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Media Release • 20 Dec 13

Friday Nights at Melbourne Now

Four of Melbourne’s hottest musical acts will take to the stage in the NGV’s Great Hall for the Friday Nights at Melbourne Now series beginning Friday 28 February.

Headlining on successive Friday nights the bands include electro quartet World’s End Press, the ARIA-nominated Big Scary, the ‘dreamy brilliance’ of Brighter Later and Grammy Award-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote. Celebrating the Melbourne Now exhibition, all events will be free.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, “Following 2013’s sell-out Friday Night sessions, the series will return to the NGV with a home-grown focus to celebrate Melbourne Now. The Melbourne Now gallery spaces across NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia will be activated, matching the stellar line up in the Great Hall with special ‘pop-up’ talks and performances.

“Best of all, we are pleased to announce these Friday Night events will be completely free,” said Mr Ellwood.

Visitors can also enjoy after-hours access to Melbourne Now along with a range of food and drink offerings.

Melbourne Now celebrates the latest art, architecture, design, performance and cultural practice to reflect the complex cultural landscape of creative Melbourne.

Friday Nights at Melbourne Now have been made possible through the generous support of City of Melbourne.

Melbourne Now is on display at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and NGV International until 23 March 2014. 10am – 5pm. Free entry.


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Event details:
Friday Nights at Melbourne Now
28 Feb, 7, 14 & 21 March, 5–9.30pm
NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

FREE, no bookings required
Please note that capacity is limited

28 Feb – World’s End Press
7 Mar – Big Scary
14 Mar – Brighter Later
21 Mar – Hiatus Kaiyote
Great Hall, NGV International

World’s End Press
Photo credit: McLean Stephenson