Live music set to take over Sydney Road, Brunswick Baths and Library, Shore Reserve and more from this Sunday!
The wait it almost over… the 2018 Brunswick Music Festival kicks off this Sunday with Moreland’s biggest event of the year, Sydney Road Street Party!
Melbourne’s biggest street party is followed by two weeks of talent-drenched, culturally diverse and Brunswick-centric live music at venues across the beloved suburb, a stack of professional development activities and lots of free, family-friendly fun!
Live At The Library returns for another year, and the all-new High Tide Pool Party will take place at Brunswick Baths, featuring synchronised swimming, live electro-soul music and a DJ to soundtrack your Sunday afternoon paddle.
Music For The People will cap things off at the end of the festival with a free afternoon of local music, food stalls and fun at Shore Reserve.
Sydney Road Street Party
Get down to Melbourne’s biggest street party on Sunday 4 March for the annual celebration of the best of Brunswick – the music, the people and the traders. On six stages, between Union Street and Victoria Street, an epic two hundred artists will get you swinging to the sweet sounds of gospel, Latin, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, folk and rock. There is bound to be something to suit any taste! The pavement will be packed with food stalls cooking up tasty treats, an abundance of market stalls selling wonderful wares and the Brunswick Bitter bars will be serving a selection of refreshments.
On the day, wander down to Blak Dot Gallery for their first ever Artists Market, showcasing Kulture including contemporary and customary art practitioners, designers and makers from local Indigenous nations and international Indigenous communities.
Vote for your favourite act of the day at Sydney Road Street Party in the Brunswick Bitter People’s Choice Award to win a ticket prize pack worth $250.
High Tide Pool Party
Come down to the Brunswick Baths on Sunday 11 March and brush off a banana lounge for High Tide, the first ever Brunswick Music Festival pool party. The afternoon shindig of water-filled fun in the sun will feature two sets by electro-soul trio Silver Linings, whose swimming soundtrack is set to make waves and top-notch DJ Shio Otani spinning tunes poolside for your splish-splashing pleasure. Also catch special performances by synchronised swimmers The Eastern Sirens. With good vibes all round it’s a quality time guaranteed and all for the price of pool entry.
Live at the Library
Each year, Brunswick Library transforms into a live music venue as part of Brunswick Music Festival. This year we celebrate the gifting of historic Brunswick Music Festival recordings and ephemera from Performing Arts Moreland. On Friday 16 March there will be live performances from some of the early Brunswick Music Festival artists and an exhibition of vintage festival ephemera.
The Ephemera exhibition runs 4 – 18 March.
Music For The People
Music For The People will close out the festival in style on Sunday 18 March with Saskwatch, Mighty Duke and the Lords, Cool Out Sun, A.YA and Havana Palava playing for FREE in the lush surrounds of Shore Reserve in Pascoe Vale South. There will also be an array of wonderful food stalls serving up tasty treats all afternoon.