Melbourne’s Sugar Mountain music and arts festival will return to Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) + Melbourne Arts Precinct on Saturday 23 January, 2016.

The festival will expand into the Melbourne Recital Centre, as well as new food and drink offerings with a brand new dining experience Sensory, an immersive restaurant experiment developed in collaboration with boundary-pushers Bomba, Tin & Ed and Cut Copy.

The visual art component is also expanding in with world premieres and exclusive collaborations, as well as the opportunity for a VCA graduate to exhibit via the inaugural Sugar Mountain Art Prize.

The outdoor Boiler Room stage will return and the Sugar Mountain’s ritzy Executive Sweet area moves to a new plush indoor / outdoor locale. In collaboration with Art Series Hotel Group and Pop & Scott, Sugar Mountain is creating a lavish space designed for a bit of luxury R&R. It’ll include a full-service bar, phone charging, concierge service.

So much to look forward to, so without further adieu the Sugar Mountain 2016 lineup…

Sugar Mountain 2016
Saturday 23 January
Victorian College of the Arts + Melbourne Arts Precinct (18+)

Live Music
Hot Chip
Dirty Three
Courtney Barnett
Julio Bashmore
Royal Headache
Viet Cong
Empress Of
Tim Sweeney
Tom Trago
Kate Tempest
Roland Tings
Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda
Total Giovanni
City Calm Down
Sampa the Great
Kate Miller
Laila Sakini
Research & Development

NONOTAK (Japan/France – world premiere)
Daniel Askill (Aust. exclusive)
fuse (Italy – Aust. exclusive)
Nic Hamilton
Yahna Fookes x Martha Zakarya
Prue Stent x Honey Long x Clare Longley

Tickets on sale 12pm local time, Monday 19 October via

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