Hooked on Portland is a free festival to be held on the ANZAC Day long weekend.

The event will return in 2022 on the 23rd and 24th April 2022 ready to once again offer a full weekend of premier entertainment, activities and experiences for the whole family. The event celebrates Portland as a coastal centre and a thriving fishing and tourism hot spot. Stretching along the Portland foreshore the free event, is hosted in partnership with council and the Victorian Fisheries Authority.


Entertainment and activities for all ages including

  • Fishing competition
  • Celebrity cooking demonstrations
  • Food trucks
  • Markets
  • Australian Fishing Academy workshops and clinics
  • Kids amusements
  • Skatepark League Australia demonstrations and competitions

Live music featuring premier Australian artists

2022 Entertainment line up

Its the return of music and food favorites for the Hooked on Portland 2022

Television Chef Paul West and Melbourne based rock/folk duo Pierce Brothers will once again headline the festivals free entertainment offerings

Paul West of River Cottage Australia fame will appear at the VFA Catch and Cook stage, supported by fishing television personality, Lee Rayner to provide cooking and filleting demonstrations and to discuss the importance of sustainability and sourcing regional supplies

The Pierce Brothers will headline the live music stage supported by Yorta Yorta Indigenous singer/songwriter Benny Walker. A string of popular local artists such as Settlement, Flynn Gurry, Dean Outtran, Damaon Yuill and Since Tuesday will help provide over six hours of live music, entertainment on the beachfront