Aireys Inlet’s music scene celebrated a triumphant return to action on the weekend with a bumper edition of its annual music festival.
Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival hosted a packed line-up of musicians and performers for the marquee event, which blasted tunes from Friday to Sunday. Dozens of acts graced local stages despite a calendar reshuffle; festival organisers had originally planned for the event to happen in January this year, but the then-escalating wave of the COVID-19 Omicron variant forced a reschedule.
A healthy crowd of eager fans were on hand at Aireys Inlet Pub for the festival’s first bands on Friday afternoon and into the evening.
John Teskey from the Teskey Brothers headlined the Friday night event with support from Owsley and Localles. The fun continued on Saturday from noon, as 10 bands hit the main stage in the build-up to Checkerboard Lounge’s main act to round out the day.
Fans were back on Sunday from 11am for performances from Surf Coast Youth arts program FReeZA at Great Ocean Road Mini Golf, while established acts continued at the main stage.
Surf Coast Times story here.