Melbourne Music Week (MMW) have just released their full program for 2017

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Melbourne Music Week (MMW) have just released their full program for 2017

With the historic St Paul’s Cathedral as the 2017 “hub”, and events taking place across the city – at Melbourne Town Hall, Parliament House, the State Library Victoria, Federation Square, MPavilion and even on Melbourne’s trams, the week is going be full of sounds and sights due to thrill, and highlight the city’s music and performance scene.

DJ Hell, Julianna Barwick, Sampa The Great and Jacques Greene are all playing headline shows at the Cathedral, and the adjourning carpark will also play host to a number of performers in lively outdoor gigs. These include names such as I OH YOU, Complex, Valve Sounds, Analogue Attic, WAT Artists amongst numerous others.

Anniversary celebrations are also taking place across the festival with VOX Amps celebrating 60 years and The Operatives celebrating their 13th birthday – both celebrations include stunning line-ups of performers.

Struggle With Glory will take audiences back to the classical dramas using old-time jazz and gospel music. The Live Music Safari is back with over 50 artists performing for free, Fed Square Live is back as well with new and old performances gracing the stage and Tram Sessions are also returning, with commuters being treated to over an hour of live music.

Other highlights from the week are set to include “Music From The Movies” with award winning composers and film score enthusiasts, “Visionary Sounds” – a celebration of music videos made by Australian Women, an interpretation of Amy Winehouse’s catalogue by Uncomfortable Science and a look at the Melbourne punk scene in “Why Punk?”

There is also the programs first industry summit, Face The Music, with a number of speakers from various musically backgrounds and industry professions. There are also kid friendly events with Club Kids, Art Play, a Silent Disco Party and MESS all running to keep the kids entertained.

Photo by Rachael Barrett