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Rock, Pop & Indie Music in Melbourne and Country Victoria

Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival
The 14th Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival, showcasing the best of the best fiery food makers from across Australia. Details at Hot Sauce & Fiery Foods Festival. Live music, chilli cookoff, shoot n holler food & wine tastings.

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Nocturnal - Melbourne Museum
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To the best of White Hat’s knowledge, this event or location is currently cancelled, postponed or suspended due to COVID-19 precautions. If in doubt check with the organiser or institution involved. White Hat will constantly monitor events and venues in an attempt to update listings when conditions change.

Nocturnal is the transformation of the museum into an adult playground.

Enjoy a rotating list of the latest bands and DJs performing live in the museum, with open bars, great food, roving entertainment, discussions with museum experts and learning experiences across collections, cultures and time.

These are after-hours events for adults 18 years and over.

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The Falls Festival
An annual festival of rock and pop music on farmland near Lorne.

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So Frenchy So Chic - Melbourne

This event seems a wonderful match of venue and entertainment. Our heritage homes can often be pigeonholed as places for historic re-enactments, but they are very young in European terms and were usually created as places to entertain and host cultural activities.

So Frenchy So Chic provides the opportunity to picnic with choice deli foods, entertain the kids, dance on the grass listen to French bands and all in civilised surroundings. 30-somthings with children and a taste for the good life - this is particularly for you. More info & booking details

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Sydney Road Street Party

An annual event with stalls, entertainment and refreshments.

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Moonee Valley Festival - Illuminate the River

The Moonee Valley Festival comes to an end in great style with a full day of food, art and entertainment in a grand cultural celebration. There will be live music, roving performances and pop-up activities for all ages!

Headline performances for the Illuminate the River event include the X Factor’s Isaiah Firebrace, Melbourne-based five-piece Dinner Suit Boogie, soul powerhouse Kattimoni, internationally renowned circus company Gravity & Other MythsTrucked Up aerialist performers, and Melbourne-based all girl acoustic trio Harlow & Hart.

There's plenty on offer for kids with ‘Beasties’ interactive show, the True Fairies storytelling, hula workshops and roving entertainers all afternoon. 

The celebration will continue into the evening with the talented Djirri Djirri Dance Group who will use dance as an interpretation of their culture to share stories about creation, family and Country.

Enjoy the sculptural lanterns of Lantasia by illustrator/designer Tyson Savanah, laser lights, projection art and pyrotechnics as the 2019 Moonee Valley Festival in closes in style.

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Kyneton Music Festival

The Kyneton Music Festival features bands and food trucks in the historic town of Kyneton. You can either take the V-Line train or enjoy a pleasant drive. Either way it is about an hour from central Melbourne with numbers of affordable places to stay. Ticket prices and bookings at the Festival website.

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St Kilda Festival
A large annual festival with an emphasis on free entertainment and bands culminating in a gaint street party on 11th February

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