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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.

NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS WINTER 2017 LINEUP

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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