Shimmerlands – the two-month-long festival of film, music and food at the University of Melbourne – is wrapping up this weekend, but it’s not going quietly.
Kicking off at 6pm on Thursday February 23, the team at Supple Fox has pulled together a bunch of musicians to keep you partying until Saturday night. From day to evening gigs, classical to disco, this is your last chance to make the most of the stunning Melbourne University campus before it’s swarmed with students once more.
Jessica Says + Truth N Dare
Melbourne pop noir artist Jessica Says combines silky vocals with electro. In 2009, she released her debut album, We Need to Talk, after touring with the likes of Sally Seltmann (she co-wrote that song 1234 from the 2007 iPod nano ad) and Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman. Her second album is set for release this April. She’ll be joined on stage by Truth N Dare.
Thursday February 23 from 6pm until 8pm. More info here.
Tilman Robinson is a man of diverse musical tastes. Trained in both classical and jazz composition, his music incorporates everything from classical minimalism and electronic to experimental, improvised and ambient sounds.
Friday February 24 from 6pm until 8pm. More info here.
To send off Shimmerlands with a bang, the All Stars of the RRR radio community will take over the stage on Saturday afternoon into the evening. Woody McDonald – the music director of Meredith and Golden Plains – will be on the decks. Self-proclaimed “soul ambassador” Chris Gill will also be there, and Breaking & Entering (who has previously supported Jamie xx, Animal Collective and Bonobo) will get you dancing.
Saturday February 25 from 1pm until 7pm. More info here.
Shimmerlands runs until February 26 at the University of Melbourne, Parkville campus.
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