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The Top Spots For A Boogie This Summer

By Simon Cassar - 25 Jan 2018

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It’s the summertime and the feels to get amongst the sun and cut some shapes are real. Here’s a heads up for some upcoming boogie events and festivals that are guaranteed to provide plenty of tunes and plenty of good times.

Picnik Electronic

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Picnik Electronic was an idea born in Canada that focuses on providing a fam-friendly environment through the day and transitions into a fully-fledged boogie at night. Every Sunday a variety of international and local talent convene in Melbourne on the southside of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to soak up the green surroundings and dance away. 

When: Every Sunday through to April

Find out more here.

Revolver’s Summer Series

Prahran

Revolver’s annual summer series is a sure fire way to know ‘tis the season (for music!). The reliable folk behind one of Melbourne’s most notorious nightclubs have arranged a schedule for the summer with acts that are guaranteed to satisfy your Sunday session itch.

When: Alternating Sundays until April

Find out more here.

Hiatus Kaiyote & Harvey Sutherland In The Zoo

Not only can you boogie next to the butterfly house, but it’s all for a good cause. Harvey Sutherland piano man and disco extraordinaire will be performing with his band Bermuda and Hiatus Kaiyote will launch into their self-titled ‘multidimensional, polyrhythmic, gangster s**t' all in the twilight of The Melbourne Zoo. All proceeds will go towards helping save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot from extinction!

When: Friday 2nd of March

Find out more here.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

Ah laneway, it’s always a sure way reminder that it’s summer with the 37-degree weather that usually accompanies the day! Located down by the river in the Footscray Community Arts Centre this year’s stellar line up of artists includes Father John Misty, Anderson Paak, KLLO, Mac Demarco, The War On Drugs, Bonobo, Tokimonsta, The Babe Rainbow and many more. The three-stage setup allows plenty of space for swinging limbs and there are lots of spots to lie down enjoy some food and get out of the sun.

When: Saturday 3rd of February

Find out more here.

Rainbow Serpent

Take a drive and get involved in something a little different, soak up the sights and enjoy the variety of folk that Rainbow Serpent festival draws, from the focus on art, culture, and environment this three-day celebration is a sensory experience. Dance in the dust and push yourself a little bit out of your comfort zone.

When: 26th-29th of January

Find out more here.

Golden Plains

If you’ve ever been you know by golly its special, it ticks all the boxes and it will you keep you dancing on your feet the whole goddamn time. This year the Golden Plains festival returns to its home in Meredith, Victoria for another foot stomping sun-soaked weekend in March. This year’s lineup is as good as gold with The Avalanches, King Krule, Floating Points, Kamasi Washington, Big Boi, and much much more. All nestled in the supernatural amphitheatre, we’ll see you there with a shoe in hand.

When: 9th-11th of March

Find out more here.

Pitch Music & Arts Festival

The music and arts festival that burst on to the scene last year, located in the foothills of the Grampians the
line-up is so stacked it’s almost too hard to believe it’s real, coming off its uber-successful first run in 2017 the 2018 festival is looking to recreate the magic for all its happy little campers. Run by the clever cookies over at Novel who have managed to rustle up an insane blend of musical savants. Lock this one in the calendars and don’t look back.

When: 9th-12th of March

Find out more here.

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Image credit: Laneway Festival

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