Join Nick and Andy from the Fret Drifters for an hour to learn acoustic guitar techniques. They will cover topics like how to play left handed while you drum the guitar with your right hand, how to use electric guitar pedals, and tapping scales and chords like a piano. A must for anyone who loves guitar and wants to find a deeper respect for what this classic instrument can do!

At Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club on Sunday 24 February 2019 at 11:30am

$20 per ticket

Busking - open to all buskers, entertainers and 'wannabees'!
At the Big Red Bus, along the Esplanade Foreshore Paynesville near the park.
Saturday 23 Feb from 10am to 3pm
 
If you’re an Entertainer, Singer, Musician, Comedian, Dancer or other, come along and show us your stuff!

Click here to book your spot.

Each session is a half hour timeslot and all sessions are free to perform

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February 22nd, 23rd and 24th 2019

Preparations for the 2019 Paynesville Music Festival are well underway!
Many new musicians and bands, as well as some old favourites, will be part of the line-up over the 3 day Festival on the beautiful grassy foreshore in Paynesville and at various venues around town.
The Music Festival is renowned for its unique location on the floating barge stage on the McMillan Strait foreshore where the free entertainment takes place.  Many of the local venues in town will also be providing entertainment as part of the Music Festival, so check the soon-to-be-released timetable for booking information.
There will be a wide variety of music over the weekend and will again include local school bands, new talent, buskers, seasoned "oldies" and some of the usual favourites. Rock, blues, pop, country, traditional, swing and many other types of music will be played over the weekend, so everyone will find something they enjoy!
A huge crowd is expected on the foreshore on Friday night and the atmosphere will be charged with a mix of rock music and classic songs.  Local boys, Barrie Jessep & the Vibe will be performing a show afterwards at the Yacht Club on Friday night, so make sure you book your tickets and come along!
Saturday night at the Yacht Club will see the return of local favourite band, The Uncles who return to the Paynesville Music Festival after a three year hiatus.  The Uncles will have the crowd singing, dancing and rocking all night long at the Yacht Club. All tickets are available on the website link.
A market will be held on the foreshore on Saturday with lots of interesting craft, food and homemade items, which will add to the weekend festivities. Musicians will mingle amongst the market stalls to provide a lively atmosphere.
Again, a popular activity at the 2019 Music Festival will be Music Cruises on the "Lady Jodie" with each one hour cruise enjoying the delicious sounds of "Joe Cool".  Bookings can be made via the website booking page.
The East Gippsland Symphonia will play at the Sunday morning church service and afterwards in the church garden at St Peters by the Lake.
Make sure you come to Paynesville the weekend of February 22nd - 24th and be part of the crowd enjoying the 2019 Music Festival!

Festival Photo Album

The 2018 festival can be re-lived in pictures by going to our photo album:

2018 Festival Photo Album

About us

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


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