After a huge initial announcement that featured an Australian exclusive performance of Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, an I Oh You curated party at Flagstaff Station alongside the reveal of the 2013 hub, the full program has been revealed.
The full program will feature performances from Pantha du Prince & The Bell Laboratory, Canyons & Daniel Boyd, Gold Fields, The Bats, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Justin Vandervolgen, Dick Diver & Twerps, Naysayer & Gilsun, Jacques Lu Cont, Shed, Andy Stott, Mikal Cronin, Roland Tings, Breton, The UV Race, Andras Fox, Hieroglyphic Being, Oscar Keysung, Boomgates, SNKDKTL DJs, No Zu, Fraser A Gorman & Courtney Barnett, Bombay Royale, Ooga Boogas, Footy, Willow Beats, Forces, Home Travel and a whole lot more local talent.
Across 13 music venues including Boney, Section 8, Ferdydurke and Bennetts Lane the Live Music Safari will return featuring over 40 local artists playing jazz, hip hop, rock, techno and every genre in between.
The Label Series will this year see Aarght Records laying siege to Melbourne University’s underground car park, while Lost and Lonesome will celebrate their 15th birthday with a full-day indie-pop fiesta featuring 15 acts at the North Melbourne Meat Market.
Following on from 2011’s KUBIK Melbourne, and 2012’s Where?House; 2013’s ‘The Residence’ offers a dynamic, purpose-built venue at Birrarung Marr. Created in collaboration with the People’s Market, The Residence will feature video mapping, light installations, market, food and entertainment offerings as well as an exciting music program each day and night of the festival. The Residence will be curated by 18 leading industry players, including Mistletone, Modular, The Operatives and Polyester Records (who are celebrating their 30th anniversary).