The annual Moomba Festival in Melbourne have announced their biggest musical lineup yet with over 100 acts set to rock the stages at free concerts around the city including at Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Marr.

From Friday 9 to Monday 12 March, headliners, Josh Pyke and The Panics will be joined by some of Melbourne and Australia’s leading bands and solo artists, emerging talent, silent disco, DJs, marching bands and buskers.

All of the events will be free and will be performed on four stages across the Moomba Festival site at Alexandra Gardens and Birrarung Marr.Please see below for a snapshot of the Moomba line up and headline acts for each stage.

Main stage
The Main Stage will see the likes of Josh Pyke, The Panics, Tex Perkins, Owl Eyes, Loon Lake, Wagons, Daryl Braithwaite, The Bamboos, Boy In A Box, Snowy Belfast, Eagle and the Worm and The Paper Kites play under the big top tent. Performances will begin from 1pm and will feature a diverse line up of established and up and coming artists.

Other Sounds
For those wanting to check out the latest sounds, the Beats Stage will host; Eloji, 8 Bit Love, Return to Youth, Elephant Eyes, Amber Lamps and Animaux among a great line up.

When the sun goes people can also enjoy the Silent Disco featuring a variety of DJs mixing the many sounds of retro, electronic, dub, hip hop, latin, disco and funk.

The Cultural Quarter will provide a unique space for people to chill out while they listen to the latest international sounds. Acts such as The Cactus Channel, Madre Monte, Sweet Mona’s Choir, and Afro Mandinko will entertain people as they enjoy a weekend of cultural exchanges. Workshops , performances and dancing will all be on offer at the Cultural Quarter and everyone can be involved.

All the traditional Moomba favourites including the Parade and the Birdman Rally will also return detailed in the attached full program.

You can see the full festival schedule below (click to make bigger):