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Friday 7th August - Sunday 9th August @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne
Supersense is a new festival exploring the ecstatic, extreme and sublime horizons of human experience.
For one weekend this August, Arts Centre Melbourne's stages, back rooms and hidden corners will be transformed into an immersive environment of rapture and collective transcendence.
Curated by musician Sophia Brous, in collaboration with the Asian Performing Arts Program, the festival foregrounds musical and artistic traditions exploring ecstatic experience and transformation from both at home and around the world - from the euphoria of Eastern trance ceremonies to the frenzies of modern punk, free jazz, seminal techno and stroboscopic projection.
John Cale: SIGNAL TO NOISE FEAT. LISA GERRARD+LAUREL HALO (UK)
Gurrumul: THE GOSPEL SONGS
Ariel Pink X ASH RA TEMPEL (USA)
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION + MARC RIBOT
Discreet + Oblique: The Music of Brian Eno feat. The Necks (UK/AUS)
Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS (USA)
Tao Dance CHINA
HTRK x Chunky Move
Various venues, Arts Centre Melbourne
Full program and tickets at artscentremelbourne.com.au/supersense/
Thursday 20th August - Friday 21st August @ Thornbury Theatre
One Velvet Evening brings together legendary rock performer Tex Perkins and multi talented actress, singer Justine Clarke in a celebration of the songs of Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra.
Thursday 20th August - Sunday 30th August @ Various Venues
Melbourne Writers Festival is for everyone who reads. If you love books, newspapers, blogs or TV scripts, this is the place to come and meet your heroes – and other people like you. For the Festival's 30th anniversary this is the biggest, best and most innovative program yet, with more than 500 local and international artists coming to town over 11 days.
Running from August 20-30.
Full program and tickets at mwf.com.au
Saturday 22nd August @ Howler, Brunswick
Oh Mercy are proud to announce their When We Talk About Love album tour.
Released on 19 June, When We Talk About Love, includes the songs 'Sandy', 'Without You', 'If You Come Around Tonight' and 'All Roads Lead To You'. Written across three American cities and then home, Alexander Gow has described the album as his most personal to date.
Friday 28th August - Sunday 30th August @ Various Venues
Now in its fifth year, the wintertime Lorne Arts Festival is taking over the seaside town on the Great Ocean Road and turning it into a hotbed of arts and music events from Friday 28 - Sunday 30 August.
Bathe in an ocean of cutting edge performance including:
Yana Alana – Between the Cracks
The Bombay Royale
DJ Emma Peel
Looking for Lawson
Judith Lanigan Swanville
Peter & Bambi Heaven
The Pitt Family Circus and much more.
Saturday 29th August @ Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne
Jon Ronson: Shame Culture
What does the rise of shame culture say about us, and is it part of the online world that is here to stay? Jon Ronson spent three years talking to ordinary people who became targets of virtual mobs, and will talk about what he found with host John Safran.
Saturday July 29,
More info and tickets at mwf.com.au
Thursday 3rd September @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
After selling out shows in November and May, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders return for a one-off Melbourne show, playing selections from their acclaimed albums Playmates and Hurtsville.
With special guest Lost Animal.
Tickets available from www.cornerhotel.com
Friday 27th November - Sunday 29th November @ Queenscliff
Triple R is proud to present The Hippos Stage at the 19th Queenscliff Music Festival from Friday 27 - Sunday 29 November.
The first line-up announcement includes:
Angus & Julia Stone, Hoodoo Gurus, Kate Miller-Heidke, Paul Dempsey, John Williamson, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Robert Forster, Harts, Kingfisha, Oka, Ainslie Wills, Hey Frankie
Augie March, Cookin’ on 3 Burners featuring Tex Perkins, L-Fresh the Lion, The Snowdroppers, Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine, Tinpan Orange, Raised by Eagles, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Morgan Bain, Blue Eyes Cry
Tickets now on sale.
For tickets and information, go to www.qmf.net.au
Friday 11th December - Sunday 13th December @ Meredith Amphitheatre
Yes for the very first time, in all her four-dimensional glory, The 25th Meredith will happen, as always, at the start of this coming summer, in the Supernaturalest Amphitheatre on Earth, over three days and two nights.
The line-up will be out and about soon enough.
BALLOT IS OPEN
The ticket ballot is now open to all comers, new and old.
Just go to www.mmf.com.au for all details.