Gear up for winter gigs and after-dark access to the NGV's blockbuster Van Gogh exhibition.

NGV International has just dropped the new Friday Nights lineup, and, as always, it's a cracker. A mix of local and international music acts make up the latest late-night roster, which will tie in with the NGV's new Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Van Gogh and the Seasons. Throw after-dark gallery access and killer food and beverage options into the mix, and the cold winter nights suddenly look a lot more appealing.

UK blues singer Gemma Ray, New York folk-rocker Steve Gunn, and local music legends The Blackeyed Susans are just a few of the names on the winter roster, which also features rising Indigenous singer Gawurra, and Youth Group's Toby Martin – the latter of whom will perform with a five-piece band featuring Arabic and Vietnamese instruments. There'll also be a special Saturday night performance by The Panics on July 8, and series of art talks related to the exhibition, which runs from April 28 to July 19.


28 April – Gemma Ray (UK)
5 May – Toby Martin (Youth Group)
12 May – Gareth Liddiard
19 May – Emma Russack
26 May – Gawurra
2 June – Two Steps on the Water
9 June – The Fauves
16 June – Grouper (US)
23 June – The Blackeyed Susans
30 June – Ben Salter Band
7 July – Steve Gunn (US)
8 July – The Panics

Published on April 20, 2017 by Tom Clift

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