Melbourne Music Week is a love letter to the city’s sounds and spaces
15.10.2019

Melbourne Music Week is a love letter to the city’s sounds and spaces

Photo: Kane Hibberd

When?

Thursday November 14 – Saturday November 23.

Where?

A city-wide takeover, Melbourne Music Week envelopes the CBD across over 65 venues and 70 events.

Who?

Boasting over 300 acts, the MMW program is a beast in and of itself. With a focus on fostering emerging talent, the festival is the perfect place to find your new favourite band. Featuring a mammoth offering of acoustic, electronic, experimental and experiential music, this year’s program welcomes the likes of DAF, Kittin, CC:DISCO!, Total Control, Robert Henke, Sarah Mary Chadwick, Stonefield, Body Type, U-Bahn, Kira Piru, Ausmuteants, Krown, Loose Tooth, Kllo, P-UniQue, Tiny Ruins, The Native Cats, HABITS, BATPISS, MzRizk and loads more.

The history

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Melbourne Music Week. Over the past decade, MMW has championed Melbourne’s creative community by bringing emerging artists to stages across the city. Not only does MMW foster new talent, it consistently brings live music to unique spaces – from the former Royal Women’s Hospital to the depths of ACMI’s basement, nothing is off limits.

Since it began, MMW has hosted over 2,500 acts and welcomed over 350,000 punters to its events. In its first year, the festival took over Birrarung Marr with its pop-up Hub – Kubik. Taking it back to where it all began, this year will see Kubik come alive once again.

Constructed from industrial containers, illuminating its new home in Alexandra Gardens with a spectacle of software-controlled LED lights, each responding to the beats it hosts, this truly is an outdoor music venue like no other.

The vibe

MMW sets the city abuzz in a celebration of Melbourne’s dedication to live music. As always, the festival looks beyond the way we typically experience live music in order to deliver performances which excite, perplex and surprise.

A tribute to Melbourne’s creative community, there is no better time to mingle with your neighbours as you relish a shared love for this fine city and all it has to offer. Leave your expectations at home and enter with an open mind – you won’t be disappointed.

Sustainability

MMW is committed to reducing its environmental impact and encourages punters to follow suit. This year, the festival’s Hub will be powered by 100 per cent renewable energy as well as reducing and off-setting carbon emissions across all events.

MMW also looks to maintain a zero-waste Hub through ensuring any single-use item that can’t be eliminated is recyclable and nothing goes into landfill. The hub will also rely on 100 per cent captured stormwater from within the city which will be returned to water storages to irrigate Melbourne’s parks and gardens after the festival has run its course.

Additionally, MMW will serve its drinks in reusable cups with no straws. They’ve also reduced the number of printed programs by 40 per cent and ensured that the physical programs that do exist were printed on 30 per cent recycled paper content.

Tickets

The program spans 70 events, with tickets available at mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Grab your tickets and find out more about Melbourne Music Week at mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au.