Full steam ahead on unique live music tourism event

14 August 2023

Victorian music lovers are on track for a weekend-long treat with the announcement of SOUND TRACKS, a new live music and tourism experience set on a restored steam train.
Illustration of a steam train with two musicians and a spectator on top

Backed by the Victorian Government and featuring an incredible line up of local performers, SOUND TRACKS is a train journey with a difference. Running from 6-8 October, between Melbourne and Charlton, music lovers can hop on board for performances by some of Victoria’s most exciting acts while enjoying local food and wine.

Tickets are now on sale with electronic producer Harvey Sutherland, jazz outfit Glass Beams, dance act Juno Mamba and folk group Folk B*%ch Trio already named on the line up with more announcements to come.

Departing from Southern Cross Station, the trip will include stops in Geelong and Ballarat before the train arrives in Charlton for performances in the local bowling club, dinner in the shire hall, more music in Charlton’s iconic art deco theatre and time to explore all that Charlton has to offer.

The event is presented by OK Motels, a Victorian events company known for staging ‘must-do’ regional music and arts events, working with Music Victoria and the Charlton community.

SOUND TRACKS aims to support Charlton’s continued recovery from the 2022 summer floods, and builds on the $1 million announced earlier this year to support tourism-boosting and community strengthening music events in flood impacted communities across the state.

SOUND TRACKS will run from Friday 6 October to Sunday 8 October 2023. For more information and tickets, visit the SOUND TRACKS website.