2010 saw the launch of the brilliant live music festival Melbourne Music Week and this year it is back with a bang - louder, bigger and certainly brighter thanks to KUBIK Melbourne - but more on that later.
Melbourne Music Week, like last year, will be held in and around various Melbourne venues and sites; this year there will be no less then forty locations. Live music sites will include Federation Square, the Old Melbourne Gaol, St Michael's Church, Melbourne Central Rooftop, ArtPlay and many more.
One of the new exciting venues, designed for Melbourne Music Week, is KUBIK Melbourne, which will be located in the lower terrace of Birrarung Marr. It is a temporary structure which will play host to a wide range of events, including a number of live music performances, public lectures and workshops. This impressive structure has toured the world and will certainly be one of the major highlights of this year's festival.
Music on film also will be celebrated; Cinemix is a special event which will see Melbourne's own Midnight Juggernauts perform live to a selection of 1960s newsreels - titled Look at Life (1959-1969).
This one night only performance is just one of the many highlights of the forthcoming festival. Another highlight is the four part event Playing Under the Influence, which will see musicians Mick Harvey, Tim Rogers, Vincent Vendetta and Henry Wagons present special screenings of feature films which have inspired them at ACMI. Selected feature films include All Night Long (1962), Dead Man (1995), Dawn of the Dead (1978) and Billy Liar (1963).
Some of the local and international artists expected to participate in Melbourne Music Week include Cut Copy, Midnight Juggernauts, The Gaslamp Killer, DJ Krush, Die Vögel, Alexkid, Wax Tailor, HTRK, Canyons, World's End Press, Primitive Calculators and many, many more.
The full program of events will be unveiled on the Melbourne Music Week website on Wednesday 19th October 2011, so keep an eye on the Melbourne Music Week website, Facebook profile and Twitter for all the latest news and events.
Some of the events are free, while others are ticketed. Tickets will be available directly from the respective venues. For more information on ticketing please see the Melbourne Music Website, located here.