Leaps and Bounds Music Festival to return this winter with a sprawling ten-day event
11.05.2021

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival to return this winter with a sprawling ten-day event

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Words by Kate Streader

The festival aims to support local live music venues, businesses, and artists.

After being forced to present last year’s festival digitally, Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is set to take over music venues across Yarra once again this July. Spanning ten days and nights, the beloved winter festival will present a stack of indoor and outdoor events in a bid to support local music venues, businesses, and artists.

What you need to know

  • Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2021 is happening from July 16-25
  • The festival will provide music venues with financial and promotional support
  • Leaps and Bounds has issued a call-out to venues interested in taking part in this year’s event

Catch up on the latest music interviews, news and reviews here.

As always, Leaps and Bounds looks to give back to the local music community. This year, venues can apply for $2,000 in funding for events shining a light on diverse music acts, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, LGBTQIA+, people with a disability, female, or all-ages gigs.

Venues can also apply for up to $1,000 in funding for other gigs.

In addition to the financial support, Leaps and Bounds will help venues promote their gigs with street posters, radio announcements and digital promotions.

The 2021 program is still a ways off, but you can rest assured that the iconic Smith Street Dreaming Festival, Winter Record Store Day, and other special events will feature in this year’s expansive lineup of events.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is happening across Yarra from July 16-25. For more information, visit the Yarra City Council website