This year’s edition of the Darebin Music Feast kicks off this Thursday and we’ve got just the right tunes for you to feast on.
Running over 11 consecutive days in October, the Feast will deliver an array of inspiring, inclusive vibes, showcasing the impressive range of talent hailing from Melbourne’s North.
Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Melbourne’s brightest independent artists. Signed to the up and coming Perth-based label Pilerats, The Age reckons Georgia “dreams in fantastic Technicolor’. ‘
Formed all the way back in 1977 by lead singer and songwriters Bunna Lawrie, Coloured Stone meld all your fave genres including rock, reggae and ska alongside an Aboriginal sound using traditional instruments like didgeridoo and clap sticks. Coloured Stone originally hail from the Nullarbor Plains but these days they are recognised internationally. We can see why.
This 19 year old’s sweet honeyed vocals have been makinng the industry sit up and take notice this year and we can see why. Kaiit joins forces with some formidabble talent for DMF’s feature event, Mana. Mana is a live music event that emphasises queerness and First Nations people. ‘Mana’ means ‘spiritual power, authority, prestige’. By handing the mic to emerging musicians who are queer / femme / non-binary / First Peoples / Pasifika / people of colour, this event empowers these young marginalised people to reclaim their mana.
Story telling from a self proclaimed Preston raised swamp rat . This hotly tipped artist combines Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Rat Child is one of the hottest tickets on Darebin Music Feast’s ‘Darebin Live’ program
American songwriter Tim Easton administers folk-based storytelling and personal travelling tales, often peppered with bold confessions or ‘tell it as is’ reality. Rolling Stone Magazine praised him as ‘having a novelist’s sense of humanity’.
Indigenous singer/songwriter Emma Donovan combines soul, gospel and roots in one addictive combination of prowess and pedigree. Emma Donovan and The Putbacks are just a small part of an epic bill for the Feast’s closing party, Reservoir Stomp. A family friendly affair, the Stomp bring crowds north of Bell Street for their musical fix.