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Melbourne Music Week reveals its 2018 hub and epic first lineup

Pictured: Nadia Rose

Get ready to lose yourself in a world of immersive visuals.

Melbourne Music Week has fostered a reputation for turning some of the city’s most iconic spaces into immersive hubs of music, arts and culture – and this year is no exception.

After taking over St. Paul’s Cathedral last year, this year’s hub will be the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).

ACMI’s Gallery One will act as the event’s primary hub and bar. Along with the Lightwell, it will be transformed into a unique music space that delivers high-quality audio and video production, and some of the most immersive performances Melburnians have ever seen.

As for what’s in store for the first program reveal, things are already looking good. The notorious Opening Night Party will be curated by party pros Heaps Gay, bursting at the seams with live music, dancing, drag, installations and performances from Kira Puru, Maribelle and more until 4am.

Following that, expect a cavalcade of top-notch hub events including Detroit techno don Jeff Mills, a disco celebration from Renee Geyer, as well as a dancefloor-inducing set from Rival Console and Leon Vynehall.

Further highlights include Giles Peterson, DJ Seinfeld, Ainslie Willis, Gretta Ray, and a bass-laden program from The Operatives. Meanwhile, Aussie rock legends You Am I will be tearing up the Melbourne Town Hall with a set incorporating the Grand Organ, while an evening of RnB will take over the Immigration Museum headlined by REMI.

Check out the first program reveal in full below:

Friday November 16
Hub Show – Heaps Gay Reverie: Opening Night

Saturday November 17
Hub Show – Jeff Mills + Matt Radovich + ACM ++ co-presented with Stable Music
Blue Black Beatz at Melbourne Immigration Museum

Sunday November 18
Hub Show – Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave
Hub Show – Rival Consoles + LEON VYNEHALL + Kate Miller ++ presented by MMW
Town Hall Show – You Am I + New War

Monday November 19
Hub Show – Ainslie Wills + Gretta Ray + Angie McMahon ++ co-presented with Hear Hear Group
LEON VYNEHALL at Melbourne Recital Centre

Tuesday November 20
Hub Show – Bad Girls Disco: Renee Geyer + Kylie Auldist + Chelsea Wilson ++

Wednesday November 21
Hub Show – Gilles Peterson + Swooping Duck + Mandarin Dreams ++ co-presented with Crown Ruler

Thursday November 22
Hub Show – Straight Arrows + Summer Flake + Sarah Mary Chadwick ++ co-presented with Rice is Nice

Friday November 23
Hub Show – DJ Seinfeld + Andy Garvey + Andras ++ co-presented with WAT Artists and Hardware

Saturday November 24
Hub Show – Nadia Rose + Eprom + Mark Pritchard ++ co-presented with The Operatives

Melbourne Music Week runs from November 16 – November 24. 

mmw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

[Via Beat]

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