Festival is music to our ears

In the heart of summer there are a few things we can't get enough of, and music festivals are definitely on top of the list.

On Saturday, February 4, the heart of Mt Eliza Village is where you and your friends can gather and enjoy the Mt Eliza Music Festival.  The event takes place throughout the village - in cafes and restaurants, three outdoor stages and eight busking locations, where more than 70 musical acts will perform.

Expect bands, soloists, DJs, family entertainment, buskers and much more, day and night.  Among those already confirmed are Josh Cashman, Reuben Stone, the beautiful Thando Sikwila (the 23-year-old from The Voice) and the major musical production Dreamgirls.  More performers will be announced over the coming months.

The Zimbabwean Thando moved to Melbourne only five years ago from Canberra to pursue her career and passion.  “It's the feeling of making a genuine difference in someone's life and seeing people through tough times and celebrating the great ones,” Thando says.  “I'm lucky to be a performer and experience bringing that kind of joy to people.” 

Thando has never been to the Peninsula and is looking forward to experiencing a new part of Victoria.   “And of course to perform; you guys can expect an energetic set reminiscent of Aretha-style belts, a sassy backing vocal section and a groovy band that plays for the gods.  You'll find it hard not to bop along with us.”

The Mt Eliza Musical Festival kicks off from noon and entry is free.  More at mtelizamusicfestival.com