This Melbourne music festival is decorating Kew with six straight days of gigs and entertainment
18.02.2021

This Melbourne music festival is decorating Kew with six straight days of gigs and entertainment

Wendybird
Words By Riley Barber

The festival will bring a wide variety of performances to venues all across Kew.

Local community music festival MusiKfest Kew is back for its second year, providing Melburnians an opportunity to go out and see a huge range of musical acts across the suburb’s various venues.

The festival will run for six days from Tuesday February 23 to Sunday February 28 and kicks off with a huge opening party, featuring a performance from local party-starters Jaspora.

What you need to know

  • MusiKfest Kew is back for its second year
  • The community music festival goes down from Tuesday February 23 until Sunday February 28
  • The lineup offers a wide variety of acts, encompassing a whole range of genres

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Performing from Kew Court House and steeped in Calypso, Zouk, Soca and Tropical inspirations, Jaspora are sure to get everyone up and dancing with their effortless groove. With a live show packed with improvisation, this gig is not-to-be-missed.

From there and across the following five nights, MusiKfest Kew will see Wendybird perform from Dawson on Wednesday February 24 as Stephanie Angelini and Danny Stain bring old-school country to Wokaholic on the same night.

Elsewhere, Anthony Young will be performing an acoustic tribute to soul from the Q Art Gallery on Thursday February 25, with the music of Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and Amy Winehouse to feature. Then there’s Madhu Chakravorty, who’s been the lead singer for a Bollywood band for five years now; she’ll hit Aachi’s on Thursday February 25 too.

Across the weekend, everyone from talented 17-year-old Kew singer-songwriter Ishan Merchant to Izzy Losi & Molly Jane, Nigel with the Brie, Gary Young, Cosmic Cats and Sasha Millar are set to perform across a number of different Kew venues such as Hiatus, Fly Lie, Postmaster Hotel and beyond. And that’s just the start.

All in all, MusiKfest Kew’s second instalment offers something for everyone, with performances encompassing an eclectic mix of genres such as Japanese koto, blues, Bollywood, modern and classic country, Dixieland and more.

Most events are free entry, although some are ticketed. As part of the MusiKfest Kew, all venues will be adhering to government restrictions and have COVID-19 plans in place.

MusiKfest Kew takes place from Tuesday February 23 to Sunday February 28. Book tickets or reserve a table for any of the events via the festival website.