Heide Summer Festival 2021

Heide Summer Festival 2021

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Posted 2020-12-14 by Jenfollow

Sun 17 Jan 2021 - Sun 07 Mar 2021


Launching the very first Heide Summer Festival from 17 Jan to 7 Mar 2021 at the much-loved sculpture garden that is Heide Museum of Modern Art , 7 Templestowe Rd, Bulleen, the festival opens with a series of performances by jazz musicians Solomon Sissay , Nichaud Fitzgibbon and Allara Briggs Pattison curated by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival .

February brings performances by First Nation artists Emma Donovan and The Putbacks , Djirri Djirri Dance Group , and The Deans as well as Storytelling with Uncle Larry Walsh , thanks to Songlines . Midsumma is next to be welcomed back and will present the unique pairing of Diimpa X Forest Collective plus a super fun and inclusive dance party with All the Queens Men !

See the full program and book tickets here


To top it all there'll be FREE youth bands on 23 Jan 2021 from 3-6pm and 6 Feb 2021 from 3pm, so come along and listen to the next generation of talented young jazz and pop/rock artists. These FREE Events need registration as follows.

  • 23 Jan 2021 - Youth Jazz Registration - featuring students from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and Blackburn Secondary College.
  • 6 Feb 2021 - Youth Pop/Rock Registration - celebrate with talented contemporary musicians from Blackburn Secondary College, Swinburne Senior Secondary College, as well as Triple J, Unearthed bands Convenience Store and Wilderglow.


  • Amongst the Indigenous artists, dancers and storytellers across two weekends in February, join Uncle Larry Walsh, a local Aboriginal cultural leader and proud Taunwurrung man, for an hour of storytelling in the Heide sculpture park. Inspired by his local Aboriginal community, plus his own Kulin ancestral blood connections to his country, Uncle Larry is one of the only senior Elders in Melbourne who focuses specifically on storytelling, ensuring the cultural continuity of his ancient oral traditions.

    The festival comes to a close in March with Opa! Bato , the only 'Truba& #269 ;ki Orkestar' in Australia performing authentic contemporary Balkan brass music from the rich traditions of Serbia, Macedonia and beyond. Bring a picnic and enjoy this summer at Heide for music, art and gardens. Head to the website for more details.


    Evolving from the home of Melbourne couple John and Sunday Reed in 1934, Heide Museum of Modern Art has become one of Australia's most important cultural institutions. They also play host to some amazing markets and in fact, the next market is the Heide Xmas Market on Saturday 19 Dec from 10am to 3pm. Find out more about the museum through the FAQs and come along and support the launch of this event!



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    !date 17/01/2021 -- 07/03/2021
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