Summer Sounds 2024 brings RVG and Jen Cloher to centre stage
The stage is set, the stars are ready to shine, and live, local music will take centre stage when Summer Sounds returns to Bunjil Place on Saturday 24 February 2024.
A marquee event of Bunjil Place’s six-week long Summer Stage festival, Summer Sounds will once again light up the outdoor events precinct with double headliners RVG and Jen Cloher, supported by Play Lunch.
Summer Sounds is now in its seventh year, delivering an evening of music and entertainment in the heart of Melbourne’s south east.
This year brings something extra special as the outdoor Plaza transforms into a temporary indoor/outdoor events space, surrounded by shipping containers that house food and beverage service areas and covered seating.
Summer Sounds is just one of many remaining events yet to grace the Summer Stage program lineup which runs until Wednesday 28 February. There’s trivia and comedy nights, K-Pop and queer parties, a cabaret spectacular, children’s activities and health and wellness offerings all still be enjoyed under the open sky this summer.
SUMMER SOUNDS 2024
Saturday 24 February 2024
Presented by Music Victoria’s On The Road Again program, Summer Sounds offers an evening of local live music, delicious food and cool drinks - the perfect way to relax and soak up the warm summer night with artists RVG and Jen Choler.
Australian combo RVG, blend lush jangling guitar pop with elements of post-punk, goth, and ’80s college rock. No strangers to the live scene, they've graced stages worldwide, from Meredith Music Festival to Europe and the UK with Shame and Sleaford Mods, USA with Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Australia with Kurt Vile, Pixies, and POND.
Songwriter and performer Jen Cloher’s (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Kahu) taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit; they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye that only an outsider can possess. Their incisive, generous songwriting has been admired over the course of five albums, winning a J Award and AIR Award, with ARIA and Australian Music Prize nominations.
FUNNY MUMMIES CABARET SPECTACULAR
Thursday 8 February 2024
The ultimate cabaret experience is hitting Bunjil Place Summer Stage. Join the Funny Mummies Cabaret Spectacular, hosted by comedian and mother-of-six Jenny Wynter. With award-winning humour, Wynter founded Funny Mummies to boost mothers' mental health through laughter. Experience the therapeutic power of comedy, strengthen bonds with fellow mums, and have a night of gal pal fun.
GLITTER GROOVE: THE SOUTH EAST'S SUMMER QUEER PARTY!
Friday 9 February 2024
Get ready for the ultimate summer queer extravaganza in a special event presented by Midsumma Festival. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with sensational drag performers, powerhouse singers belting out your favourite tunes and mind-blowing beats from our top notch DJ. Immerse yourself in a world of glitter and glamour, with the MC for the evening local legend Brenda Bressed, as we celebrate love, diversity and self-expression for the queer community in the south east.
SUMMER K-POP PARTY
Thursday 15 February 2024
Attention all K-Pop fans and stans … this summer Bunjil Place will be bringing its first ever K-pop party to you. Summer Stage will play host to a few of your known favourite dance cover groups and cover singers. Come and join us for an evening of good vibes in the form of live entertainment, dance workshops, glitter makeovers, Random Play Dance and more.
COMEDY BITES: SUMMER STAGE EDITION
Friday 16 February 2024
Enjoy some of Melbourne’s top comedians led by Bron Lewis, including headline acts Lloyd Langford and Ben Knight at Comedy Bites. Brace yourself for side-splitting humour and witty one-liners, indulge in curated bites and beverages during the show, and after the laughs, groove to DJ beats.
QUIZ MEISTERS TRIVIA NIGHT
Thursday 22 February 2024
Calling all trivia buffs … Quiz Meisters is set to ignite Bunjil Place's Summer Stage with a unique trivia experience. Gather your mates for a night of friendly competition, prizes and the coveted first place title. Join the pre-show entertainment in the beer garden at 6.00 pm with DJ Alexandré Permal, followed by trivia at 7.00 pm. Will you claim victory or leave empty-handed? Secure your spot by booking a table now.
For more details, to book your tickets and check out the full Summer Stage program visit this webpage.