Featuring a hell impressive lineup including Mary J Blige, Jill Scott, De La Soul and Remi, this year’s Soulfest is a mix of old-school kicking it with the new.
Soulfest members can pick up tickets from Mon May 18, while they’re available to the rest of us plebs from Wed May 27.
Tickets for the one dayer start at $149 and go up to $319 plus for the Platinum VIP Club experience.
Back for its 21st year, this rural psytrance festival is packing an epic lineup over five blissed-out days. Topping the bill is pioneering Israeli duo Infected Mushroom (who blew the lid off the Royal Melbourne Hotel earlier this year). They’re joined by techno wizard Danny Daze, the truly bizarre (yet ridiculously talented) Anklepants, and plenty more acts spanning electro, trance, ambient and psytrance.
While you’re there, don’t forget to investigate the plethora of art installations, mind-expanding workshops and interesting characters. For many, Earthcore is just as much about the experience as the rave.
Carbon Based Life Forms
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Kukan Dub Lagan
Outside the Universe
Pig & Dan
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Burger fans, rejoice: your mates at Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew in Fitzroy are unleashing a second shrine to Wagyu burgers and craft beer in South Yarra. You can get your meat fix in what was once Café Greco from 6 May.
Owner Marcelo Tummino (founding partner of The European and Melbourne Supper Club) says: “We’ve had customers travelling from the Southern suburbs to Fitzroy for our burgers for years now, so we thought we’d bring the burgers to them. It’s exciting to be a part of the evolution of Chapel Street’s food culture – we want to create a sense of place, somewhere everyone is welcome, from big family dinners to first dates.”
Tummino has decorated Brother Burger South Yarra with knick-knacks sourced from eBay wins and rural rummaging in sheds and paddocks. The fitout features recycled materials, loft-style windows, red leather booths, a metal-panelled wall and more than 800 vintage meat grinders from Tummino’s collection. You’ll be able to watch chefs pressing patties and baking buns in the open kitchen; other items to look out for include Reuben sandwiches, fish and chips, pulled pork buns and salads.… Read more
The first taste of the Melbourne Festival is so sweet that we’re counting down the days. Sydney indie-electronic duo Flight Facilities will play live with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, re-shaping their five-year catalogue of singles and hits into soaring orchestral arrangements.
You’ll know them from tracks like ‘Foreign Language’, ‘With You’ and last year’s epic, seven-minute ‘Clair De Lune’, which points to Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell’s love of classical music. “We’re taking on the challenge of reinventing not only the way we approach our live show, but our original pieces of music, too,” they explain. “For us, the opportunity to have Melbourne Symphony Orchestra reinterpret the contemporary as classical, can only be described as ‘a dream come true’.”
The show promises to span five years of work, while including newly written orchestral parts and an immersive videoscape.
This project follows on from last year’s Melbourne Festival, which saw masterful producer Jeff Mills join the MSO to create an almost otherworldly fusion of electronic and classical music.… Read more
Flex your knuckles, gamers: this CBD arcade bar delivers vintage video games, craft beers and cocktails
Wish you could summon your homies and trounce them at Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario Kart, Mortal Kombat, Gun Fight or Fire Escape, while sipping on an ice-cold craft beer or imaginative cocktail? Well now you can, thanks to Bartronica, Melbourne’s first vintage arcade bar. Pick from free-play or coin-operated arcade machines, stake out the Nintendo 64 or rest between fighting marathons on the comfy couches. Bartronica holds regular tournaments – top scores are immortalised (for one night) on the chalk board – and singles’ nights. There’s even a beer garden that pretends it’s in New York. Game on.Read more