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Brunswick Music Festival Just Unveiled a Hefty Nine-Day Program of Tunes for Its 2023 Edition

Camp Cope, Cable Ties, Black Jesus Experience and Kira Puru are just some of the artists soundtracking this suburb-wide music celebration.
By Libby Curran
February 08, 2023
By Libby Curran
February 08, 2023

Arguably the inner north's biggest annual celebration of live tunes, the famed Brunswick Music Festival is back to fill up your gig calendar, dishing up its next suburb-wide instalment from Sunday, March 5–Monday, March 13. And, off the back of a two-year hiatus, it's returning with an appropriately hefty program of musical goodness.

Kicking things off across eight different stages at the Sydney Road Street Party on March 5, you'll catch a roll call of local favourites. Punk rockers Cable Ties, Ethio-jazz nine-piece Black Jesus Experience, pop darling Kira Puru and indie artists Pinch Points will be launching things with a bang, alongside June Jones, Ajak Kwai, Mindy Weng Wang and more.

Camp Cope by Kane Hibberd

And the sonic good times only keep rolling on from there. Melville Road's Estonian House is set to be re-energised as a thumping live music venue, with a five-night program featuring acts like alt-rock legends Camp Cope, US psych-pop outfit Crumb, Niger-based guitarist Mdou Moctar (Niger), Melbourne five-piece CIVIC and UK producer Leon Vynehall.

Deeper in, you'll catch a whole swag of events celebrating International Women's Day on Wednesday, March 8, while Monday, March 13 sees a stellar lineup of first nations artists take over Gilpin Park for a free concert named Music For The Mob.

And as always, the rest of the nine-day festival program will feature scores of gigs taking place in all sorts of iconic local venues, including Howler, The Retreat, Stay Gold, Brunswick Ballroom and even Sydney Road kebab joint Alasya.

Simon Fazio

Brunswick Music Festival takes over venues across Brunswick from Sunday, March 5–Monday, 13. Hit the website for the full program and to snap up tickets.

Published on February 08, 2023 by Libby Curran
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