Twenty-two years ago the Queenscliff Music Festival came to life, and the Blues Train has been working with the festival almost since the day it was created.

This weekend the Blues Train steams into Queenscliff Station as a designated live music venue for music-lovers in town.

Each year the whole of Queenscliff takes part in the three-day celebration with music spilling out from the festival grounds into various live music venues across town.

This year The Blues Train operates once again as a festival venue, taking part in the festivities on November 24 and 25. The train will commence shows at 9am on Saturday and Sunday departing on the hour, every hour.

Music on the QMF Blues Train

The Blues Train venue at Queenscliff Music Festival features a diverse range of artists from blues to country and everything in between. It serves as a taste of the Blues Train: the music, the experience and the one of a kind vintage train ride.

Saturday line-up

The Kite Machine, This Way North, Al Parkinson, The Twoks, Wanderers, Jesse Redwing, Alana Wilkinson and Montgomery Church

Sunday line-up

19-Twenty, Jack The Fox, Harry Jakamarra, Stu Larsen & Natsuuki Kurai, The Collingwood Casanovas, Grizlee Train, Forever Son, Nancie Schipper

The artist line up on the Blues Train over the weekend adds to the breadth of the official Queenscliff Music Festival line up with Dan Sultan, Kasey Chambers, Gurrumul and Sarah Blasko some of the acts announced for the festival.

For the festival weekend, the Blues Train runs a shortened trip from Queenscliff Station to Lakers Siding Station with plenty of time to immerse yourself in each performance.

This partnership with the festival runs in addition to our regular Blues Train offerings and features different acts to those you will experience on the train throughout the year. Our regular shows commence again on Friday, November 30 with performances from Anna Scionti Duo, Bill Barber, Eddy Boyle Band and the Sammy Owen Blues Band.

Come and see The Blues Train’s promo team outside the front gates in Queenscliff for a celebration of the finest local and Australian acts, at one of the most unique venues during the festival weekend.

A ride on the QMF Blues Train is free to enjoy, however, tickets to the festival itself are sold out. You can, however, see more details of the festival and keep an eye out for the on-sale of next years festival at

To purchase tickets to upcoming shows on The Blues Train visit our shows page.