Brunswick Music Festival debuts stacked lineup for 2021

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Brunswick Music Festival debuts stacked lineup for 2021

Words by Will Brewster

Get ready for ten days of live local music.

Brunswick Music Festival is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year for many Melburnians, which made last year’s cancellation amid the early stages of the pandemic a bit of a bummer.

Nonetheless, the Brunswick Music Festival team have recouped their losses and look set to bounce back this year with a 2021 programme that’s jam-packed with some of the city’s best live acts – and that’s not even the best news.

As a means of showing solidarity to the live music scene and giving back to the community after lockdown, every single event at this year’s festival will be priced at $10 and under. Live music that costs less than a pint is a prospect that’s almost inconceivable, but thanks to the generosity of the Moreland City Council and Brunswick Music Festival, it’s now a reality – legends!

Going down over ten days from March 5-14, Brunswick Music Festival 2021 will take place in an array of parks, bars and music and hospitality venues in the Moreland City Council.

This year’s main attraction will be a new venue space at Gilpin Park that’ll play host to a number of huge open air shows curated by Crown Ruler, Milk! Records, Our Golden Friends, Flightless Records, Bad Apples, HopeStreet Recordings and more.

These shows are set to feature the likes of Alice Skye, Good Morning, Kee’ahn, RVG, Emma Donovan and The Putbacks, BARKAA, HEXDEBT, Leah Senior and Spike Fcuk, with Mo’Ju and Angie McMahon each playing headline shows at the space as well.

The Festival will also see venues like Noisy Ritual, Bar Oussou, The B.East, Rubix Warehouse, The Retreat Hotel and The Edinburgh Castle Hotel play host to a range of shows over the ten day period, while Pinch Points and Tender Buttons are locked in to play Live At The Library.

If that’s not enough, Howler is also set to deliver three live album launches in the form of Hachiku’s I’ll Probably Be Asleep, June Jones’ Leafcutter and acclaimed producer Joelistics’ new collaborative project Film School. There’ll also be a number of free pop-up gigs on Sydney Road over the course of the Festival from Ausecuma Beats, Petal Lake, Zoë Fox and The Pocket Rockets and more.

The 2021 Brunswick Music Festival will go down from Friday March 5 to Monday March 14. For a full list of events and acts, head to the Brunswick Music Festival website.