Back for its eighth year, the Melbourne Music Festival has released the first details of its mammoth schedule. Including the annual music summit Face the Music, The Age Victoria Music Awards and Miscellanea – a multi-label takeover of the Melbourne’s iconic Town Hall, in conjunction with the newly announced Ariel Pink show at the Melbourne Recital area. Taking over Australia’s creative capital from 17-25 November, the city will be transformed into a visual/auditory sensory wonderland. Spanning nine days, organisers have assured the festival will be a celebration of Melbourne’s world renowned music scene, displaying all the genres and performance styles the city does oh so well.
The biggest news for this year’s festival comes in the form of Miscellanea, the three-story takeover over the Town Hall on Sunday 19th November. Organised by the state’s most exciting labels, promoters and artists, the night is set to display Melbourne’s brightest acts. Headlined by experimental music duo HTRK, Underground Lovers, Tyrannamen, Loose Tooth, Taipan Tiger Girls, friendships and CORIN in collaboration with the city’s own Milk! Records, Wondercore Island, Aarght Records, Heavy Machinery Records and Chapter Music.
“Melbourne Music Week highlights how the ongoing collaboration and partnerships between council and the music sector make for a lively, creative city”
The all ages event promises to be like no music festival before it, giving revellers a unique experience incomparable to its predecessors. With everything from DJ sets and gigs in the heritage-listed chambers to a Grand Organ takeover of the majestic main hall, with music of all genres on offer for all kinds of fans. Aimed to take you on a labyrinth journey through the varied spaces of the iconic Town Hall, this is one not to miss.
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