- Nick Maxwell & Declan Fey
- 1929 Studios
- 2 Guys and a Girl
- 2013 Moosehead Award Recipient presented with the help of the Comedy Channel on Foxtel
- 3 Shades Black
- A Small Press & Justin Heazlewood
- A-List Entertainment
- Abbie Cardwell
- ACTU and VTHC
- Adams Management
- Adrian Bohm
- Aduki Independent Press
- Affirm Press
- Ainslie Wills
- Alan Brough
- Aleisha McCormack
- Allen and Unwin
- Ampilatwatja Walk Off & Anti-Intervention Collective
- Andrew McSweeney
- Andy and Adrian
- Anthony Salame
- Artist Management Group
- Arts in Action
- Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
- Australian Classical Theatre
- AYCC & Quit Coal
- Back 2 Basics Theatre
- Baggage Productions
- Bang Productions
- Bart Willoughby
- Bella Festa
- Bella Union Events
- Bella Union in association with Australian Comedy Management
- Ben Howman
- Ben McKenzie & Richard McKenzie
- Beth King and the Hemingway Collective
- Better Than the Wizards
- Biddy Connor
- Black Inc
- Bloomsday In Melbourne
- Box 4
- Brolga Publishing
- Brown Farthing Productions
- Bunker Productions International
- Burma Campaign Australia & New Hope Foundation
- Butterfly @ Trades
- Cabaret di Bella
- Catch Release
- Cath Styles
- Catherine Deveny
- Celia Pacquola
- Century Entertainment
- Children of the Wave
- Circus Trick Tease
- Comrade Dubs and Jesse I
- CXP Music
- Damian Callinan
- Damian Clark
- 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
- Don Paul
- Done by Law
- Doppelganger Theatre Company
- Downwind Media
- Dun Dun Daa Productions
- Eddie Ifft
- Elizabeth Campbell
- Emerging Writers Festival
- Emily and Tash
- Emily Sweeney
- Emma Dean & Jake Diefenbach
- Emma Sachsse
- Enter Closer
- European Man
- Evin Donohoe
- Express Media and Australian Poetry
- Fiona Claire
- Fred Smith
- Freeplay Festival
- Future of Rap
- Galnya Productions
- Geraldine Quinn
- Globe Players
- Griffith REVIEW & UQP
- Grounded Astronaut Theatre
- Harvest Productions
- Herman, Mellado & Serra
- Holmesglen Writers Press
- Human Rights Arts and Film Festival
- Hybrid Publishers
- INH Productions
- Jack Post
- Jambands Australia & Melbourne Music Week
- James Dowdeswell
- Jess Love
- Jo Lloyd
- Jon Bennett
- Jones, Quinn & Zaid
- Julz Hay
- Kale Bogdanovs
- Khaled Khalafalla
- Kill Your Darlings
- L. Wolf Productions
- La Mauvaise Reputation
- Labor Environment Action Network
- Laughing Stock Productions
- Laura Davis
- Lawrence Leung
- Lee Gambin
- Lehmann B. Smith
- Littlefox Press
- Live Nation
- Lord Uke
- Lou Sanz and Claire Hooper
- Lucie Thorne
- Lucy Watson
- Lucy Wise
- Lucy Wise and Jeremiah Rose
- Luke & Wyatt
- Marieke Hardy & Michaela McGuire
- Matty Ellis
- Max Mortimer
- Melbourne International Comedy Festival
- Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival
- Melbourne May Day Committee 2013
- Melbourne Poets Union
- Melbourne Songwriters Showcase & Muso's Unite
- Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival
- Merit Badge: Adventure
- Merrigoround Music
- Michael Chamberlin
- Michael Ryan Skolnik
- Michelle Alina Dabrowski
- Mike McLeish & Fiona Harris
- Mikey Dynon
- Mischa Merz
- Miss Anna's Go-Go Academy
- Miss Anna's Go-Go Academy
- Missing Supergirl
- Mobile Industries
- Mongolian Workers Party
- More Comedy
- Mr Jimmy
- Mr McClelland - DJ Extraordinaire
- Nakedfella Productions
- National Theatre Drama School
- National Union of Workers
- Neil Murray
- Neil Sinclair & Doug Pickering
- Nev and The Blues
- New International Bookshop
- Next Wave Festival
- NGO Fuan Nabilan Ba Matan Aat
- Nicholas Roy
- North Melbourne Language and Learning
- Omar Musa // Luka Lesson
- P A O'Reilly
- Pan Macmillan Australia
- PBS 106.7FM
- PBS Presents
- Pesky in association with Bella Union
- Philip Escoffey
- Pigeons Projects
- Political Asylum
- Pop Up Playground
- Pop! FM
- Puncher & Wattmann
- Puppy Fight Social Club
- RABBIT Journal
- Red Room Theatre
- Reece Cossar
- Right Now Inc.
- RMIT Fine Arts Photography Studio
- Road Trauma Support Services Victoria Inc.
- Rocket Clock
- Rod Quantock
- 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
- Skills In Time
- Sleepers Publishing
- Smilet Productions
- Socialist Party of Australia
- Sometimes She Sings
- Spanish Australia
- Speed Orange
- Spinifex Press
- 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
- The Aerial Maps
- The Anarchist Guild Social Committee
- The Ancients
- The Broken Heartbreakers
- The Centre for Poetics and Justice
- The Combs
- The Comedy Zone
- The Forsaken Poets
- The Great River
- The Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria; The Antipodes Festival; Democritus League; & Greek Resistance Fighters League Vic
- The Greens Melbourne
- The Half-Arsed Three
- The Hazelman Brothers
- The Hounds
- The Junes
- The Lost and Lonesome Recording Co.
- The Pigeon Mafia
- The Shambles
- The Stevenson Experience
- The Text Publishing Company
- The Vulgar Press
- The Wheeler Centre
- Think Big Productions
- This is Siberian Husky
- Tim Helmy
- Timothy Clark and Liam Ryan
- Token Artists
- Tony Martin
- Tracy McNeil
- Triple R & Little General
- Tristen Bird
- Triumvirate Theatre
- UWA Publishing
- Victorian Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby
- Victorian Opera
- Victorian Trade Union Choir
- Victorian Trades Hall Council
- Vignette Press
- Visible Ink
- Vitamin Records
- Vocal Australia
- Walleah Press
- Watson & Julz Hay
- Windrush Promotions
- Wit Large
- Wizard Sandwiches
- Word of Mouth Reviewers
- Writers Victoria
- Yeo - Charlie LIm - Matt Witney
- Young UN Women Australia (Melbourne Committee)
3 Shades Black is Melbourne’s newest contemporary music ensemble, aiming to make experimental classical music accessible and transparent to a new audience.
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.
Allen & Unwin commenced publishing in Australia in 1976 as part of the UK company George Allen & Unwin Ltd established in 1914.
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.
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.
This funking five piece from Melbourne’s south east reckon everything is coming up Millhouse!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Welcome, my friend, to the end of the world. Went with a sigh that nobody heard." (The Devil You Know)
Freeplay is Australia’s longest running independent games festival exploring the intersection of indie development, culture, arts and education.
Galnya Productions Pty Ltd (GP) is a NEWLY formed company by Lou Bennett - Artistic Director and her partner Tarina Sansbury - Manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lawrence Leung writes and tells jokes...
Around the time he was born, Lehmann B. Smith picked up a guitar and started recording.
Co-curated by Age writers Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire
Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2011, 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.
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.
Anna Achia is the glamorous mistress of Anna's Go-Go Academy. She is a firm believer in the cure-all powers of dance. Every week, she leads groups of up to 60 go-go dancing enthusiasts through a hit parade of retro favourites at a number inner-city bars where the King Kong, the Hitchhiker, Fancy Dance Kicks and the Going My Way are groovy dance moves, not cocktails.
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.
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.
P A (Paddy) O′Reilly is a writer from Melbourne.
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 2012!
Right Now is a volunteer, not-for-profit media organisation led by young people focused on human rights issues in Australia.
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 this year. He was a big supporter of the Melbourne comedy scene.
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*].
Sleepers run book-related events and publish books, including the annual critically-acclaimed Sleepers Almanac.
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.
Straightup Agency is a boutique music and arts touring and management agency established by Blair Stafford in 2005.
Sydney PEN, an affiliate of PEN International
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.
The Greek Community of Melbourne & Victoria; The Antipodes Festival; Democritus League; & Greek Resistance Fighters League Vic
Alison Parkes and Cathy Oke - Greens candidates for Melbourne City Council
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
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.
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.
The Token Group is a personal management firm and live touring business working with the finest comedians in Australia.
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.
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 Victorian Trade Union Choir was formed in Melbourne in 1990 as part of a revival of trade union choirs throughout Australia.
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.
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!
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 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.