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Margaret River, WA

Western Australia's premier wine region, well known for its dramatic landscapes and untameable ocean, is now also the home of

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With Exhibitions, Performances, Masterclasses and much more happening over the weekend, 
here are the venues hosting festival events for you to enjoy.

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Margaret River HEART (Hub of Entertainment, Arts and Regional Tourism) - the newly redeveloped Shire of Augusta Margaret River Cultural Centre - is a world class multi-purpose and highly flexible entertainment and business events complex.

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Featuring a 450 capacity seated auditorium, 170 capacity seated auditorium, foyer, bar, kitchen, courtyard and more, the HEART will be home to the Main Exhibition, along with performances, keynotes, Q&A discussions and masterclasses.

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The River is a multi purpose venue promoting and hosting international, national and local performers. Boasting two performance spaces, multiple bars plus a range of value accomodation The River is a proud supporter of live music in the south west.

You can catch plenty of workshops, discussions and live performances including the Main Event at The River over the festival weekend.

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Settlers Tavern is a 'must play' live music venue in Australia and is iconic in the national music industry. With over 40 years supporting original live music and up to 230 gigs a year, they were awarded in 2018 as APRA Licensee Of The Year & inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Australian Hospitality Awards (WA) for Best Live Entertainment Venue.

Stop into the Tav for plenty of live music at the festival!

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Margaret River Brewhouse is a meeting place for the community and home to a real down south Sunday Session. Set amongst the karri trees and on the banks of the Margaret River you’ll find this family friendly microbrewery. Perfect for a few lazy tunes, afternoon vibes and pint or two.”

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Combine award winning barman Billy Phillips mixing cocktails, a creative kitchen serving up tasty tapas, add a touch of live music and you have a unique Margaret River dining experience at Morries.

Be sure to catch the show at Morries on the opening night of the festival, or drop in anytime for a cheeky cocktail!

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 Surrounded by towering forest and only minutes from the stunning coastline, Margaret River Distilling Co was established just outside of town amongst the native Peppermint trees. 

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Margaret River Distilling Company is the distillery behind Giniversity Gin and home to the award-winning Limeburners Single Malt Whisky, Tiger Snake Sour Mash Whiskey, and Dugite Whiskey. 

Our cellar door is the perfect place to pop in for a tasting of our craft spirits, or while away a few hours with friends over delicious food and cocktails. Also available are local beers and wine, or freshly roasted coffee from our friends at Commonage Coffee. 

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“Uncomplicated. That’s life in Margaret River, and that’s the philosophy behind Colonial Brewing Co.

 

Colonial Brewing Co tapped its first keg in 2004, on the wild coastline of the South West, and it is this special corner of the world that is the inspiration for their handcrafted beers and cider.

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Still brewing in Margaret River today, their home in the South West is a place to share a special piece of their beer story. A place to enjoy whoever you are and wherever you’re from - whether you’re after a dry hopped limited release or your favourite refreshing Pale Ale, a family lunch or an overdue catch up with friends, live music on a sunny afternoon or a hit of Golf on the driving range.

 

Colonial Brewing Co Margaret River. Uncomplicated and unpretentious, just like their beers.”

Wharncliffe Mill

RAC Margaret River Nature Park

RAC Margaret River Nature Park is enriched with history, being home to The Wharncliffe Saw Mill that was constructed in 1967.

This mill was opened by the Forests Department of Western Australia and was in operation for 14 years, producing sawn pine from local materials with the timber being primarily used in the construction of packing boxes and crates. The timber produced was transported by truck to the Wonnerup Siding in the Tuart Forest near Busselton and sent by train to Perth. In the mill’s later years, it was leased to a private sawmilling company before closure in 1982.

 

Today, the historic Wharncliffe Mill building offers a great undercover and function space for our guests. 

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Burger Baby is here to provide epic burgers, beers and wines with great people. Our Iconic burgers are paired with seasonal sides dishes and re imagined comfort food deserts with all of it available for takeaway.

 

Our Craft beer list is one of the best in the south west with exclusive kegs and tap take overs from the best brewery's in W.A. The wines are some of the most innovate and fun Micro labels in Margaret River along with some classics.   

Free live music Friday & Saturday nights at the fest!

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CWA Hall

Margaret River

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A cherished community building, The CWA Hall will again host a number of limited capacity workshops at the festival, offering more intimate and hands on opportunities to learn more about the many aspects of stringed instruments.

Located at 42 Townview Terrace, Margaret River

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The Zone Room

Margaret River Youth Precinct

The Margaret River Youth Precinct forms part of Gloucester Park and includes one of the most renowned regional skateparks in Australia, with two community facilities including the Zone Room and Scout Hall.

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The community precinct is managed by Shire of Augusta Margaret River and the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), offering a dynamic hub for young people in the community. It allows for all ages and levels of abilities to interact and socialise while improving their skills at skateboarding, scooter riding and BMXing. 

Located on the Eastern side of the precinct, The Zone Room offers a multi-functional meeting space, pool table, lots of chairs and tables and will host a large range of workshops over the festival, including a number of which will be free to U25's.

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The Margaret River District Club is a voluntary run club, established back in 1946, a place where members can relax and unwind in a safe and familiar community environment.

 

Situated close to town, it’s a great place to meet, share a drink with friends and have some fun. Here at the Club, we encourage current members to fully utilise the facility which hosts a state of the art AV system along with stage and microphone, perfect for hosting events!

 

We encourage new and younger generation members of our community to support their local Club. We offer an extensive first class wine and beer selection for members and visitors to the region.