BELIEVE it or not, but there is a music festival that caters for adults and children alike.
It’s Inverloch’s Sounds of Summer to be held on Friday, December 29, at the Inverloch Recreation Reserve.
The festival will present an impressive line-up of musicians while promising children the time of their lives, with a kids’ adventure playground to feature laser tag, water slide, jumping castles, face painting and more, all included in the ticket price.
Among the feature acts is Ross Wilson of Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock, one of Australian rock music’s most enduring talents.
Joining Ross at the festival is founder member of pop groups The Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band, Glenn Shorrock and the multi-talented Wendy Matthews.
These Aussie icons will perform such hits as Eagle Rock, Come Said The Boy, Little Ray Of Sunshine, Reminiscing, The Day You Went Away and Let’s Kiss.
Opening the festival this year are talented locals Bed Of Embers – four multi-instrumentalists who play a mixture of roots, folk, bluegrass, tango, modern covers, country and eastern garnished with great vocal harmonies; acoustic folk/rock singer songwriter from Inverloch, Mat Morgan, and folk/country singer-songwriter and story teller Famous Will.
The festival will end in true summer party style with Melbourne-based African reggae band Sol Nation, who will bring Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa and African Dance Music.
Bring a picnic or relax by dining at the Food Village, with cuisines including Mexican, Asian and Japanese, as well as Aussie favourites such as a barbecue by Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club.
The festival is supporting research into the rare medical condition, scleroderma, with the festival’s charity being Scleroderma Victoria.
Kate Adkins, of festival organiser Events by Kate, said, “We have teamed up with Inverloch’s Ann-Maree Heppell who is a Sunflower Hero for the organisation, as well as her son (and Essendon Football Club captain) Dyson Heppell, to help raise funds and awareness for the disease.
“The reason why I chose Scleroderma Victoria was because I’ve seen locals such as Corrie Hemming and Ann-Maree Heppell’s efforts in organising events such as the walk for scleroderma.
“I wanted to support locals and also because not a lot of people know about the disease. It’s about raising awareness and support.”
The Inverloch and District Community Bank Branch of the Bendigo Bank will run a photo booth at this year’s event for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to scleroderma research.
Scleroderma results in the hardening of the skin and affects nearly any internal organ with the same scar tissue, reducing mobility, restricting breathing and making enjoying a meal difficult.
Thanks to the Inverloch and District Community Bank, tickets can now be purchased at the branch in William Street.
Sounds Of Summer is seeking expressions of interest from maker stallholders and enquiries can be directed to Events by Kate on 0419 599 309 or email
The festival also welcomes business sponsorship and more information on advertising deals is available by contacting Events by Kate.
For further details and to buy tickets online, go to