Handpicked gems from the region

(Front) Musicians King Maxwell and Jack Campbell together with (rear) Kyneton Music Festival organisers Jessica Grant and Rob Jones are getting into festival mode.

(Front) Musicians King Maxwell and Jack Campbell together with (rear) Kyneton Music Festival organisers Jessica Grant and Rob Jones are getting into festival mode.

The Kyneton Music Festival is just a few weeks away, taking place on October 20-21.

Now in its sixth year, the festival will be taking over St Paul's Park, with acts also in more exclusive locations, such as Bluestone Theatre on Friday night and at Major Tom's, just next door from the park.

The Kyneton diner will be host to 'Golden Sounds', showcasing acts King Maxwell, Marty McKenna, Old Money Mountain and Bittah Swami.

"Golden Sounds is a local segment for the festival," explained festival director Rob Jones.

"(The acts are) handpicked gems from the region, a showcase of local bands and singer/songwriters."

Bluestone Theatre will see a plethora of talented musicians of Friday night - one-of-a-kind duo The Twoks, who combine electric violin and percussion, six-piece Sugar Fed Leopards, who bring pop/disco to energetic fruition, country/soul band The Meltdown and finally capping off the night with critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Kelly.

Then it's a packed Saturday - you'll be spoilt for choice, with acts such as Dan Parsons, The Pretty Littles and Fountaineer just to name a few. From midday onwards, the Kyneton Music Festival will roll into the night before the event concludes at Major Tom's with the festival DJs playing until the early morning.

With so much music on offer, festival-goers will be spoilt for choice. However, Jones does have a recommendation.

"Cash Savage and the Last Drinks. I saw them at Golden Plains last year and was blown away, one of the best live acts going around."

More information can be found on the festival's Facebook page, or on their website, kynetonmusicfestival.com.au. You can buy tickets on the website, or drop by Major Tom's at 57 Piper Street, Kyneton.

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