A new music festival is hitting Fed Square next year

A new music festival is hitting Fed Square next year

Northeast Party House
Northeast Party House

Introducing Factory Summer Festival.

After three huge events on the west coast, Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival is journeying east where it will take over Brisbane and Melbourne this summer.

Under the new banner of Factory Summer Festival, the experiential music and arts event is set to welcome some of the biggest local music names to the stage, going down in Perth and Brisbane throughout December before proceeding to Melbourne’s Federation Square in March and April, 2021.

Some of the names set to perform include Nina Las Vegas, Cassian, Anna Lunoe, Northeast Party House, Illy, Jess Kent, Ruel, Motez, What So Not and more.

In a period of ongoing uncertainty in the music festival landscape, Factory Summer Festival is looking to provide some assurance. To prepare for any potential disruptions, the festival has already allowed for March reschedule dates for its Perth and Brisbane events, alongside the opportunity for full refunds should the events be rescheduled.

Factory Summer Festival Co-Director Chris Bausor says the event’s split schedule means that they can showcase a large variety of artistic talent in a safe and healthy manner.

“Our event runs over three weeks, with capacity limited to a maximum of 4,000 per day, allowing for greater social distancing measures and a unique headline performance each night, which would not be possible in a more traditional format over a shorter period of time,” Mr Bausor said.

Check out the Melbourne lineup below (in alphabetical order):

Anna Lunoe
Dirty South
Elise Keddie
Jess Kent
Lucille Croft
Nina Las Vegas
Northeast Party House
Stace Cadet
What So Not

Factory Summer Festival hits Federation Square across three weekends from March 19 to April 5, 2021. For more info, hit up the festival website.

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