A Collarts Guide To Melbourne Music Week 2017

Image via Melbourne Music Week on Facebook.

In case you missed it, Melbourne Music Week (MMW) is happening right now. The nine-day celebration comes a warm reminder of the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene—and we’re loving every moment of it. Sharing the best upcoming and local music from every corner of the community, Melbourne Music Week is a vision wholeheartedly Melbourne: the only event of its type in Australia that goes from strength to strength in the community. Being spoiled for choice, we’ve picked a couple of gigs that we feel you should definitely check out—from intimate, interactive experiences to big ol’ afterparties with some of Melbourne’s brightest.


MMW: Baro, Big Words, ESESE, Nasty Mars & The Martians + Villette + Complex AU’s Jade Zoe DJing | 22/11/ 17

Showcasing some of Melbourne’s best upcoming soul, R&B and hip-hop, this event will glide into the night and we can’t wait to vibe along. Co-presented with Valve Sounds and Complex AU, the night features live performances from Baro, Big Words, ESSE, Nasty Mars & The Martions, Villette and Complex AU’s own Jade Zoe DJing between sets. Pretty cool stuff.

All Ages Event | RSVP on Facebook and Purchase Tickets

Face The Music: Contemporary Music Summit | 23/11/17 – 24/11/17

Yes, of course we’re including Face The Music. I mean, can you blame us? With two ultimate days of workshops, performances and more, this summit has it all—and as an added bonus, will be happening in the heart of Melbourne Music Week’s Hub. The 10th anniversary of the summit itself, the collection of afterparties and critical discussions will be events not to miss.

Two-Day Event | RSVP on Facebook and Purchase Tickets

The After Party (The Age Music Victoria Awards) | 22/11/17

Like safe and inclusive environments? As part of Melbourne Music Week, The Age Music Victoria Awards will conclude with The After Party, a massive showcase of Victoria’s diverse musical talent. Get down with some of the best artists going around Melbourne, including Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, Gold Class, Cable Ties and more. BRB we’re going dancing.

After Party Event | RSVP on Facebook and Purchase Tickets

MMW: Gallery ft. Miss Blanks, Lay The Mystic + Sovereign Trax | 23/11/17

Eclectic sounds and good company define GALLERY, with Ferdydurke & MzRizk (DJ)’s flagship night taking free events to the next level. As part of Melbourne Music Week’s Live Music Safboogieoogir with local live acts Miss Blanks, LAY the Mystic, Sovereign Trax (DJ) and MzRizk (DJ). This explosive event is free (don’t worry, we’re also sobbing from joy) and will only go from strength to strength.

Free Event | RSVP on Facebook

MMW: Co-presented with Acclaim and Paradise — Sampa The Great, Fortunes, The Harpoons + Spike Fuck + Marcus Whale + Anuraag (DJ set) + Wahe (DJ set) | 24/11/17

Straight up: we have been blessed to be in the same orbit as Sampa The Great. Off the back of her European tour, her headline performance will combine her incredible energy and talent for lyrics alongside killer performances from Melbourne’s own Fortunes, The Harpoons, Spike Fuck and Marcus Whale. Co-presented with Acclaim and Paradise, the party is set to be one of Melbourne Music Week’s biggest party yet. Early bird tickets have sold out, so you better act now and fast.

Ticketed Event | RSVP on Facebook and Purchase Tickets

Do you dream about playing Melbourne Music Week? Check out our courses in music performance, where we teach you the skills to engage audiences and hit all the right notes.