The Wesley Anne is throwing a three-day online music festival

The Wesley Anne is throwing a three-day online music festival

Wesley Anne
Words by Tom Parker

More than 18 bands will perform across the three days.

The Wesley Anne is not just one of Melbourne’s oldest and most magnificent pubs, it’s also an esteemed live music venue and ever-popular nightspot along the buzzing High Street corridor.

With live music venues shut down across the state, The Wes could easily just sit there in hibernation, allowing the dust bunnies to accrue, but that’s not what they’re about. To inject some much-needed activity into this dormant cultural juggernaut we call Melbourne, they’re throwing an epic online music festival that will reconnect the community and see more than 18 bands perform across three days.

Wes Fest will go down from Friday September 18 to Sunday September 20, broadcasting live across your screens, welcoming talent from all corners of the music spectrum. Some of the names you can expect to see include Australian music veteran Carus Thompson alongside Danny Ross, Laneous, Cate Taylor, Lucy Wise, Sunday Darling and Rosario De Marco.

Hannah Acfield will also perform accompanying other music names such as Paige Black, Timothy Wolf, Piano Atmosferix and many more. There will also be a few DJs on hand to get the party started including DJ Marni La Rocca and DJ Chips & Salad.

The Wesley Anne has been feeling the pinch just like every other live music venue across the state, either being fully closed or operating at an extremely limited capacity since March. For 18 years, the venue has been as an integral platform for both emerging and established artists alike, connecting immeasurable music talents with a community perpetually ravenous for that next live gig.

Wes Fest goes down from Friday September 18 to Sunday September 20. Support the venue and grab a ticket to the festival here.

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