ReSound announces first batch of artists

The Driftwood Café’s Ty Simons, Mayor Trent Sullivan, musician Bec Goring and Tami McAdam from The Piping Hot Chicken Shop. (Supplied)

Music fans throughout Geelong and the Bellarine will have the chance to see local and national artists perform at a series of microfestivals this June.

ReSound Music Festival, held at various locations in Ocean Grove on Saturday, June 1 and Geelong on Saturday, June 22, has announced its first raft of performers, including Bec Goring, Leah Senior, Ella Sweeney, Nathan Seeckts and Winksy.

Ocean Grove locations will include Blackman’s Beers & Burger Bar, The Driftwood Café, KALA, Bookgrove and The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, while The Hot Chicken Project, Lou’s Pizza & Wine, Medusa, Murran Hub, Pistol Pete’s Food n Blues and Popcultcha Records & Books will play host to gigs in Geelong.

Musician Bec Goring said people needed the arts more than ever right now.

“I encourage folks in Geelong and the Surf Coast to take a break from Netflix, leave the couch behind, give a friend a ring, and join us at ReSound Festival,” Bec said.

“It’s free, and you’ll experience a strong sense of community with live, local music.”

Councillor Melissa Cadwell said ReSound, part of the City of Greater Geelong’s Live & Local program, was testament to the Geelong region’s thriving music scene.

“These new microfestivals will provide another platform for both emerging and established artists to shine in two different neighbourhoods, Ocean Grove and central Geelong,” Cr Cadwell said.

Ty Simons from The Driftwood Café said our local musicians were just so great.

“Everyone should know them and support them,” Ty said.

“We’re really looking forward to making Driftwood available for people to share in experiencing live music.”

Further artist announcements will be announced in May. Visit to stay up to date with event details.