Catch free live music by candlelight in Fed Square

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Catch free live music by candlelight in Fed Square

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words by kaya martin

If you’re looking for a cheap date idea, write this one down.

Listening to live music in one of Melbourne’s most iconic locations surrounded by thousands of flickering candles? Sounds like a pretty sweet way to spend a late summer night, if you ask us.

The ever-popular Candlelight Concert series in Fed Square is back for three lovely nights only. Fusing the allure of live music with a simple yet touching stage design, the experience is not one that viewers will easily forget. And did we mention that it’s free?

Free Candlelight Concert events at Fed Square

  • February 9 – Queer Icons
  • February 14 – Valentine’s Day with Soul
  • February 16 – Jarryd James

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What’s more, Cups n Cones will be on site, slinging free ice cream for the first 150 guests at each event from 7:30pm onward.  

Starting on February 9, as part of the expansive Midsumma Festival, fans can hear a celebration of the music of legendary queer icons, including George Michael, ABBA, David Bowie and many more performed by LGBTQIA+  musicians and allies. 

On Valentine’s Day, the event will take a romantic turn, featuring soul classics performed by TINO. Drawing inspiration from his Samoan heritage and passion for gospel, TINO is sure to set the mood for a night that will please even the pickiest of partners. Grab a bouquet of flowers and call it V-Day, sorted.

To round out the series, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jarryd James will be taking the stage. The two-time ARIA award winner and Brisbane native will fill the evening with cruisy, RnB-inspired alternative pop. His airy falsetto and catchy songwriting is expected to make for a popular event, so we suggest getting in early to secure a good spot.

If the Candlelight Concert series has you hooked, Fever, the entertainment company behind the magic, hosts similar events all year long, so take a browse through their extensive calendar to find out what artists they’re featuring next. 

To find out more about the free Candlelight Concerts in Fed Square this February, head here.