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By Concrete Playground
August 03, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
August 03, 2021
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UPDATE Tuesday, August 3: Tickets are currently sold out for NGV's Friday Nights due to the current government restrictions, however, the NGV has stated that more tickets will become available to purchase as restrictions begin to ease over the coming weeks.

The NGV has your winter culture fix sorted, with its much-hyped exhibition French Impressionism now showing. And, as has become custom with a seasonal blockbuster descending on the gallery, so comes a brand new season of NGV Friday Nights. The gig series is now a quintessential way to end a chilly winter week in Melbourne. And, thanks to a slew of pop-up bars, you'll get to enjoy this after-dark art excursion with a cocktail in hand.

Having returned July 30, the series will now run all the way through to October 1, delivering a different curation of live bands and DJs from 6pm each Friday. Eilish Gilligan, Ali Barter, Solomon Sisay and Husky are just some of the acts set to make an appearance. As always, you'll get after-hours access to the gallery as well as the gigs, roving between the current exhibitions and out in the garden as you soak up the live soundtrack.

Meanwhile, some great eats and drinks will come courtesy of three different pop-ups — think, fizzy delights from the Pommery Champagne Bar; cheese platters, charcuterie and crisp brews at the Asahi Bar; and Yarra Valley vino from the Yering Station Wine Bar.

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS WINTER 2021 LINEUP

August 6 — Eilish Gilligan
August 13 — Eternal Crush
August 20 — Akosia
August 27 — Ali Barter
September 3 — Bananagun
September 10 — Solomon Sisay
September 17 — Akosia
September 24 — Ali Barter
October 1 — Olympia

Thandi Phoenix performing at NGV, by Tim Carrafa

NGV Friday Nights run from 6–10pm.

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