Top 10 Melbourne Revelry On this week 28/02/2021
It’s the time of the season. Well…a season.
10) I Love Dancehall
What: Experience a warehouse club night in Brunswick, dedicated to the bass heavy sounds of Jamaican Dancehall. Good vibes and good people. Showcasing local artists and talent, dancers, MC, fashion designers, DJS, producers, community vibes…all about Dancehall love and culture.
Why: Take advantage of the warehouse rave before Bezos owns all the warehouses.
9) Social House X STÜM
What: The notorious STÜM is taking over the boiler room for two hours with his infamous slammers. Rejoice in the Funktion-One sound system and industrial laser lights until the birds chirp. Or take a 180 and enjoy classic disco hits in a fairy-vibe beer garden, provided by your trusted social residents.
Why: As of 2015, an event is simply not worth being seen at unless it has an umlaut in its name.
8) Fair Weathr. Day Party
What: Backyard Fest presents the very first edition of Fair Weathr. A day party bringing together good music and good people. Featuring: Brian Fantana, Morning Maxwell, Spacey Space, Connor Mac, Butters, Scott Dybing and Sammy Dale.
Why: Probably the last decade in which you can name a rave ‘Fair Weathr’ without the name being an ironic reference to the barren dystopia humanity has created.
What: This Summer, SummerSalt will take place in some of the most picturesque and iconic locations around the country including a bunch of new and fresh locations. SummerSalt aims to provide a truly unique feast for the senses – an eclectic series of concerts with a focus on these proven and beloved performers, and introducing some fresh talent, creating the perfect setting to either dance with your friends or sit back and chill to the tunes. Summersalt will be a day/evening of fun in the sun with the perfect soundtrack to match. Featuring: John Butler, The Cat Empire, The Teskey Brothers, Boy & Bear and more!
Why: We’ve said it once, we’ll say it again, yes, John Butler is still alive.
6) Full Moon Party
What: Melbourne’s Biggest nightclub Billboard The Venue will be completely transformed over 2 rooms, with 1000’s of free glow sticks, festival wands, flashing leis, UV face and body paint, fire performers and amazing neon light shows! Melbourne’s best DJs including Stance Daniels, Jamie Vlahos, and more will be playing all your favourite RNB, Commercial House & Party Tunes!
Why: Make sure you really slather that body paint on. That way you won’t be able to distinguish the harmless stains from the viral ones.
5) Age Of Love 2: 4th Time’s a Charm
What: Experience a full on night with an incredibly insane DJ lineup! The Basement (Classic Dance Music): Lisa Carrick, Jason Prior, Peter MacNamara, Anthony Papper, Sean Quinn, Johnny L. The Marquee (Pop 90s Bangers): Lil Chris, Toyboy, King Karim. The Lounge (Funk & Disco): Mas Paoli, Mary Phunkee, Mario Loria. An awesome production with 15 DJs! Featuring artist ”Faith Henshaw” lady-long-legs! Don’t forget to smile for the camera man Anthony Nave.
Why: A night with something for everyone except people who like music.
4) Malthouse Outdoor Stage
28th February-14th March
What: The new Malthouse Outdoor Stage will host music, comedy, dance, cabaret, talks, and theatre, all in the open air. The stage will open with a line-up of local artists including ARIA-winning jazz and soul prodigy Kaiit, euphoric funk craftsmen Mildlife, and the singular style of Emma Donovan & The Putbacks. The program will continue with comedians taking centre stage, including Lano & Woodley, Eddie Perfect, Anne Edmonds, and Judith Lucy and Denise Scott.
Why: It’s open air. So the miasma of mouth juices has a chance to really expand throughout the atmosphere.
3) Live at the Bowl
28th February-31st March
What: The Sidney Myer Music Bowl will host an open-air season of music, comedy, family-friendly events and more. Applaud as your favourite artists return to the stage in a program of free and ticketed events. Share a socially distanced dance under the stars with friends and family, and reconnect with Melbourne and each other. The first lineup announcement includes: Birds of Tokyo with the MSO, Hannah Gadsby, Human Nature, Daryl Braithwaite & The Black Sorrows, Lime Cordiale, Missy Higgins, Mo’Ju with Orchestra Victoria, Ocean Alley, Soju Gang, Felix Riebl, Ollie McGill & Emma Donovan, Vika & Linda Bull, the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra and many, many more talents.
Why: Because unfortunately mass death in 2020 wasn’t enough to kill off the dregs of 2000-2010.
2) Moomba Festival
What: The iconic Moomba Festival welcomes people into the city annually on the Labour Day long weekend in March, to experience the traditions and fun of Melbourne’s longest-running and largest community festival. A celebration of Melbourne, Moomba is famous for its Moomba Monarchs who reign over the traditional Monday street parade, Birdman Rally on the Yarra River, carnival in Alexandra Gardens and nightly fireworks. Visitors can also get involved in a music program packed with headliners and local up-and-comers, the Moomba Masters waterskiing competition, skate park workshops, competitions and engaging children’s activities. All events are free and take place across the long weekend.
Why: Nothing marks the gruelling achievements of the Australian working class in terms of egalitarian unionisation like two rich celebrities in crowns heckling a waterskiing competition.
1) Friends Of Friends Street Rave
What: Australia’s talent pool is truly overflowing. After the unfortunate cosmic event known as 2020, it’s time we pay homage to those local creatives in the best way we know: a huge industrial street rave with a city skyline shaking in the pulsating waves emanating from a crystal clear Funktion-One Soundsystem. Featuring: Cassettes For Kids, Katie Pearson, Loods, Marli, Merve, Pretty Girl and Toni Yotzi.
Why: For people so willing to describe COVID-19 as a ‘cosmic event’, they seem awfully chipper, tempting fate with a mass street grind.