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Queenscliff Music Festival Unveils 2018 Emerging Artist Grant Recipients

5 September 2018 | 7:04 pm | Staff Writer

While the winner of the inaugural Alison McKenzie Mentor Program is announced.

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Throwing their support behind local musos once again, Queenscliff Music Festival has unveiled the recipients of the 2018 Emerging Artist Grant while also introducing a new initiative.

Two acts scheduled to perform at this year’s festival, MDRN Love and Fenn Wilson take out $5,000 each to assist in their upcoming projects, while 18-year-old singer-songwriter Heath Robertson is the inaugural recipient of the Alison McKenzie Mentor Program, named after in honour of the QMF Board member.

"The Emerging Artists Grant will give us the much needed financial support to give our music the best possible opportunity to succeed and reach new audiences by supporting and promoting our tour, which will follow the release of our next EP,” MDRN Love’s Jack Harman said.

“It will allow us to promote the Geelong region’s emerging music scene.”

Wilson will utilise his funding to complete his second LP.

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The 2017 winners were The Refuge and Andrea Robertson, while previous years saw The Murlocs, Izzy Losi and more take out the grant.

Queenscliff Music Festival returns from 23 - 25 November with a stacked line-up that features Dan Sultan, Ali Barter, Jen Cloher, Bombino and more; check out theGuide for all the details.