Prepare for 11 days and nights of old school festival dancing.
After more than a year without dancing and galavanting around festival grounds, Melbourne’s musical extravaganza April Sun festival is set to be the first large scale general admission live music in Victoria since life as we know it was cancelled.
The key takeaways
- April Sun is set to be the first large scale general admission event in Victoria
- Victorian Department of Health and Human Services recently downgraded the COVID safe requirements for events that are under 5000-person capacity
- The festival will take to the St Kilda foreshore from April 15 to May 2
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services recently downgraded the COVID safe requirements for events that are under 5000-person capacity, meaning that festival-goers will be met with an event like the before times: no seats, no tables, no pods, no zones and definitely no segments. Just old school, free flow, general admission and a whole lotta dancing to the sounds of some of Australia’s hottest acts to the St Kilda foreshore.
Rest assured though, the events will still maintain rigorous COVID safety protocols and capacity limitations and all movement will occur in a controlled and safe manner.
Going down at the St Kilda Triangle next to the iconic Palais Theatre, each night will see the St Kilda Triangle come alive with a new event, with the program offering up a smorgasbord of headline shows, mini-festivals and day parties for punters of all ages to enjoy
The festivities are set to kick off on Friday April 16 with a massive launch party presented by the legends at Future Classic, with the likes of G Flip, Sneaky Sound System, Touch Sensitive, Sycco and Thomas Headon bringing their groove-laden sounds to the foreshore and taking the party late into the evening.
Meanwhile, Saturday April 16 will see Sneaky Sound System, Electric Fields, Jawbreakers and a bunch of other hot acts take over the St Kilda Triangle for the POOF DOOF DAY DOOF, which might just be one of the most anticipated events of the initial program.
Other live performances throughout the month include the likes of alt-rock legends You Am I, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane and The Casanovas, seminal singer-songwriter Leo Sayer, Melbourne electronic royalty Thick As Thieves, Cosmo’s Midnight, Eves Karydas, ASHWARYA and Sydney grime don CHILLINIT, OPIUO, The Church and Bob Evans, neo-soul pioneers Hiatus Kaiyote and nu-disco sensation Harvey Sutherland, among others.
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