By Chelsea Cucinotta
Melbourne Music Week (MMW) will return this November for a nine-day program.
This year’s event will see the 126-year old St Paul’s Cathedral and its adjoining carpark transformed into a Melbourne music hub, and will be the first time that the Cathedral will be used in this way.
“Standing in the heart of the city, The Cathedral will provide a unique and unexpected setting for a cutting-edge live music program,” Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said.
The festival will host a variety of shows, showcasing the talent of both local and international artists.
Smooch Records will co-present the opening night, with headline act and American artist Julianna Barwick, and additional performances including Melbourne musician Kirkis, who will play alongside the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir.
The Saturday night show will see German DJ Helmut Geier (DJ Hell) take residence at St Paul’s until the early hours of Sunday morning, featuring Honeysmack, Acid Safari, DJ Kiti and Sundelin.
Event-goers will also have the chance to participate in creative workshops, discussion panels and live music performances in MMW’s two-day industry program and collaboration with Face The Music.
“This annual event is not just about putting on a good show – it also provides real support to Melbourne’s live music venues, promoters, businesses and artists,” said chair of the City of Melbourne’s art portfolio Cr Rohan Leppert.
MMW will run from November 17-25. For more information and for tickets visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/mmw