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BY Lila Cumming | 19-Aug-2013
The 2013 Darebin Music Feast program will be available online from 14 August. Check out the explosive and imaginative aural pleasures on offer this year at www.musicfeast.com.au. Every year, Melbourne's thriving music community comes together to celebrate songwriting and music in all its forms at the Darebin Music Feast. This rich and diverse collection of musical events of all genres is built on the philosophy that music brings people together. It is a joyous means of engaging and uniting the community. The 2013 Darebin Music Feast runs from Wednesday 18 – Sunday 29 September and presents over 150 events, in over 25 venues throughout Northcote, Westgarth, Preston, Thornbury, Reservoir, Bundoora and Fairfield, including loads of free events.
Venue: Over 25 venues throughout Northcote, Westgarth, Preston, Thornbury, Reservoir, Bundoora and Fairfield.
Date: 18 to 29 September 2013
Web: www.musicfeast.com.au
: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darebin-Music-Feast/103459693035119

The City of Darebin is proud to have committed new funds to the annual Music Feast in order to deliver an exciting new curated program, and to grow the diversity of music projects with the festival. Some exciting new initiatives for 2013 include the creation of a sizzling festival hub bar.

Named 'The Bain Marie', the 200 capacity bar will be housed in the Northcote Town Hall Civic Square. Entrance to the bar will be free and will present a broad selection of music, kid friendly lunchtime gigs, open decks vinyl sessions, community participation events, guest speakers and music comedy.

A blend of craft brewers, spirit and wine makers have been selected to stock the bar and are excited to deliver educational tastings and showcases of their tailor made products. Partners include East 9th Brewing Co. with Doss Blockos, Fog City Red Sangria, Lick Pier Ginger Beer, Golden Axe Cider, West Winds Gin, 666 Pure Tasmanian Vodka and Tequila Tromba.

Artists performing at The Bain Marie will include Howlin Steam Train, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats, Royal Jelly Dixieland Band, Chris Russell Chicken Walk, Chook Race, The Tiger & Me plus soul, garage, gypsy and folk acts.

A curated program will also be presented in the majestic Northcote Town Hall, Main Hall with a selection of free and tickets events. Special events include the Melbourne premier of Hail to the King, an all-female fronted Elvis tribute with Kira Puru, Stella Angelico and Mojo Ju Ju.

The new Street Feast program strand will utilise less traditional spaces from Westgarth to Preston, for performances, pop-up interactions and roaming entertainment throughout the festival.

The wonderfully eclectic local venue program features many great new and established Melbourne artists. Highlights include Alanna and Alicia, The Darjeelings, The Basics, Canary, Kim Salmon, Les Thomas, Matt Glass, Melody Moon, Strumpet, Spencer P Jones, The Imprints and so much more.