Darebin Music Feast 2018
The Darebin Music feast is turning 22 this year, and the party is going to be big. The 2018 festival of local music and diverse voices will run for 11 days across 28 different venues, and host 120 artists.
This year the event is focusing on breaking down barriers in the music industry. All-ages gigs are included in the program, and the festival is prioritising, women, queer people and performers from diverse backgrounds.
Opening night will start with a screening of local documentary Her Sound, Her Story by Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Michelle Grace Hunter. It's about the impact women have had in the Australian music industry despite pervasive bias. After the screening stay for performances by Alice Skye with the PICAA Choir, Girl Zone, Jesswar and Wahe.
Another highlight will Sonic aGender, a weekend focusing on the relationship between music, storytelling and gender. Melbourne music legend Jen Cloher is the event's keynote speaker, and a kid-friendly gig is happening at Thornbury Bowls Club. You can also relive Saturday-morning music-video binge-watching with local musician Mojo Juju, who will present music-clips in the Thornbury Picture House.
Sudo Girls Talk! is being presented by Our Voices Inc. and involves a line-up of female South Sudanese Australian musicians, poets and spoken-word artists showcasing their crafts.
Music meets screen with the introduction of Feast Films in partnership with Thornbury Picture House. Documentaries The Punk Singer, A Life in Waves, 20 Feet from Stardom and The Song Keepers will be played, alongside feature film PATTI CAKE$.
The closing gig on October 28 will involve 18 acts. East Brunswick local Banoffee will be playing alongside Clypso, Jaala, Jade Imagine, Jess Cornelius, Loose Tooth, Oetha, and RVG.