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Free shows, parties, punk and more: Melbourne Music Week unveils full program

Melbourne will come alive with a mesmerising program. 

After revealing the saintly surrounds of St Paul's Cathedral as this year's festival hub, Melbourne Music Week has now unveiled the full program in all its glory. Delivering nine days of music, art and escapades - it's set for its biggest installment yet. 
 
Making a welcome return comes the annual Live Music Safari, with this year's event celebrating 40 years of punk. Ten of Melbourne's favourite venues will ditch the cover charge and throw open their doors for an epic night of raucous, loud tunes that tap into the spirit of punk - culminating in over 50 artists performing in multiple genres throughout the night. 
 
The Cathedral's carpark will be transformed into an outdoor live music venue featuring some top-notch talent, with live sets co-presented by I Oh You, Valve Sounds, Analogue Attic, WAT Artists and more. This comes alongside headline Catherdal shows from DJ Hell, Julianna Barwick, Sampa The Great, and Jacques Green. 
 
Of course, the programming of Melbourne Music Week is as musically diverse as the city itself. From jazz to electronic and everything in between, there's something here to suit all tastes.
 
Opening night will kick off with performances by Kutcha Edwards and Miss Blanks. Delivered by I OH YOU, night two of the hub carpark will feature the inimitable talents of epic acid-laced folk pop of Forster native Jack River, the sleek synth-pop of I Know Leopard and the sprawling electronica of Melbourne's Eilish Gilligan. 
 
Harry James Angus of The Cat Empire will present a jazz-laced tribute to classical dramas; Albrecht La'Brooy, Josh Kelly and more will be delivering lush beats; while Baro, Big Words, ESESE, Nasty Mars and Villette will be dropping R&B and hip hop. 
 
Further highlights include a chocked Face The Music program along with an appearance from Kirin J Callinan and Press Club, a 13th birthday bash from The Operatives and the return of Melbourne Music Week's Self-Made series traversing venues including ACMI, MPavillion, Melbourne Meat Market and Howey Place. 
 
Visionary Sounds acts as a self-contained film festival music videos made by Australian women screening under the stars at Rooftop Cinema, while Uncomfortable Science will helm a tribute to Amy Winehouse to tie in with the Jewish Museum's brilliant new exhibition
 
If that wasn't enough, there'll also be The Age Victoria Music Awards After Party, laneway street party ZOO, Miscellanea - a multi-label takeover of the iconic Melbourne Town Hall, and Ariel Pink’s performance at Melbourne Recital Centre
 
Safe to say, this is going to be huge. 

Melbourne Music Week goes down from November 17 - November 25. Full program details are live now