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Pier Street Party here again THE Pier Street Party is officially set to shake up Melbourne’s outer suburbs once again on February 24, 2018. For the second year running, the outdoor festival will be jampacked with incredible music and summertime fun for all. Headlining the street party will be Sydney hip hop superstars Thundamentals, with support from a heap of Aussie legends - Art vs Science, Gyroscope, The Getaway Plan, Rackett and Jesswar. Held outside The Pelly Bar & Pier Bandroom in Frankston, this epic street party will be the talk of the summer. Bringing the local community and music fans together for such an unmissable line-up, The Pier Street Party is guaranteed to set the example for Aussie summer festivals to come. Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton is thrilled to play host, saying, “Frankston City is ready to rock as the Pier Street Party prepares for its second year. Council is delighted that our city will be hosting world class acts at this fantastic event for the community and visitors to enjoy.” And Jeswon from Thundamentals is amped to get in on the fun, enthusing, “VIC, we coming for yiiieeew!!! Looking forward to playing The Pier Street Party in Frankston next February. Plenty of dope acts bringin the fuego to ya ear holes, come thruuuu!” Thundamentals have had an absolute corker of a year, with the release of their fourth studio album

Everyone We Know and the newly announced Decade Of The Thundakat national tour, plus a massive festival run scheduled for this summer. Art vs Science will be smashing through their latest single Wickoo and some older fan faves. Gyroscope will be right there alongside them ahead of their 2018 national tour playing their first studio recording since 2010 – their new double A-side Crooked Thought and hits from albums past. In just one year, loud and experimental pop-punkers, Rackett have gone from virtual anonymity to playing major theatres and festivals throughout Aus, making waves with their debut EP Ready or Not. The Getaway Plan had a busy year on the road, supporting Alexis On Fire and recently wrapping a national tour of their own. And independent Brisbane-based hip hop artist Jesswar will bring her touring chops to the stage, having been busy sharing stages with 360, Tkay Maidza and Allday. Masterminded to bring the community together to enjoy a day of world class music; The Pier Street Party team have put together a killer line-up at a very accessible price point for punters. The ticket presale kicks off on Wednesday December 6 at 12PM offering early-birds a chance to nab their tickets for just $55 including GST + booking fees. For all ticket information, head to www.oztix.com.au

Sail to Queenscliff – 40 minutes and a latte away! THE sun is out and the summer holidays have finally arrived. As we relax and unwind it’s a great time to think about a road trip and a spot of cruising!! Take the short drive to Sorrento, find a park and jump aboard Searoad Ferries for a 40 minute ride to Queenscliff. The scenery is spectacular and there is lots to do onboard. There are outdoor viewing decks and comfy inside lounges. Wow! Last time I travelled on a ferry it was pretty sterile, but not anymore. Recently refurbished interiors with a range of seating areas, from comfy lounge style seats, bar stools, café and tub chairs make for a very stylish trip. And you can get a decent cof-

fee with a barista pumping out real coffees. How did we get so choosy about coffee? There were fresh croissants and danishes, egg and bacon rolls and fresh sandwiches and salads to choose from. Kids can play in the playground so mum and dad can relax and watch the scenery slide by. On the approach to Queenscliff the

carrying up to 2,000 passengers!! On your way back from the main street visit the Whiskey Bar and Brewery at the Queenscliff Brewhouse. A whole afternoon could be lost here, tasting the beers of the region or a paddle of whiskey! Next to the ferry terminal is the Queenscliff Harbour with shops, cafes and a 360degree observation tower with stunning views. At the ferry building visit RORO Café on the Beach, and I mean on the beach, with panoramic views out to the heads. The vibe is beach bar/café with great food and excellent service. Outdoor tables & benches with umbrellas and adirondack chairs have front row seats. And there is a protected little spot here for those with four-legged friends, including a doggie watering

black lighthouse, historic fort and roof tops of historic mansions come into view and next minute we were berthed. It’s a short stroll into the township of Queenscliff. The feel is grand country town with lots of big historic buildings and wide, wide streets. The main street has a broad selection of shops from clothing and homewares, pubs, providores, cafes & an ice cream shop or two. It’s home to the famous award winning pie shop, Rolling Pin & the iconic Vue Grand Hotel. If you are in to art make sure you check out the galleries in town, they’re a bit special and a real surprise. Head to the historic jetty and pop inside and learn about the old ‘steamers’ that used to come from Melbourne long ago, some


station and hooks to the leads up to. Smart. RORO has a Sail to Lunch deal which is hard to resist and great value . $47 for a 2course lunch, glass of wine and return ferry foot passenger tickets. Gotta book online as this sells out fast. As the sun starts to lower in the sky, it is one of the best times to be on the bay for the sail back to Sorrento. The light is amazing. A good days outing! Ferry tickets are great value – $24 return for adults and family tickets are only $66 for two adults and up to 3 children. Ferries are very frequent, so it is easy to plan a day – every hour on the hour from 7am – 6pm with an extra 7pm service 26 December – 31 January). More information and bookings at www.searoad.com.au



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Mornington News 19 December 2017