Back for its sixth year, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) today announced its full 2015 program, jam-packed with over 100 events held across the city from 13 – 20 November.

For eight days and nights, MMW will pry open basement doors, activate laneways, light up the silver screen and shake up the dance floor at some of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues. Alongside an electric line-up of local and international acts, MMW’s 2015 program will also feature a range of industry events, exhibitions, film screenings, workshops, panel discussions and more. Owned and delivered by the City of Melbourne, MMW partners with the city’s music industry to create a program of carefully curated events.

The 2015 MMW flagship venue will be the disused basement and adjoining rooms of the Former Royal Women’s Hospital (Cnr of Swanston and Grattan St, Carlton). Labyrinthine music event Swell will reinvent 12 of the venue’s forgotten rooms, with secret one-off performances that challenge the way punters experience live music. The flagship venue will stage shows that feature artists Gypsy & The Cat, Monolake (Germany), Banoffee, Eric Duncan (USA) aka Dr Drunks, Public Opinion Six, PVT, Kenton Slash Demon (Denmark), The Harpoons, Cobblestone Jazz (Canada), DZ Deathrays and many more.

Above ground will feature a beer garden and food truck zone with weekday Lunch Box Sessions from 1- 2pm, as well as Afternoon DJs from 5-8pm. Enjoy frosty cold drinks from Coopers to the sounds of Rat & Co DJs, Edd Fisher, Jim Lawrie, Ella Thompson, Woodes and more. On the weekend, The Foreign Brothers and Mz Rizk co-present Roller Jam and Mz Rizk’s Block Party – an afternoon of live music, body rocking and roller skating (14 Nov), while CC:Disco has Sunday (Nov 15) covered with an afternoon DJ set.

Over 50 Melbourne artists will perform at 14 local venues, including new recruits Shebeen and Loop Bar. Punters will see local artists such as Mesa Cosa, Oddisee, Quarter Street, Terrible Truths, Sleep D, Dan White, Friendships, Kylie Auldist and Wax’o Paradiso. Meanwhile, keeping with the Live Music Safari spirit, Jack Daniel’s Future Legends will present a free night at the flagship venue, with a gig by Danish dance duo Kenton Slash Demon.

Transforming the city into a playground of sights, sounds and sensory escapades, MMW enhances Melbourne’s reputation as the music capital of Australia.

Full program information and tickets available at melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw


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