This NYE, Jazz-rave renegades Moor Music & Velodrome Events present: DUSK - an eleven-hour, open-air music festival at new, offbeat shipping container oasis, The Abbotsford Lot (329 Victoria Street, Abbotsford).
On December 31st, the distinctive downtown destination will transform into an urban doof of deadly proportions, featuring a legendary assortment of live acts and selectors to help us send off 2021 with a supersonic bang.
In full view of the city skyline, artists will take the stage amongst decked-out shipping containers, retro memorabilia, antique bric-a-brac, and street art installations soon to become synonymous with the open-air site. Here, considered aesthetic and aural elements lend an electric ambiance to rival the underground rave scene of East Berlin and the 90s doof movement of inner-city Melbourne before it went bush.
Over eleven jam-packed hours, DUSK will showcase an alluring banquet of hypnotic grooves and frenetic rhythms guaranteed to oil up weary, weathered bones. On the open-air stage, the dance music mastery of headliner Ausecuma Beats will count us down to 2022, perhaps with an afrobeat moshpit or two. Cosmic disco outfit Honey will deliver a sweet and succulent set that is hot, heavy and 100% dripping. Jazzy-house heroes GOODMOOD (UK) and JK Group will bring their instrumental dance music mayhem to the mix, alongside three-part female-led sorceresses of synth soul, Empress.
Bringing the club to the container lot will be an atmospheric assortment of local DJs who'll be keeping the dance floor pumping from day to night. From the supreme turntable technique of Melbourne's don of house music DJ JNETT and the worldly grooves of TEYMORI, the discotheque stylings of Mason Jordy and the explosive beats of MELT DJS and RBI; our curated collection of sophisticated selectors will pay homage to the entire electronic spectrum of soul, funk, jazz, disco and more.
Amidst the phenomenal assortment of live acts and DJs, an abundance of local neighbourhood food vendors will be on call via QR code throughout the occasion, ready to deliver the best of Victoria Street's incredible Vietnamese food offering direct to The Abbotsford Lot.
A unique recipe of sensory satisfaction, join us as DUSK falls and we welcome in the new year as we mean to go on: on the dusty doof dance floor. Because if you can't get rid of the skeletons in your closet, you'd best teach them to dance.
Acknowledgment of country: Moor Music & Velodrome Events acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which the event will be held, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.