Five shows not to miss at Melbourne’s Brunswick Music Festival

Spanning over the course of the next two weeks, from the third until the seventeenth, the 2019 Brunswick Music Festival is hosting some of the premier music acts from around the globe. With a long list of acts and activities, speakers and galleries to view spanning over such a long period, it can make it hard to know what is going on when; so we’re here to give you a hand.

Snail Mail (USA)
Friday 8 March 6:00pm and 9:00pm , Estonian House

After making a name for themselves internationally with her debut album Lush, Snail Mail (real name Lindsey Jordan) has finally come to share the mystique of her lo-fi indie with Australia. Her bold, electric sound is one not to be missed.

Stella Donnelly
Sat 9 Album Launch 2:00pm (All-Ages) $20 – 7:30pm, Estonian House

Stella Donnelly has seen most parts of Australia at this point, with long tours both solo and more recently with a newly formed band. The musician will be using the Brunswick Music Festival as an opportunity to launch her album Beware Of The Dogs.

Seen and Believed Exhibition
Open throughout the length of the festival – Mechanica

The Seen and Believed Exhibition is a highlight of music photography within the industry from a woman’s perspective, featuring works from greats Chelsea Sienna, Laura Du Ve, Michelle Grace Hunder, Sarah Stockman, Suzanne Phoenix, Yasmine Sharaf and the exhibition’s curator Naomi Lee Beveridge.

Poetics & Politics: An Earnest Conversation About Songwriting
Sun 17 March, 2:00pm – Mechanica, Free (but registration is required)

Involving some of the growing heavyweights within the Australian music scene through Alice Skye, Camp Cope’s Georgia Maq and June Jones, Poetics & Politics discusses the way in which politics and poetics can influence the honest, receptive styles that singer-songwriters can possess.

Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
Sun 17 March, 7:00pm – Moreland Hotel; $35

After a rollercoaster 2018, and the release of the group’s fourth studio album, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks will be (helping) to close up the Brunswick Music Festival at the Moreland Hotel on the 17th. The band’s blend of modern Indie sounds with a more classic rock influence is sure to excite and delight, a surefire way to end the festival with some Australian legends.

Brunswick Music Festival runs from the third of March until the Seventeenth, you can check out the full roster of artists, speakers and activities through the link HERE.

Headline photograph of Stella Donnelly by Bruce Baker