Music fest a huge hit!

 All of the performers at the Macedon Ranges Music Festival donated their time to support the Cambodian Kids Foundation.

All of the performers at the Macedon Ranges Music Festival donated their time to support the Cambodian Kids Foundation.

Almost $20,000 was raised for the Cambodian Kids Foundation at the hugely successful Macedon Ranges Music Festival on March 4.

Just under 1000 punters gathered at the festival's new home of the Gisborne Steam Park to witness a lineup that featured Stonefield, Lloyd Spiegel, David Spry and Matt Borg Trio accompanied by a long list of local acts.

All of these acts donated their performance to help out a great cause.

A relaxed crowd enjoys the music.

A relaxed crowd enjoys the music.

Just under 1000 punters gathered at the festival's new home of the Gisborne Steam Park to witness a lineup that featured Stonefield, Lloyd Spiegel, David Spry and Matt Borg Trio accompanied by a long list of local acts.

Just under 1000 punters gathered at the festival's new home of the Gisborne Steam Park to witness a lineup that featured Stonefield, Lloyd Spiegel, David Spry and Matt Borg Trio accompanied by a long list of local acts.

Kailee O'Beirne impressed on the youth stage.

Kailee O'Beirne impressed on the youth stage.

The Heartache State was among a stellar lineup.

The Heartache State was among a stellar lineup.

The festival proudly donates 100 per cent of ticket sales and bar profits to the Cambodian Kids Foundation who run a small school in rural Cambodia.

The day also showcased a youth stage which saw 15 young acts battle it out in the heat.

Twenty-year-old Kailee O'Beirne came out on top impressing the judges with her raw songwriting talent.

Kailee wins the opening slot of the 2018 festival as well as $150 courtesy of Music in the Central Highlands.

Second prize went to Molly and Abby Sloss and Sam Richardson took out third place.

Festival director Jimmy O'Hare thanked all of the volunteers, performers and everyone who came out on the day.

"And a big thank you to our major sponsors Gisborne Community Bendigo Bank, GREAT, Reeves Taxation and Accounting, Providence Pty Ltd and Cloke & Co. for supporting the event and bringing more live music to the Macedon Ranges," Mr O'Hare said.

"Get March 3, 2018 into the diary!"

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