Good Island, a new one-day festival, wants to deliberately blur the line between music and art.
From 3pm to 3am at The Curtin and Bella Union (about a one-minute walk from each other) in Carlton this Saturday, bands including Kllo, Clever Austin, Planète, Swooping Duck, Oscar Key Sung and Noah Slee will hit the stage - some of them will do so twice.
Nai Palm, Corin, and Marcus Whale, among others, will perform two shows in two different spaces on the day. There are no rules for these sets – event festival organiser Hugh McClure is ready to be surprised.
“It’s completely up to the artists what they want to do with their sets. I’m excited to see how they interpret it,” he says.
The event is about giving people a festival that transcends mediums and spaces.
“Music is awesome and that’s a big part of what we’re doing, but we wanted to do something different in terms of what happens when you’re at the venues,” he says.
All profits from the festival will go to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, with some artists waving their fees in support.
"Given the current political climate, we think it's a worthwhile gesture and it helps highlight the issues refugees are facing worldwide, including close to home on Manus Island," Hugh says.
"The festival isn't about patting ourselves on the back, but about helping out the ASRC."
Tickets are $45 and available here. The festival runs from 3pm–3am.
29 Lygon Street, Carlton
Bella Union Bandroom and Ballroom
Victoria Street and Lygon Street, Carlton