“You’ll never go to another festival quite like Patche. Its remoteness, its outback feel... it’s a winner. I had a hoot – and I wish I could sing at it every year. Long live Patchewollock Music Festival.”
- Greg Champion, 2015 performer.
2021 festival planning is underway for 15th - 17th October!
After a year off in 2020, the committee is busily planning for the 2021 festival and the dates of 15th - 17th of October have been confirmed. To meet Covid safety requirements we may have to make some changes to how the festival is run and we'll communicate these as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please save these dates in your calendar and we look forward to seeing you there!
Here are some of the amazing artists who performed at our 2019 Festival:
Sara Storer, Davidson Brothers, Greg Champion, Missy Raines Trio (USA), Cat Canteri, Rich Davies & The Low Road, Gleny Rae Virus & Her Playboys, Marco Gliori, Mick Coates & The Allnitelongers, Gary & Georgia Rose, Jeff Gibson.
In 2018 Patchewollock celebrated 100 years
2018 marked 100 years since Patchewollock’s first building, a hall, was erected in Jackson’s paddock a kilometer from the present site of the town. This hall was used for functions, gatherings and also as a school for the children of the early settlers.
Some of these pioneers had settled here as early as 1914, but after WWI returning servicemen began to take up blocks of land, quickly boosting the population of the area.
In 1925 the railway line was completed, terminating one kilometer away. This saw the existing buildings relocated to the new site and, in 1926, the erection of 14 new buildings.
Much of critical importance happened in those early years, especially the completion of the channel system in 1921, which brought a more or less permanent water supply for stock and domestic purposes. Telephone lines were built in 1925, establishing much needed communication.
Interesting to note that 1918 was the last time Lake Agnes at Pine Plains filled with water from the Wimmera river system, caused in part by the damming of southern catchment areas.
Winners are Grinners in 2016!
We are very proud to say that the Patchewollock Music Festival was awarded 'Community Event of the Year' in the 2016 Mildura Rural City Council Australia Day Awards! It is wonderful recognition for all those who have worked so hard to make the festival such a fantastic event.