Melbourne International Arts Festival opens this week, taking over the city’s stages and art spaces with an eclectic array of dance, music, theatre and visual arts.
Mirror on Melbourne will take over the Famous Spielgetent by night, becoming the Festival Club with a free program of diverse and dynamic music and entertainment for festival-goers, allowing audience members to rub shoulders with artists post-show.
Glorious cocktails and post-performance snacks will be on offer along with wines by Noisy Ritual, beers by Stomping Ground, tequila by Código 1530 and spirits provided by Archie Rose.
From Monday to Saturday, Mirror on Melbourne will shine a light on live acts spanning jazz, hip-hop, boogie bands through to DJs performing experimental music, adding extra excitement to the festival offering. Mirror on Melbourne’s Sunday Sessions will celebrate the city’s distinct musical talents crossing over from neo-soul to funk, world music to experimental soundscapes.
Thu 3 Oct Jazzy, neo-soul vocalist Allysha Joy
Fri 4 Oct Salsa stars, Quarterstreet
Sat 5 Oct Reggae, Afro-beat, dancehall duo Bahdoesa
Sun 6 Oct Hip-hop duo SO crates, later joined by Latin-Inspired Cumbia Cosmonauts
Mon 7 Oct Jazz ensemble JK Collective
Tue 8 Oct Mesmerising vocalist Tiana Khasi
Wed 9 Oct Soul singer and spoken word artist Rara Zulu
Thu 10 Oct Funky groovers Squid Nebula
Fri 11 Oct Versatile tastemaker Mr Geoffrey, DJ
Sat 12 Oct Dancefloor DJ Lady Erica
Sun 13 Oct Soul funk artist POOKIE, followed by the feel good vibes of musician Gordon Koang
Tue 15 Oct High energy vocalist Niasha
Wed 16 Oct Beat maker Emelyne, DJ
Thu 17 Oct Music curator MzRizk, DJ
Fri 18 Oct PBS FM’s Boss Action Miss Goldie, DJ
Sat 19 Oct Female Wizard, DJ
Sun 20 Oct Soundscape weaver Diimpa
Entry to The Famous Spiegeltent for Mirror on Melbourne is free. Monday to Thursday from 9.30pm-midnight, Friday and Saturday until 1am, Sunday Sessions from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. For further information visit festival.melbourne.
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