Category: festivals

The Plus Ones’ Shortlist for May Events

It can be hard to get motivated to go out when the air’s this crisp, but Melbourne — you sure aren’t slowing down on the event front this month! Dig out your winter clothes, throw on a scarf and beanie,…

world's longest lunch

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017: World’s Longest Lunch

Nothing drives home Melbourne’s food and wine obsession quite like sitting down to lunch with 1700 keen fellow diners, something I was lucky enough to experience this year for Bank of Melbourne’s 25th annual World’s Longest Lunch. The event is…

high spirits

Top 10 Events in Melbourne April 2017: Dates for your Diary

April is shaping up to be a jam packed month! Have a look at our Top 10 to see what to scribble in your diaries. Whether it’s indulging in burgers and beer at Meatstock, raving at Transgenre, or sipping on red wine…

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 2017

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2017: the top 8 events

Food paradise Melbourne turns into the seventh level of heaven during the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Running 31 March to 9 April 2017, there’s something for everyone: express lunches for the CBD workers, nighttime cocktail excursions, all-day free festivals, and…

Dereb the Ambassador

Brunswick Music Festival: Dereb the Ambassador

Dereb the Ambassador is one of Ethiopia’s most well known and loved musicians, and has clearly begun to transfer that fame to his adopted home in Australia. Boasting an extensive CV of performances down under since his relocation, he graced…

Gaytimes festival

Gaytimes: the Queer Festival of your Dreams

Gaytimes is toted as the festival of your big gay dreams — a utopia of queer people dancing to music on top of a mountain, next to a giant inflatable rainbow. Gaytimes aimed to be a beautiful community minded space,…

Hot 8 Brass Band Brunswick Music Festival

Brunswick Music Festival: The Hot 8 Brass Band

Watching The Hot 8 Brass Band was always going to make for one hot night – for starters, they have the word ‘hot’ in their name. But not only that, the night was a more-than-balmy 30 degrees and the band…