Vera Blue is bringing some electro-pop goodness to Fed Square for free in Feb

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Vera Blue is bringing some electro-pop goodness to Fed Square for free in Feb

Words by Luke Carlino

It’s Fed Square February thanks to more free live music from Australia’s biggest acts as part of Fed Live.

Live music and summer go hand-in-hand, and thanks to Fed Live, it’s easy to enjoy both without having to spend a cent. As part of their regular, free summer outdoor concert series, the second Fed Live of the year features a huge, all-female line-up spearheaded by the one and only Vera Blue.

February’s Fed Live focuses on singer/songwriter songstresses who encompass the modern-day Aussie pop landscape, and electro-pop artist Vera Blue leads the charge following the release of her third studio album, Mercurial. The album release last year was backed by a series of sold-out shows, and thanks to Fed Live, if you missed out during the tour, you can still experience Vera’s ethereal, soaring synth-pop as part of this all-ages free gig.

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For those who aren’t aware, Vera is a pop powerhouse, and her captivating vocals provide the perfect summer sing-a-long moments. Catching people’s attention with her platinum single Hold, her debut album Perennial provided even more bangers like the double platinum single Regular Touch. With sold-out tours and festivals like Lollapalooza and Splendour in the Grass as part of her live resume, Vera will put on the perfect summer evening show in the square. This is not to be missed, so gather the crew, warm-up your vocals and stretch the necessary boogie muscles. You’ll also want to head down to the Square early, because Vera is bringing some friends along.

Joining Vera in main support is Melbourne’s very own pop queen, Gretta Ray. Initially noticed as a triple j Unearthed High competition winner, Gretta’s debut album, Begin to Look Around, was released in August 2021 to significant acclaim thanks to its seamless blend of folk and pop. Gretta’s music touches on a range of relatable life lessons, encompassing the positive and negative, but all wrapped up and delivered via some fun pop music that will brighten up your day. Set this to the landscape of an outdoor, warm summer evening gig, and you have a recipe for a very good time. 

Making the already awesome line-up even more so is Vetta Borne, a Filipino/Australian songstress whom you may recognise as the vocalist on Carmada’s On Fire, Young Franco’s Miss You and Ukiyo’s Good Enough. Vetta has also co-written and produced for George Alice and K-pop idol group iKON. With over a million streams across platforms, Vetta was also a triple j Unearthed Feature Artist in 2021.

Her single Kissing Strangers receives high rotation on the Js, and her cover of Gwen Stefani’s Cool for Like A Version is garnering acclaim. Borne is gearing up to release a new single and EP very soon, so be amongst the first to hear it at this free show!

Opening the event at 6.30pm will be half Filipino and half Ghanaian singer-songwriter Jewel Owusu, an emerging Afropop star in the Melbourne scene well worth checking out, who has replaced PRICIE on the bill.


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Fed Live is a regular initiative that brings some of the biggest and best up-and-coming Australian acts to the centre of Melbourne for some free, all-ages fun. The large stage in the middle of Fed Square is the perfect spot to dance the night away to this collection of Aussie pop greatness, and with a line-up this good, we’re assuming you’ll need to get down early to secure your spot.

The Fed Square 2023 summer festival of free music is easy to get to via public transport, and you’ll be surrounded by plenty of food and drink options to really make a night of it.

Mark Saturday, February 18th, from 6:30pm – 10:30pm out in your calendar; your night is sorted. For more info, visit the website here.

This article was made in partnership with Fed Square.