Melbourne Knowledge Week’s 2021 program is stacked with live music, immersive experiences and insightful talks

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Melbourne Knowledge Week’s 2021 program is stacked with live music, immersive experiences and insightful talks

Words by Kate Streader

Melbourne Knowledge Week 2021 will play host to live music performances, film screenings, discussions, exhibitions and much more.

Melbourne Knowledge Week returns later this month with a sprawling program set to bring a spectrum of events to four inner-city spaces, as well as premiering a digital hub featuring 50 virtual events.

Encompassing everything from DJ sets and live music performances to discussions tackling topics relating to science, technology and sustainability, this year’s program promises something for everyone.

What you need to know

  • Melbourne Knowledge Week 2021 runs from Monday April 26-Sunday April 2
  • 85 per cent of events within this year’s program will be free to attend
  • Melbourne Knowledge Week will encompass four inner-city spaces as well as a new digital hub

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The annual festival aims to spark conversation and reflection through sharing ideas, challenging assumptions and prompting new ways of thinking.

Spread across North Melbourne’s Meat Market, The State Library of Victoria, the CBD’s new green space Wesley Place and Carlton’s freshly-opened innovation precinct, Melbourne Connect, Melbourne Knowledge Week looks to reinvigorate the city.

Livestreams, online networking opportunities and a range of other digital content will also be available via the festival’s new online hub.

On the music and arts front, the 2021 program offers performances from the likes of Sui ZhenMzRizk featuring thandoMike Gurrieri, Shio, Anuraag, Ab.s, E. FishpoolFia Fiell and CORIN.

Plus there’ll be immersive experiences such as a virtual excursion to nine Italian cities, an interactive performance lecture covering everything from pop music to DNA databases, a collection of virtual instruments and more.

For those looking to exercise their brain, there’ll be a slate of insightful talks covering Aboriginal knowledge, ethics, society, sustainability, health and wellbeing, technology and data and so much more.

The overarching theme of Melbourne Knowledge Week 2021 will be how we bounce back from COVID-19 and the future of Melbourne, post-pandemic.

“This year’s event will explore how we bounce back from COVID-19 and deliver the city of the future, whether it’s through creating a circular economy, delivering city shaping design, or sharing data to solve problems,”” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

“We want to bring the best minds together to keep attracting talented workers to Melbourne.”

Check out the full Melbourne Knowledge Week 2021 program here