The Old Kilmore Gaol will unlock on 1st of February 2020 for KRMF, Kilmore Rock Music Festival.

“FranksDen” a clever little wordplay on Frankston which we all know is a suburb of Melbourne in Victoria right?! True BUT FranksDen is anything but suburban!

Who are FranksDen? In short a collective of ‘creatives’ collaborating to enhance the live music scene, with a focus on Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, and the overall Victorian live music scene.


FranksDen has combined 50 years’ experience in entertainment, incorporating diverse skill sets that include, event management, promotion, sound, lighting, design, art, video, recording, stage management, theatre, as well as being musicians, artists and creators.

Experience includes Big Day Out, The Muse Resistance Tour, Metallica Australian, Rainbow Serpent, Pitch and organising events across China and Asia.

Impressive resume – YEP!! But these guys are just about to put on one of the most electric home grown rock festivals held in regional Victoria at one of the oldest and most fascinating historical venue’s in town…keep reading…

Lead by the enthusiasm and tenacity of FranksDen creative Justin Richardson the team will be hosting the first ever “KILMORE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL” (KRMF) in Kilmore, Victoria’s second oldest town. The Venue to be the Old Kilmore Gaol which was decomissioned in 1891. The festival itself guaranteed to be an 18+ plethora of loud and proud Australian hard-rock!

Justin Richardson

Whilst the main event occurs in the gaol’s Meal Hall on Saturday 1st of February from 5pm, there is the opportunity to turn it into an overnight or weekend soiree with a multitude of options, sounds and vibes to tickle anyone’s fancy!

Looking for budget accommodation options – book your powered/unpowered camp or caravan site at the Kilmore Caravan Park which is less than 1km from the gaol or if that’s not to your taste try one of their cabins…there’s also a limited number of motels available for you to select from.

You can start the weekend on a Friday by visiting Mac’s Irish Pub where KRMF present The Blacktides, ‘79Revisited and Gareth Huggett from 8pm.

Have a snooze through the morning or check out the area before venturing out on Saturday to the KRMF showcase event at The Old Kilmore Gaol. An all-weather ticketed event (See details below) inside the 1800’s bluestone goal and featuring headline act Riff Raiders launching their second album, their latest single “Best Day Ever” and launching their third national tour.

Supported by The Vendettas, also launching their second album and launching a national tour.

With further support from The Blacktides, Waco Social Club and Rockin Volts.

So you’re going to hear some of this…..

And if you still got petrol left in the tank then head off to Mac’s Irish Pub again for a Sunday lunch and a chance to hear Gareth Huggett, Riff Raiders (Unplugged) and guests. (lunch deal available as add on to Saturday night ticketing – see below)

It looks to be a stellar weekend at the KILMORE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL and it’s great to see someone with initiative to move outside the urban zone – thanks FranksDen!!!

KRMF Kilmore Rock Music Festival Poster


Date And Time:  Sat., 01/02/2020, 5:00 pm – Sun., 02/02/2020, 12:00 am AEDT

Location:  Old Kilmore Gaol, 8 Sutherland Street, Kilmore, VIC 3764

Get your ticket here…

$50 Early Bird tickets available now, until sold-out (only 50 tickets):

* KRMF ticket numbers are strictly capped at 450 tickets… 50 Early Bird tickets are available (first in – first served), then $60 (or $80 at the door).

Don’t expect “festival” priced drinks over the bar. Expect “country pub” priced drinks, all day, and all night long!!! Wicked!!! (Strictly no BYO)!

Friday Night KRMF @ Macs


Whilst KRMF is a single day event “locked down” (excuse the pun), for Saturday 1st February 2020, there are more options to be considered…

**Friday Night 31st January KRMF @ Macs Irish Pub**

Come to Macs Irish Pub in Kilmore Friday 31st Jan 20 and enjoy 3 amazing bands for FREE:- 8pm – Gareth Huggett, 9pm – ’79Revisted , 10pm – The Blacktides (* also a featured band at KRMF Saturday night)

For more details, please visit the Eventbrite page for Friday.

(It’s free, but please register so we can keep you updated and let you know of future events).

**Sunday 2nd February – KRMF “Funday” @ Mac’s Irish Pub Kilmore**

The fun live music continues 11am til 3pm at Macs Irish Pub Kilmore, with more live (acoustic) music, AND, a $25 Sunday Roast Lunch * (+ complimentary drink **).

Head on down for an “unplugged” acoustic line-up in the beer garden @ Mac’s Irish Pub Kilmore There is no ticket required. It’s FREE.

We strongly suggest you take advantage of the amazing $25 Sunday Roast Lunch * ( + complimentary drink **) that Mac’s will be providing, (which can only be obtained by online pre-purchase–> see the “Add On’s” at checkout when purchasing KRFM tickets at

A “chilled” Sunday of acoustic music, and a big feed. What a great idea after a big Saturday night at KRMF!

NB- In order to access the $25 Sunday Lunch special, you must pre-purchase a ticket on the KRMF EventBrite ticketing page. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the Sunday music (free to public), but Mac’s need to know numbers in advance so as not to fall short or have excessive waste! Thanks for your understanding!

* $25 (+ service fee/tax)

** (pot of beer, soft drink, glass of house wine)




Hear more from Justin Richardson about the concept, planning and future of the festival and FranksDen in the following interview with 106.7 Phoenix FM….

(ALL graphic images , video and audio files used in this blog post are owned by FranksDen and/or Kilmore Rock Music Festival.)





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