Nocturnal x WAT
Nocturnal is back on May 3, featuring artists from Melbourne-based music agency WAT – expect a mix of the psychedelic, some ’90s-style techno and a DJ set from an Australian indie legend.
Headlining the event is Cut Copy frontman Dan Whitford. A Melbourne club scene alumnus and founder of Cutters Records, Whitford is a fixture at festivals around the world with crowd-pleasing DJ sets featuring disco, pop and indie tracks.
Millú, one-time Triple R presenter and resident of Melbourne’s ¿Club D’érange?, will be presenting a DJ set that moves effortlessly between genres and tempos, while Hope St Radio’s Merve will deliver the latest results of her on-going exploration of house, acid, techno and everything in between. Also appearing is psychedelic jazz group Krakatau with a live performance showcasing their epic, expansive and definitely otherworldly sound.
Off the dance floor, there’ll be a range of talks from the museum’s expert staff: conservators Lizzie McCartney and Dani Measday will introduce the exhibition Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes, Matthew Churchward and Lorenzo Iozzi will discuss the evolution of photography in The Melbourne Story, and Tim Ziegler will provide visitors with an up-close look at the fossil remains of the predators that lived in Victoria during the last Ice Age in Wild.
Nocturnal also provides the perfect opportunity to check out the museum’s latest exhibition, Revolutions: Records and Rebels, an interactive deep-dive into the music and cultural shifts that shook the ’60s, replete with nostalgic artifacts and a killer soundtrack.
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