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What is Crayfest?

Welcome to the annual Port Campbell Crayfest festival where everyone is invited to be part of a grassroots festival that showcases the local areas exceptional food and beverages, artists, musicians and the beautiful natural environment. The festival will ooze retro vibes... Who doesn’t love seeing a good old fashion street parade, a treasure hunt where not everyone wins and no one needs an excuse to experience fantastic local food and beverages, all while being entertained by some rocking tunes. It’s the ideal weekend to have fun, indulge your culinary senses and join in the celebration. The festival is not for profit run entirely by volunteers

We acknowledge the Kirrae Wurrong peopple of the Eastern Maar nation the original owners and custodians of the lands around Port Campbell. Their name for Port Campbell was Purroitchihoorrong meaning 'Spirit voice that mocks you'.

We pay our respects to all First Nations peoples past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuous connection to country, community and culture.


The weekend.


Music Line Up.


  A collection of musicians gathering from Melbourne, Geelong, Warnambool and Port Fairy. The Alpha Tides have been playing together at functions, public bars and corporate events since 2012, playing a wide range of music from funk, blues, rock and popular covers.

Christo Rook - vocals and guitar 

John Hudson - vocals and guitar

 Matt Hewson - vocals and sax 

Brady cassidy - bass 

Brenton Smith - drums


Lee “Sonnyboy” Morgan, from the Gunditjmara Kirrae Whurrong clan from the south west of Victoria is the man to watch. His solo career and vivacious guitar strung tunes embrace a new phase in soulful country rock music.

Lee has performed and appeared on many albums as a guitar-gun for hire with some of Australia’s legendary musical talents including Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Rubie Hunter, Jessica Mauboy, Dean Geyer and The Mary G Show.

This amazing guitarist has found a voice all of his own, with songs shyly kept; at long last he has stepped out from behind the spotlight to forge a solo career. “ Lee “Sonnyboy” a childhood nickname given by his elders that carry the teaching and memories of spending time out on the Framlingham mission as a boy. Lee continues the storytelling that was inspired by his indigenous grandfather, the great Banjo Clarke (Wisdom Man) that we all share the land we walk on as outlined on his anthemic track, “Reconciliation Song”

The response to Lee has been outstanding with him astonishing audiences with his energetic show, playing at venues and festivals across Melbourne and Australia. This October Lee joins the Indigenous Art House Production, DIRTSONG. A show performed by the “The Black Arm Band, as part of The Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Morgan has recently headed back to the studio to record his latest album, “Feed Me”. Joining him a host of special guests including Shane Howard, Archie Roach, Simon Phillips and Marcia Howard. The addition of Pedal Steel (Ed Bates) and the welcome of Drummer Andy Silvio, (Ian Moss & Pete Murray) Hammond (Olaf Scott) and Bass (Owen Downie) creating a sound that is truly a revolutionary blend of soulful country rock.

"...Talented, generous and respectful, he honours the legacy of his Aboriginal heritage. He is an exceptionally gifted guitar player, live or in the studio." -Shane Howard, “GOANNA”

“Lee Morgan – Grandson of ‘Wisdom Man’ Uncle Banjo Clarke, this ‘master shredder’ has nothing to do with Ninja Turtles. Morgan’s rockin’ band did well to keep up with his blistering guitar work. Word-of- mouth had spread by Sunday arvo and the packed pub crowd was blown away”. Chris Lambie “Forte Magazine”


Our members hail from, The Flume Warrnambool to the Port Campbell Point to Point Lonsdale and all places between.

We formed sometime in the dark months of one of the Lockdowns.

We play original songs and music written and rehearsed and usually performed within earshot of the great Southern Ocean. We rarely play covers.

We play Country Rock, some Blues, and other stuff. All members except for the one has lived in Port Campbell at one time or another. Mmm which one?

Jimmy Cowabunga guitar vocals

 David Lodge all things keyboard and vocals

Scott Munro bass guitar

Brianna Kavanagh: Drums, percussion, uke and vocals

Guitar gunslinger Rod Berglund a foundation member rejoins us for another Tour of duty on lead guitar.


Introducing Amplitude - a dynamic musical ensemble hailing form the picturesque South West region of Victoria! With an electrifying repertoire spanning the rich tapestry of music from the 1960s to the present day, Amplitude captivates audiences with their diverse blend of blues, classic hits and modern tunes.

At the forefront of this talented group stands the extraordinary vocalist, Tamara. Possessing a voice that effortlessly transcends time, Tamara's captivating range and emotive delivery breathe new life into every song she touches. Her soulful interpretations, infused with the depth and passion, leave listeners spellbound. Rounding out the line-up is Tim laying down the bass, Jade on the drums and Mikey on the guitar.


Last year we gave you longest intro to the shortest song and shortest set of the festival. Since his last performance Matt has spent some time in retreat in Africa learning his lines and working on his stagecraft. We have added 2 more songs to our set, sung by the spectacular Claire Krill (you may know her as Miss Crayfest 2023) and we have also added the wonderful saxophone of Bec Mac Mollusc. Matt Langoustine and The Kitchen Rhythm Section is made up of local musicians who work in the hospitality industry in Port Campbell. We even have the son of a retired Port Campbell Cray Fisherman playing guitar.  Matt Langoustine is a 7th generation Princetown yabby fisherman and the Courgettes row in a gold medal winning Port Campbell surf boat. They have all come together to bring you a singalong cray fish song and a couple of happy summer tunes. All the audience need to do is to clap in time and sing one line in response to Matt. Don’t worry, we will have cue cards for you.

Matt Langoustine
         Adam Crustacean - Drums
          Andrew Decapod - Bass
    Dave Crawdad - Keyboard
   Peter Barnacle, Mitch Lobster - Guitars 
         Jasper Crabb - Ukulele
  Bec Mac Mollusc - Saxophone 
The Courgettes (Tracey Hexapod, Claire Krill, Leonie Lobster and Bronwyn Barnacle) - Percussion and Backing vocals 


Hailing from the small coastal city of Warrnambool, along the shores of Australia’s Great Ocean Road, Flynn Gurry is starting to make some big waves. With his independently released 2022 debut EP Weather & Dogs? racking up over 111k streams in just over 12 months, this 23 year old is geared up for a big year.

Having spent the summer of 2023 in Europe playing across Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden, Flynn is back performing across Australia, opening for the iconic Ian Moss of Cold Chisel and touring with high energy folk duo Pierce Brothers. 

A master of high energy performances, Flynn’s live set is bound to coax even the most reserved among us out of their shells. His acoustic guitar led, harmonica wielding mix of indie/folk-pop is set to take him far, with a new single in the works, once again produced by Aria award-winning Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler Trio, Paul Kelly).

Despite his recent arrival to the music scene, Flynn has already shared the stage with some of his most influential artists, the likes of Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Shane Howard (Goanna) and Daniel Champagne, as well as joining major festival lineups such as 

Port Fairy Folk Festival and Loch Hart Music Festival. 


Bridget Driden and Titania are a talented group of local students from the Timboon P12 School Vet Music course. They play a range of blues infused original songs and some well-chosen covers. The opportunities for local kids to show their stuff are very rare and they are grateful to Crayfest for letting them have the opportunity to play. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they are students. They are excellent musicians and passed the audition to play for you.


(aka The Sheddies)

Get into the seafaring mood and enjoy some rousing shanties and ditties from the energising Tin shed singers.

“We are what we are……we sing, eat, drink and occasionally go public. Watch out!”


My name is Luds Mjeda and I’ve been a musician for over 20 years and have released 12 albums between 2000 and 2020. But I knew I needed to reinvent myself somehow. Also, I work as a Diploma qualified Educator at an early learning & kindergarten in Warrnambool for just over 5 years now and loving it. I’ve fused my passion for music as well as children education into one. The reinvention in family entertainment is what I was looking for and haven’t looked back. I offer ‘Music for all Generations’.

I released my debut album in 2020 and have my second album in November 2022. All original music but I mix it up with covers from the Beatles for example.


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