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Hobsons Bay Summer Events 2018: Summer Sounds

Hobsons Bay have re-booted their popular Summer Sounds format for 2018 by adding a family friendly opening act to the line up for each event, ensuring that kids can get in on the action too. Over 10 different bands will perform across four Saturdays, including a must-see concert featuring ARIA award winning duo The Audreys and Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker on Saturday 20 January.On Saturday 17 February Hobsons Bay will host Summer Sounds: Skate from 12pm, featuring BMX, Skate and Scooter competitions, followed by music including a performance from Westside Freeza ‘Battle of the Bands’ winners Hollow December.

Live music begins at 4pm.

Sat 13 Jan | McCormack Park, Laverton
Jana Garjana Dhol Pathak + Newport Gypsy Djangos + The Mudcakes

Sat 20 Jan | Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown
The Audreys + Benny Walker + Teeny Tiny Stevies

Sat 10 Feb | Logan Reserve, Altona
NEDA All Colour Project + Johnny Rollins + The Rrrrrrockets

Sat 17 Feb - Altona Meadows Skate Park
Jungle Cuffs + Hollow December + Plaza-trg (part of Summer Sounds: Skate)

Jana Ganrjana Dhol Pathak was formed here in Melbourne by Satish Gaikwad in Jan 2016 when they found a surprisingly common thread between them; The Dhol-Tasha (vibrant Indian drums). Through the drum beats they bring positive energy and broad smiles. The group has performed all over Melbourne.

The Newport Gypsy Djangos play the jazz standards with a strong ‘gypsy swing’ feel. The group has been playing in the Newport area for the last 5 years, and are regular favourites at the annual Newport Folk Festival. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and more than likely will get you up dancing.

The Mudcakes - We’ll let their reviews do the talking for The Mudcakes: "Kindie-rock at its best." - Herald Sun. "Roots-rock aimed at discerning kids (and their equally discerning parents)" - The Age. "Great tunes, superior musicianship and a rollicking good band!" - ABC Radio 'Babytalk'. Voted top 10 children’s CD by the New York Post 


Event starts
Saturday 13 January, 2018
Event Ends
Saturday 17 February, 2018
Various locations
Venue Address
Various locations

Melbourne, Melbourne

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