Yes it’s cold out, yes winter is coming (reference not intended) and yes we all want to Netflix – hold the chill, but there is so much happening! You may have missed out on Dark Mofo last week and your chance on getting tickets for this year’s Splendour In The Grass but that shouldn’t stop you from stepping outside to enjoy the rest of this winter wonderland happening around you.

Volumes festival will be returning and have announced their 2016 line up. This time, it will be a 2 day event on August 26 and 27. Attendees from last year can tell you this is more than just your regular music festival. It’s a medley live music, visual and electronic art as well as a digital media experience. Taking place at the Oxford Square this multi-venue event will have your heart pumping.

Featuring 80 emerging artists, labels, and creatives, this is not to be missed:

volumes 2016

VOLUMES 2016

FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
BV, Dro Carey, Koi Child, Charles Murdoch, Rainbow Chan, Alba, Silent Jay x Jace XL, HTMLflowers, DEER, Milwaukee Banks, 30/70, Christopher Port, Lupa J, Jaysways, Body Promise, SIDECHAINS DJs, Melty, Spirals, Godriguez

SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
Nicholas Allbrook, Slum Sociable, Fishing, Mall Grab, Donny Benet, Mossy, Rolling Blackouts CF, You Beauty, Cliques, Marcus Whale, Habits, Zero Percent, Good Boy, Orb, Unity Floors, Terrible Truths, The Harpoons, Hubert Clarke Jr, Null, Babicka, Leo James, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding, Darts, Summer Flake, Angie, Scraps, 100%, California Girls, Good Morning, Solid Effort, Us The Band, Xanga, Nite Fleit, Andy Garvey, Adi Toohey, Playful Sound

+ I OH YOU DJs, Strange Yonder DJs, Thump DJs, Noisey DJs, Rice Is Nice DJs, Bedroom Suck DJs

Tickets on sale today at 12PM via Moshtix.

“Okay so maybe I can hold off on OITNB” you begin to think. Well, there’s more!

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The FLAIR Inaugural Art Event will be taking place this August between 18th to the 21st. A series of curated events showcasing Melbourne’s dynamic arts community will be displayed across the art galleries at the top of Flinders Lane. The program has been administered by ARC ONE Gallery, Arts Project Australia (supported by NKN Gallery), Craft, fortyfivedownstairs and Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. 

As well as experiencing a range of exhibitions, attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the artists and even sit in on forums and panel discussions with various creatives.

For photography lovers, Robyn Stacey’s project, Are you experienced? Will be turning a room at Sofitel’s Melbourne On Collins into a camera obscura . And you have the opportunity to be a part of the experience in limited numbers. Also at Sofitel ,Here And Nowfeaturing the work of twelve Arts Project Australia artists and curated by Global Arts Project will also be exhibited 24 hours a day.

Other art creatives pieces include:

Two photographic exhibitions featuring A City Unpolarised by Steve Greenaway and The Coloured Girls by Lisa Minogue.

 Robert Owen’s Music for the Eyes at ARC ONE Gallery,  Collective Material nearby Craft will include a history and works by key collectors

Informal discussions will be hosted by Arts Project Australia at their NKN gallery pop-up location.

FLAIR will also be having their Progressive Degustation on Friday, August 19th across the curated events alongside local restaurants Cumulus, Pei Modern and others.

Not to be missed!

FLAIR Melbourne

18 – 21 August 2016

Top end of Flinders Lane, Melbourne

For more information on the festival, please visit: www.flairmelbourne.com

“Alright I’m sold, if there was only some sort of magic show”- . Oh there is my friend

Melbourne magic fest 2016

The Melbourne Magic Festival will be returning to the Northcote Town Hall from June 27th until July 9th.

The event will include a whopping 300 performances across 55 different shows. With magicians from all over the globe, it has been hailed as the largest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Magic acts will include levitation, hypnotisation , mind reading, family friendly shows and even the opportunity to learn some tricks yourself. The line up of magicians will include, Phil Cass, Lawson Reeves, Tom Stevens, Sarah Jones, Peter Nguyen, Nicholas J Johnson and many others.