Moreland City Council’s annual Brunswick Music Festival returns this March, celebrating 30 years of live music and local talent in the suburb of Brunswick. It has been revealed in the past that Brunswick has the highest concentration of songwriters in Victoria, and this festival serves as a way to showcase that songwriting talent from within the suburb, and the surrounding suburbs. From the period of March 4th to March 18th, the Brunswick Music Festival will take over every square inch of Brunswick, including at venues like HowlerRubix Warehouse, and The Spotted Mallard, as well as activating Brunswick’s streets and parks.

A number of events will go down at the new Brunswick Music Festival hub, located at the Brunswick Mechanics Institute, opposite the town hall. To celebrate the incredible and eclectic program, we’ve made selected a handful of artists performing for this playlist which is bound to get you psyched.

Benny Walker – Oh No You Don’t

Benny Walker is a Yorta Yorta man, a class act and boasts epic tales and love songs. He has the incredible pure blues rock stylings of a natural soul man.
Check out where and when he’ll be playing here. 

Noura Mint Seymali – Na Sane

Steeped in the history of Moorish griot traditions, Noura is blazing her own path and reimagining these old sounds with her revolutionary psychedelic desert blues.
Check out where and when she’ll be playing here.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – War

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are going to tear up Howler, and they’re doing an awesome brass workshop with the brothers at The Jazzlab.
Check out where and when they’ll be playing here.

Masta Ace – ME & AG (Feat A.G)

Masta’s show at Howler will feature a special guest – uniting hip hop pioneers from down under with the New York underground. This guy has influenced the biggest names in international hip hop and it’s easy to see why.
Check out when and where he’ll be playing here.

Jojo Abot – Gods Among Men + Marching (NGIWUNKULUNKULU)

NYC/Ghanaian multi-disciplinarian artist with an iconic aesthetic. Sultry, vulnerable and empowering Afro-hypno- sonic sounds.
Check out where and when they’ll be playing here.

Wet Lips – Here If You Need

This show will be an awesome showcase of local DIY Indie label Psychic Hysteria featuring Wet Lips – garage bangers, Fair Maiden – harmony army, Plaster of Paris – riot grrl goth and live visuals from label artists especially for the night. Yessss. Check out the full details of the event here.

Saskwatch – Finger Painting

Music For The People is Brunswick Music Festival’s closing event. It’s always an afternoon of great local music for the whole family in the lush surrounds of Shore Reserve. Saskwatch are always an incredible time.
Check out the full details of the event here.

The Pretty Littles- Sleeping In Water

Playing at The Penny Black as part of Sydney Road Street Party which is a free and family friendly opening event for the festival and features more than 100 artists plus stalls and heaps of food!
Check out all the details here.