Brunswick Music Festival 2017 Posted on January 16, 2017 (August 22, 2018) by Phil Date: 5 – 19 March, 2017 Location: Brunswick Town Hall Festival Information Brunswick Music Festival is Australia’s longest running inner-city music festival, an institution much loved by Melbourne and proudly presented by Moreland City Council. Whilst Brunswick strikes a musical chord on any given day year round, during Brunswick Music Festival it hits its high note. With a near 30-year history, it’s one of Melbourne’s biggest, genre-diverse annual music happenings. For two special weeks in March, Festival acts and attendees occupy all the familiar places, unforeseen spaces, streets and sidewalks of Brunswick. Brunswick Music Festival ensures its suburb lives up to the accolade of number one Australian suburb for songwriters and its reputation as home to creativity and culture. A free and ticketed program of scorching genre-straddling performances and experiences comes courtesy of both top-shelf artists from all around the world and our own extraordinary known-and-loved local artists and record labels. It includes premiere venue and outdoor concerts, street parties, club shows, showcases, special commissions, launches and intimate late-night programming. To kick off the Festival, Sydney Road Street Party sees upwards of 60,000 people fill Sydney Road from Union to Victoria Streets, for a day of music, performances, food and culture that puts the cornucopia of Moreland’s diversity front and centre. To close, Music For The People, a free family concert, continues the celebration of Moreland’s cultural riches with an evening of music, food, activities and more. PROGRAM Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain) Aziza is both a highly potent sonic poet and the voice of the Saharawi people in their ongoing struggle for recognition and justice. Innovation, truth, humility and political outspokenness are the raw materials of her vision. DATE & TIME Thursday 16 March, 8:00pm VENUE Brunswick Town Hall 100 Sydney Road Brunswick VIC 3065 TICKET PRICES $50 Full / $45 Concession (plus booking fee & cc charges) The Hot 8 Brass Band (USA) with Bullhorn The Hot 8 Brass Band bring the undiluted energy of New Orleans Second Line parades to the stage, and with the ability to honour their city’s musical traditions, have forged a powerful musical legacy. Always in demand and genre defying they’ve collaborated with Lauryn Hill, Mos Def, The Roots and the Blind Boys of Alabama, appeared in two Spike Lee documentaries and the HBO series Treme. DATE & TIME Wednesday 15 March, 8:30pm VENUE Estonian House 43 Melville Road Brunswick West VIC 3055 TICKET PRICES $42 full / $37 concession plus booking fee + cc charges Gift Vouchers A BMF Gift Voucher is the perfect gift for music lovers. At $50, $100 or your choice of value, BMF Gift Vouchers can be used by the recipient to purchase tickets to any 2017 BMF show.