Heading into its 5th year, Leaps and Bounds Music Festival: Sounds of Winter is set to warm our cold, Melbourne hearts from July 13-23. As an important part of Australia’s busiest music scene, the festival backs local venues, record stores and businesses every year, and 2017 is going to be no different.

The 10-day festival will launch at iconic Melbourne venue The Corner Hotel with live sets from Augie MarchJess Ribeiro and The Pink Tiles, with a very special unannounced guest to perform Paul Kelly’s Leaps and Bounds.

The first music programming for the 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is outlined below.

Acid Country Live to Air – PBS 106.7FM
The Gem – Thursday 20 July

A Moment In Time: The North Fitzroy Beat (Little Bands) Scene:
Featuring Primitive Calculators, Use No Hooks, Hot To Rot
Saturday 15 July – The Tote

Blake Scott – The Peep Tempel
LongPlay – Thursday 20 and Friday 21 July

Blues n’ Bounds
The Evelyn Hotel, Catfish, Rainbow Hotel, Rooks Return, Labor In Vain, Old Bar and Checkerboard Lounge – Friday 14 – Sunday 23 July

Ed Kuepper By Request and Ed Kuepper – In Conversation “(I’M) STRANDED”,
40 YEARS ON
Melba Spiegeltent – Saturday 22 July

friendships Vs HABITS
The Night Cat – Friday 14 July

GL + Special Guests
The Corner Hotel – Saturday 15 July

Ollie Olsen’s Class Of 2018: Featuring: Vacuum, Kollaps & Simon Karis & Ollie Olsen
The Tote Upstairs – Friday 14 July

Paint To Improv: Featuring Taipan Tiger Girls, Zond & No Sister
The Evelyn Hotel – Friday 21 July

Persecution Blues: (including a 2008 live set from Eddy Current Suppression Ring)
The Tote – Monday 17 July

Smith Street Dreaming – (Street Festival)
Corner Stanley & Smith Street, Collingwood – Saturday 22 July – 1pm – 5pm

Some Velvet Nights
Some Velvet Morning – Friday 14 – Sunday 23 July

The Letter String Quartet
Melba Spielgeltent – Friday 21 July

Professional Development Program
The Rainbow Hotel & Melba Spiegeltent – Monday 17 – Sunday 23 July

The Push Pop-Up Shop
Collarts Brunswick Street – Friday 14 July – Monday 17 July

Yarra’s Women Of Country
The Standard Hotel – Sunday 16 and Sunday 23 July

OTHER FIRST ROUND ANNOUNCEMENTS
An Otherwise Quiet Room
Dream On Dreamer – All Ages Matinee Show
Fee B Squared’s Class Of 2018: Featuring: Shrimpwitch + more TBA

Front Bar Pub n’ Grub Crawl – Various Venues
Hard-Ons
Hungry Ghosts (Reformation Show)
I’ve Been Everywhere
New War & Rites Wild
Riflebirds
The Braves
Rich Davies
Ramshackle Army
Slow Dissolve
the Fck Ups + The Second Sex
The Hitmen
The Strange World of Library Music
The Stu Thomas Paradox

Uncomfortable Science w/ Las Mar and Special Guests
Zockapilli

ADDITIONAL SHOWS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY 29th MAY!

More info on the announced shows and tickets @ leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com