Healesville Music Festival is run by an enthusiastic group of
volunteers dedicated to organising the yearly festival. The
Committee is always open to any enthusiastic individual who might wish
to join the Committee and contribute their ideas for further improving
the Festival. After all, without our volunteer Committee we do not have
Music Festival continues
to be a low-cost, friendly festival, run by volunteers. Any profit made by the Festival
is channelled back into community organisations and projects.
This year there will be eight separate venues,
with entry to the three main venues covered by a single ticket and the
remaining five venues being free.
There will be at least thirteen free entry
sessions, including a bush dance in The Memo on Saturday night.
|A brief history
Healesville Music Festival began in 2010 as a free one stage festival
in Queens Park, Healesville, organised by the Yarra Valley
Musicians Collective, which was
founded by an affiliated group of musicians aspiring to see their dream
of a music festival in Healesville. The Yarra Valley Musicians
Collective is an organisation that believes
in musical excellence and has always
music community in Healesville. Its
members continue to work tirelessly to
create and grow the Healesville Music Festival.
As a result
of that work, in 2013 the festival was expanded to incorporate multiple
indoor venues, a much larger line-up of artists and Friday night
as well as Saturday. To cover the
cost of this growth, it was necessary to introduce a small ticket
price but, with the generous support of our sponsors, we aim to keep
that ticket price as low as possible..
2014 the festival moved from its traditional date in
March to November to coincide with the Healesville 150th Anniversary
celebrations, and continued to
indoor venues and Friday night
as well as Saturday. The line-up was further expanded to
include the cream of local talent, major national acts and our first
international act, whilst maintaining the wide diversity of music
styles including folk, blues, bluegrass, African, Mexican and
The change of date
proved to be successful, with numbers up on the previous year.
So, it was decided to stay with the November date, as well as
expand the festival to 3 days, incorportating the Sunday as well..
The Memo (Healesville Memorial Hall) is located at 235 Maroondah
Hwy (right next to the Healesville Walk Shopping Centre car park).
It is the largest venue of the
festival and also the site of the Festival Office. Following a major
redevelopment The Memo reopened in September 2012 and features a
large performance space that seats over 300 people
The Healesville R.S.L. is located at 275 Maroondah Hwy, at the
east end of town. This is a more cosy and intimate venue. Family
friendly with excellent great value meals.
The Terminus Hotel is located on the Corner of Harker St and Healesville-Kinglake Rd (opposite the historic railway station and
next to the Information Centre). They regularly put on live music and
are great supporters of local talent. Good selection of food and best cold beer
Monda Muse (Healesville Racecourse)
2016 Healesville Music Festival
will be offering camping
for the first time
at the Healesville
Amateur Race Course (HARC), which is
an easy 15 minutes stroll to the centre of Healesville. The Monda Muse
Stage will also be at the Racecourse.
Mocha & Lime
at 11 Green St, Mocha & Lime has been a long time supporter of live
music in Healesville and will, once again, host the free Open Mic
stage. They serve a terrific range of home cooked fresh local produce
and great coffee.
at 316 Maroondah Hwy, just across the road from the R S L, Beechworth
Bakery has a large seating area, warm friendly atmosphere and
their famous range of cakes, pies, pastries and breads. They are a free
are a number of accommodation options available for those who attend
the Healesville Music Festival.
and surrounds are renowned for the many accommodation options
– historic B&Bs, motels, hotels & self-contained cottages
in the area. For more details about accommodation possibilities,
visit the www.visityarravalley.com.au
website or phone the Yarra Valley Visitor Information Centre on 03 5962
If you wish to camp,
there will be camping available for the duration of the Festival at
the stunning Healesville Amateur Racecourse alongside our new venue
'The Monda Muse'. This
option, with flat, grassy camp sites and ample room for caravans and
at the HARC site, is a wonderful and affordable accommodation option
our patrons. For
go to our CAMPING pge
its eighth year, the Healesville Music
Festival continues to expand on its well deserved reputation for