The City of Melbourne has announced the return of the immersive pop-up venue Kubik as the 2019 Melbourne Music Week (MMW) Hub. Popping up in Alexandra Gardens on the banks of the Yarra, the venue will be hosting local and international artists every evening the festival is running.
Headlining the festival is Melbourne local turned international dance legend CC:Disco!, opening Hub proceedings on Friday November 15.
International headliner this year is Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF), who have been dubbed ‘Godfathers of Techno”. They’ll be making their Australian debut in an exclusive show for MMW alonside locals Total Control and Dark Water. DAF joins fellow German Robert Henke, who will be performing a multi sensory show, using powerful lasers to create a situation of total audiovisual synaesthesia.
Among the massive amount of other acts include French electronic icon Kittin, Jennifer Loveless, Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir, Andy Stott and Monolake.
Some of the city’s most iconic, historical and unconventional buildings are going to be transformed into performance spaces for the festival, including the State Library, St Paul’s Cathedral, ACMI and the Argus Building.
Councillor Rohan Leppert, Chair of the Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolio, said MMW is the City of Melbourne’s opportunity to celebrate the city’s thriving, world-renowned music scene.
“Music is part of the fabric of Melbourne, and for 10 years we’ve worked hard to showcase the incredible wealth of musical talent we have to offer,” Cr Leppert said.
“More than 350,000 music lovers have enjoyed what MMW has to offer over the past decade and we’re excited to get back to our roots at Kubik to celebrate MMW’s success in style.”
There’ll be family-friendly events, free performances and to top it all off, Melbourne Music Week 2019 will be certified carbon neutral and will work towards a zero-waste hub for the first time. Nice.
Head to Melbourne Music Week’s website to find out more.