Posted by Matt Wilson
09. Oct, 2014
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.
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