Apart from re-imagining city spaces into live music venues, the festival supports Melbourne's exceptional music scene and neighbouring arts industries by partnering up with local artists, promoters, venues and businesses giving amazing opportunities for all to showcase their talents.
Now that the official venue location has been revealed, the full program for Melbourne Music Week 2015 is available online. If your head has been left spinning from scrolling through the over one hundred live music events on offer, this list will help you find something to match your tastes.
Tickets for all MMW events can be found here on the Eventbrite website.
Enter into a world of re-imagined live music through a 12-room labyrinth of immersive art and design spaces set in the basement of the Former Royal Women's Hospital. Swell is an evocative experience which breaks down the barriers between audience and performer, every space comes with a different experience and each room hosts a secret musical line-up.
Experience 12 different worlds through 12 different rooms at Swell LIVE
Tickets are selling out fast for this one, so if you're keen (and over 18) get yours here. Basement of the Former Royal Women's Hospital, Nov 13 - 20 5:30pm - 8:00pm. Cost: Adult - $39, Concession - $29.
An innovative event co-presented with The Press Club, Music Food is set to challenge your taste buds and show how perceptions of food can be altered by music.
The Press Club's Executive Chef Luke Croston will serve up not only a delicious menu but a journey of textures (think edible records), smells and tastes set amongst state-of-the-art surround sound in a kind of edible mash-up. The Press Club, Flinders Street, Saturday, Nov 14th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, 6pm - 7pm, 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Cost: $50.
Once Melbourne DJ and radio host Mz Rizk joins the Foreign Brothers the Block Party will take over the outdoor area in homage to the original old-school block parties of NYC. If a day filled with dancing, eating, kicking back and even getting your hair styled in an environment celebrating positive hip-hop culture sounds like your personal Nirvana; this is the MMW event for you. Former Royal Women's Hospital, Saturday, Nov 14, 12pm - 5pm. Cost: $30.
One for the young'ns, Club Kids is an afternoon music and dance rave open to all ages at the flagship MMW venue.
DJ's JD Samson of Le Tigre and local spinner Whiskey Houston will take to the decks with party tracks to get everyone moving. For adults who need a little more than music and glow stick-mad kids to wake up, DC Coffee will be serving free coffees and babycinos on the day. Former Royal Women's Hospital. Nov 15, 12pm - 3pm. Cost: Adult - $10, Child - $5.
Great MMW Bike Ride
A chance to explore hidden places and back alleys of the city by pedal alongside fellow musos and performers. This event will take riders to some of the best spaces in forgotten areas across the city to see the likes of Ela Stiles, Free Time, Mick Turner and more perform throughout the tour.
The ride begins at Royal Park Station, Parkville. Nov 15, 1:30pm - 7pm. Cost: $15.
Rooftop Cinema's Music Cinema
All three showings are totally FREE and will be held at Rooftop Cinema in Swanston Street.
Amy: Despite unrelenting media attention and public scrutiny, the life and death of Amy Winehouse is still cloaked in secrecy. Featuring footage from early on in her career, director Asif Kapadia pieces together Amy's career and life leading up to her tragic death in 2011. Tuesday Nov 17, 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Straight Outta Compton: In the world of 1990's hip-hop, N.W.A's debut album of the same name was born out of deep-seated frustrations regarding racial inequality in Compton, California. Straight Outta Compton depicts the making of this genre-defining album and how it brought attention to the cultural scourge of gang and police violence in Los Angeles. Wednesday Nov 18, 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Play it Safe: The debut feature film from writer/director Chris Pahlow, Play it Safe tells the story of Jamie, a young down and out musician. Part of a generation caught between endless opportunity and the pressure of conformity, Jamie must decide between playing it safe and taking a risk to follow his dreams. Thursday Nov 19, 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
A night of the very best of America's Southern food and musical culture. The party will spill out onto Southbank's Dodds St as guests revel in New Orleans brass band funk, traditional jazz, swing and more of the best Southern music and cuisine Melbourne has to offer.