Further cementing its status as a hot-spot for musicians and music fans alike, the City of Port Phillip is gearing up for the return of its Live N Local Festival, from August 19–26.
The eight-day celebration of live, local sounds brings with it a cracking line-up of big-name talent, free gigs hosted in unexpected venues and an extensive artist development program of workshops and talks.
Join in the fun as the newly relaunched Acland Street Plaza kicks things off with an August 19 'pop-up' party, featuring a record fair, live broadcast from PBS DJ Emma Peel and a brass-filled performance from Horns of Leroy.
Looking deeper into the festival, Southside Twang and Soul at Starward Distillery will see the whisky makers team their signature cocktails with live tunes from La Bastard and Vasco Era's Sid O'Neill, local artists will add some rhythm to your morning rush with a series of Commuter Carols pop-up sessions and St Kilda's Sacred Heart Church will play host to a female-focused showcase of singer-songwriter talent with Women of Song. There's even a full program dedicated to events where music and eats combine, and with the festival kicking off at Starward, it's only fitting to close it out with an after party at Melbourne Moonshine Distillery featuring acts by local garage, rock and punk bands.
Live N Local Festival returns to the City of Port Phillip from August 19–26. Jump over to the Live N Local website to check out the program and start planning your festival hit-list.