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The 2021 PMF - February 26,27 & 28

Plans for the 2021 Festival are going ahead at this stage and nothing can stop us! (OK, maybe COVID-19 can, but nothing else!)  Bands are excited to perform, the crowd (masked up and socially distancing, off course) are looking forward to it , and businesses in town are keen to see visitors return to Paynesville.  The Festival will be held at at Gilsenan Reserve where there is plenty of room to stay away from each other, sit in your own circled area, and enjoy the free entertainment on the main stage over the weekend. Various venues around town will also have live music playing over the weekend, and there will be plenty of food vans and other activities going on.


There will be a wide variety of music which will include local school bands, new talent and some extra special guests who will play a variety of rock, blues, pop, country, traditional and swing.  The Floating Tin Shed will make an appearance, and there’ll be something for everyone!

The Rotary market will be held on the foreshore on Saturday morning, with musicians and buskers mingling amongst the market stalls, playing music before the main stage entertainment starts.

Again, a popular activity at the 2021 Music Festival will be Music Cruises on the "Lady Jodie" with one hour cruises leaving on Saturday and Sunday (all subject to COVID of course).

Details will be updated as soon as we know.

Festival Photo Album

The 2020 festival can be re-lived in pictures by going to our photo album:

2020 Festival Photo Album

About us

The festival is organised as a community event through the Paynesville Business and Tourism Association.