As an event that has fostered a reputation for turning some of the city’s most iconic spaces into immersive hubs of music, arts and culture – and this year is no exception. So, we have done the hard work for you and narrowed down the top five must-see gigs for Melbourne Music Week.
YIRRAMBOI partners with First Nations Festival and Melbourne Music Week to provide a top line up of soul, R & B, rap and trap music, with acts including Paul Gorrie, Ridzy Ray, Lady Lash, DJ BABYMAMA, Jesswar and Soju Gang. It’s going down on Saturday 16th November, at 6pm at Whitehart Bar.
Stonefield + Body Type + June Jones
The Findlay sisters – Stonefield – will take the stage with their psychedelic rock, followed by Body Type with their indie garage rock sound and plenty of energy. June Jones will also throw down with her melodramatic and humorous songs that are sure to take you on a journey. Happening on the 18th November 7pm at the Alexander Gardens.
Sarah Mary Chadwick: The Queen Who Stole the Sky
Sarah Mary Chadwick will be gracing St. Pauls Cathedral with her acclaimed release The Queen who Stole the Sky. Her emotionally engaged music and larger than life organ sounds will be blasting through the cathedral on the 19th of November.
The Operatives Present Espionage
The operatives have reshaped the music landscape throughout the last decade and a half and they are continuing the good work with a fusion of jazz, soul, house, R&B and hip hop at the Alexander Gardens. Featuring Billy Davis & The Good Lords, Jarreau Vandal, Jaël, Jordan Dennis TEYMORI, DJ SPELL, Mwanje, Pookie, Kalala and ThatKidMaz. Catch this on the 21st of November from 7pm.
CC:DISCO! + Raphaël Top-Secret
A disco, techno and house event will be headlining with CC:DISCO! With her first Australian gig in a long while, bringing along Raphaël Top-Secret to bring the energy to the crowds for a huge 5 hour set from 8pm on Friday the 15th November in the alexander gardens.
Melbourne Music Week will be held between Thursday November 14 and Saturday November 23. Tickets on sale via the festival website.
Written by Bert Seaton