Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 14/04/2019
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10) Pleasurekraft & Francesca Lombardo Live
What: A double header party you’ll not want to miss – Pleasurekraft and Francesca Lombardo bringing some serious heat to Shed 9. They will be flipping the shed on its head with lighting, visuals and more.
Why: There’s no better way to morally balance the day you had to spend drowning in your relatives’ overcooked chicken and frilly doilies than a drunken night in a hot shed.
9) Rooftop Day & Night Party ft Secondcity
What: Perk is proud to be taking over Melbourne’s best rooftop for a massive day & night party on the largest Thursday night in the party calendar. With the rooftop furniture cleared away, welcome Secondcity for an open air affair, overlooking the city skyline from the heart of Chapel St.
Why: Funny. We’d always assumed the notion of a centuries-old reminder of the massacre of a nonviolent people would detract from the party vibe.
8) A Day at The Yarra
What: The Nomad’s Table brings you the first instalment of “A Day At The Yarra”, boasting a mixture of house and techno from some of Melbourne’s finest DJ’s, along with an all you can eat BBQ!
Why: Oil your outsides; grease your insides.
7) The Breakfast Club: Easter Saturday Skyline Rave
What: An intimate skyline rave on the roof of the Hotel Barkly with all the smoke, lights and Funktion One sound of the NYE party, except this time it’s on Easter!
Why: Salute an archaic nature-based pagan festival with laser lights in a skyscraper.
6) Tramp Candy Presents: The Good Doof
What: A techno, psy, minimal and prog day party wherein Melbourne’s local talent will tear through 20 Kings Street like never before. The talents have graced festival floors the likes of Rainbow, Pitch, Subsonic, Babylon and Esoteric plus many more. Prepare to hear a different sound to your average basement pound.
Why: If on average the basements you’ve been around involve a pounding noise you might want to consider living in a different neighbourhood.
5) Jimeoin Result!
What: “Jimeoin recalls the familiar at a fantastically silly level, boiling his audience down to a tear-filled, gibbering mess” (Scotland on Sunday). Jimeoin is internationally acclaimed as one of live comedy’s masters, so don’t miss your chance to see this guy live.
Why: He will not challenge you. But, honestly, who the hell wants to be challenged these days? So, you ruin of a human being, come. Drink and laugh rather than drink and weep.
4) The Enchanted Garden Party
What: Step into a larger than life dance oasis – a fun, welcoming and contagious quagmire of sound and colour where adventure, friendship and connection is paramount, and the lust for love and happiness is all taken care of for you with world class artists, sound, performers, art installations, decor & production. An open air dance music soiree for the ages.
Why: Enchanted garden; contagious quagmire. Perspective is a concept that remains undervalued.
3) Melbourne International Comedy Festival
What: An annual event, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival literally takes over Australia’s comedy capital, Melbourne, each autumn with an enormous program of stand-up comedy, cabaret, theatre, street performance, film, television, radio and visual arts.
Why: Laugh with something other than bitter resentment. Unless you accidentally bought tickets to Dave Hughes.
2) Pure Melbourne
What: One of Australia’s most loved techno events, returns for its fourth year! Celebrating techno and house music, PURE has quickly established itself as a must attend event for dance music fans across two countries, thanks to its reputation as an event where the audience can make a special connection with the DJ’s. A night of Pure techno, delivered with incredible sound in an old fashioned no nonsense, no fluff rave atmosphere.
Why: We’re enthralled by the many different ways in which techno music has surfaced in recent cultural history. In the same way a corpse intermittently resurfaces from the currents of the ocean as it alternately fills with gas and dissolves.
1) The Drop Festival
What: Following the surf and celebrating music, community culture and a love of the ocean, The Drop Festival is back for its second year. Featuring Angus & Julia Stone, Client Liaison, Hockey Dad, The Jungle Giants, Alex The Astronaut and Ball Park Music.
Why: Better get used to loving the ocean now. Thanks to unfettered global warming it’s going to be up to your neck in about ten years time.