MONO Heads Up Melbourne Festival Music Lineup

This year Melbourne Festival has upped the ante with a music program featuring artists from all over the world: Japan, USA, Iraq, Syria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, China and New Zealand.

First up, the experimental post-rock legends MONO are cruising in from Japan for a reprisal of their legendary New York performance Holy Ground – exclusively for Melbourne Festival. Joining them on the bill is Brooklyn noise outfit Black Dice, and LA’s weirdo soundsmiths Lucky Dragons, alt-rock Texans Okkervil River and The Drones’ Mike Noga doing his solo thing.

Here’s the full Melbourne Festival music line up…
The Forum
Fri 7 Oct – MONO (Japan), Wintercoats (Australia)
Sat 8 Oct – Black Dice (USA), Lucky Dragons (USA)
Fri 14 Oct – Okkervil River (USA), Roller One (Australia)
Sat 15 Oct – Aesop Rock, Kimya Dawson ft Rob Sonic & DJ Big Wiz (USA), The Narcicyst (Iraq), Omar Offendum (Syria)
Fri 21 Oct – Konono No.1 (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Bachelorette (New Zealand)
Sat 22 Oct – Jello Biafra (USA) (Lead singer of The Dead Kennedys)

Meeniyan Town Hall
Sat 15 Oct – Okkervil River (USA)

The Toff in Town
Sun 9 Oct – Sulumi (China), Qua (Australia)
Wed 12 Oct – Lucky Dragons (USA), Geoffrey O’Connor (Australia)
Sun 16 Oct – Lucky Dragons (USA), Geoffrey O’Connor (Australia)
Wed 19 Oct – Bachelorette (New Zealand), Rat Vs Possum (Australia)

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