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The Long Weekender

Stream six hours of live Victorian music, featuring sets from festivals like Golden Plains, Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival and A Day On The Green.
By Sarah Ward
June 14, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 14, 2021
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For Melburnians, this long weekend is a little different to most. Lockdown might be over, but a number of restrictions still remain. Heading to a big music festival isn't on the cards, for instance — but, because we now live in a time where virtual fests are becoming the norm, The Long Weekender is bringing six hours of Victorian music highlights straight to your couch.

The latest event in the Victoria Together initiative — aka the online program that delivered plenty of things to watch during 2020's lengthy stay-at-home periods — The Long Weekender will stream a heap of past festival sets from plenty of the state's big events. Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Golden Plains and Yirramboi Festival are all covered, as are Summersalt, Share The Spirit, Brunswick Music Festival, Roots Picnic and A Day On The Green. You'll just need to head to ACMI's streaming service, Cinema 3, between 12pm–12am on Monday, June 14, and turn your volume up loud.

Myf Warhurst is on hosting duties and, if you're wondering who'll be belting out tunes, it's a hefty lineup. Everyone from Courtney Barnett and Archie Roach to You Am I and Frente! is on the bill — with no clashes, no queues and no worries about rushing between stages.

THE LONG WEEKENDER LINEUP:

Adalita
Alex Lahey
Alice Skye
Allara feat. Culture Evolves
Archie Roach
Cable Ties
Courtney Barnett
Djirri Djirri Dancers
The Black Sorrows
The Cat Empire
The Dirty Three
Frente!
Hachiku
James Henry
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard
Loose Tooth
Magic Dirt
The Meanies
Mo'Ju
Sampa The Great
Spiderbait
Simona Castricum
Sleep D
The Teskey Brothers
Total Giovanni
You Am I

Top image: Falls Festival.

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