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30 years on, the St Kilda Festival was initially held to improve St Kilda’s sordid reputation as ‘Sin City’, the sleezy underbelly of inner Melbourne. The then Mayor, Kim Clerry wanted to highlight the more attractive aspects of the area, and give the community something to get excited over.
St Kilda – Being home to some of Melbourne’s most creative people, the festival began as a music and arts festival. It’s grown – evolved into calendar must – summer event that annually attracts over 250,000 people.
Set on St Kilda beach foreshore, the event embraces the essence of the area – colourful, creative and a little crazy.
The festival runs from the 5th to the 13th of February and includes nine event-packed days of musical acts, visual art, theatre, poetry, forums, beach football, kiteboarding, outdoor cinema and more, all culminating on the final Sunday with a huge street party.
During the festival, over 90 local musical acts will perform down near the foreshore, including; Hungry Kids of Hungary, Jebediah and Kimbra.
Cankler.com will be covering the festival at ground level, lets get dirty . . .