April Sun adds The Church, Bob Evans, Leo Sayer and more to 2021 lineup

April Sun adds The Church, Bob Evans, Leo Sayer and more to 2021 lineup

Words by Tom Parker

Melbourne’s new live music event hits St Kilda foreshore from Thursday April 15.

A landmark new live music event was recently announced for St Kilda, with the likes of You Am I, G Flip, Cosmo’s Midnight, Hiatus Kaiyote and more locked in for April Sun’s initial lineup announcement.

Now the event has gone one better, revealing a fresh slate of names set to descend on St Kilda’s foreshore this autumn.

What you need to know

  • April Sun has expanded its inaugural 2021 program
  • As part of the event’s second lineup announcement, the likes of The Church, Bob Evans, Leo Sayer and more are set to perform
  • Other names added to the bill include Kylie Auldist, OPIUO and Marcia Hines

Keep up with the latest festival news here

Across three additional events – making April Sun a ten-event extravaganza to this point – The Church and Bob Evans will team up for their own special show on Thursday April 15. Then, on Friday April 23, seminal singer-songwriter Leo Sayer will be joined by Marcia Hines and Kylie Auldist for an epic triple bill.

Capping off the announcement come OPIUO and BLANKE – established and emerging producers in their own right – both of whom are set to put on a stellar show on Sunday April 25.

April Sun – the new brainchild of Live Nation, Pavilion Australia and revered local tastemakers Shadow Electric – will go down in the St Kilda Triangle next to the iconic Palais Theatre. The event allows attendees to book single tickets to each gig and hang out in a position of their choice in each zone, letting them enjoy all the action in a COVIDSafe manner – and yes, dancing is allowed.

April Sun 2021

Thursday April 15: The Church and Bob Evans

Friday April 16: Future Classic Presents – G FLIP, Touch Sensitive, Sycco & Thomas Headon

Saturday April 17: POOF DOOF DAY DOOF feat; Sneaky Sound System, Electric Fields, Jawbreakers, Yo!Mafia, Sgt Slick, YUMMY, Fisty, Jimi The Kween and Argonaut and more. 

Thursday April 22: You Am I, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane & The Casanovas 

Friday April 23: Leo Sayer, Marcia Hines and Kylie Auldist

Saturday April 24: Thick As Thieves 

Sunday April 25: OPIUO, BLANKE and guests

Thursday April 29: Cosmo’s Midnight, Eves Karydas & ASHWARYA 

Friday April 30: CHILLINIT 

Saturday May 1: CHILLINIT 

Sunday May 2: Hiatus Kaiyote, Harvey Sutherland (LIVE) & Special Guests 

Tickets are now on sale. Find out more about all shows via April Sun.