Finally, the 2016 Melbourne Music Week program is here in full for music lovers to sink their teeth into properly, after weeks of drip-fed news tidbits to keep the fires burning. As we knew already, the weeklong music celebration is levelling up for its seventh year; the State Library Victoria has been named as the MMW Hub for this year, with many of its historic rooms to be prepared to host various marquee performances during the event. Now, we get to see who is going to be bringing some unforgettable live shows through from November 11th – 19th.
Amongst the names announced today are the likes of Sebastien Tellier, Elliphant, Shihad, Seekae, NONOTAK and Dan Kelly. Keeping with its tradition of utilising as many underused/forgotten spaces as possible during Melbourne Music Week, there’s going to be some pretty cool events happening throughout the city this year; Campbell Arcade hosting a dance party with a Japanese flair, the Queen’s Hall Stage at the SLV hosting 23 artists for Heaps Gay and YUMMY‘s LGBTIQ+ gig, the Hellenic Museum hosting a show courtesy of Santa Taranta (Italy) and GYZI (Greece) and much more.
The Parliament of Victoria’s steps will host an all-ages FREE party with live sets from The Jungle Giants, Philly, Gretta Ray and Aunty Donna. Of course, a highlight of the MMW program is going to be the takeover of the MCG, with the likes of The Delta Riggs and Pierce Brothers performing, while The Tram Sessions also returns to the Melbourne tram circuit.
Over 50 artists are set to take part in the V MoVement presented Live Music Safari, which will also be encouraging attendees to explore their city while partying the night away at a range of free hows and parties. Also during Melbourne Music Week, triple j Unearthed celebrates 10 years online, The Age Music Victoria Awards will throw a huge after party and 3RRR will be celebrating 40 years on air. So. Much. Birthday. Cake.
Tickets for all Melbourne Music Week shows are on sale from midday TODAY via www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw!