Something for Kate return for the Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 lineup

The lineup for the Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 features Missy Higgins, Gurrumul, The Cat Empire, and You Am I plus the long awaited return of Something for Kate.

Paul Dempsey, Stephanie Ashworth and Clint Hyndman have just finished mixing their new record, the follow up to 2006’s Desert Lights, in Dallas and are headed to New York to master the album.

When FL spoke to Dempsey about the new Something For Kate record last year he told us that: “We’ve been spending a lot of time on that as well, doing lots of writing here. We’re really keen to get in a room together and get things recorded – hopefully some time next year. I guess our attitude is to do it as soon as possible, but don’t force ourselves – we’ll know its ready when its ready… I think at this stage the plan is to do it ourselves. We’ve kind of got the recording gear, the various bits and pieces that we need, and I’ve always dabble in engineering and mixing. I’m confident enough that we can get it all recorded ourselves, and then send it to someone to do a better mix.”

The final lineup will feature 60 acts and 150 performances across 5 stages in the festival precinct.

Queenscliff Music Festival 2012 lineup:

Missy Higgins


The Cat Empire

You Am I

Something For Kate

Baby Animals

British India

Ian Moss

Shannon Noll



Owl Eyes

Emma Louise

Clairy Browne & The Bangin’ Rackettes

Ruby Boots


King Cannons

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

The Beards

Electric Empire

Pinky Beecroft & The White Russians

Chase The Sun

All The Colours

Second Round additions:

Mia Dyson

The Fauves

Jordie Lane

Loon Lake

Deep Street Soul


Jackson Firebird

Money For Rope

Lloyd Spiegel

Butterfly Boucher

The DC3.

Howlin’ Steam Train

Kira Puru & The Bruise

Halfway To Forth


The Joe Kings

Tom Richardson Project

The Bakers Digest

Juan Alban


Shaun Kirk


Luke Legs & The Midnight Specials

Lily & King

Al Parkinson

Alister Turrill

Catherine Sanzaro & Izzy Losi

Jamie Pye

Inertia Brass Band

Yirrmal and the Yolngu Boys

Tides of Welcome


Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th November

3 Day Tickets are on sale now for a total cost of $204 (includes B/F)

Camping available for just $38 per person for the whole weekend.

Single day tickets go on sale from Wednesday 1st August