It seems the festival season never ends in Melbourne. With the Fringe Festival now on, and next week the Melbourne Festival begins, it seems there is a never-ending wave of culture to consume. One to add to your calendar is Melbourne Music. Opening today, the city’s laneways, trams, trains and squares will be filled with music as free concerts and music events take place across the city, many of them free.

Melbourne Music isn’t a music festival in the traditional sense, or at least the way that most think of initially, reminiscing of days spent knee-deep in mud at Meredith, or clambering through the hot, sticky crowds at the Big Day Out. Melbourne Music is 10-day city festival that includes workshops, lectures and seminars with some of Australia’s music icons and industry professionals. Other events include Cinemix, a screening of Mathieu Kassovitz’s acclaimed film La Haine (The Hate) to the music of DJ Dexter, who decks will be set up next a mega screen at ACMI, the Jagermeister Independent Music Awards, and then a free Opening Concert in Federation Square on Saturday, with musicians including Dan Kelly, Dan Sultan, British Indian and Eagle and the Worm.

Melbourne Music begins today and runs until October 10.

www.melbmusic.com