Music in the Sticks

Music in the Sticks (MITS) is for young people in the Macedon Ranges Shire aged 12 to 25 years with an interest in the music industry. It has been running for over 15 years and provides skills and experience in a range of areas such as:

  • event management
  • sound and lighting
  • photography and film
  • publicity and management
  • live and studio recording
  • sound production
  • hospitality.

The group meets every second Tuesday (except school and public holidays) at the Kyneton Youth Portable, Hutton Street (behind the Kyneton Town Hall) from 4.30pm-6pm. Food and drinks provided.

The MITS crew are currently recruiting new members. Contact (03) 5422 0333 or email for more information.

Battle of the Bands 2024

Event and workshops coming up

Details of events and workshops will be listed below as details become available.

You can also keep an eye on our Youth events calendar and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about more youth events and activities coming up.

Sack of Flour wins Battle of the Bands 2023!

Battle of the Bands 2023 attracted a crowd of about 170 people to the Kyneton Town Hall on 28 July to see five local young acts perform live on stage and compete to win some great prizes.

A total of 15 acts, spanning genres from acoustic to heavy metal, applied to take part in the competition this year.

Battling it out in the final were:

  • The Tangents
  • Sack of Flour
  • Live Wire
  • Elysium
  • August

Sack of Flour, who describe their genre of music as hard rock/pop punk, took out the grand prize of a $500 recording studio voucher, as decided by a panel of judges which included two young people.

The People’s Choice award, as voted on by the audience, was awarded to Elysium, who took home a $500 merchandise pack.

The event was organised by Council’s Youth Services team and supported by Council’s Arts and Culture team.