Just last week we spoke about some of the awesome acts heading to Victoria next month as part of Melbourne Music Week. Now, it’s been announced that Melbourne’s St Paul’s Cathedral is set to serve as the official hub for the week-long event, with a number of local and international acts looking forward to performing in the picturesque venue.

For the first time in St Paul’s Cathedral’s 126 year history, the neo-Gothic building, and adjoining carpark, is set to be transformed into a music venue, turning a normally quiet place of prayer and reflection into a unique location for music lovers of all varieties to meet.

Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle AC spoke about how Melbourne Music Week has had a history for redefining and reinterpreting the use of public spaces since its first edition in 2010.

“Music plays a critical role in our city’s economic, cultural and social fabric,” the Lord Mayor said. “Standing in the heart of the city, The Cathedral will provide a unique and unexpected setting for a cutting-edge live music program.”

Also announced today were the four main events that are to take place in St Paul’s Cathedral during Melbourne Music Week. The event’s opening night, on Friday, November 17th, is set to see Smooch Records hold a concert featuring the likes of Juliana Barwick, Kath Bloom, Divide and Dissolve, and Wilson Tanner.

Other musical extravaganzas to be held at The Cathedral include German musical pioneer DJ Hell performing an exclusive Australian show, Sampa The Great performing a headline show alongside Fortunes and The Harpoons, and an electronic music showcase spearheaded by Vase Records co-owner Jacques Greene, performing with some of Melbourne’s finest, including Banoffee, and Planète.

A full lineup for the for Melbourne Music Week, as well as the events occurring at the St Paul’s Cathedral carpark, is set to drop on October 17th, with tickets to the week-long event on sale now.

Check out ‘One Half’, from Melbourne Music Week performer Juliana Barwick, below.

 

Melbourne Music Week 2017 at St Paul’s Cathedral

Julianna Barwick + Kath Bloom + Divide and Dissolve ++

Julianna Barwick (US)
Kath Bloom (US)
Divide and Dissolve
Wilson Tanner
Kirkis (ft. Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir)
Two Steps on the Water
James Tom & Jack Doepel (Krakatau) and the T.C Lewis Pipe Organ

Friday, 17th November
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now

DJ Hell + Honeysmack + Acid Safari ++

DJ Hell (GER)
Honeysmack
Acid Safari
DJ Kiti
Sundelin

Saturday, 18th November
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now

Sampa The Great + Fortunes + The Harpoons ++

Sampa The Great
Fortunes
The Harpoons
Spike F**k
Marcus Whale
Anuraag (DJ set)
Wahe (DJ set)

Friday, 24th November
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now

Jacques Greene + Banoffee + Planète ++

Jacques Greene (CA)
Banoffee
Planète
Darcy Baylis
Exhibitionist
Jennifer Loveless (DJ set)

Saturday, 25th November
St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale now

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