Following a killer first round announcement of local and international talent, Melbourne Music Week has just revealed its full line-up.
This year sees the return of the always-popular Live Music Safari. Thirteen Melbourne music venues will waive their entry fee on November 22, including Safari veterans Section 8, Parisian inspired dive-bar Belleville, AC/DC Lane’s beloved rock venue Cherry Bar, and Safari newcomer Whitehart Bar.
Moving from the stage to a sensory experience, Want It to End is an immersive virtual reality musical that engages all five senses. The 20-minute program is limited to just two people at a time as participants are transported to a dystopian rural Australia (a virtual-reality film directed by Stephanie Peters) with audio-visual art-rock group Fierce Mild playing live.
For the curious among us, MMW: Talks will encompass a program of free panels, discussing subjects from music journalism to music therapy. You can hear from artists including iconic Detroit techno producer Jeff Mills and Australian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson on visual storytelling.
Not-for-profit youth organisation The Push is bringing back Push Over, an all-ages event on November 24. Fed Square will host live performances from Melbourne rapper Allday, singer songwriter Ali Barter and 16-year-old Triple J Unearthed High winner, Kian.
MMW is also taking the music to the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, hosting a night of mini parties across ten of its cabins. Artists include hip-hop artist Drmngnow and jazz singer Kalala.
These events are just the tip of the iceberg too. It’s going to be a busy November for Melbourne’s music fans.
Melbourne Music Week runs from November 16–24, 2018. For the full line-up and tickets head to mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au.