This Saturday, Out On The Weekend festival returns to Seaworks, Williamstown in Melbourne's south-west. The festival’s founder, Brian Taranto, has put the finishing touches on the line-up, which will include the best in Americana and an impressive arrangement of festival food.
The music line-up includes up-and-coming Americana talent from the US, and leaders on the Australian scene, including Tex, Don & Charlie (a supergroup formed by Tex Perkins, Cold Chisel's Don Walker and respected guitarist Charlie Owen), Dawes, and Sam Outlaw. “I’m bringing in musicians I know people will like, but don’t know yet,” says Taranto. “The day is about musical discovery. If you can trust us with the food, the booze and the location, you can trust us with the music.” There will be a few well-known names but many of these artists have never performed in Australia before, such as Will Van Horn, Kelly Doyle, Michael “Tank” Lisenbe and Geoffrey Muller.
And a few Sydney food favourites are making the trip down especially: Mary’s and Porteño will have the food sorted, along with Melbourne locals Mesa Verde, Beatbox Kitchen, Juanita Peaches and All Day Donuts. “Often music festivals miss the mark when it comes to food,” says owner of Mary’s Burgers, Jake Smyth. Not here – most of the Mary’s menu will be available on the day.
Beers and spirits will be brought to you by Jack Daniels and Lazy Yak, plus the team from Mary’s will provide a selection of Australian wines.
On the day, if you’re not too busy diving into a Fat Yak and a Mary’s chicken burger, look out for the returning Levi’s denim-lovin’ Tailor Shop, which will also host a stall of new and vintage vinyl from Greville Records and a Nudie Rodeo Tailors exhibition.
The Out on the Weekend festival will be held on Saturday October 17 at Seaworks, Williamstown from 11.30am–10.30pm.
Tickets are available at outontheweekend.com.au.