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Melbourne Music Week 2012

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More than just a music festival


Melbourne Music Week returns in 2012 with its biggest line up yet.

Live Music Safari. Photo by Thomas Walk.


This major Melbourne event will consist of 90 special events held over 9 days (November 16th to 24th) and this year a range of iconic arts venues are participating in the festival - including the Arts Centre, Australian Centre For The Moving Image (ACMI), National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square, ArtPlay, Billboard, Rooftop Cinema & Bar and 1000 Pound Bend. Plus there will be various pop-up locations around the City of Melbourne, as well as secret locations.

Melbourne Live. Photo by Andy Vermeulen.


The 2012 program is extensive;

Concerts & DJ events include the Where?House series - which consists of secret location gigs, The Labels Series - three gigs curated by independent record labels; Chapter Music, Cutters Records, Two Bright Lakes and Siberia Records and the Live Music Safari program - a series of 40 free gigs in ten iconic Melbourne music venues.

Music on film will also be celebrated with four different programs; Cinemix will features special screenings of the acclaimed documentary I Am Eleven and Dario Argento's masterpiece Suspiria, accompanied with a live score.

Live Music Safari. Photo by Thomas Walk.


The popular Playing Under the Influence screenings/Q&A events return this year also. This program consists of a celebrated musician hosting a special screening of a film which has shaped his/her love of music; Tex Perkins, Clare Bowditch and Chris Bailey will be participating in this year's program.

Rooftop Cinema will present special free screenings of music documentaries and concert films and the Where?House program will extend to screenings of music videos, music documentaries and concert films in secret locations.

Workshops and Industry Events are also on the agenda - the Face The Music public lecture series covers the business end of the music industry and practical workshops, artist Q&A events and industry lectures form the Where?House workshops and Q&As.

Live Music Safari. Photo by Thomas Walk.


There is also the Self-Made series of events - which range from Dance Battles to Tram Sessions, a special kids program, the Look.Stop.Shop exhibition and a one day only Melbourne Music Market.



A wide range of local and international artists are participating this year - so click here to see the individual events - or click here to see the program by day.


For further information on this anticipated event - please click on the following links;

Melbourne Music Week official website.
Melbourne Music Week Facebook profile.
Melbourne Music Week Twitter.
Melbourne Music Week Youtube.
Melbourne Music Week Rdio.
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Why? More than just a music festival!
When: 16 - 24 November 2012
Where: City of Melbourne
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