Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is bouncing back in 2022

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is bouncing back in 2022

Leaps and Bounds
Leaps and Bounds 2019 - image by Naomi Lee Beveridge
words by sidonie bird de la coeur

Celebrating the sounds of winter across a diverse selection of live music venues in the City of Yarra region, Leaps and Bounds is back in full swing this winter.

Named after the iconic and beloved Paul Kelly song, Leaps and Bounds showcases home grown talent and the music venues across the City of Yarra that fosters up and coming artists. As venue-focused festival, Leaps and Bounds provides support to businesses and local artists with a wide variety of gigs to suit all age groups and every budget (including many free shows), with gigs ranging from electronic to hip hop and jazz to rock.

What you need to know

  • The festival that takes over the City of Yarra is returning in 2022
  • As a venue-focused festival, it will celebrate the home grown talent in music venues and music outlets across the City of Yarra
  • Leaps and Bounds runs from June 24 to July 3 this year

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With the full program being announced on Monday May 16, Leaps and Bounds is known for nurturing the next generation of musicians and celebrating the unique Australian music voice. It’s also a great way to support local and beloved businesses in the colder months. Kicking off this year will be a tribute to the much beloved and legendary late PBS radio presenter, David Heard. Rescheduled from last year’s program, The Punters Club Reunion Show, Bad Apples House Party, Fitzroyalty and Sound as Ever presenting The Killjoys will be on this year. Also returning is the Smith Street Dreaming Festival, a celebration of Koorie history in Collingwood and Fitzroy.

The full line-up will be released on Monday May 16. For more information, head here.