The Retreat announce new free gig series, going down every Sunday in August
13.07.2021

The Retreat announce new free gig series, going down every Sunday in August

Words by Tom Parker

Free gigs have always been a hallmark of The Retreat Hotel.

Brunswick’s beloved Retreat Hotel has announced they’ll be hosting a new free gig series, happening every Sunday throughout August. Announced in collaboration with Moon Dog, the series will see some of Melbourne’s most exciting up-and-coming acts take to the stage, with a double bill scheduled for each event.

What you need to know

  • The Retreat has announced a new gig series
  • Going down across the five Sundays in August, the series will see some of Melbourne’s best emerging talents take to the stage
  • It’s all free, get down early to sort yourself a spot

Keep up with the latest music interviews, news and reviews here.

Melbourne’s murmurmur will be joined by Taylah Carroll for the series’ first instalment on Sunday August 1. Then on August 8, Melbourne’s own Devo-esque synth-punk band, Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice, will perform alongside the more angular punk of OUZO.

The following Sunday, punters heading along to The Retreat will catch Hobsons Bay Coast Guard and Kosmetika – a double bill of surf-rock and fuzz-pop.

For the series’ penultimate instalment, psych-pop outfit Sunfruits will take to the space alongside The Vovos – one of Melbourne’s most exciting bands right now.

Capping off series is a sweet double bill of Eggy and Mug. The former of the two deliver a kind of weird surrealist pop akin to Cate Le Bon while Mug are Melbourne’s answer to Broadcast, delivering spacious Kraut-driven soundscapes. This show will be happening on Sunday August 29.

For more on The Retreat’s new free gig series, head here.