FULL PROGRAM ANNOUNCED & TICKETS ON SALE – WEDNESDAY 3 SEPTEMBER
Every year, Melbourne’s thriving music community comes together to celebrate songwriting and music in all its forms at the Darebin Music Feast. This rich and diverse collection of musical events of all genres is built on the philosophy that music brings people together. It is a joyous means of engaging and uniting the community.
The 2014 Music Feast will run from Wednesday 8 to Sunday 19 October and present over 150 events, in over 15 venues throughout Westgarth, Northcote, Thornbury, Preston and Reservoir including swags of free events.
The City of Darebin is proud to continue to present this annual event. This year’s festival puts greater focus onto artists and industry development opportunities. Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde has partnered with the festival on a new Composition Competition, The Push have come on board to bring a pop up free access industry development space to life with speaker panels co-presented by Music Victoria and hands-on workshops.
After the great success of the new festival hub bar in 2013, The Bain Marie returns featuring free shows, music workshops and fun gigs for Dads and the kids. The 2014 line-up celebrates old-timey troubadours of Americana, Blues, Swamp, Hills music genres and their musical legacy here in Melbourne. Special guests performing for free in the hub bar include Mojo Juju, Pugsley Buzzard, The Wilson Pickers, Christopher Coleman Collective, Cherrywood, Ruby Boots and the Davidson Brothers plus artists on the rise, Archer and Rowena Wise.
This Travelling Folk theme continues with a series of Artists Interviews discussing the dedication of Australian artists who travel to the countries of origin of the music that inspires them, their experiences and the ways that they have grown from them.
A curated program will also be presented in the majestic Northcote Town Hall, with a selection of free and ticketed events. 15 applicants have received presentation opportunities through the Music Feast Artists Support program, and will present innovative works with a focus on historical texts, multi-media platforms and orchestral collaborations connecting to Eastern and European cultures. The 2014 artists projects include Tania Bosak’s European Defection Party, Charles Jenkins & His Amateur Historians, Ashley Davies & Henry Wagons – Burke & Wills Expedition, The Melbourne Tabla School Concert, Rama Nicholas – Death Rides A Horse, the Orkeztra Glasso Bashalde concert and Composition Competition and Tahai3 in collaboration with the Preston Symphony Orchestra.
Iconic Darebin music venues such as the Northcote Social Club, Open Studio, The Wesley Anne, Bar 303 and Tago Mago as well as new venue Farouks Olive will run shows nightly including local and touring artists plus special events.
The Street Feast Street Feast gets loud with three buskers and community stages located across Darebin, plus roaming entertainment to delight and engage.