ReSound Festival: Local Music, Local Places

Monday, 22 April 2024

ReSound Music Festival in Geelong and The Bellarine is set to ignite excitement in music fans and boost the profile of local and Australian artists.

The free microfestivals will champion homegrown talent across two dates and locations, set against the picturesque backdrop of Ocean Grove on Saturday 1 June and the bustling cityscape of central Geelong on Saturday 22 June.

Artists Leah Senior, Bec Goring, Ella Sweeney, Nathan Seeckts and Winksy are among the artists set to wow audiences as part of ReSound.

Locations in Ocean Grove will include Blackman’s Beers & Burger Bar, The Driftwood Café, KALA, Bookgrove and The Piping Hot Chicken Shop. The Hot Chicken Project, Lou’s Pizza & Wine, Medusa, Murran Hub, Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues and Popcultcha Records & Books will host musicians in central Geelong.

Stay tuned for the full lineup and details to be announced in May. Up to date details and artist bios can be found at

Mayor Trent Sullivan

Attendees can expect dynamic performers spanning various genres that showcase a rich diversity of musical talent.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the first ever ReSound Music Festival in June where you’ll hear distinctive tunes in unlikely venues and businesses around Greater Geelong, and find a new favourite musical act.

These free live music microfestivals are set to contribute to the vibrant cultural tapestry of our community while supporting musicians and local businesses.

ReSound Music Festival is part of the City’s Live & Local program, in partnership with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS.

One of the defining features of this capacity building program for the music industry is a unique choice of venues, offering attendees an experience like no other and supporting new businesses to embrace live music.

Councillor Melissa Cadwell

This year’s ReSound Music Festival serves as a testament to the thriving music scene in the Geelong region.

These new microfestivals will provide another platform for both emerging and established artists to shine in two different neighbourhoods – Ocean Grove and central Geelong.

Don’t miss out on this exciting celebration of local music and talent.

Musician Bec Goring

Our community is feeling the pinch due to various social, economic, and environmental challenges and that was why we need the arts more than ever right now.

I encourage folks in Geelong and the Surf Coast to take a break from Netflix, leave the couch behind, give a friend a ring, and join us at ReSound Festival.

It's free, and you'll experience a strong sense of community with live, local music!

Tami McAdam, The Piping Hot Chicken Shop

Local shows are important for everyone.

A free music festival like ReSound will encourage the whole community to come out and make some lasting memories.

Ty Simons, The Driftwood Café

Our local musicians are just so great.

Everyone should know them and support them.

We're really looking forward to making Driftwood available for people to share in experiencing live music.

The City established a Musicians & Music Industry Register last year to connect with musicians for live music activities. Musicians and music industry professionals are invited to sign up at

Live music venues or local business owners can also sign up to the Live Music Venue Register at

Page last updated: Tuesday, 23 April 2024