Glass Beams, Emma Donovan, Grace Cummings and more set to play huge gig series in a historic venue

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Glass Beams, Emma Donovan, Grace Cummings and more set to play huge gig series in a historic venue

Pictured: Glass Beams

MoPo heralds the first time in the Clocktower Centre’s 142-year history that a program of such cutting-edge musical calibre has been programmed.

Held across four weeks in September and October and programmed by OK Motels, MoPo pairs Moonee Pond’s cherished Victorian architectural fixture with a lineup of extraordinary artists spanning the spine-tingling to the utterly sublime.

Grace Cummings, C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra with Freya Josephine Hollick, Glass Beams with The Rookies, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks and Maple Glider will soar within the impressive ambience of the 500-capacity theatre space, while Leah Senior, Music In Exile, Our Carlson with Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice and Folk Bitch Trio will take over Club MoPo, a limited capacity cabaret-style space downstairs.

The Mo Po Lineup:

  • September 18 – Emma Donovan and the Putbacks with Maple Glider, Clocktower Theater
  • September 18 – Leah Senior with Madeleine Leman, Club MoPo
  • September 29 – C.W. Stoneking & His Primitive Horn Orchestra with Freya Josephine Hollick, Clocktower Theater
  • September 29 – Our Carlson with Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice, Club MoPo
  • October 2 – Glass Beams with The Rookies, Clocktower Theater
  • October 2 – Folk Bitch Trio, Club MoPo
  • October 15 – Grace Cummings, Clocktower Theatre
  • October 15 – Music In Exile with Chikchika + Mohamed Camara

Keep up with the latest music news, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

“In my glorious youth, I used to regularly go to gigs at the Clocktower in Moonee Ponds and Ukrainian House in Essendon,” says Our Carlson. “They would have all-age and underage shows, and I saw bands like Something For Kate, Jebediah and Frenzal Rhomb.”

An exercise in celebrating the Clocktower’s rich local history while propelling ahead into the contemporary music space, MoPo will contribute to the historical theatre’s enduring appeal, while making room for incendiary and unforgettable live performances from some of the country’s most innovative artists.

“The best nights were always when someone put a box of laundry detergent in the water fountain outside the Clocktower. Now I’m going back to do it all again with Dr. Sure’s Unusual Practice. It feels so good to be coming home.”

Find out more about MoPo by heading here

MoPo is presented by On The Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative bringing live music back across the state.