Festivals on Fleurieu

COME ALONG: Frankie, Pa, Molly, Kelly and Shannon Welk are excited to host the Front Yard Festival at Salty Vine.

COME ALONG: Frankie, Pa, Molly, Kelly and Shannon Welk are excited to host the Front Yard Festival at Salty Vine.

Music in vines

Music will fill the vines at Middleton on Easter Saturday as the inaugural Front Yard Festival rolls into town.

Shannon and Kelly Welk, co-founders of music festival Hot Dub Wine Machine, bought the property in a bid to host boutique events there - "leveraging off the property's original use as the Middleton Winery", they said.

"We noticed a real gap in the market for fresh and affordable things for locals and tourists to do on the south coast and hope to make events like this an annual thing," Shannon said.

This festival is the first held on the site, with Rhys Coventry, Harvey Lee Parke, Ciaram Granger and All About Her all performing on the day.

"This family friendly day plays host to some great South Australian musicians and is accompanied with local food vendors including Urban Edibles Woodfired Pizza, Home Grain Bakery at Middleton and several other venue provided options," Shannon said.

There will be a handmade market shed with local products, along with wine from ShowBlock Vineyard, Coopers beer and Hills Cider.

The event runs from 11am to 5pm. Under 12s are free. Tickets are $20 per person, available at www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/front-yard-festival/110449

Island Sounds 

Expect a night of music, market stalls and drinks specials at the Island Cafe for the second instalment of Island Sounds Festival.

Held on Easter Sunday, there will be local and regional Australian artists performing from 6pm: Nick Cunningham (Byron Bay), Slippery Sloth and the Ethanol Blend (mid coast), Ruskus (Adelaide), Aidan 'Jazzy' Jones (mid coast), and Tim Moore (Adelaide).

There will be a range of food options along with premium beer, wine and ciders available.

Bring a picnic blanket or camping chair to set up under the stars for a night of live music with the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula as the backdrop.

Kids under 12 are free, but anyone under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Surf Screening

As part of the upcoming Southern Surf Festival, Middleton Town & Foreshore Association is presenting a screening of The Big Wave Project, the latest film by Tim Bonython. The film charts the development of surfing's newest, most radical performance frontier. Doors open 6:15pm at Pioneer Hall, Middleton, Friday 26 April. Book via trybooking.com/BBOIN