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District Live Launches   With Three Days Of Free, Non-stop Music   

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Events run Friday 26 November to Sunday 28 November 2021 .

Daryl Braithwaite, and Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows Trio will headline the launch of District Live, a new initiative by The District Docklands celebrating Melbourne's love of live music. The series will start with three days of non-stop music, across three stages and continue with pop-up events and live music experiences throughout summer.a??a??

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Already considered Melbourne's home of entertainment, with attractions includinga??ArtVo, Melbourne Star, Archie Brothers Cirquea??Electriq, Hoyts,a??Imaginaria, O'Brien Icehouse and Pasted and Wasteda??Expo, The District Docklands is showcasing an inclusive, accessible and diverse line up of local artists for Melburnians of all ages.

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Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows Trio will headline the launch of District Live on the Friday night with support from Scott Darlow and Abbey Stone.a??Daryl Braithwaite will headline the Saturday night with support from Abbey Stone and Tim Henwood.

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In addition to the major acts on the main stage, local emerging artists, bands, and DJ's will be playing throughout the open-air precinct, includinga??acoustica??artista??Johnny Costin whose emotive lyrics explore the highs and lows of love and lust; Welsh pianist-producer Garetha??Wiecko who has made a name for himself busking in Melbourne's CBD; JOTHI front woman Gloria Ragesh, Natalie Jackson; Olivia Cromarty and Mia Prestige, to name a few.a??

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The District Docklands Chiefa??Executivea??Officer, Georgea??Karabatsosa??applauds the initiative: "We area??thrilleda??to launch District Live and provide Melburniansa??witha??the ultimate destination for a full day and night out while alsoa??supportinga??local artistsa??bya??givinga??them a place to showcase their work."a??

"Our team at The District Docklands continue to work tirelessly in collaboration with our city Leaders, local entrepreneurs and our local creative talent in welcoming back all Melbournians to reinvigorate our great city with live music, the beating heart of our city!"

This free, livea??musica??initiativea??coincides witha??The District Docklands' exhibition,a??Pasted and Wasted Music Poster Expo,a??featuring more than 800 postersa??that contain thousands of historic music momentsa??from Nicka??Vukovic'sa??private collection.a??

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People will be able to enjoy live music throughout the entire open-air precinct with emerging, local Melbourne artists performing on the Garden Stage and Event Stage from 1pm - 5pm each day of the launch weekend. Bookings for thea??Maina??Stagea??headline acts are essential, to register for free tickets, visita??HERE.

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Tracee Hutchinson will be kicking off a one off music talk series next weekend to explore how the music industry has changed over the years as well as the role of music posters and how they have changed throughout the decades.


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