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By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 31, 2021
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By Courtney Ammenhauser
May 31, 2021
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UPDATE Tuesday, July 13: Due to Melbourne's snap lockdown, West Set has been postponed until August. This article has been edited to reflect the new program announcement. You can keep an eye out for updates over at the website.

Keep yourself warm this winter with the return of Melbourne's ten-day music fest, West Set. From Thursday, August 19 till Sunday, August 29, you can catch over 60 live music shows across 14 Footscray venues. Plus, all the venues are located within walking distance of each other — and Footscray Station — so you can bounce between gigs with ease.

Start your night at West Set's festival club, dubbed Baby Snakes Bar, where you can enjoy a spicy eggplant sandwich and a glass of vino before checking out tunes.

Head to Hotel Westwood to catch Cool Out Sun, Joelistics and DJ Elle Shimada on Saturday, August 21 or stop by on Friday, August 27, to see Kee'Ahn, Allara and HipHopHoe light up the Hotel Westwood stage. You can also check out Izy, Queen P Soju Gang at Kindred Bandroom on Friday, August 20.

There'll also be a professional development panel featuring industry heavyweights discussing how musicians can remain agile in a post COVID-19 world. The closing day event will be stacked with DJs at the Counterweight Vinyl street party, as well as a showcase from not-for-profit Music in Exile will go down at Bluestone Church Arts Space. Plus, you can see Hayley Mary wrap up the festival on closing night at Kindred Studios. 

All West Set shows are free (except Hayley Mary) however registration is essential to attend. For more information and to check out the full lineup, visit the West Set website. And to register to an event, visit the Eventbrite website.

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