About Day by the Bay
Free Entry Family Event
Day by the Bay has entertainment, education and activities for every member of the family. This event is alcohol-free.
Day by the Bay will feature a lineup of local live music all day long, so bring a blanket and head over early to snag a good spot by the stage.
Interactions & Activities
Experience a live ice carving demonstration and participate in nature engagement activities. Watch an incredible digital photography exhibition and chat to our friendly community stallholders to learn more about your bay and its inhabitants.
Food, Drink & Markets
Street food, coffee, doughnuts and incredible vegan smoothies. Don't forget to bring your reusables for discounts! There will be a water station to fill bottles. Bring your shopping bags and browse some beautiful wares from local artisans.
12:00pm: Way Dynamic
1:10pm: Leah Senior
2.20pm: Jess Ribeiro
3:30pm: The Orbweavers
6:00pm: Mojo Juju
11:00am & 1:00pm: 'How to Nature' activity (booked out)
12:00pm - 7:00pm: Digital photography exhibition
12:30pm - 7:00pm: Marine-themed ice carving demonstration and display
12.30pm: Workshop - DIY skincare: how to make make-up removers, moisturising serums and scrubs
1:00pm - 5:00pm: Face painting
1:30pm: Workshop - Skin detox with clay: how to make masks and cleansers
2.30pm: Workshop - Zero-waste shampoo: how to make plant-based and liquid shampoo
Band Line Up
Mojo Juju brings smooth brassy swagger to the stage with her revolving line up of backing musicians. Mojo's current full band ensemble features her brother, Steven Ruiz de Luzuriaga along with Darcy McNulty (Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes) on Baritone Sax, and several members of Melbourne-based instrumental soul group The Cactus Channel.
The Orbweavers spin stories of the land with mesmerisiing folk-country vibes. Drawing on a love of history and science, The Orbweavers have charmed audiences with evocative songs featuring their native environment, from creeks & quarries (Merri), to historic sewerage pumping stations (Spotswood). Dark and dulcet melodies with chiming guitar, violin and trumpet meld to hypnotic effect, recalling reverberant ghosts of places past.
This Melbourne four-piece is not afraid of making a bit of noise. Screaming vocals and raucous guitars bring the days of punk-rock back to life. The members of this all-female group have a deep appreciation for the special thing they've created. After playing in male-dominated groups for years, they're here to bring some female ferocity to the fore.
Folk diviner Leah Senior charms audiences with brooding ballads and hypnotic vocals. Lyrical poetry is fused with slow, entrancing guitar sounds in a style that pays homage to folk roots as well as the pop songstresses of the 70s. Leah's distinctive voice also features as the narrator on local band King Gizzard's album Murder of the Universe.
Way Dynamic promises hard-hitting harmonies and experimental off-beat arrangements. Led by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Young, the band will play songs from their recent debut EP release, What's It All For Now. Young isn't one to sit too long with a song, having written and recorded all of the tracks in the space of just a few days, in his Carlton bedroom.
On the Day
What to bring
Help us be a zero-waste festival! Bring your keep cup, plate and cutlery. Our vendors will be more than happy to fill your BYO cups and plates with their delicious fare and are even offering discounts for reusables. (Ask Grandma for a dilly-bag!)