St Paul's Cathedral
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) starts this Friday, offering a range of new live music by local and international acts over its nine—day program.
This year the MMW will have its own original hub in Melbourne’s St Paul’s Cathedral. This is the first time in its 126-year-old, the neo-Gothic Cathedral and carpark will host such an event, giving a unique experience for Melbourne music lovers.
Delivered by the City of Melbourne, the MMW will have the Cathedral host four shows inside its walls including headline performers such as DJ Hell, Julianna Barwick, Sampa the Great and Jacques Greene. In addition, the outside adjoining carpark area will become a bustling outdoor live music area, becoming host to lunchtime performances and gigs.
The MMW will also span a range of musical genres, covering modern and classical styles alike, featuring music like old-time jazz, sleek pop-synth, R & B, to sprawling electronica and hip hop.
Innovative music events will also take centre stage with MMW’s Self-Made series, offering a curated program of eight unique music experiences with audiences transported across a number of unconventional Melbourne locations like the MPavillion, Melbourne Meat Market and Howey Place.
One key event ‘Live at The Steps’ is back for another year with a massive free, all-ages party on the opening day, Friday, 17 November. Other events include ‘Fed Square Live’ events and the popular ‘Tram Session’, which treats commuters to over an hour of live music on a curated tram ride around Melbourne.
Apart from holding a wealth of music events on during the week, MMW also will incorporate a two-day industry summit called ‘Face the Music’ 2017, The Age Victoria Music Awards After Party, among many other events.
Dates: 17 - 25 November 2017
Location: St Paul's Cathedral (Flinders Ln & Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000)