Melbourne Music Week has revealed their flagship venue for the 2015 event, will be in the disused basement and adjoining rooms of the Former Royal Women’s Hospital on Swanston Street.
The building first opened 150 years ago and the site is now part of the University of Melbourne’s Carlton Connect Initiative, which has seen ground-breaking medical advancements take place, including the first ever IVF quadruplets.
This year the former hospital is set to become the first carbon neutral flagship venue, with all carbon emissions measured and offset at the conclusion of MMW.
The festival this year will open on Friday 13th November with live music from Gypsy & The Cat, The Harpoons and Dorsal Fins.
Labyrinthine music event Swell has also been commissioned to reinvent 12 of the Former Royal Women’s Hospital’s forgotten rooms, with secret one-off performances that redefine the way punters experience live music. A multi-sensory immersion supported by Eventbrite, Swell blends music with unexpected art and design elements to create an evocative soundscape adventure throughout MMW.