The lineup for BY THE PIER 2023 has been announced, featuring huge Australian artists like Thelma Plum, King Stingray and Slowly Slowly. 

Taking place across the weekend of Friday, March 24th-Saturday, March 25th next year, BY THE PIER will return to the Queenscliff foreshore on the wonderful Bellarine Peninsula for some autumn music fun.

Alongside excellent music, the festival will offer gourmet food trucks, enticing bars, a DJ tent, and a beach just next door.

An impressive collection of artists are confirmed to be heading to the single outdoor stage festival next March. Leading the way is stunning singer-songwriter Thelma Plum, who grew up in Brisbane and recently penned a loving ode to her hometown on her latest EP, Meanjin.

Prior to that, her debut studio album, Better in Blak, reached the top five of the ARIA Albums Chart in 2019, and earned Plum several nominations at that year’s ARIA Awards.

She’ll be joined by Yolŋu rockers King Stingray, who enjoyed a massive 2022. Their self-titled debut album, released in August, has become one of the most acclaimed Australian releases of the year, earning the band nominations at the 2022 ARIA Awards for Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Rock Album, and more. 

Other big names on the lineup include Holy Holy, Alice Ivy, SAFIA, and Slowly Slowly. You can check out the full list of performers below.

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Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, November 30th. A limited early bird release will be offered from Friday, November 25th-Tuesday, November 29th. Tickets and further information are available via the official website.

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Friday, March 24th

Felipe Baldomir, Good Sniff, Chook & Moluck DJs.

Saturday, March 25th

Big Twisty & The Funknasty, Alice Ivy, Jacotene, Full Flower Moon Band, Maz Green,
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