Spilt Milk (festival)
|Genre||indie, alternative rock, electronic, hip-hop|
|Founded by||Kicks Entertainment|
Spilt Milk is a music and arts festival held annually in the national capital, Canberra, and is Australia’s fastest-selling one-day festival. Taking place at the beginning of summer each year, the event has been running since 2016 and was founded by Kicks Entertainment.
The festival hosts international and Australian contemporary music performers as well as art installations and an eclectic food village. The art instllations are created at the festival by local and national artists, while the main festival artwork is designed by a different artist each year. The artwork is then brought to life through the website, marketing and throughout the event site.
Spilt Milk brings together street food vendors and restaurants from around Australia, with a focus on artisan, organic, ethical and delicious foods. Each year the event showcases around twenty independent vendors ranging from burgers to Filipino cuisine to smoked meat. Previous food vendors have included Mary’s, Gelato Messina, Down N’ Out and Hoy Pinoy.
As Australia’s premier single-day destination music and arts festival, a majority of attendees travelling from interstate for Spilt Milk. In 2017 75% of attendees travelled from outside of the ACT to attend the festival.
In a report completed by Social Economics Sydney, it is estimated that Spilt Milk has generated more than $25 million in total economic benefit to the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) economy in its first two years of operation (2016 and 2017).. Spilt Milk interstate ticket holders represented over 8% of all 18-24 year old inbound overnight tourists to the Canberra region in 2016
Spilt Milk was announced on 15 May 2016 and the lineup announced 9 June. Tickets were placed on sale on 16 June at 9am AES and were sold out within 18 minutes.
The inaugural line up thirty-three Australian and international musicians and bands::
|Angove Stage||Basquiat Stage||Box Cutter Stage|
|Hot Dub Time Machine
Turquoise Prince LTC
Skin & Bones
FB Permiter B2B Honeysuckle
Kangaroo Life Saver
The artwork for Spilt Milk’s inaugural year was designed by Beast, a Canberra-based artist. He was inspired by the city and incorporated hands, cups and liquids to reflect the festival name. Food vendors and restaurants included Bao Stop, Happy as Larry, Mary’s, Gelato Messina and Yalla Yalla.
The lineup was announced on 8 June 2017 with tickets on sale to the general public via Moshtix on 15 June at midday AEST. The 25,000 tickets sold out within nine minutes, making Spilt Milk Australia’s fastest-selling single-day destination music festival.
The 2017 music line up featured by thirty-one Australian and international musicians and bands
|Angove Stage||Basquiat Stage||Through the Trees Stage|
The 2017 artwork was created by Australian visual artist Jeff McCann. Eighteen food vendors and restaurants attended in 2017, with 2016 food headliners Mary’s, Gelato Messina and Hoy Pinoy returning, joined by Down N’ Out, MEET Food Truck, The Avocado Hut and Tsuru.
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