St Kilda Festival has announced an incredible line-up for its 40th anniversary, with the Main Stage showcasing Melbourne favourites Cash Savage and the Last Drinks; the high priestess of Soul Kylie Auldist; stack-blowing rockers Stonefield; electro-pop ensemble The Kite String Tangle; infectious four-piece rock band Port Royal and blues-inspired melodic pop duo Busby Marou.

St Kilda Festival is also excited to announce that a Very Special 40th Anniversary Guest will be revealed on Friday 31 January before taking to the Main Stage at the festival.

The phenomenon that is the dance-through-the-decades AV party monster Hot Dub Time Machine will headline this year’s festival, blitzing crowds at festivals worldwide including Coachella, SXSW, Splendour in the Grass and more.

The Alfred Square Stage will include the iconic The Black Sorrows; punked-out seven-piece brass outfit Horns of Leroy feat. Thando, with the primal drums and howling harmonies of duo Mama Kin Spender as headliners.

The Fitzroy Street Stage will be graced by psych-pop outfit Zoe Fox and The Rocket Clocks; charismatic rockers Teenage Dads; innovative electronica act Huntly, and many more artists, with Kimberly hip hop artist Dallas Woods headlining.

Left to right: Pirritu, Mama Kin Spender, Dallas Woods

Artists on the Little Catani Stage include vocal and beatboxing adventurers Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan; multicultural arts company The Indigenous Arts Project, Ngiyampaa man and melodic singer-songwriter Pirritu, and hypnotic vocalist and First Nations Artist Bumpy, with kid-friendly rockers The Haploids as headliners.

Filled with multiple stages, the day will see over 50 acts perform for the 40th anniversary of Australia’s biggest free music festival. In tribute to the first ever St Kilda Festival held in 1980 and as part of a fancy dress party for the Festival’s 40th birthday, festival-goers will be encouraged to dig out their iconic 80s fashion items, from acid wash, to leg warmers, to stirrup pants, day-glo and denim. The full Anniversary program is available on

Go to one of Melbourne's finest music festivals and catch some of the most unique bands, the St Kilda Festival on this February 9th!


Dates: Sunday 9 February 2020

Location: St Kilda Foreshore, St Kilda

Times: All day

St Kilda Festival Website