Introducing Drop The Beat 2.0, the public installation championing young Melbourne musicians
14.04.2021

Introducing Drop The Beat 2.0, the public installation championing young Melbourne musicians

Photo via Aardvark Youth Music

The collaborative performance video will be publicly screened in the CBD across seven days.

Sponsored by City of Melbourne and funded by FReeZA, the Victorian government’s drug, alcohol and smoke-free entertainment initiative, comes a new project aiming to amplify local talented musicians and provide events for the community.

Titled Drop The Beat 2.0, the collaborative performance brings together young people from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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Spanning blues, rap, hip hop, electronic music and more, Drop The Beat 2.0 will see four youth groups showcasing talent from their programs, including Aardvark Music, Decibels, Real Youth Music Studios and Youth In Blues, through public screenings projected on the SIGNAL building along the Northbank on Flinders Walk.

Originally intended to take place in 2020, the pandemic not only meant that the performances had to be postponed, but it also transformed the live series into a collection of virtual events.

The performance videos will be screened across seven days, from April 26 until May 2 between 6pm and 10pm, championing the talent of the young people involved and exhibiting the importance of the youth groups involved in the series.

For more information, visit The Drum website.