Winter is coming. Embrace the darkness.

Celebrating dark beer, live music, and all things dark and decadent, Darker Days is the coolest way to warm up this winter.

Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out! Early bird ticket pricing ends Friday, June 16.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Music.

Known for their high-energy live performance and their ability to create authentic, heartfelt music that speaks to the soul, indie-folk duo Pierce Brothers will  headline Darker Days 2023 as part of their national tour.
Full music lineup drops April 14.
Pierce Brothers are poised to take the indie-folk world by storm this year - and we can't wait to see them!
Pierce Brothers

Pierce Brothers are poised to take the indie-folk world by storm this year – and we can’t wait to see them!

No other Australian band sounds quite like Vaudeville Smash. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove - the dance floor will be packed!
Vaudeville Smash

No other Australian band sounds quite like Vaudeville Smash. An explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove – the dance floor will be packed!

Nicky Bomba’s magnetic connection with his audience is a testament to his spectacular creativity. Nicky - a longtime-local and friend of Bright Brewery - heads to Darker Days with a new bag of songs and his signature magic.
Nicky Bomba

Nicky Bomba’s magnetic connection with his audience is a testament to his spectacular creativity. Nicky – a longtime-local and friend of Bright Brewery – heads to Darker Days with a new bag of songs and his signature magic.

Multi-award-winning Melbourne folk outfit, The Maes were born into the arms of the folk music community and they have been winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies ever since.
The Maes

Multi-award-winning Melbourne folk outfit, The Maes were born into the arms of the folk music community and they have been winning over audiences with their striking songwriting, intricate instrumental arrangements and stunning vocal harmonies ever since.

Hailing from Beechworth, Raging Maby has been a mainstay of the local music scene since 2017. Expect disco-influenced pysch-rock with refined lyricism and big guitar solos when these guys get the party started.
Raging Moby

Hailing from Beechworth, Raging Maby has been a mainstay of the local music scene since 2017. Expect disco-influenced pysch-rock with refined lyricism and big guitar solos when these guys get the party started.

Born-and-bred Bright local, DJ Saucy will spin on the main stage and keep the party going until late with her fresh blend of disco and house, as well as throwing in a few saucy remixes of some other forgotten greats.
DJ Saucy

Born-and-bred Bright local, DJ Saucy will spin on the main stage and keep the party going until late with her fresh blend of disco and house, as well as throwing in a few saucy remixes of some other forgotten greats.

Beer.

We are beyond excited to be welcoming some of Australia’s most innovative, exciting, and highly skilled brewers to Darker Days.
With a thrilling mix of modern, hop-forward beers, fresh new styles that are fun and fruity, plus funky wild ales and oak-aged releases, Darker Days will have it all!
our friends from CoConspirators will be making the trip north from their inner Melbourne home to share their hop-driven IPAs, collaborative efforts, and other fun, funky brews.

our friends from CoConspirators will be making the trip north from their inner Melbourne home to share their hop-driven IPAs, collaborative efforts, and other fun, funky brews.

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fresh out of Sydney, the gang from One Drop are brewing some of the most unique and exciting beers of the moment. These guys will be hitting the Hume and heading our way and we can't wait!

fresh out of Sydney, the gang from One Drop are brewing some of the most unique and exciting beers of the moment. These guys will be hitting the Hume and heading our way and we can’t wait!

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Not many teams have had a harder start to 2023 than Melbourne's La Sirene but their exceptional oak-aged wild ales and hop-forward farmhouse deserve to be shared widely with beer lovers and we're thrilled to be able to help them do that.

Not many teams have had a harder start to 2023 than Melbourne’s La Sirene but their exceptional oak-aged wild ales and hop-forward farmhouse deserve to be shared widely with beer lovers and we’re thrilled to be able to help them do that.

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With a special love for fermentation-driven drinks, and farmhouse ales, Sobremesa's Casey and Hannah value local ingredients and rustic traditions and will bring a unique flavour to the festival.

With a special love for fermentation-driven drinks, and farmhouse ales, Sobremesa’s Casey and Hannah value local ingredients and rustic traditions and will bring a unique flavour to the festival.

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Dark beer, no fear! Your host brewery will be pouring all your faves like vintage Stubborn, Affogato Stout and other decadent treats.

Dark beer, no fear! Your host brewery will be pouring all your faves like vintage Stubborn, Affogato Stout and other decadent treats.

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Let the craft brewers of the High Country take you on a delicious journey through the region at our exclusive High Country Brewery Trail Bar.

Let the craft brewers of the High Country take you on a delicious journey through the region at our exclusive High Country Brewery Trail Bar.

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Spirits. Wine. Cider.

Taste the flavour of our region with cider, spirits and cocktails from some of the High Country’s best known producers.
Darker Days and Hot Mulled Cider by Alpine Cider is a match made in heaven!

Darker Days and Hot Mulled Cider by Alpine Cider is a match made in heaven!

Yackandandah's Backwoods Distilling are heading our way with their beloved whiskies, gins and, of course, Hot Toddies!

Yackandandah’s Backwoods Distilling are heading our way with their beloved whiskies, gins and, of course, Hot Toddies!

Our local friends from Reed & Co will be pouring their infamous G&Ts, gin cocktails, Dark Nights and more!

Our local friends from Reed & Co will be pouring their infamous G&Ts, gin cocktails, Dark Nights and more!

Food.

Pair your beer with a warming meal from one of our festival foodies.
Ron’s Dogs
Bright Brewery Argentinian Asado 
Max’s Ultimate BBQ Experience
Bao Melbourne
TMex Mexican
Slinky Spuds
King Valley Popcorn
Dolly’s Coffee

Fire. And More.

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FIREPITS
FACE PAINTING
BALLOON ART
MAGICIAN
GLOW-IN-THE-DARK
AND MORE!