Darebin features a huge and varied lineup and happens at the start of September.
Darebin Music Feast
This is a Darebin city council run festival, so it’s held at various venues within Darebin’s four main precincts; Northcote, Preston, Thornbury and Reservoir.
Best way to get there is to jump on an Epping bound train and get off at the appropriate stop, or via tram.
September 4 – 19 2010.
There is a huge line up of acts playing at this festival, from performances, to workshops, to interactive displays. Here’s just a few of the acts playing:
Music Market: Darebin Music Feast Official Opening, African Dance and Drumming Workshops, Ajak Kwai, Anarchy in the MUK: Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, And a Partridge in a Pear Tree, The Annual Northcote Campfire, Better With Friends, Brass Spectacular, Cam It Up, Choral Smorgasbord with ARCappella, The Crowd Exhibition, Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award: Grand Final, Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award: Semi-Final, Deep End: On The Lamb, An Evening with Frilly Knickers, FReeZA All Ages Event, FReeZA Central: Music Industry Workshops for Young People, From Kumasi to Cape Town: Pan African Choir, Fuefukuro, Goddess Grooves, Innamorato Deludare, Koorie Stories and Song, The Lift Equation: Daquqi, Music of the Soul: Singing with Ustad Khalil Gudaz, Music of the Soul: Sitar with Ustad Khalil Gudaz, A Night of Big Band Music: Dare.Beatz Big Band, A Night with Hayward Williams and Nicola Watson, North Indian Classical Music: Tihai, The Path of Least Resistance: Alora, Power of Rhythm Workshop: TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process with Tania Bosak, Primavera: Sunwrae Trio, Reflejos, Songs of Narnia, Songs of Six Realms: Bronwyn Calcutt supported by Daughters of Baba Yaga – Expressive Women, Songs with a BIG Chorus, Thumbin A Ride To Tamworth, Unsung Heroes of Australian History and Voices and Violins Against Violence.
WHY YOU SHOULD GO
The Darebin Music Feast is a really one-of-a-kind music festival in Australia. It showcases a huge range of multicultural musical and arts talent and is playing day and night for two weeks. If you’re still trapped in your inner city winter cocoon, venture out to the Darebin precinct and absorb some of this divine music and culture.
Tickets can be purchased from all the different venues. Check out the enormous program guide on the website.