QMF Announces new International acts & Emerging Artist Grant recipients

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With seven weeks left until Queenscliff Music Festival spills across one of Victoria’s most prized coastal locales, three weeks until ticket prices increase and a matter of days until the few remaining VIP tickets sell out, the festival announces two exceptional new international acts: Tim Chaisson from Canada (pictured) and Trevor Hall from the USA.  QMF also wishes to advise that international artist Elliott Brood will no longer be performing at QMF, due to unforeseen circumstances.These two sought-after new acts will join the already extensive 2014 lineup, but before we introduce to you those two international talents who will add extra flair to the the 2014 experience, a BIG congratulations is in order for this year’s QMF Emerging Artist Grant Recipients: Aine Tyrrell and Sagamore!Aine Tyrrell has been granted $3000 toward marketing and publicity campaign for the the release of her debut album ‘Gypsy Daughter’, and Sagamore have been granted $4780 toward the recording of their debut album.QMF’s Emerging Artist Grant is just one example of the relationship between this festival and the community that hosts it, with an aim to kickstart the  careers of local musicians in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and the Bellarine Peninsula. It is open to budding artists and is based on artistic merit and potential for sustainability beyond the funding period – there is no age limit. Importantly, it provides a platform for artists in the region to access recording time, new equipment or the right mentor for management or marketing.It’s just one big ol’ lump of good news this week from QMF, and the striking international talent new to this year’s line up is no small part of it.Roots-­-based singer/songwriter and multi-­-instrumentalist Tim Chaisson hits the QMF stage after a trail through 2013-­2014 with a blaze of  high points, including an East Coast Music Award for best Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the year, a finalist spot in the Canadian Country Music Association’s Discovery Program, and a nomination for Singer/Songwriter Discovery of the Year Award presented by satellite radio  SiriusXM’s lauded Coffee House channel. Now armed with a 2014 follow up to his award-­winning 2012 album, produced by Bill Reynolds (Band Of Horses), Tim is one to circle on this year’s program!
Trevor Hall‘s rock-reggae tunes have featured on the Shrek the Third soundtrack and as the theme tune to American TV station CBS program ‘This Morning’, as well as making it onto a handful of music tastemaker charts. They’ve also caught the ear of other renowned artists and Trevor has joined sold-out tours with artists such as Steel Pulse, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Matisyahu, Michael Franti and Colbie Callait. In 2013 at the age of 26, after touring consistently for ten years, Trevor decided to take a break from the stage and go on an extended pilgrimage to India. Afterwards he spilled all that he had learnt onto the page and into song. His next album is set to be released in 2014 – and Queenscliff gets to hear it live!
More on the full lineup below, PLUS pssst get your tickets at the current rate before prices increase in three weeks on November 1st!
Queenscliff Music Festival
28-30 November 2014
Subscriber Offer SOLD OUT, Early Bird Tickets SOLD OUT
General Release Three Tickets SOLD OUT
General Release Four Tickets On Sale now until Oct 31st or sold out
Tickets combinations available (check current prices at www.qmf.net.au):
3 Day Adult – $210
VIP Silver Adult – $310
VIP Gold Adult – $410
2 Day (Sat & Sun) Adult – $175
Friday Adult – $55
Saturday Adult – $115
Sunday Adult – $80
Sunday Adult + Ferry – $95
3 Day Youth – $90
Friday Youth – $30
Saturday Youth – $60
Sunday Youth – $45
Sunday Youth + Ferry – $60
QMF Camping – $40
QMF Ferry – $112
Aine Tyrrell
Alister Turrill
Bec Goring & the Ellwood Winters
Blue Shaddy
Bombay Royale
Charles Jenkins
Christopher Coleman Collective
Dan Sultan
Davidson Brothers
DD Dumbo
Dyson Stringer Cloher
Elliott Brood
Georgia Rodgers
Hayward Williams
Hiatus Kaiyote
Hurray for the Riff Raff
Jesse Valach & Blues Mountain
Jordan Rakei
Jordan Riddle
Karl S Williams
Kasey Chambers
Kristy Lee
Marlon Williams
Matt Katsis
Max Rudd Band
Nahko and Medicine for the People
Perfect Tripod
QMF Comedy Show with Claire Hooper, Colin Lane, Dave Thornton & Rod Quantock
Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats
Stella Angelico
Steve Smyth
Telstra Road to Discovery Showcase & Artists: Andrew Redford, Angie McMahon, Hayden Calnin, Helen Shanahan & Kelly Menhennett
The Church
The Delta Riggs
The Jezabels
The Kite Machine
The Little Stevies
The Shaolin Afronauts
The Waifs
The Yearlings
Tides of Welcome
Tijuana Cartel
Tim Chaisson
Tkay Maidza
Trevor Hall
Xavier Rudd
Yirrmal & the Yolngu Boys
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