As winter draws to a close, Live N Local Festival invites you to head southside and ring in spring with an eight-day celebration of music throughout the City of Port Phillip.
Running eight days from 25 August to 1 September, the Festival has today announced the full 2018 program, which cements itself into the Melbourne event calendar, boasting a diverse range of free and ticketed events spanning nearly every musical genre.
Househats – playing Beat At The Bowlo August 25th
Beat At The Bowlo will kick the week off with an all-star lineup featuring Hexdebt, Househats, Psychobabel, Alice Skye and Kill the Darling. The special event will be a free afternoon of live music, lawn bowls and ‘old school’ drink prices, going down at the Middle Park Bowls Club on Saturday 25 August.
Rock lovers will rejoice, with a rock crawl through St Kilda’s classic live music venues led by local icon and rock legend Fred Negro. Guests will explore St Kilda institutions such as the Vineyard, Dogs Bar and Lost on Barkly enjoying free sets from F— the Fitzroy Doom Scene, Bloody Rascals, The Dead Amigos, Batz and The Tarantinos.
Batz – playing St Kilda Rock Crawl September 1st
Social enterprise, South Of The City, will present an evening of hip hop, neo-soul and funk with Chicken Wishbone and Moses Carr at the Lyrebird Lounge in Ripponlea.
Closing the week off is an emerging artist showcase for music industry and music lovers alike. Up-and-comers HVNCOQ, Tanya George, Daniel Elia and Sannia will play Pontoon in St Kilda, an unmissable event for bookers, tastemakers and fans to sample short sets from tomorrows future stars and meet the local music makers.
HVNCOQ – playing Emerging Artist Showcase September 1st
In addition to the live music program, a free professional development program is on offer aimed to diversify the skillset of musicians as well as create networking opportunities for participants. From making music videos with your mobile phone to free legal advice, audio engineering workshops and one-on-one meet the expert clinics, the program offers workshops for both emerging and established musicians.
WOODES – playing FREEZA all ages August 26
Live N Local Festival is produced by the City of Port Phillip. Mayor Bernadene Voss said Council is excited to be presenting such a diverse bill for both the local community and visitors to the area to revel in this winter.
“Live N Local provides accessible entertainment and education to music lovers and musicians during a time of year when people may be less likely to venture out. We’re proud to offer an event that provides both a platform for artists to showcase their talent throughout our local area while also welcoming visitors to our venues during the colder months. Our 2018 program is one of inclusivity and diversity which is representative of our City, and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Port Phillip region in the coming month.”
Special events announced last week including UnderSCORE: An Australian Video Game Symphony, Kutcha’s Hall of Blues and the all ages concert featuring Woodes, Eilish Gilligan & Poppy Rose are on sale now.
For the full 2018 lineup and event details, visit livenlocal.com.au