FREE Australia Day Party Announced

The Bearded Gypsy Band, appearing at The Garden Party on Sat 26 January

The Bearded Gypsy Band, appearing at The Garden Party on Sat 26 January

The Garden Party will open its gates to the Melbourne public for a free one-off session, to celebrate Australia Day.

What’s more Aussie than the suburban garden? The outdoor venue has been designed to evoke the Australian Dream, the perfect environment for music enthusiasts to celebrate our sunburnt country and vibrant culture with local musical talent and great food and drinks.

This one-off session includes a funky line-up of some of Australia’s best musical talent, including Fantine and The Bearded Gypsy Band with more acts for this date to be announced.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Director of Programming & Presenter Services, Kirsten Siddle said, “If you’re looking for something quintessentially Australian, then The Garden Party is for you. Free music, food and drinks with your mates in the great outdoors; this is the best way to celebrate Australia Day.”

Fantine plays The Garden Party Sat 26 January.

Fantine plays The Garden Party Sat 26 January.

New acts announced today joining the already stellar line-up for The Garden Party include Australian singer-songwriter Bertie Blackman (16 Feb, on sale soon), Sydney-based rockers Battleships (1 Feb) and folktronica act Caitlin Park (3 Feb).

The combination of The Bearded Gypsy Band’s gypsy-folk fusion sound and Fantine’s indie-pop electro beats will mean The Garden Party will fill up quickly on this day. Entry to this free session is subject to venue capacity, so be sure to get in early. Please note that this is a licensed event and patrons must be aged 18+ to enter.

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6 thoughts on “FREE Australia Day Party Announced

  1. Jo says:

    Hi, could you please tell me if children are welcome to the Australia Day line-up?

    • Hi Jo,

      We absolutely love kids, but unfortunately the terms of our liquor license don’t allow us to let them into this event. I hope that we can welcome you and your family to another (inside) event at Melbourne Recital Centre in the future.

      Best,

      Rob

  2. Manika says:

    Disappointing families with children excluded from a public event to celebrate Australia.

    • Hi Manika,

      I understand your disappoinment, but as a licensed venue we cannot allow people under the age of 18 in for the safety and comfort of all patrons, and to comply with the terms of our liquor license.

      Best regards,

      Rob

  3. Hi,

    What time will the party kick off on Australia day? And when will it end?

    Cheers,

    Candice

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