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Media Release • 12 Jan 16

Summer Sundays

ARIA-nominated singer- songwriter Dan Kelly and his Dream Band and Melbourne melodist Ainslie Wills have been announced on the line-up for the free Summer Sundays music series in NGV’s Garden, every Sunday in February.

During Summer Sundays visitors can enjoy the popular outdoor music series at NGV International underneath the 2015 Summer Architecture Commission, designed by John Wardle Architects, as well as food offerings including a summer BBQ.

The line-up also includes post-punk four-piece Gold Class, who released their debut album It’s You in September, which led to comparisons with The Smiths and post-punk pioneers Joy Division. On Valentine’s Day, enjoy a free music set by newcomer Ella Thompson, who Purple Sneakers have already dubbed ‘one of the most exciting acts in Australia at the moment.’

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said ‘Summer Sundays is one of the highlight events in the NGV’s summer program celebrating local talent and we are proud to support emerging and established local musicians and DJs every summer. Throughout February visitors can enjoy live music and great food underneath the shade of the Summer Architecture Commission designed by John Wardle Architects.’

The family-friendly program at Summer Sundays complements current exhibitions at NGV, including Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei, spanning more than 300 works from both artists’ careers; Studio Cats, which features cat-themed interactive activities and artworks; Jess Johnson: Wurm Haus, the first virtual reality artwork presented at the NGV; Blue: Alchemy of a Colour, which explores the meaning and symbolism of the colour blue and the Friday Nights at NGV music program each Friday at Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei.

The Summer Sundays line-up includes:

February 7

Gold Class and DJ Annaliese Redlich

February 14

Ella Thompson and DJ Planète

February 21

Ainslie Wills and Rat & Co DJs

February 28

Dan Kelly’s Dream Band and DJ Fee-B Squared

Weekly Schedule:

1 – 3pm DJ set

3 – 4pm Headline Act

4 – 6pm DJ set

Summer Sundays runs every Sunday in February, from 1pm – 6pm, in the NGV Grollo Equiset Garden. Free entry.