THE Low Light Festival will return to Queenscliff this year, with an expected 7000 visitors from far and wide to converge on the Bellarine.
Member for Bellarine Lisa Neville recently announced that the second year of Queenscliff’s boutique fringe festival would showcase the best local and international arts, food and drinks over two months, thanks to funding through the Labor Government’s Regional Events Fund.
Low Light will offset Queencliff’s winter low season, with the town’s public spaces, galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants hosting art exhibitions, film premieres and screenings, literary readings and music performances.
The festival will also offer the best of the region’s culinary options – from degustation menus to wine tastings and whisky workshops.
“Tourism is vital to regional Victoria – creating local jobs and supporting regional businesses keeps communities thriving,” Ms Neville said.
“We’re proud to be supporting events like Low Light, attracting visitors to the beautiful Bellarine through the low seasons and capitalising on the tourism strengths of regional communities.”
Low Light includes the Queenscliff Literary Festival, Bellarine Lighthouse Film Festival, Sacred Edge Festival, and the QMF Winter Concert Series, and can be enjoyed as a day trip or as a full weekend away.
The Labor Government’s $20 million Regional Events Fund helps rural and regional towns across Victoria secure a strong calendar of events to create local jobs and boost regional businesses.
Low Light will run from May 3 to June 20. For more information visit lowlightqueenscliff.com.au.