Footscray’s winter live music series, West Set, reveals 2021 lineup boasting over 60 acts
13.05.2021

Footscray’s winter live music series, West Set, reveals 2021 lineup boasting over 60 acts

Victoria Hotel
Words by Kate Streader

Featuring Angie McMahon, Joelistics, Soju Gang, Kee’ahn, Jazz Party, and more.

The City of Maribyrnong has announced the return of its winter music series, West Set. Returning for its third iteration, this year’s instalment of West Set will envelop 14 venues across the inner west over nine days.

What you need to know

  • West Set is happening from Thursday June 10 – Sunday June 20
  • The lineup for West Set 2021 has been revealed, featuring over 60 acts
  • Almost all events happening as part of West Set will be free to attend

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Encouraging Melburnians to get out of the house this winter and support the recovery of the live music sector, West Set looks to be as accessible as possible with a range of all-ages events and a program which is predominantly free.

Spread over 14 venues, all within walking distance of one another, the series aims to bolster local venues as they get back on their feet.

Venues participating in this year’s run of events include Baby Snakes, Hotel Westwood, Kindred Studios, Sloth Bar, Littlefoot, Jambo, The Cheeky Pint, Small French Bar, Corner 90, Pride of our Footscray, Footscray Hotel, Victoria Hotel, Bluestone Church, and Counterweight Vinyl.

As for the lineup, the likes of Angie McMahon, Joelistics, Soju Gang, Kee’ahn, Jazz Party, Cool Out Sun, Jess Ribeiro, June Jones, Fenn Wilson, Freya Josephine Hollick, DJ Prequel, Cool Sounds, Dan Kelly, Allara, and more will appear on stages across Footscray for the series.

In addition to the slate of live music performances, West Set will also host a free Professional Development Panel discussing the future of music, keeping on top of your mental health and how to stay informed and relevant as an artist, with input from N’fa Jones; Freya Josephine Hollick; Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt (Merpire); Head of Labels & Promotions at Remote Control Records, Sweetie Zamora; Owner of Yah Yahs, Hotel Westwood and Cherry Bar, James Young; DJ Berkay Mete; and STACK Magazine Editor, Zoë Radas.

West Set is happening from Thursday June 10 – Sunday June 20 across Footscray. For the full program and more information, visit the West Set website.