Join Penelope Swales from 'Wild at Heart' at our FREE Songwriting workshop (Saturday 11am) designed to help you get your words down on paper and into song lyrics. If you're struggling with anxiety, stress or feeling down about all the stuff that is going on in our area due to the drought or bushfires, or just need a helping hand expressing yourself in song, join our Workshop and hear the song performed on stage at the Music Festival later in the day! 

Click here to book your spot.

Wild At Heart is one of Australia’s leading community arts organisations. We provide opportunities for people who live with mental health challenges to tell their stories through music, connect with their communities and create meaningful and purposeful lives.  Penelope will be assisted at the workshop by Peter Connell.

This event is made possible by our sponsors PHN Gippsland.

Busking - open to all buskers, entertainers and 'wannabees'!
At the Big Red Bus, along the Esplanade Foreshore Paynesville near the park.
Saturday 22nd Feb from 9am to 2:00pm
 
If you’re an Entertainer, Singer, Musician, Comedian, Dancer or other, come along and show us your stuff!

Click here to book your spot. (ALL TIMESLOTS BOOKED)

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

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The 2020 PMF - February 21, 22 & 23

The 2020 Festival moves to a new location at Gilsenan Reserve in Paynesville where many new bands and musicians, as well as some old favourites will perform.  Various venues around town will also have live music playing over the weekend, and there will be many other activities going on.

All entertainment on the main stage from 6:30pm Friday to 5:00pm on Sunday will be free, but check the upcoming timetable for booking information for other locations and venues.

There will be a wide variety of music which will include local school bands, new talent and seasoned "oldies" playing a variety of rock, blues, pop, country, traditional and swing.  There’ll be something for everyone!

The Rotary market will be held on the foreshore on Saturday, with musicians and buskers mingling amongst the market stalls to provide a lively atmosphere.

Again, a popular activity at the 2020 Music Festival will be Music Cruises on the "Lady Jodie" with one hour cruises leaving on Saturday and Sunday.

Details will be updated shortly with a list of bands, booking information and all other activities over the weekend

Make sure you’re in Paynesville the weekend of February 21st – 23rd and be part of the crowd enjoying the 2020 Music Festival.  In fact, relax and stay and attend the Paynesville Classic Boat Rally the weekend after.

Family Beach Picnic

Bring the kids, hats, picnic rug and sunscreen to our Family Beach Picnic on Sunday on the foreshore near the playground, commencing at 10am. There will be activities and games for the kids and DJ Queen Beef will be playing music on the Floating Tin Shed.
BYO picnic lunch or support our local cafes and food vendors by buying your lunch!

Festival Photo Album

The 2019 festival can be re-lived in pictures by going to our photo album:

2019 Festival Photo Album

About us

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


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