Healesville Music Festival 2017
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About

The 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 a Festival.

Healesville 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.


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A brief history
The 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 supported the 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..

In 2014 the festival moved from its traditional date in March to November to coincide with the Healesville 150th Anniversary celebrations, and continued to incorporate multiple 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 more.

The change of date proved to be successful, with numbers up on the previous year. So, in 2015, it was decided to stay with the November date, as well as expand the festival to 3 days, incorportating the Sunday as well.

This continued in 2016, with the addition of camping facilities at the stunning Healesville Amateur Racecourse being offered.


Venues

The Memo

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

Healesville R.S.L.

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.

Monda Muse (Healesville Racecourse)
Monda Muse
The 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

Located 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.

Beechworth Bakery

Located 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 entry venue.

Uniting Church
Unitig Church
The Uniting Chirch, which is just across the road from the Memo, will be the venue for the free Barking Spider Visual Theatre Scratch Trash Orchestra Workshop.



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Accommodation
There are a number of accommodation options available for those who attend the Healesville Music Festival. 
Healesville 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 2600

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 BYO camping option, with flat, grassy camp sites and ample room for caravans and campers at the HARC site, is a wonderful and affordable accommodation option for our patrons. For more information  go to our CAMPING pge



Previous Festivals
Now in its eighth year, the Healesville Music Festival continues to expand on its well deserved reputation for excellence.

2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
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Thank you to our generous sponsors:


RACV Club
Densal Audio

McKenzies Tourist Services, Giant Steps, Black Spur Nursery, De Bortoli Yarra Valley, Barry Plant Real Estate,
Vital Signs, Healesville Community Market, Beechworth Bakery, Healesville Toyota, Lilydale Supa Laundrette,
Healesville Hotel, Lions Club of Healesville, Innocent Bystander, Rotary Club of Healesville, Yarra Gables Motel