Live N Local

Music, Rock and indie
Brooke Taylor, Live N Local 2019
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Photograph: Supplied
Daniel Elia, Live N Local 2019
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Photograph: Benjamin Thompson

Time Out says

The southside's annual music festival returns with plenty of hot talent

The City of Port Phillip’s end-of-winter music festival Live N Local is back for another year. This eight-day music festival presents a huge number of artists and bands across more than 20 venues in the City of Port Phillip, which runs from St Kilda to Port Melbourne. Take your pick from free and ticketed gigs, and explore Melbourne's thriving music scene.

One of the best things about Live N Local is the variety of music on offer. You'd be hard pressed to find a genre of music not covered at the festival, with everything from reggae to country on the cards. One of the biggest and most anticipated events will be Live N Local's opening night party at Memo Music Hall. The free (!) party has lined-up the sultry Lady Lash, rapper Daniel Elia and hip hop-meets-jazz outfit Chicken Wishbone.

Need some help picking your way through this year's program? Our picks include the all-female choir the Decibelles, who will put on an outrageously fun night of pop music and sing-alongs at Newmarket Hotel on Wednesday, August 28. Another highlight is an evening of music curated by social enterprise South of the City, featuring the always spine-chilling electro hip hop artist Drmngnow as the headline act.

The free closing party at the Espy is also set to be a banger, with Bad BangsHuntly and Purr Usual packing out the Gershwin room from 3pm. Then join the St Kilda Rock Crawl as it makes its way from Dogs Bar to the Vineyard before returning to the Espy for some late night rock'n'roll shenanigans. Other key artists featured in Live N Local include Brooke Taylor, Approchable Members of Your Local Community and yergurl

For the full line-up of events, venues and artists visit the Live N Local website.

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