- Spinnaker Bay Baptist Ladies Netball Team
- Victorian Trade Union Choir
- 1929 Studios
- 2 Guys and a Girl
- 2013 Moosehead Award Recipient presented with the help of the Comedy Channel on Foxtel
- 3 Shades Black
- 3CR Community Radio 855AM
- A Small Press & Justin Heazlewood
- A-List Entertainment
- Abbie Cardwell
- Acappella Madness
- Activists Arts - Celine Yap
- ACTU and VTHC
- Adam Bandt and The Greens
- Adams Management
- Adrian Bohm
- Aduki Independent Press
- Affirm Press
- Ainslie Wills
- Alan Brough
- Aleisha McCormack
- Alice Pearce
- Allen and Unwin
- Amber LOLipop Productions
- Ampilatwatja Walk Off & Anti-Intervention Collective
- Andrew Giles MP
- Andrew McSweeney
- Andy and Adrian
- Andy Black & Kovacular Spectacular
- Anna Go-Go
- Anna Go-Go and Talei Wolfgramm
- Anthony Salame
- Archer Magazine
- Artist Management Group
- Arts in Action
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
- Australian Classical Theatre
- Australian Eurovision Facebook Fanclub
- Australian Tap Dance Festival
- AYCC & Quit Coal
- Back 2 Basics Theatre
- Baggage Productions
- Bang Productions
- Baron von Choice
- Bart Willoughby
- Bella Festa
- Bella Union Events
- Bella Union in association with Anna Go-Go
- Bella Union in association with Australian Comedy Management
- Bella Union in association with Hank's Jalopy Demons
- Bella Union in association with L. Wolf Productions
- Bella Union in association with Lara Soulio
- Belle Roscoe
- Ben Howman
- Ben McKenzie & Richard McKenzie
- Beth King and the Hemingway Collective
- Better Than the Wizards
- Bey Dance
- Biddy Connor
- Black Inc
- Blackberrymoose Productions
- Blak&Bright - Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival
- Bloomsday In Melbourne
- BottledSnail Productions
- Box 4
- Box Hill Institute
- Brolga Publishing
- Brown Farthing Productions
- Bunker Productions International
- Burma Campaign Australia & New Hope Foundation
- Busybird Publishing
- Butterfly @ Trades
- Cabaret di Bella
- Catch Release
- Cath Styles
- Catherine Deveny
- Celia Pacquola
- Century Entertainment
- Cherchez la Femme
- Chile 40 Years Committee
- Circus Trick Tease
- Coco's Lunch
- Comrade Dubs and Jesse I
- Constant Mongrel
- Creative Rebellion Youth
- CXP Music
- Damian Callinan
- Damian Clark
- Dan Flynn
- Dan Lethbridge
- Dandenong Theatre Company
- Daniel Burt
- Dave Bushell & Xavier Michelides
- Dave Callan
- Dave O'Neil
- David Rovics
- Deakin University
- Deborah Frances-White
- Departed Sounds
- Des Bishop
- Des Rogers - ALP Candidate for Namatjira (NT)
- Diana Clark
- Dirty Work Comedy
- DJ Hannah Fox
- DJ Tom Lowndes
- Do It In A Dress | Bridget Bourke
- Don Paul
- Done by Law
- Doppelganger Theatre Company
- Downwind Media
- Dude Magazine & Dirty Queer Magazine
- Dun Dun Daa Productions
- Eddie Ifft
- Elizabeth Campbell
- Eltham ALP
- Emerging Writers Festival
- Emily and Tash
- Emily Sweeney
- Emma Dean & Jake Diefenbach
- Emma Sachsse
- Engineers Without Borders
- Enter Closer
- Equal Love & We Are Union
- EuЯaw Stories
- European Man
- Evin Donohoe
- Fiona Claire
- First Dog on the Moon
- Folk Victoria
- Fred Smith
- Freeplay Festival
- Friends of the Earth
- Fundraiser for Act for Peace
- Future of Rap
- Galnya Productions
- George Mann
- Geraldine Quinn
- Globe Players
- Got Fink Studios
- Graceland Presents
- Griffith REVIEW & Monash Fairy Tale Salon
- Grounded Astronaut Theatre
- Gumbo Kitchen
- Hachette Australia & Philip Taffs
- Harvest Productions
- Herman, Mellado & Serra
- Holmesglen Writers Press
- Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
- Hybrid Publishers
- Indie Melbourne Productions
- INH Productions
- Iris Music
- Jack Post
- Jambands Australia & Melbourne Music Week
- James Dowdeswell
- James Gilligan
- Jess Love
- Jo Lloyd
- Joan Coxsedge
- Jon Bennett
- Jones, Quinn & Zaid
- Josh Pyke
- Julian Hill ALP for Bruce
- Julz Hay Proudly Presents
- Kale Bogdanovs
- Kanvas Grey
- Khaled Khalafalla
- Kill Your Darlings
- L. Wolf Productions
- La Mauvaise Reputation
- Labor Environment Action Network
- Labor for an Australian Republic (LFAR) Victorian Branch
- Laughing Stock Productions
- Launch Housing in association with Bella Union
- Laura Davis
- Lawrence Leung
- Lee Gambin
- Lehmann B. Smith
- Les Thomas & Celine Yap
- Littlefox Press
- Live Nation
- Living in the Future
- Lizanne Richards
- Lord Uke
- Lou Sanz and Claire Hooper
- Lucie Thorne
- Lucy Watson
- Lucy Wise
- Lucy Wise and Jeremiah Rose
- Luke & Wyatt
- Luke Calarco & Friends
- Luke Sinclair
- Malcolm Hill & This Is The Show
- Marcus Westbury & Niche Press
- Marieke Hardy & Michaela McGuire
- Matty Ellis
- Max Mortimer
- Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia)
- Melbourne Djembe in association with Australia Council For The Arts, Multicultural Arts Victoria & Beat Magazine
- Melbourne Fringe
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
- Melbourne May Day Committee
- Melbourne Poets Union
- Melbourne Practica Group Inc
- Melbourne Songwriters Showcase & Muso's Unite
- Melbourne Soul Inc.
- Melbourne Spoken Word
- Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival
- Melbourne Writers Festival
- Merit Badge: Adventure
- Merrigoround Music
- Michael Chamberlin
- Michael Ryan Skolnik
- Michelle Alina Dabrowski
- Mike McLeish & Fiona Harris
- Mikey Dynon
- Mischa Merz
- Missing Supergirl
- Mobile Industries
- Mongolian Amatuer Cricket Association
- More Comedy
- Mountain King Music
- Mr Jimmy
- Mr McClelland - DJ Extraordinaire
- Nakedfella Productions
- National Tertiary Education Union - Victorian Division
- National Theatre Drama School
- National Union of Workers
- Neatly Folded Goat
- Neil Murray
- Neil Sinclair & Doug Pickering
- Nev and The Blues
- New International Bookshop
- Next Wave Festival
- NGO Fuan Nabilan Ba Matan Aat
- Nicholas J. Johnson
- Nicholas Roy
- North Melbourne Language and Learning
- Omar Musa // Luka Lesson
- One Up, Two Down
- P A O'Reilly
- Pan Macmillan Australia
- PBS & Emma Peel presents
- PBS 106.7FM
- PBS, Women of Soul & House of Valerie Joan presents
- Pesky in association with Bella Union
- Peter C. Hayward
- Philip Escoffey
- Pigeons Projects
- Political Asylum
- Pop Up Playground
- Pop! FM
- Poppy Seed Festival
- Premier Artists & Rough Velvet Records
- Princess Pictures & SBS2
- PsychOz Publications
- Puncher & Wattmann
- Puppy Fight Social Club
- RABBIT Journal
- Red Man Promotions
- Red Room Theatre
- Reece Cossar
- Renegade Theatre
- Ride to Conquer Cancer for Peter Mac
- Right Now Inc.
- RMIT Associate Degree in Professional Writing & Editing
- RMIT Fine Arts Photography Studio
- Road Trauma Support Services Victoria Inc.
- Robot Child
- Rocket Clock
- Rod Quantock
- Room to Read - Melbourne Chapter
- Ross Daniels
- Ruby Hunter
- Runners / The Hazelman Brothers / Monte Morgan
- S>M>E>G: The Stick Monkey Enterprise Group
- Sammy J, David Quirk & Felicity Ward
- School Girl Report
- Scribe Publishing
- Shaolin Punk
- Short Fuse Productions
- Short Fuse Productions and Julz Hay
- Shu Liu in association with magro
- Simon Huggins for Yarra
- Simon Kerr
- Skills In Time
- Sleepers Publishing
- Slow Dance Social
- Slow Food Melbourne
- Slutwalk Melbourne
- Smilet Productions
- Socialist Party of Australia
- Something Something
- Sometimes She Sings
- Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation
- Songs for The Fallen
- Sound of Melbourne Records & Sinead Beth
- Spanish Australia
- Speed Orange
- Spinifex Press
- Splendid Chaps Productons
- Spontaneous Broadway
- Spotify, Catherine Haridy Management & Select Music
- Stage Masters
- Steve Hughes
- Sticks Stones Broken Bones
- Stop. Traffick
- Straightup Agency & Footprints Inc.
- Strut & Fret and Liblab Music
- Suns of Fred
- Sweet Thursday Productions & Theatre on a Horse
- Sydney PEN
- TaDaa Productions
- Tatsuya Yoshida
- Team Filmonik
- Terra Incognita
- Text Publishing Company
- The Aerial Maps
- The Anarchist Guild Social Committee
- The Ancients
- The Arts Party
- The Bella Unionists
- The Big HOO HAA!
- The Boon Companions
- The Broken Heartbreakers
- The Centre for Poetics and Justice
- The Combs
- The Comedy Zone
- The Forsaken Poets
- The Global Women's Project & Women's Melbourne Network
- The Great River
- The Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria; The Antipodes Festival; Democritus League; & Greek Resistance Fighters League Vic
- The Half-Arsed Three
- The Hazelman Brothers
- The Hounds
- The Junes
- The Lifted Brow
- The Lords of Luxury
- The Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.
- The Melbourne Folk Club
- The Pigeon Mafia
- The Rag and Bone Man Press Inc
- The Shambles
- The Stevenson Experience
- The String Contingent
- The Sweetest Plum
- The Twoks in association with Bella Union
- The Vulgar Press
- The Wheeler Centre
- Think Big Productions
- This is Siberian Husky
- Tim Helmy
- Timothy Clark and Liam Ryan
- Tobias Hengeveld
- Toby Robinson
- Token Events
- Toni Swain
- Tony Martin
- Tony Sowersby
- Toot Whistle Crew
- Toxic Shock
- Tracy McNeil
- Triple R & Little General
- Tristen Bird
- Triumvirate Theatre
- Troupe Du Jour
- Turquoise iAuslan
- United Voice
- UWA Publishing
- Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby
- Victorian Opera
- Victorian Trades Hall Council
- Vignette Press
- Visible Ink
- Vitamin Records
- Vocal Australia
- Voiceworks and Express Media
- Walleah Press
- Watson & Julz Hay
- Wildfire Agency
- Windrush Promotions
- Wit Large
- Wizard Sandwiches
- WME Entertainment
- Word of Mouth Reviewers
- Writers for Refugees
- Writers Victoria
- Yeo - Charlie LIm - Matt Witney
- Young Labor Unity
- Young UN Women Australia (Melbourne Committee)
- YoWo Music
Gathering some of Melbourne’s most formidable improvisers and comedians, the Spinnaker Bay Baptist Ladies Netball Team aim to provide Melbourne with a regular dose of world-class entertainment.
The Victorian Trade Union Choir was formed in Melbourne in 1990 as part of a revival of trade union choirs throughout Australia.
3 Shades Black is Melbourne’s newest contemporary music ensemble, aiming to make experimental classical music accessible and transparent to a new audience.
3CR is a dynamic, community hub that has produced radio since 1976.
The Jazz Project will be headlining the show in their debut performance of sultry and smooth jazz from the 70s to now!
Celine Yap, also known as 'Little Foot', is a folk singer/songwriter hailing from Melbourne.
Adam Bandt is the Australian Greens Deputy Leader and Federal Member for Melbourne.
Afrovival sits in a groove somewhere between chilled out street rhythms of Africa and high energy traditional. Its uplifting beats are not fast and furious, but have a jazzy lean to the laidback tunes of folklore and occasional 6/8 & 12/ 8 rhythms.
This songstress, who hails from country NSW, started her musical career at a young age learning the piano from her Aunt and was exposed to everything from Barbara Streisand to Mozart. However, after hearing Jeff Buckley’s 'Grace' while still in high school, Ainslie started composing her own songs and was inspired her to pursue her musical path.
For seven years Alan Brough was a team captain on the ABC’s hugely successful music quiz Spicks and Specks.
Alice Pearce is a New Zealand actor who began performing at the young age of five when she was cast as an overzealous raindrop in her primary school production about gardens.
Allen & Unwin commenced publishing in Australia in 1976 as part of the UK company George Allen & Unwin Ltd established in 1914.
Andrew Giles has been the Member for Scullin since 2013. He is a proud member of the Left and a lover of music.
APESMA - Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia - helps people get ahead by providing support, intelligence and a strong leadership voice.
Arts in Action is a public film screening enterprise presenting world changing documentaries that inspire and empower audiences to take action on global social issues.
The Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) is an independent, non-profit, professional association promoting the study of screen literacy across all levels of education. ATOM publishes magazines, books, study guides runs the ATOM Awards for film and TV, and The Education Shop
The Australian Eurovision Fanclub celebrates the music and spectacle, encourages the growth and knowledge amongst the population, and promotes the contests aim to unite people, no matter what their background.
The Australian Tap Dance Festival (ATDF) is about bringing the tap community and public together to learn, share, meet and enjoy all things tap.
This is a joint event between the Australian Youth Climate Coalition (AYCC) and Quit Coal.
Bridgette Burton and Christina Costigan have been working together as Baggage Productions since 2000, when they presented their first show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Frustrated with the lack of roles for women, they decided to strike out and create their own, and have been delighting audiences and critics alike ever since.
It’s the perfect complimentary complement to a Fringe night out.
Bella Union runs all year round as both a performance space and a casual bar, hosting parties, fundraiser benefits, theatrical performances, live comedy, forums, book launches and just about everything else you can think of.
L. Wolf Productions is a new theatre production company founded by Greg Carroll
Belle Roscoe has just performed festivals to over 20,000 people in France this summer (June - August 2013) and played a final sold out show in Paris at Le Nouveau Casino in September. Belle Roscoe are now back in Australia to officially launch their second album – Boom Boom.
This funking five piece from Melbourne’s south east reckon everything is coming up Millhouse!
So. I know how it is. You secretly (or not so secretly) loved Destiny's Child. You were getting all bootilicious jumpin in the club like an independent woman in the late 90s and early naughties.
Biddy Connor is the string wizard behind artists and bands such as Laura Jean, Kes Band, Super Melody and Magic Silver White.
In her new project Sailor Days, she finally reveals her own compositions. Serpentine, dizzying and rich, Biddy’s songs play gracefully with harmony, melody and structure, creating strange and beautiful architecture.
Black Inc. publishes some of Australia’s finest writers and poets.
The Victorian Indigenous Literary Festival makes its debut in 2016 with Blak&Bright.
Bloomsday is the day readers around the world celebrate with Dubliners one of the great novels of the twentieth century, James Joyce's 'Ulysses', set in 1904, and published in 1922. The novel is witty, bizarre, surreal, learned and humane, and it gives us Dublin and its citizens in all their gritty reality, and their wry and romantic responsiveness to music.
BottledSnail Productions is the production company for Melbourne's legal industry. We produce and support high-quality creative and theatrical projects.
Box Hill Institute (BHI) is an Australian training institution funded by the Australian Government.
Brainstorm are a rather old fashioned but not easily definable rock band.
Busybird Publishing is a boutique publishing house located in Montmorency, Melbourne, that publishes books that educate and entertain while giving back to the community through the sales of its books. |
The Butterfly Club moves north for a three-week spring season at Trades Hall
You can expect a dynamic show with bare honesty, followed by the fluctuating channel of such a unique sound.
Celia Pacquola burst onto the Melbourne comedy scene in 2006. After only a handful of gigs, but a barrelful of laughs, she was crowned the Raw Recruit, winning the prize for Best First Time Entrant in the prestigious Raw Comedy open mic competition as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
cleverhorse formed in Melbourne in 2004 when Robbie and Monty met while studying music together. Finding a shared love of both jazz and pop, the two began inviting friends to perform with them, forming a musical unit that is based as much on strong social ties (and food) as it is on a shared musical lexicon.
Renowned for their extraordinary song-writing, skin-tight vocal harmonies and stunning live performances, Coco’s Lunch have long been recognised as award-winning pioneers of innovative Australian vocal music.
Constant Mongrel are Hugh, Amy, Andrew and Tom.
Major Chord is the floating moniker of songwriter/producer Dan Flynn. In recent times, however, Major Chord has swelled to include Meabh Friel (vocals, violin, mandolin), Aaron Pepper (drums, keys) and Phil Collings (Bass).
For almost forty years, Dandenong Theatre Company Inc (DTC) has been presenting quality theatre to the City of Greater Dandenong.
Dave O'Neil's friendly, easy going manner has made him one of Australia's most popular and versatile comics.
David lives with his family in Portland, Oregon and tours regularly on four continents, playing for audiences large and small at cafes, pubs, universities, churches, union halls and protest rallies.
Deborah Frances-White is a British comedian and writer who has played three sellout seasons at the Edinburgh Festival.
Southern Arrernte Man, Des Rogers was born in Alice Springs and is of Afghan and Aboriginal decent.
Based in Melbourne (Australia), DevelopEd is a not-for-profit organisation that provides education services and facilitates social enterprise initiatives in developing countries. Their focus is on rural communities, education, and realising potential.
One half of the former juke joint Sweet Jelly Roll, Hannah Fox has played all over the place including Golden Plains, Silent Disco (Big Day Out), Melbourne Fringe Club and many more!
DJ Tom Lowndes is a stalwart of the Sydney comedy scene. As a founding member of legendary impro crew Puppy Fight Social Club, he's played at comedy venues around Australia.
An initiative of the One Girl organisation, Do It In A Dress is a community based campaign raising funds for African girls to go to school.
Don Paul is the author of more than 20 books, including four novels and four books of poems, and
the leader or producer of more than 20 albums.
Doppelgänger Theatre Company consists of a group of young professionally trained actors working towards growing in their art, creating, experimenting and entertaining. Our goal is to work in conjunction with artists at all different stages of their careers to help each other reach new levels.
Buck Angel is no ordinary man, he was born a girl and is now world famous for pioneering as the first transsexual man to enter the mainstream adult entertainment industry.
"Welcome, my friend, to the end of the world. Went with a sigh that nobody heard." (The Devil You Know)
Engineers Without Borders Australia (EWB) is a member-based not-for-profit organisation with 10 years experience in creating systemic change through humanitarian engineering.
EuЯaw Stories is a membership based Film Society, screening films from Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans
The Folk Song and Dance Society of Victoria Inc. has been active in folk and acoustic music in Victoria for over thirty years. The Society trades under the name of Folk Victoria and that is the name by which it has become popularly known.
Freeplay is Australia’s longest running independent games festival exploring the intersection of indie development, culture, arts and education.
We believe in a world where every person is free from suffering caused by conflict and natural disasters.
Galnya Productions Pty Ltd (GP) is a NEWLY formed company by Lou Bennett - Artistic Director and her partner Tarina Sansbury - Manager.
A former union organizer and activist based in New York, George Mann sings songs from the last century of labor and social activism, and his own songs are powerful and funny takes on the state of the nation. His concerts are part sing-along, part history lesson, and he can make you shout for joy, send chills down your spine or bring tears to your eyes in the same set.
Possessor of an astonishing voice, a wicked sense of humour and a keen intelligence, this queen of hardcore cabaret is a force to be reckoned with.
In the words of prominent theatre critic, Catherine Lambert of the Sunday Herald-Sun, Enzo Condello is ‘without doubt, a great writer’. Following the success with his ‘Dark Lady of the Sonnets’ (now on the VCE curriculum) and the Senecan style, ‘Nero Conspiracy’, we bring you Condello’s latest tragedy: a romantic drama in Shakespearean style about Adolf Hitler’s ill-fated love-affair with his niece, Geli Raubal.
MAS is not bound by genre, but focuses on albums whose existence has gone on to change the face of contemporary music in one way or another, for their beauty, artistic insight and cohesiveness.
Graceland began as a small all acoustic backyard gig amongst friends in October of 2012.
Gumbo Kitchen was founded in November 2011 by Michael Cotter, Patricia Stanton & Elvin Ho. Michael & Patricia spent 7 weeks in New Orleans during March, April & May 2011 learning all about the history, quality and diversity that exists in New Orleans food.
Philip Taffs has worked as an advertising copywriter in his native Australia for over 20 years. He is a PEN award-winning short story writer, and lives in Melbourne with his wife and his two sons. THE EVIL INSIDE is his first novel.
Holmesglen Writers Press is a student run publishing initiative designed to give students an opportunity to experience the challenges of writing, editing and producing their own professional publications.
INH Productions is a company started by a group of friends who are passionate about theatre and performing.
Hailing from rustic inner Melbourne, IRIS front woman and key songwriter Richelle Boer is no stranger to the music scene, having opened for some of Australia’s most loved artists, including James Reyne, Mark Seymour, Vanessa Amerossi and Ash Grunwald.
Jon Bennett began his comedy career with successes in many comedy competitions around Australia including Triple J’s Raw Comedy, Green Faces and Laughing Gas.
With Alan Griffith retiring at the next election, Julian Hill is the Labor candidate for the Federal Seat of Bruce.
Julz is lucky enough to work with some of the funniest comedians in the world. Stay tuned to find out when she'll be bringing them to a festival near you!
K is a group of Melbourne people who have come together specifically to write and produce this play. All are participating on a voluntary basis.
L. Wolf Productions is a new theatre production company founded by Greg Carroll
Since 2002 Lakes has released a constant stream of 7”s, cassettes, CDR’s and LP’s, with a challenging take on bleak folk, medieval wanderings, and the darker side of post-punk.
Launch Housing is an independent Melbourne based community organisation formed from the merger of HomeGround Services and Hanover in July 2015.
Lawrence Leung writes and tells jokes...
Around the time he was born, Lehmann B. Smith picked up a guitar and started recording.
LISTEN exists to spark and cultivate a conversation around women’s and LGBTQIA+ experiences in Australian music.
Living in the Future is an online series which came out of an interest in land rights and sustainability. With 56 episodes and three 50 minute films, this website is becoming an archive of intentional living worldwide.
Melbourne-based singer songwriter Lizanne Richards – the voice and creative force behind acclaimed outfit Lady Grey – has stepped out from the shadows and into the spotlight with the release of her own debut self-titled album.
Marcus Westbury is the founder of Renew Newcastle and Renew Australia. His background is as an urbanist, broadcaster, writer, media maker and festival director who is responsible for some of Australia’s more innovative, unconventional and successful cultural projects and events.
Co-curated by Age writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire
Melbourne Djembe in association with Australia Council For The Arts, Multicultural Arts Victoria & Beat Magazine
Celebrating its 29th anniversary in 2015, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the three largest comedy festivals in the world, alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.
The Melbourne Poets Union is dedicated to the development of the art of poetry and its promotion.
Melbourne Soul Inc. is committed to bringing Soul dance floor filler sounds to Melbourne using the best DJs around
Melbourne Spoken Word is the online connection to the Melbourne poetry and spoken word scene. Our city is full of poetry readings, open mics, slams, and spoken word performances. It is a diverse scene with a lot happening, and we want to share it with other people, and bring the community together. This site is maintained by people in the Melbourne spoken word and poetry scene for the scene and to welcome others.
Melbourne's annual celebration for writers, readers and thinkers
Michael Ryan Skolnik is a mixed-media and performance artist based in Melbourne, Australia. He is completing a PhD on the aesthetics of intervention in theatre and video games, of which this live performance is a part.
Curated by Michelle Dabrowski, SLAMALAMADINGDONG is quickly putting Melbourne on the national scene as having one of the strongest poetry slam communities in Australia.
Neatly Folded Goat is a little-known Scottish euphemism for an accordion.
Nev & The Blues is an act that’s been performing intimate venues around Melbourne’s near east for about three years in various pubs, soirees and as a guest at CD launches of some of the highly talented singer-songwriters of the independent music scene.
The New International BookShop, in Melbourne’s historic Trades Hall building is one of Australia's very few progressive bookshops with a comprehensive range of new and second hand books on politics, alternative opinions and a progressive view on pressing world issues.
Next Wave challenges our understanding of what art can be. We support young and emerging artists to create urgent, risky, generous, ambitious and essential art.
Nicholas J. Johnson knows scams.
As a piano player / singer-song writer, Nicholas Roy is somewhat unusual in the indie rock venues he frequently plays. Regularly slotted in amongst jangling guitar bands, his material often surprises audiences and has been very well received. Whilst living temporarily in Western Australia in 2006, Nicholas produced and recorded his debut EP titled “Cardboard Heart”, which sold well at gigs.
One Up, Two Down hail from three countries joined by the Pacific Ocean. Fiddler George Jackson and guitarist Daniel Watkins, from New Zealand and Australia respectively, are back to back winners of the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship ('12, '13) and veteran touring musicians in the Australian bluegrass scene. Together with North Carolinian, Yale School of Music trained (MM '13) double bassist Andrew Small, they bring together raw old-time groove, bluegrass dexterity, and folk storytelling.
P A (Paddy) O′Reilly is a writer from Melbourne.
Community broadcaster PBS 106.7FM is an icon of Melbourne’s unique music and arts community.
Peter C. Hayward has been television-obsessed ever since he was old enough to recognize The Muppets.
Philip has spent ten years traveling the world, leaving the rich and royal intrigued (and occasionally embarrassingly clingy).
Conceived by Mathew Kenneally and Courteney Hocking and featuring the best political comedy Australia has to offer.
Pop Up Playground are Robert Reid (theatremaker, The Joy of Text), Sayraphim Lothian (curator, Omnific Assembly), Paul Callaghan (writer and game developer) and Ben McKenzie (comedian, Dungeon Crawl). Come and play with us in 2015!
Poppy Seed Festival is a new, vibrant, boutique grass roots festival of theatre positioned to capture the imagination of Melbournians as it makes its debut in 2015.
Hugo Race performs in many guises. His latest Fatalists offering, We Never Had Control, is a raw and lyrically driven album centred around Hugo’s deep, soulful vocals often compared to artists like Mark Lanegan and Leonard Cohen.
Princess Pictures has a ‘quality vs. quantity’ philosophy toward ideas, developing fewer projects with more time, resources and energy. We are convinced that a well-developed idea supported by a bottomless pit of commitment will always find a home.
During 2014, Red Man are striving to provide a wide range of shows and give equal opportunity to all bands from Melbourne and abroad.
Right Now is a volunteer, not-for-profit media organisation led by young people focused on human rights issues in Australia.
The RMIT Professional Writing and Editing program has had a long and proud tradition of producing Australia’s future editors, writers and promoters of Australian literature.
The RMIT Fine Art Photography Studio prides itself on the training of artists in historical, theoretical, technical and conceptual aspects of photographic practice.
Gavin Keep was an extremely well-likeed chap who tragically died in a car accident in June 2012. He was a big supporter of the Melbourne comedy scene.
Robot Child is an exciting Melbourne based Rock band that Paulie Stewart (Painters and Dockers) has described as 'a mix between Pink Floyd and Queen'. Ross Wilson (Daddy Cool) disagrees, referring to them as 'a bit Tenacious D'.
Rocket Clock is a story slam competition. Ten people each have five minutes to tell a story around a particular theme. Judges in the audience rate each story on both content and performance. Everyone has a great time.
Rod Quantock has been working in comedy for over forty years. He has written, performed in, produced, directed and promoted hundreds of solo and ensemble comedy shows and events.
“How do you listen to the birds or see the blessed dawn? What do you say when there are no words, when the reason for words is gone? Never say goodbye, till we meet again.”
Your loving husband, Archie Roach.
The Stick Monkey Enterprise Group is committed in its five year plan to building trust, respect and uncanny, unsustainable, irreducible and uncouth next level theatre experiences.
2010 Barry Award Winner SAMMY J
2010 Golden Gibbo Award Winner DAVID QUIRK
2009 Melb Comedy Festival Best Newcomer Nominee FELICITY WARD
Scribe is an independent Australian book-publishing company, founded by Henry Rosenbloom in 1976. We publish 65–70 titles a year, and specialise in serious non-fiction and quality fiction.
Shaolin Punk is the brainchild of Ben McKenzie, a production company that produces comedy which has a brain, drama which exercises the imagination and fantasy that embraces science.
The group formed in Boston, USA in 1994 with the guitarist, Masaru Uchida (Berklee College of Music) and and poet, Miyuki Ogata (myu). With a focus on live performances, the group travelled Canada and America under the name [jazzaholic*].
New Zealander, songwriter, singer, guitarist, and thinker, Simon Kerr has been described as ‘the Pink Floyd of folk music’ and ‘the thinking person’s rock musician’.
Sleepers run book-related events and publish books, including the annual critically-acclaimed Sleepers Almanac.
An old-fashioned tradition with a modern twist:non-heteronormative slow dances as platforms for intimacy, connection and the healing power of human touch
Slow Food seeks to preserve local food traditions and reignite people’s interest in the food they eat
Columbia is a Melbourne-based rock band hailing from the United States, Ireland & Australia.
Songs for the Fallen is an award-winning musical cabaret touring Australia and NYC in 2015.
SpanishAustralia.org is the first free online magazine featuring a selection of Spanish & Latin cultural events and businesses based in Australia. News and giveaways on food, music, language, cinema, trips, design and more. Updates on Facebook and Twitter too.
Spinifex Press is an independent Australian feminist press that was co-founded in 1991 by Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein.
Together they've made a live comedy podcast about Doctor Who, short theatre about Eurovision, and the award-winning science fiction comedy series Night Terrace, starring Neighbours' Jackie Woodburne and now in its second season.
Straightup Agency is a boutique music and arts touring and management agency established by Blair Stafford in 2005.
From their beginnings playing Another Green World-inspired, wonky instruments in 2007, Superstar have moved through a range of styles and spaces, leaving a smattering of small-run cassettes on a range of labels.
Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International
SYN is a media organisation run by a community of young people that provides training and broadcast opportunities for young Australians.
Terra Incognita’s production is a rare opportunity to see this delightful work of iconoclastic Italian icon and Nobel Prize winner, Dario Fo, having previously been performed in Australia only once before, at its premiere in the Melbourne International Festival of 2003.
At Text we want to publish books that make a difference to people’s lives. We believe that reading should be a marvellous experience, that every book you read should somehow change your life if only by a fraction.
The Aerial Maps are a Sydney band based around the vocals and lyrics of Adam Gibson, with Simon Holmes (ex Hummingbirds), Simon Gibson, Sean Kennedy, Tim Byron, AJ Johnsen and Lucy Lehmann on board in various musical capacities. The band is influenced by the bright landscapes and long distances of Australia.
The Anarchist Guild Social Committee is a collection of some of Melbourne’s most talented and awarded comedians: Richard McKenzie, Celia Pacquola, Dave Bushell, Tegan Higginbotham, Andrew McClelland and Nick Caddaye.
Fast, furious and funny, The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show.
The Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria; The Antipodes Festival; Democritus League; & Greek Resistance Fighters League Vic
Ben Hendry (drums), Enio Pozzebon (keyboards) and Vincenzo Ruberto (bass) have worked on a startling array of projects, both together and individually.
rom foreign correspondent to folk singer
The Lifted Brow is a magazine from Australia and the world.
After Dinner Mint is the variety night Melbourne has been waiting for! Where else are Stand-up, Impro, Sketch, Music, Circus, Dancing and Comedy all invited to share the stage with dashing hosts and a live pianist?
Lost & Lonesome Recording Co. is an independent record label based in Melbourne, Australia. The label specialises in indie pop, and has released both recordings by local artists and local releases by overseas indie bands.
Launching on 23rd April, The Melbourne Folk Club is a weekly live concert series that runs every Wednesday night featuring local, national and international acts, focusing on quality songwriting and engaging, raw performances.
The String Contingent play new acoustic music for violin, double bass and guitar. Their compositions and performance combine the clarity and precision of baroque chamber music with the raw excitement and intensity of Scottish fiddle and bluegrass. The String Contingent redefine the possibilities of a string trio in their own articulate and fluent style. They aim to broaden the traditional role of each instrument within the ensemble, with arrangements involving both structured and improvised elements.
The Sweetest Plum is hosted by Nick Maxwell and Declan Fay. It is one of the great podcasts.
The Twoks are Xani Kolac (electric violin/vocals) and Mark Leahy (drums). The duo make happy dance music with a dark twist. It is epic like Sigur Ros, full of Kate Bush-esque conviction and modern like St Vincent. It will make you move like listening to Pat Benatar.
Established in 1999, Vulgar Press is dedicated to the publication of working-class and other radical forms of writing. We publish novels, non-fiction, history and poetry and are not limited by genre.
tilde was inspired by other transgender film festivals internationally and is partnering with Sydney International Transgender Film Festival. We are made up of a group of rabble rousers from range of different genders who came together late 2013.
Melbourne songwriter Tobias Hengeveld returns with his second solo album The Daylight Express, the much anticipated follow-up to his 2009 release All The Lines Are Down.
Toby Robinson is a Melbourne musician and songwriter. A native of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, with a childhood steeped in the music of the finger picking greats of folk, Toby learned guitar at his father’s knee.
The Token Group is a personal management firm and live touring business working with the finest comedians in Australia.
Toni Swain's albums The Red Shed (released 2014), and the latest Deepest Water showcase the breadth of her song writing interest - downhome blues, a little jazz, a little rock'n'roll, a showing of folk roots, R&B, and a whole lot of soul.
Two deadbeat, washed-up, jazz playing gypsies got kicked off their boat only to be captured by Portuguese pirates, who marooned them on a remote tropical island where they were taken in by the Wanawanga tribe and taught the ways of toots, whistles, plunks and booms. During their initiation ceremony the two foolish adventurers mistakenly ate the tribe’s irreplaceable totem: The last remaining pineapple from the now extinct Wanawanga plant.
The Story So Far… is an entertaining live chat show that takes an in-depth look at the impacts and influences on some of Australia’s most interesting artists as they take us on a journey through their lives.
Life is subject to change
Turquoise Australia was first formed in 2011 when Medina and Vanessa had discussion about promoting Deaf culture, Deaf pride and language. iAuslan was formed in 2010 when Medina, Stef, Paula and Mel created their first documentary film together.
United Voice is an organisation of over 120,000 Australian workers, united by our belief in the dignity of workers and the right to fair and just treatment at work. We are an active union, and we are passionate about organising to win.
Victorian Opera - your opera company
Led by Music Director Richard Gill, Victorian Opera approaches its fifth birthdaywith a distinct artistic program, championing the creation of new Australian opera whilst presenting less familiar repertoire to audiences in Melbourne and across regional Victoria.
The major role of the VTHC is the co-ordination of union activities and campaigns.
Bringing together five of the best young unsigned comedians in Melbourne, comedy cartel Vigilantelope has burst onto the festival scene and is stealing hearts, minds and biscuits from the biscuit tin.
Visible Ink is an annual anthology of new words and art from emerging writers and creators on a perpetual mission to quell
Vitamin Records and Distribution aims to break the barrier between record labels, record stores, the artist, and the fan by increasing the flow of communication and personal contact.
Vocal music, a cappella, or harmony singing… it’s currently sweeping the globe in popular media, and for good reason!
Voiceworks is a national quarterly magazine that features exciting new writing and art by young Australians. It is a unique opportunity for people under twenty-five to publish their poetry, short stories, articles, comics, illustrations, drawings and photos. Each selected piece goes through a collaborative editing process, and individualised feedback is provided for all unsuccessful submissions.
If the opening riff of 'Perfect Kiss' evokes something of the feel of the '80s Melbourne music scene, it's not surprising as key members of Waterline cut their musical teeth supporting acts like Do Re Mi, The Runners and Paul Kelly.
Leo Parry AKA Boover Banton
Word of Mouth Reviews are a group of local Melbourne punters who enjoy seeing live comedy shows throughout the year and especially during the festival time.
Writers for Refugees is a grass-roots organisation.
Writers Victoria is a non-profit organisation that assists writers through all stages of their development. They provide high-quality information and professional development for aspiring and established writers, and special benefits for members.
Yianni is a headliner all around the world with a mind as sharp as a ginsu blade. His ability to deliver smart but accessible laugh packed material and also to improvise skilfully with whatever a room throws at him combine to create a truly unique experience.
Progressive. Pragmatic. Principled
“When we empower women, we empower communities, nations and the entire human family.”
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon
YoWo Music, formed in May 2015, is a contemporary music performance program which aims to foster and develop the performance and ensemble skills of young women aged 12 -16 years.