Outdoor Dining and Live Music is coming to Queenscliff

Images via The Pelican Bar

Over the last two decades, festival lovers have flocked from far and wide to enjoy the Queenscliff Music Festival (QMF), one of the most beloved regional music events on the calendar. So when they announced the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the 2020 iteration, fans were pretty gutted.

Thankfully, however, the team behind QMF promised they’d find a backup plan to bring live music to the Bellarine Peninsula. And guess what, they’ve come good.

‘The Pelican Bar’ unites live music and performance with Victoria’s world-class culinary scene into one COVID-safe dining and live entertainment experience. All on the sunny shores of Swan Bay.

Underneath an airy Marquee tent, guests can expect to find themselves munching on a menu provided by the award-winning restaurant The Q-Train, whose chef’s lovingly prepare the best produce from the region. Paired with the region’s favourite beverages (Prickly Moses, Flying Brick, Queenscliff Distillery and Scotchman’s Hill Winery all feature), the food and drink is set to be pretty damn epic.

That’s only half the fun, though. The QMF team has curated a dazzling array of live performances to keep you entertained throughout lunch or dinner. There’s music, cabaret, comedy, trivia and more still to be announced.

An awesome lineup of both national and local legends are set to grace the stage, such as Ella Hooper, Rach Brennan & The Pines, The Black Sorrows (Acoustic), Nathan Seeckts, The Kite Machine, Nardia & Wayne Jury, Bob Evans, Pierce Brothers, D’Arcy Spiller, plus many more.

With so many live performances cancelled of late, this event is sure to be one helluva time for Victorians. It is a very welcome glimpse into normality: one full of good food, stellar entertainment and very welcome sunshine.

Table groups between four and ten are available, and patrons must be seated for the entire two-hour session.


WHAT: The Pelican Bar
WHERE: Swan Bay, Queenscliff
WHEN: November 27th 2020 – January 31st 2021
MORE INFO: The Pelican Bar