Revolutions: Records and Rebels Opening Day Party

Sat 27th April, 2019
10:00am – 5:00pm
Melbourne Museum
Price: Free
Travel back to the ’60s with Melbourne Museum for the opening of their psychedelic new exhibition – and go into the draw for a trip for two to London.

Melbourne Museum’s newest exhibition, Revolutions: Records and Rebels, celebrates five years (1966–1970) that transformed pop culture. In the swinging spirit of the late-’60s, the Museum will welcome its new exhibit with a throwback festival – a nostalgia-themed opening-day party featuring live music, a pop-up record store, zine workshops and hair-styling services for good measure.

The all-ages party on April 27 will see Melbourne Museum transformed into the iconic Carnaby Street – the birthplace and thriving cultural hub of London’s revolutionary fashion and music scene in the ’60s. There will be an all-day jam session with the Revolutions Supergroup, featuring members of the Paul Kelly band, the RocKwiz Orkestra and Jet. Triple R favourite Annaliese Redlich will also produce a live broadcast of Neon Sunset, with Jess Ribeiro and Bananagun, from 12pm.

Partake in DIY activities such as badge and zine making with Sticky Institute, sift through the merchandise at a pop-up record store by Northside Records, and take notes on the art of the ’60s beehive at a demonstration by Paradise Cutters. There’s also a special presentation from Victoria Broackes, senior curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, who’ll give partygoers a behind-the-scenes look at how blockbuster shows like Revolutions, David Bowie is and Kylie – The Exhibition come together. More information and tickets here.

If you buy your tickets before April 27, you’ll also go into the draw to win a trip for two to London, where you can visit Carnaby Street for real. BYO flares.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Museums Victoria.