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Thursday 21st August - Sunday 31st August @ Various Venues
In 2014 Melbourne Writers Festival will connect writers and stories from across the planet to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers. The Festival offers new perspectives from rock star writers, mind-blowing thinkers and giants of food, travel, art, design and innovation.
Highlights include Salman Rushdie, Helen Garner, Chris Hadfield, Brain Pickings and Dave Eggers; or find your own way into our program of more than 400 events by delving into streams including Art, Design & Innovation; Food, Wine & Travel; and Music & Performance.
Full program details and tickets available at mwf.com.au
Friday 12th September @ Boney, Melbourne
Launching his new EP Rock and Roll Weakling, Spookyland returns to Melbourne for a one-off gig at Boney, following his recent signing to US label Canvasback.
Tickets and info from Boney
Friday 26th September @ Howler, Brunswick
Launching his RRR Album Of The Week
Fan Fiction out on Chapter Music.
The self-produced album, on which he plays almost every instrument, sees Geoffrey refine his late-night vision, exploring obsession, desire and submission in a way that few songwriters dare.
Special guests on the night will be Forces, Sui+Sui and Tam Vantage
Tickets on sale now from moshtix.com.au
Friday 10th October @ Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Jeff Mills has spent a lifetime as a sonic innovator.
A founding member of legendary Detroit techno outfit Underground Resistance, he has since the mid-1980s been considered one of the world’s foremost techno producers and DJs.
But Mills has long since transcended the boundaries of pure techno, dispatching his precise, minimal compositions to the realms of film, dance, contemporary art and, now, classical music.
Light from the Outside World sees Mills work his deck-and-drum machine magic alongside the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, conducted by longtime Mills collaborator Christophe Mangou, for a 90-minute arrangement by Mills and film composer Thomas Roussel that weaves classical, jazz and electronica (including many of Mills’ back-catalogue classics) into a propulsive, electrifying mélange.
A futurist manifesto for the post-genre age, this is Mills at his most ambitious and exploratory – delicate, dynamic and unlike anything else you’ve ever heard.
Jeff Mills with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Light from the Outside World
Friday October 10, 8pm at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
Appearing as part of the Melbourne Festival, October 10-26
For full program and ticketing info visit melbournefestival.com.au
Saturday 18th October @ Seaworks, Nelson Place, Williamstown
Out on the Weekend - introducing a celebration of Americana music, food, booze and fireworks on the water at Williamstown.
Justin Townes Earle | Henry Wagons | Ryan Bingham
Robert Ellis | Lindi Ortega | Nikki Lane | The Delines
Johnny Fritz | Emma Swift | Chris Altmann
Raised By Eagles | The Morrisons
Music for your mouth will be provided by Sydney’s renegade chefs, Ben Milgate & Elvis Abrahanowicz of Porteño/Bodega fame, and Raph Rashid, Melbourne’s Street Food King of Beatbox Kitchen, Taco Truck and All Day Donuts.
Saturday 18 October
Free entry for kids under 12 years old
Tickets on sale now
from www.outontheweekend.com.au or phone 1300 724 867
Very limited Cripple Creek Ferry Packages available for $199 including:
- Entry to Out on the Weekend
- Return ferry transfer from Docklands to the event with live entertainment on board
- 2 x meal vouchers (for main dishes)
- 4 x beverage vouchers
- Limited edition Cripple Creek Ferry Package screen-printed poster (distributed to you on the return ferry ride after the event)
Ferry departs Docklands at 11:00am and returns after the event.
Sunday 19th October @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
Soulfest: Australia’s first annual neo soul, jazz and hip hop festival
Featuring Maxwell, D’Angelo plus Common, Aloe Blacc, Mos Def, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Music Soulchild and many more.
Get into the festival vibe with a chili cook off, pop up bars, authentic soul food and markets
Sunday October 19, gates 12pm
Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Tickets on sale now from Soulfest.com.au
Wednesday 19th November @ 170 Russell, Melbourne
The Age Music Victoria Awards 2014 will be held during Melbourne Music Week at 170 Russell (formerly Billboard) from 8.30pm - 11.00pm.
Featuring MC Henry Wagons, and special guests Russell Morris, Stonefield, and Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue) performing with musical director Pete Luscombe (RocKwiz) and the EG Allstars.
Davey Lane will also perform a Jim Keays tribute and the evening will conclude with Daddy Cool’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and concert.
Stay tuned for information on how to vote in this year's awards.
Friday 28th November - Sunday 30th November @ Queenscliff
Triple R is proud to present the 18th Queenscliff Music Festival 'Hippos Stage', from Friday 28 - Sunday 30 November.
The festival has a banquet of performers set to visit the charming coastal town, including:
The Jezabels | Xavier Rudd | The Waifs | Kasey Chambers |
The Church | Perfect Tripod | Hiatus Kaiyote | D.D. Dumbo |
Stonefield | The Bombay Royale | Dan Sultan | Husky |
Blue Shaddy | Dyson Stringer Cloher | The Delta Riggs |
Tijuana Cartel | Tkay Maidza | The Shaolin Afronauts |
Steve Smyth | Marlon Williams
* Nahko and Medicine for the People
* Hurray for the Riff Raff
* Kristy Lee
* Elliott Brood
* Hayward Williams
Stay tuned for more additions.
For tickets and camping information go to www.qmf.net.au
Tuesday 9th December @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Playing a Meredith Music Festival sideshow !
The Lemonheads will bring us new music mixed in with the classics - it promises to be a special affair for long-term fans and newcomers alike!
Plus special guest Jen Cloher
Tickets on sale now from www.handsometours.com
Thursday 11th December @ Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne
Thursday 11th December @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Renowned for the sheer intensity of their live shows,
Cloud Nothings are performing at this year's Meredith Music Festival,and have added a Melbourne sideshow to their highly anticipated Australian return.
Tickets on sale Monday 25th August from www.cornerhotel.com
Friday 12th December - Sunday 14th December @ Meredith Amphitheatre
24-Meredith will happen over 54 continuous hours on December 12, 13 and 14 this year. The more things change, the more they stay bilaterally symmetric, curious, extant and thermoregulated.
The ballot's open, and Meredith has declared The War On Drugs.
Go to mmf.com.au before 9:47pm on Tuesday 19 August 2014
Ty Segall | The Skatalites | Mark Lanegan | De La Soul |
Augie March | Sleep | James Holden live | Cloud Nothings |
The Lemonheads | Ghostface Killah | Phosphorescent |
The Bombay Royale | Factory Floor | Painters and Dockers
More info at mmf.com.au
Friday 12th December @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Athens-bred Matthew Houck – who releases music under the moniker Phosphorescent – plays a special Meredith Music Festival Side Show!
The prolific craftsman has released six studio albums as Phosphorescent
since starting out back in 2001.
His latest, Muchacho (2013), is his most acclaimed album to date which stunned fans and critics alike upon its release.
Tickets on sale now from www.handsometours.com
Sunday 14th December @ Corner Hotel, Richmond
Triple R and Penny Drop Present
the long awaited return of the always evolving, ever prolific
rock n roll sensation….
Kicking out the jams on the 14th of December at the Corner Hotel
Joined by the full band line-up of bassist Mikal Cronin, guitarist Charlie Moothart and drummer Emily Epstein, the self-described “loud, gnarly, screaming” four-piece are world renowned for their devastating performances, topping two-minute burners with distortion-fuelled epics in a live show that’s as far-reaching as Ty’s catalogue itself.
Tickets on sale now from cornerhotel.com