Live N Local Festival invites you to head southside and say goodbye to winter with an eight-day celebration of music throughout the City of Port Phillip. Running eight days from 24 to 31 August, the Festival has announced the full 2019 program, which boasts a diverse range of free events spanning nearly every musical genre across southside suburbs.
The Opening Party at Memo Music Hall will kick the week off with a stellar lineup featuring Lady Lash, Daniel Elia and Chicken Wishbone. The event will be a free evening of live music, taking place from 7pm Saturday 24 August.
Backing it up will be the Sunday Session at Big Mouth, with free live music from 3pm featuring alt-country outfit Team Love, folk-country songstress Brooke Taylorand electro-pop looping artist Tanya George. At the same time, all ages can join Live N Local x FreeZA for a free concert featuring Approachable Members of Your Local Community, yergurl and Tamara and the Dreams.
Wednesday 28 August sees two key events, the Decibelles Pop Night at Newmarket Hotel, a night of pop music and sing-alongs to fulfil all karaoke dreams, and Live at the Prince, a mix of up-tempo rhythms and reggae vibes from Iaki Vallejo and The Black Sistaz.
On Friday 30 August, the Alex Theatre will be host to a special program curated by South of the City, headlined by DRMNGNOW.
Closing off the Festival for the year will be Huntly, Bad Bangs and Purr Usual at the Beat x Espy x Live N Local Closing Party. Curated by Beat Magazine, guests will pack the iconic Gershwin Room at The Espy for free music from 3pm. Guests can then join in on the famous St Kilda Rock Crawl, which is back by popular demand in 2019 and tours St Kilda’s iconic rock venues.
Throughout the week, southside suburbs such as St Kilda, Balaclava, South Melbourne and Elwood will be host to a range of free live experiences, including Live at the Library (featuring Brooke Taylor and Delsinki’s Craig Johnson), Market Sounds at South Melbourne Market, Hooray it’s Friday at STARWARD (featuring SANNIA on her National Tour and supported by Kee’ahn), An Evening at Pause Barfeaturing three captivating singer-songwriters and Live at Elwood Lounge (with Latin fusion and beats from Tekwani and ChibCha).
Live N Local Festival is proudly produced by the City of Port Phillip. Acting Mayor Louise Crawford said Council is excited to be presenting such a diverse bill for both the local community and visitors to the area to revel in this winter.
“Live N Local provides accessible entertainment to music lovers and musicians during a time of year when people may be less likely to venture out. We’re proud to offer an event that provides both a platform for artists to showcase their talent throughout our local area while also welcoming visitors to our venues during the colder months. Our 2019 program is one of great diversity which is representative of our City, and we are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Port Phillip region in the coming month.”