FREE CONCERTS AROUND CITY OF PORT PHILLIP
Fête de la Musique is the largest international live music event in the world! Developed by the French Government in 1982, Fête de la Musique is held in 450 cities across the globe on the very same day each year – 21 June. The aim of the event is to make music everywhere, to celebrate music and to expose as many people to music as possible.
An International Charter is the common link for all countries that participate. Musicians and venues donate their time for free, supported by a small army of volunteers, all in the spirit of making and celebrating music. On June 21st, both amateur and professional musicians will be performing around the City of Port Phillip.
OUR SPECIAL GUESTSHEADING THE BILL AT THE ST KILDA MEMO FOR THE CLOSING NIGHT CONCERT:
KIM SALMONKim Salmon is a well-known Australian indie rock musician and songwriter. He worked with several famous bands such as the Scientists, Beast of Bourbon and the Surrealists. "Kim Salmon is unquestionably an Australian legend with a CV of collaborations that reads like the crème de la crème of musical royalty from the past three decades... there is no denying that this is one full sonic journey that pulls out all the stops" The Dwarf/A Fine Line.
THE ORBWEAVERSThe Orbweavers is a Melbournian band formed in 2006. In 2011, they released Loom, an album made up of evocative dark-tinged folk songs which travel through creeks, over quarries, under dangerous needlework, with greyhounds, past bell birds and bridges, on a rising tide out to sea.
THE CACTUS CHANNELPlaying raw, loose and nasty funk, 10-piece collective The Cactus Channel take their own brand of high-octane, instrumental funk and smooth soundtrack soul to the people. With a fan-base including The Dap Kings’ Tom Brenneck and soul legend Charles Walker, 2012 is the year The Cactus Channel come of age.
All the concerts are free and open to all!
ST KILDA LIBRARY 12.30PM TO 2.00PM
12.30PM The Folk Train - folk rock
1.15 PM Ben Rogers Trio - Instrumental gypsy jazz
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC - 1PM TO 2PM
1.00PM Matthew Fagan –10 String Flamenco Latin Guitarist
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE DE MELBOURNE 5.00PM TO 7.30PM
5:00 PM Jacques Pottier – tenor, popular French songs & poetry
5:40 PM AFM Teachers- popular French songs
6:00 PM Choir of the Caulfield Junior College – French, English & Hebrew songs
6:30 PM The Vocal Agents – 6-piece A Capella (pop, gospel, soul, reggae).
7:00 PM Two doors down – pop, rock
READINGS – 4.00PM TO 7.00PM
4.00PM The Twoks - quirky-pop
4.30PM DC Cardwell – singer-songwriter indie-pop
5.00PM Dandelion Wine – alternative, world, folk
5.30PM Manta - world fusion, classical, folk, aboriginal
6.30PM Pocket Perspective - folk/pop
DOGS BAR – 5.00PM TO 8.00PM
5.00PM Mimi Veleska – rock, soul
6.00PM Matt Walsh - country, rock, blues, roots
6.45PM Nicolette Forte – world, roots, soul, folk, pop
7.30PM RDZJB – folk, electro, experimental, pop
ST KILDA MEMO – CLOSING CONCERT – 6.30PM TILL LATE
6.30PM The Kilniks – indie rock
7.30PM Kinematics - indie rock, folk
8.30PM The Orbweavers – anime songs
9.45PM Kim Salmon – jazz, punk, rock
11.00PM The Cactus Channel – funk, soul
This project has been assisted by the Port Phillip City Council through the Local Festivals Fund.
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