwriter Carissa Nyalu, locals Nadia Phillips, Flora and Aplegate with DJs Joey Lightbulb and DJ Friday.

Melbourne’s energy efficient music power source Mikey Cahill will be Mc’ing on Friday night and Triple J Producer and Presenter Pip Rasmussen, who makes everyone feel like they’re her friend will be MC’ing on Saturday and Sunday.

Think squelchy pop-disco, wistful folk, edgy hip hop, new-school R&B, alt-country and an unmissable performance from all-female First Nations act from the Red Centre, Kardajala Kirridarra – the first since their Naarm show in 2018.

And if you’re looking to add to your vinyl collection and support the artists on the bill, Bendigo Vinyl will host a pop-up record store throughout the event. 

almost summer pookie
Credit: Pookie/ABC

Keeping things boutique the festival is limiting tickets to 500 per day – this ain’t no massive field situation. Enticing, accessible and cool in the shade, it’s Almost Summer.

Almost Summer Festival, 25 th – 27 th November, Bendigo

$150 – full festival pass

$42 – Friday night 5.30pm – 11pm

$82 – Saturday all day/night 11-11pm

$58 – Sunday day 11- 6pm

For ticket and accommodation info head over to Almost Summer. 

Almost Summer is taking place on the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin nation. They are the traditional custodians of this land. Respect.