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Friday Entertainment Guide 2018


9.30pm Headline – Clare Bowditch

Clare Bowditch is an ARIA Award-winning songwriter, sometimes actor (stars as Rosanna Harding on the hit Channel 10 show “Offspring”), speaker, writer and creative-business mentor. She’s had Top Ten albums, been named Rolling Stone Woman of the Year (Contribution to Culture), Yen Young Woman of the Year (music),  co-written with Gotye, toured with Leonard Cohen, written for Harpers Bazaar and the Drum, and currently hosts an Australian Music Show on Qantas.

In 2013, Clare launched Big Hearted Business, a new enterprise designed to teach creative people about business, and business people about creativity, in ways that make sense. 

Portrait of singer Claire Bowditch


8.00pm – JR Reyne and The Paradise Three

Formed in Melbourne in 2007, J.R Reyne & The Paradise Three released their debut album to rave reviews, airwave-play and praise from Triple J, Triple R, and Triple M to name a few, toured the land playing everywhere from Queenscliff Music Festival, St Kilda Festival and The Gympie Country Music Muster, to headlining iconic venues like The Espy, Ding Dong Lounge and The Hopetoun… 

But their hiatus turned into quite a few years later, with J.R. putting his efforts into his acclaimed solo career, and working alongside numerous musical masters both here and abroad, ranging from local legends Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, and Jessica Mauboy, to international greats Cat Power, Pat Benatar and just recently, Train.  So, it’s been a while between drinks for J.R. Reyne (vocals/guitar), Conor Gallacher (bass), Luke Cartwright (guitar) and Ryan Ferguson (drums), but the lads are back with a mighty bang, with a brand new Single and EP on it’s way for release over summer, and shows in tow. The rest, as they say, is history.

JR Reyne performing     JR Reyne and the Paradise Three


VJAM Stage Lineup ....


5.30pm - Mangus & Co

6.45pm - 1-4-U

8.00pm - JR Reyne and the Paradise Three

9.30pm - Clare Bowditch 



8.15pm Fresh Comedy

Due to popular demand a two hour line up of local and interstate comedy is coming to Festivale in 2018, more details here.


KPMG Stage Lineup ....


5.30pm - Mason Waller - RAW 2 Runner up

6.15pm - Medhanit Barratt; - RAW 2 Winner

7.00pm - S & M

8.15pm - Fresh Comedy - Line Up to be announced November

Purchase tickets here via Ticketbooth.


Ninth Island International Street Performers and The TinyTop - Smallest Circus Tent 

Hula hoops, acrobatics, freaky body contortions – acts that will make you hold your breath in anticipation and excitement! Expect the unexpected, lots of fun and laughs galore.

See our International Street Performers here.

Roving Performers

See Mr Marmalade, Electra Android & her Inventor, the Giant Teddy Bears and more!

See our Roving Performers here.

Bellamy’s Organic Kid's Kingdom


You’ll find Kid I Am in the big tent again this year, with hands-on activities for kids aged 3-12 years throughout the entire weekend. The tent will feature a Craft Zone and a Brain Zone.  In the Craft Zone, kids can explore their artistic side, make a designer jewellery piece, and get hands on with a woodwork activity.  In the Brain Zone, kids can challenge each other at stimulating yet fun games; participate in science experiments; and expand and engage their minds.


Equipment and activities for 0-5 age group.

Kid's Kingdom open Friday 5.45pm - 8pm


Ticket Sales

Purchase tickets here via Ticketbooth.

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