The newly revamped Esplanade Hotel will be the setting for an immersive exploration of music and art when it plays host to the next edition of Swell.
While previous events have been held at the Carlton Club and even Fort Nepean, this time it will take over five rooms of the St Kilda pub for a multi-disciplinary adventure held across five dates throughout February and March. The interactive event this year embraces the theme of 'music as medicine'.
Prepare to embark on a surprise-filled choose your own adventure scenario, where the regular rules of gigs are turfed out the window. You'll find no headliners and no traditional stage set-up, but rather a two-hour live art and music experience guaranteed to twist your perceptions. It's all kept rather mysterious in the lead-up, though we're told you can expect thought-provoking empathic experiments, music served up in some envelope-pushing ways and plenty of chance for participation.
Get excited for some memorable works from the likes of Loose Tooth, DollFace, David Sauvage (NYC), Waxo Paradiso's Edd Fisher, Nick Acquroff (n.y.c.k) with Hayden Calnin, Deep Soulful Sweats and lots more.
Image: Alex Drewniak.