The Melbourne Festival Is Back!

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As if we don’t have enough festivals in Melbourne already, the Melbourne Festival will be kicking off. We just finished off the Melbourne Fringe Festival, so we don’t even have any time to recuperate from that, but the thing is we don’t want to. We want to keep the festivities going! South Australia likes to call itself The Festival State; frankly, I think we have them beat (sorry SA!).

Like any festival, Melbourne Festival has everything you could want, from theatre like Sydney mafia saga The Trouble With Harry or the Aboriginal drama My Lovers’ Bones. Music shows such as Pop Crimes pays tribute to acclaimed Aussie guitarist Rowland S. Howard and a live gig of ace Aussie funk act The Bamboos. If you’re into visual arts, you can’t miss Melbourne’s trams having a glorious artsy makeover, so  you’ll be surrounded by Melbourne’s art even as you’re travelling to see some!

Naturally such a festival will be spread across Melbourne and is taking place such as Birarrung Marr, North Melbourne Town Hall, ACMI, the Footscray Community Arts Centre, Northcote Town Hall and of course Fed Square (as if Fed Square wasn’t going to get a mention, it’s the Melbourne Festival after all).

Taking place between Friday October 10-Sunday October 26, if you’re a true Melbournian, you’ll most certainly want to see our lovely city be as vibrant and bustling as it gets. For more info, check out the Melbourne Festival website.

Art & Design


The House Of Dior

Milk Bar Mag checked out The House Of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture exhibition bringing together fashion and art in the always-beautiful National Gallery of Victoria.


Moments by Dominic Taranto

Milk Bar Mag had the privilege of having an advanced viewing of Moments, and a chat with Dominic Taranto, the humble and hard-working artist behind it.



Milk Bar Mag will attend the opening night of Moments, Northside artist Dominic Taranto's largest show to date.

Food and Drink


North & Eight

Milk Bar Mag visited North & Eight, the new Essendon hotspot leaving a distinct impression on brunch-goers.


Melbourne Festival: Our guide on where to eat and drink

Melbourne Festival kicks off this week and Milk Bar Mag names the four venues to eat and drink at this festival season.


The Cliveden Bar & Dining

The Cliveden Bar & Dining offers a new way to buffet across an impressive 1000-square metre space that overlooks the Fitzroy Gardens.