With February a mere day away, the countdown is now officially on for Melbourne’s most celebrated festival of arts and music, White Night, and to really get your motor running, organisers have announced the music lineup.
Held on Saturday 21st February from 7pm to 7am Sunday 22 February, the extravaganza has expanded this year to include the Music for a World Stage on Melbourne Museum forecourt the lineup features Tek Tek Ensemble, Bobby Singh and Jeff Lang, Stella Angelico, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Cumbia Cosmonauts, Ngaiire and BRIGGS.
The Indie Music Stage in the Alexandra Gardens programmed by Ali Bird includes performances from Airling, Hierphants, Jonny Telefone, REMI, Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders, Cela, Deaf Wish, Total Giovanni, NO ZU, White Wash, Jen Cloher and Superstar.
Jazz returns this year with the Jazz @ The Forum lineup programmed by Julie O’Hara. Artists include The Cairo Club Orchestra, Tijuana Peanuts, Movement 9, Mingus Amongst Us, The Band Who Knew Too Much, Emma D & The Putbacks, Madmen, Swing Sunrise with the Furbellows and a special performance from Los Cabrones who are reuniting after a 3 year break to celebrate their 20th Birthday.
Of course, not limited to just music, the full programme boasts of over 80 specially curated free events and activities with artists from Victoria and around Australia as well as France, Portugal, Greece, Canada, UK, USA and Morocco.
Minster for Tourism and Major Events, Hon John Eren said of the festival, “White Night Melbourne will turn our city into a cultural playground for locals and visitors. In three short years, White Night Melbourne has become a highlight of Victoria’s major events calendar, stimulating the State’s economy and providing our creative industries with a platform to showcase their work locally, nationally and internationally”.
Highlights from the second release of the programme announced include a large format flame sculpture The Crucible at Birrarung Marr, the State Library façade will amaze with a tribute to the classic tale of Alice in Wonderland with Rabbit Hole, Circles of Light in the Queen Victoria Gardens will offer the chance to interact and experiment with an electronic herbarium of plant life with emotions, Chapter House will come alive with sculptural installations Everything is Just Something and the Melbourne Athenaeum’s inflatable sculptures Illuminate Athena.
The full programme, map and public transport information can be found at http://whitenightmelbourne.
White Night Melbourne 2015 Music Programme
Indie Music Stage
Jack Ladder and the Dreamlanders
Music for a World Stage
Tek Tek Ensemble
Bobby Singh and Jeff Lang
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra
Jazz @ The Forum
The Cairo Club Orchestra
Mingus Amongst Us
The Band Who Knew Too Much
Emma D & The Putbacks
Madmen, Swing Sunrise with the Furbellows