Leaps and Bounds Festival

Music, Music festivals
Leaps and Bounds Festival Dijok Girls to the Front
Photograph: Supplied Dijok

Back for its sixth year, Leaps and Bounds includes artists performing one-off gigs and collaborations in music venues from Fitzroy to Northcote

Homegrown talent is king at the City of Yarra's ten-day annual music festival, during which local artists gig up a storm in music venues, bookshops and street corners throughout the inner north.

The festival initially began as a push to support local music venues, musicians and businesses during the quiet of winter and has since morphed into a thriving festival that shows off a wealth of community spirit. 

Highlights from the 2018 program include Girls to the Front at Laundry Bar (Thu Jul 19), which will showcase female and female-identifying rap and hip hop artists like Dijok, Netti and Yung Baddie. Smith Street Dreaming, Leaps and Bounds' annual outdoor event on Saturday July 21, is back to celebrate Indigenous culture and history, with MC Leila Gurruwiwi, Dave Arden and band and Benny Walker taking to stage. Plus, there will be the inaugural Fitzroy Bowls Record Fair, an outside broadcast from PBS FM, a ripper gig from Kimbra and plenty more. 

Check the website for dates and more information. 

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