The Melbourne Festival is a multi-arts festival that celebrates all genres of art like music, theatre, dance and other recreational activities. Having started in the 1980s, this festival has now become an integral part of the Australian cultural events.
Being an annual festival, it is held in the month of October for 17 days across different venues in Australia. Attendees can enjoy the drive to the festival by booking a car hire to Melbourne. Formerly known as The Melbourne International Arts Festival, it is now referred to as The Melbourne Festival.
The Melbourne Festival, spread across various genres, is an exuberant display of cultural arts and festive charm. Many internationally acclaimed artists and companies associate with this festival every year.
The festival’s free events include the Opening Ceremony, Les Tambours De Feu Parade, Art Labs and interactive events like Haircuts by Children. Visitors can also witness exhibitions of installation art exhibitions and sip-and-dine at the very quirky carriage-like setting of “The Toff in Town”.
Theatre: A number of theatre performances have been prepared for the festival such as the Funeral, Ancient Rain, You and Me and The Space Between, Lady Eats Apple.
Dance and Circus: Under this category, an interesting collection of contemporary routines is to be showcased at the festival. The Dark Chorus, Triptyque, Vertical Influences are to name a few.
Music: The visitors can rock and sway to the mixed bag of melodious goodies coming their way, with a wonderful line-up of acts such as Brad Mehldau Solo, Robbie Thomson, Ancient Rain and a tribute to David Bowie.
Visual Arts: Visitors can soak themselves in the magic created by artists with their ingenious installation arts and live art displays.
Potpourri: Luminaries from different fields, are going to be joining forces to conjure a spectacular show, that is hoped to be a lasting memory for the audience.
The festival takes place at various venues in and around the city of Melbourne. Some of the venues are: Anna Schwartz Gallery, Arts House, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Dancehouse, Melbourne Town Hall, Queen Victoria Gardens, Parliament House, The Toff in Town.
Discounted and packaged deals can be availed by selecting three or more events collectively or by booking for a group/ family collectively. For the Ticketed events, the tickets are available online on individual event pages or can be purchased from the venue.
DATE and TIME
The all-day event will be held from 6th October, 2016 to 23rd October,2016