Look at our amazing line-up of entertainment!

The Winfield Road Experiment
Brandishing their unique, fiery brand of Soul, Latin and Jazz music, Melbourne instrumental band The Winfield Road Experiment will have you feeling the heat one moment before melting your heart the next. The Winfield Road Experiment is an eclectic and diverse group of musicians that formed to help stay positive during Melbourne’s prolonged COVID lockdown. Already well established musicians in their own right, this new project presented itself as an exciting opportunity to stay creative during tough times. Using their diverse range of backgrounds and influences, The Winfield Road Experiment has created a rich soundscape that focuses heavily on storytelling through melody. Expect to hear highly energetic and jam packed instrumental music featuring catchy melodies, infectious rhythms, flamboyant percussion, thunderous horn lines and wailing solos – The Winfield Road Experiment does it all. With four single releases under their belt, the band are geared up to release their debut album on March 25th, with no signs of slowing down.

Tin Pot Clay Man
Hailing from Naarm (Melbourne), Australia and initially formed as a solo bedroom project, TPCM blends together 80’s inspired post-punk and shoegaze with a modern dream pop sound. Having released their debut EP ‘What Will They Think?’ earlier this year, what followed was a string of packed out high energy shows and buzz with lead singles ‘Hostile Reset’ and ‘Social Parody’ receiving radio play on Melbourne’s PBS and RRR radio stations. As a follow up, they have just released their new single ‘MTV’ to further critical acclaim. Subbing out samples for studio drums for the first time, this is TPCM’s debut release as a full band, solidifying them as one to watch moving forward!

“TPCM’s ethereal and soothing vocal tone, brilliantly accompanied hard hitting and tight drums ascends the sound to a unique new level in the genre (fans of DIIV, Beach Fossils and Slowdive keep watch!)” –

“Poised to be festival crowd-favourites, Tin Pot Clay Man has already proved to be a powerhouse – and one we’ll be paying extra special attention to in 2022″ – BeatMag

Bailey Slade & The Sailing Blades
We make sad songs in the hopes that you’ll be happy.
In ancient scriptures, a prophecy foretold that an indie folk/rock band would form to bring sad songs for the masses to boogie to. In the summer of ’22, this prophecy was fulfilled by five deviants that now go by the name of Bailey Slade and the Sailing Blades. Inspired by the likes of Courtney Barnett, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Josh Pyke, Bailey writes about their uphill battle with PTSD and depression while maintaining a fun, satirical attitude. Bailey Slade, Brandon Kooloos, Cameron Slade, Michael Zaporozhets, and Tom Hainsworth will be giving their first ever full-band performance just for you at Out in the Open 2022.

Robert Baxter
Robert Baxter is a performing artist based in Melbourne. He has a rich background as a dancer and an actor, appearing in videos for Tones and I, BIRDZ, Ecca Vandal, Alex the Astronaut and more. Now it’s Robert’s time to forge his own identity as a musician, after accumulating 70k streams across all platforms. ‘Twenty Something’ is Robert’s latest single with an accompanying Music Video. He started song-writing at 16, and continues to explore and develop that skill, Robert wants to continue telling truthful stories and create a safe space for people to feel seen. 

The Murks
Returning for their fourth year at Out In The Open Carnival Day, The Murks are Kim Carter, Squish Davis, Tim Watson, Bailey Slade and Ruby Wyatt-Carter. The original band formed in 2011 after connecting through a musical theatre company in Numurkah. With the then four members, each from a distinctly different music background, the band quickly found a song-writing chemistry and developed a quirky, unique style blending influences from blues, alternative rock, punk and folk. The Murks have performed extensively around the district at pubs and festivals as well as several Melbourne venues. The band has been working on a range of new material and plan to record a new EP over the summer.

Eileen Grace
Eileen Grace is the collaborative project fronted by queer non-binary artist, Riley Saunders, based in Naarm, Australia. Their music conveys an exploration of self that invites growth and serenity with stripped back acoustic and raw soul-bearing vocals. In 2021 listeners were introduced to this project through their first single “Rage & Wine” displaying inspirations of soulful blues, jazz and rock tones,
launching them into the world of music.

Pina Tuteri
Born in the late seventies in the northern parts of Melbourne, Victoria, Pina Tuteri was destined to enter the music world. Growing up amongst singing siblings and performing relatives, Pina soon immersed herself in music and instruments, with her preferred tool being the Guitar. She began writing original songs at the early age of thirteen showcasing natural abilities as a songwriter. *** Pina’s love affair with music is ranged far and wide and cannot be pinned to one style, proving that she has yet to find a genre for her music. Her fans have likened her sounds to that of INXS, Split Enz, Melissa Etheridge, all of whom have been major influences and inspiration to her musical journey thus far. *** Pina is well known within the local Melbourne music scene. She began playing live shows from the age of eighteen, and was also involved in a variety of front and backend support roles with many other local bands and solo artists during her pub, and merchandise era.

Tom Nethersole
Tom Nethersole has established himself as a young, dedicated artist in the area and is returning to the OUTintheOPEN stage this year to debut a collection of original singles. Aside from studying year 12 and running his own production company, Tom writes and produces his own music from his bedroom, mixing genres to communicate effective and personal stories. Tom is honoured and excited to represent other queer creatives and continues to be inspired by artists such as Billie Eilish, Giveon, FINNEAS, and many more. Ultimately, through his music, Tom aims to depict the honest, exciting, and brutal aspects of the human experience, causing people to be unified by a shared empathy.