Melbourne Music Week has just unveiled its full program, putting every other arts festival in Australia to shame in the process. The roster is packed with both international and local treats, including special performances in some never-before-used venues around the city.
Swedish producer Elliphant and French EDM veteran Sebastian Tellier lead the way for the festival, with performances by Nonotak, Shihad, and Severed Heads also appearing towards the top of the bill.
To close the festival, The Drones are set to perform a special, one-off career-spanning performance using the organ at Melbourne Town Hall. Other special performances will include gigs by The Jungle Giants, Aunty Donna and more on the steps of Victorian parliament, with Dan Kelly also due to perform outside the building for a concert billed as ‘Hush: An Evening Of Quiet Music At The Parliment.’
Taking the music even further into unknown waters, The Delta Riggs and Pierce Brothers will headline a special show at the MCG, with performances to take place in parts of the venue not traditionally used for live music, such as the players change rooms.
The State Library of Victoria will serve as the centrepiece for the event, with the majority of events taking place around the site, including inside the original reading room out to the forecourt.
As well as performances, the week will include contemporary music summit Face The Music, with Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza and Anthony Fantano announced as some of the leading speakers.
If all this still wasn’t enough to convince you to jump on the Hume as soon as possible, the week will also play host to a sneaky free gig put on by the folks at Triple J Unearthed, featuring performances from Allday, Northeast Party House, Alex Lahey and Ali Barter, to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the station.
Check out the full lineup and see below for tickets.
Melbourne Music Week 2016 Lineup
Seekae (DJ Set)
Ruin – Live
The Jungle Giants
The Delta Riggs
Northeast Party House
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
11th – 19th November 2016
State Library Victoria, Melbourne
Tickets: Melbourne Music Week
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