The Southern Ocean Sea Band hail from Port Fairy town and have grown up with the Festival. The 9-piece line-up will take you on a journey into local stories and legends. The Southern Ocean Sea Band were borne directly from the late Danny Spooner’s Shanties at the River sessions, and a resultant flurry of writing and production activity towards their epic debut album Blood & Bones & Fins & Glory. Following on from this epic release, the band have toured regional Victoria, spreading their historical songs and shanty love far and wide. They cite The Fairytale of Port Fairy event in 2018 as a career highlight, performing three songs and backing up Steve Poltz and Rebecca Barnard, singing The Fairytale of New York.