Drawing it's name from the lower of Queenscliff's two iconic lighthouses, Low Light Festival is a month-long celebration of arts, movies, music and good living during the winter months. Spread over four distinct weekends, Low Light features an intriguing blend of international and local talent, immersive installations, film screenings and some serious culinary offerings.
A central feature of the festival, Low Light and Queenscliff Music Festival combine to deliver a host of heavy hitters including Justin Townes Earle, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Sunday sessions on The Blues Train, Jazz Night at the Shelter Shed, live soundtracks for silent movies and a range of options at local venues.
Low Light's opening weekend will feature Bellarine Lighthouse Films' annual film festival; delivering a curated program of international cinema and a very special opening night screening and exclusive Q&A for the incredible new Gurrumul documentary. Over the rest of the festival, there'll be a range of fantastic films to keep you entertained while you're keeping warm inside, as well as three debut screenings in partnership with the Icelandic Dance Company, featuring an original soundtrack from the mighty Sigur Ros.
You can't spend four weekends soaking up stellar experiences around town without regularly refueling, so it's comforting to know that there's no shortage of edible options. Gin and Whisky tastings, lots of local Pinot Noir, fresh produce, local cheese and other tasty treats. Queenscliff's many restaurants, cafes and eateries will be raring to go with extended hours and special menus galore.
Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne, take a leisurely drive or jump on the ferry - there's a selection of accommodation options if you want to make a weekend of it, with packages still available.
So, start planning your program, get the gang together and enjoy Queenscliff in a different light.