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Melbourne Music Week Announces Full Program




The 2011 Melbourne Music Week (MMW) full program was launched today by Lord Mayor Robert Doyle, announcing 170 music acts including Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy, Gotye, Spiral Stairs, Dexter, Martin Martini, and Super Wild Horses performing across Melbourne from 18-26 of November.

  

Councillor Cathy Oke said over 70 events in 40 locations, MMW will have something for everyone from DJ gigs, films and kids programs through to industry summits, workshops and more.

  

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS INCLUDE:

  

Live Music Safari which will involve ten of Melbourne's iconic music venues teaming up for the first time to present and unparalleled night of free live music with more than 60 acts performing over the course of Thursday 24 November. Venues include £1000 Bend, Revolt (Kensington), Cherry Bar, Roxanne and The Toff.

  

The pick of Melbourne's up and coming bands, Parking Lot Experiments, Absolute Boys, Electric Smile and This Thing will record music in a pop-up laneway recording studio for Record and Release.

  

The launch of the Giant Theremin, the world-first interactive musical instrument, and workshops will be run across the last weekend of MMW for hands-on Giant Theremin sound design and choreography.

  

Melbourne's creative and independent retail and hospitality businesses will also present events throughout MMW under the theme The Aesthetics of Sound. From bars and cafes such as Bar Americano, Ponyfish Island and Manchester Press to clothing and art stores such as Alice Euphemia, Honor Among Thieves, Pieces of Eight and Basement Discs, each outlet will interpret The Aesthetics of Sound into an event, installation or exhibition that is unique to their store and show how music has inspired their brand.

  

Also newly announced is Street Change where the best of Melbourne's street performers will perform their unique sounds and styles using Melbourne's most iconic laneway, Hosier Lane, as their stage on Saturday 26 November. Audiences will be invited to vote with their loose change for their favourite performer with all donations going to HomeGround.

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