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Carlton Baths - Summer Music Program

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Cool off in the pool while enjoying live music

One of the enjoyable activities in Melbourne's hot summers is a dip in one of our city's cool pools. Carlton Baths is worth the drive or the bike-ride as you can team a splash in the pool with some cool live music events.

This will be happening every Sunday at 1pm during summer as there will be live music, kids activities, and the giant inflatable which is always slip-sliding fun. The events start at 1 pm and the music at 3pm.

Carlton Baths Summer Music Events

This is family activity so you can dip in the pool, lie on the grass (there is ample shade) and generally cool off to the sound of local musicians during the hottest times of the year.

Carlton baths are historic but for their centenary in 2016 they received a multi-million dollar upgrade so now they are state of art.

Artists lined up so far for the Sunday bill include


Madelena is a Tasmanian pop/folk artist known for her warmth and openness. Her songs which she writes herself are both thoughtful and tuneful. An innocent voice with a great strength behind it. She has also performed at Falls Festival Marion Bay, Cygnet Folk Festival, Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival and Dark Mofo's Winter Feast. Her songs are inspired by her love of Tasmania's natural beauty

Baby Blue

Rhea Caldwell joins with a four-piece rollicking band spanning 60's rock, folk, surf and pop. There is guitarist Fabian Hunter's joyful and elaborate fretwork whilst drummer Nathanael Riley's and bassman Dave Mudie's produces some playful beats. They will soon have you swinging or should that be swimming to the groove. Best described as folk backbone with an electrifying roar.

Doona Waves and Bella Quinlan.

Mia, Bella, Tom, Will and Jimmy form Doona Waves. They will immediately win you over with one of the catchiest guitar hooks of the year, their cheerful vocals and breezy summer-feels. Joined by Bella Quinlan performing a solo acoustic set to warm you up before Doona Waves cool you down.


Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances. Thought-provoking and deeply-personal, the music comes together to highlight Maja's fierce vocal performance and direct songwriting style. Her diverse range channels elements of Otis Redding, Laura Marling and Fiona Apple.

Grand Pine

Grand Pine includes singer-songwriter Guy Perkins (vocals and guitar) with longtime friends Mike Ridley (keyboard, vocals) and Chitra Ridwan (guitar, vocals). As well as more recent additions Etienne Mantelli (bass, vocals) and Connor Black Harry (drums, vocals).

Grand Pine takes inspiration from artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Father John Misty, Boy and Bear and Husky while creating their own style of Modern Folk Rock.


Think improvisation, lyricism and evocative harmonies. The trio lands somewhere between folk, popand blues. Lush vocal harmonies paired with earthy percussion, great guitar and a memorable double bass, these girls produce wonderful music. They have been influenced by music across the globe as well as doing crafted covers.

Jungle Bird

Jungle Bird are a winsome folk band with vintage soul. Aptly named after the Caribbean cocktail, they claim to leave you feeling 'woozy and in love.' Oozing with romance, hypnotic vocals and a tenderness that's sure to soothe you in the savage heat. Featuring Halley Flanagan on vocals, Glen Prins on guitar, Paul Maz on double bass and Lyle Jenkins on drums.


Seth Henderson is a singer-songwriter from Tasmania. He's been on the road for awhile, his music reflecting his constant touring and collaborating and leaving and returning.Seth Henderson's

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Why? Cool off with a dip and some cool music
When: Sundays 25/02/2018 Sundays: 1pm – 5pm Giant inflatable 1pm-3pm, music 3pm-5pm
Phone: Enquiries: (03) 9347 3677
Where: 248 Rathdowne St, Carlton
Cost: $5.80-$3.50
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