Events are back – and that’s music to our ears

While summer on the Bellarine is pretty hard to beat, the cooler months are when things really heat up – especially if you’re a music lover.

Music events are back big time, so start planning your next stay and catch a fantastic concert while in town. Whatever your musical tastes, there will be something to suit.

Check out these upcoming events, get your tickets and book your stay.

Surrounds Sounds Geelong and Bellarine Music Festival

Held across four weeks from Thursday 7 April to Sunday 8 May, Surround Sounds showcases a wide variety of musical styles and experiences across multiple venues in Geelong and on the Bellarine.

One of the highlights will be the first ever Ocean Grove Acoustic Festival at the Ocean Grove Pavilion on 9 April. This FREE event will include: Famous Will Band, Peter Paul & Marion, Finnigan August, The Fillmores, Von Robertsons and Isabella Khalife.

Surround Sounds will also include concerts in the Potato Shed at Drysdale and The Mill at Portarlington. See the program here.

National Celtic Festival Portarlington

Portarlington will fire up on the Queen’s birthday long weekend, 10-13 June, with a festive winter party along the foreshore and throughout the town.

Organisers are gathering the best Folk and Celtic artists and performers to celebrate the long-awaited return of the festival.

There will live music, bars, markets, workshops, sessions, delicious food, dancers, writers, children’s entertainment, demonstrations, and special events. See more here.

The Blues Train

The popular Blues Train is back on the tracks, providing a unique musical journey along the Bellarine Railway with regular shows in April and May.

The Blues Train is basically a mini music festival on board a steam train, complete with a blues-inspired meal, and live blues and roots music as you travel along the scenic heritage Bellarine Railway. Check out upcoming dates at the Blues Train website.

Keep up to date with other events happening in Geelong and on the Bellarine Peninsula here.