While shooting videos for our clients in Melbourne, we get to experience a lot of amazing places and events in this vibrant city. Whether it’s great music and arts festivals, creative exhibitions, spectacular shows or action-packed sports events, the events calendar of Melbourne is always fully loaded. To share our passion for this incredible city, we put together some of our favourite events for you.
SUGAR MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL
20th January 2018
This annual summit of music and arts is bringing together the best talents in contemporary music, visual arts and new media from Melbourne and beyond. Sugar Mountain is a melting pot of creativity, ready to be absorbed and celebrated. Set up in a cheerful and interactive environment, festival-goers will be able to immerse themselves in unique performances and make connections that will last much longer than the event itself.
In 2018, Sugar Mountain is happening once again at Victoria College of Arts. But as it’s growing by the year, it sprawls out to the adjacent Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and Melbourne Arts Precinct for the very first time.
Indoor venues include the Grant Street Theatre, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, and Malthouse Theatre. For the first time ever, SM will expand into the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) footprint, and take over Grant Street (the area between). Plenty of green and new places to discover.
THE SUGAR MOUNTAIN LINE-UP 2018
Sugar Mountain 2018 unites a diverse, experimental music crowd, with big international acts playing alongside Australian favourites. Apart from sounds, the festival is also putting the spotlight on a range of incredible visual artists and performance artists.
The art section is bringing together a great selection of artists and different mediums, with special focus to performing and visual arts. One of the highlights of the night is an immersive virtual reality film called Via Alice. It will be topped up with a live sound and dance performance, led by artist, dancer and producer Khalif Diouf (aka Le1f) and Indigenous Australian dancer and choreographer Waangenga Blanco (Bangarra Dance Theatre). More dance and performance acts will be complemented by electronic artists and digital video arts.
For SM2018, Melbourne favorite Cut Copy will be rocking the stage and will be joined by some of our local legends, such as Beaches, Body Type, Love Deluxe, Ara Koufax and Stella Donnelly. They’re joined by some hot US and UK hip hop and r’n’b acts such as Jamila Woods, J Hus. Further acts include Laurel Halo, Honey Dijon, Gerd Janson, Dan Shake, Eclair Fifi and Project Pablo.
Ready for an immersive restaurant experience? In 2018, the Sensoratory Restaurant teams up with one of Melbourne’s absolute benchmark eateries. This year, it will be all about the real star of every meal… the dessert.
New this year at ACCA:
Explore the new world order at this years brand new “Future Culture” space at ACCA. Honouring the creative diversity of cultures from around the globe, this space will be an explosion of colour and explore the shifting meanings of fashion, photography, arts and music.
AT A GLANCE
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Location: Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank, Victoria, Australia 3006