Melbourne Music Week Launches Sixth Program

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Melbourne Music Week Launches Sixth Program

Back for its sixth year, jam-packed with over 100 events held across the city from Friday 13 November to Friday 20 November, Melbourne Music week is prying open basement doors, activating laneways, lighting up the silver screen and shaking up the dance floor of some of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues over eight dynamic days of programming. Last week, the flagship venue at the former Royal Women’s Hospital in Carlton was unveiled. Artists performing at the venue will include Gypsy & The Cat, Monolake (Germany), Banoffee, Eric Duncan (USA) aka Dr Drunks, Public Opinion Six, PVT (10 year anniversary), Kenton Slash Demon (Denmark), The Harpoons, Cobblestone Jazz (Canada), DZ Deathrays and many more. Above ground will feature a beer garden, a food truck featuring weekday Lunch Box Sessions from 1-2pm, and a swarm of afternoon DJ sets from 5-8pm, featuring the likes of Rat & Co DJs, Edd Fisher, Jim Lawrie, Ella Thompson, Woodes, CC:Disco, a Saturday Roller Jam and Mz Rizk’s Block Party and many more.
Live Music Safari will open Melbourne’s Live music venues for a night of free gigs and parties with over 50 artists joining the bill. Mesa Cosa, Terrible Truths, Oddisee, Quarter Street, Sleep D, Dan White, Friendships, Kylie Auldist and Wax’o Paradiso are only some of the names added to the massive bill. Kenton Slash Demon (Denmark) will also play a free show on the night of the Safari at the Royal Women’s Hospital.
MMW’s Self Made series is also returning, with an eclectic mix of independently-produced events throughout the city. Interwoven will feature an interactive sculpture installation at a city church that becomes a stage for an all-female line up, Gamer 3D involves a sensory distortion from behind 3D glasses with atmospheric synth tunes, Mop and Glow will celebrate the niche dance scene while Breakout will host a two stage party at Old Melbourne Gaol with several emerging artists added to their bill including The Great Melbourne Bike Ride, New Orleans Street Party, Brunch Gigs and A Club Called Trish.
ACMI will once again partner up with MMW to deliver live film and music performances on the Friday night, featuring The Orbweavers & Liam Finn.
And of course, let’s not forget the number of unique concerts have previously been announced, including Brian Jonestown Massacer and Robert Henke Lumiere II shows. This also ties in with Artistic collaborations at locations such as ACCA, MPavillion, Docklands Library, The Hellenic Museum, Rooftop Cinema and The Press Club along with many more.
Face The Music also partners up once again with Melbourne Music Week to bring an annual two-day industry conference to the event.
As always, there’s things for the whole family to do as Club Kids hosts a DJ set from JD Samson, Morning Gloryville hosts a morning party and Learn to DJ! kicks off at ArtPlay.
It’s a big old event, so if you can’t cram all that information into your brain-hole, make sure you hit up the website for more details when the event goes down on Friday November 13 to Friday November 20.