Lost Picnic

Music, Music festivals
Lost Picnic
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Tash Sultana will headline a brilliant boho music experience, now in Melbourne for the first time

Why should our Sydney friends have all the fun? Bohemian music festival Lost Picnic is coming to Melbourne for the first time, and boy, are we ready for it. 

The headline act will be none other than Tash Sultana, who will be performing in Australia for the first time since releasing her debut album. It's only right that Sultana should be playing in Melbourne, since she made a name for herself busking on the streets of our fair city. Her EP Notion was streamed 175 million times and earnt her four ARIA award nominations.

She's not the only artist bringing sweet, bluesy sounds to the family-friendly festival. Meg Mac is also appearing, alongside Kiwi singer-songwriter Marlon Williams. Odette, Big Words quintet and ten-piece brass outfit Hot Potato Band complete the impressive line-up.

The festival will be held at Flemington Nursery, the perfect venue for relaxing on the grass (or getting your dance on, if you're so inclined). There will be food trucks from Pho Nom and Burn City SmokersBeatbox Kitchen, Curry Up Now, Melbourne Paella Company, Royal Stacks, the Schnitzel Republic, Taco Truck, the Gozleme Station and The Kraken Squid, or you are very welcome to BYO picnic. Or if you like the idea of a picnic but don't want to pack your own, buy one from French Saloon, Kirk's Wine Bar, Annam or the Pantry.  Each hamper serves two people and costs $49. There will also be a bar.

To keep the kids amused, there will be face-painting, clowns, games like badminton, sack races and tug of war, and even bouncing castles.

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