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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, June 15: Due to Melbourne's snap lockdown, West Set has been postponed until August. The new program is yet to be released, but 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 — most of which are free. 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.

Angie McMahon is headlining the festival, performing two shows alongside Maple Glider at the Westwood Hotel. You can also catch June Jones performing tracks from her 2021 record Leafcutter at Pride of Our Footscray Community Bar. Then, see Kee'Ahn and Allara light up Kindred Studios.

There'll also be a professional development panel featuring industry heavyweights like N'fa Jones and Merpire, who'll discuss 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.

For more information and to check out the full lineup, visit the West Set website.

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