Start the weekend early with NGV Friday Nights, including live performances by international and Australian acts, after-hours access to major summer exhibitions David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, DJ sets in the NGV Garden, talks, food and bars.
Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm
HEADLINE: EL GUINCHO
A favourite with Australian audiences, Canary-Islands born El Guincho (Pablo Díaz-Reixa) has transformed huge crowds into ecstatic tropical dance parties at Meredith Music Festival and Laneway. The artist’s latest release HiperAsia is inspired by a chain of Chinese bazaars in the outskirts of Madrid where Pablo now lives. The music that has emerged is immediately disconcerting; prickly, bright and uncompromising and demanding..
“El Guincho’s most resolutely electronic work yet, Hiperasia buzzes like an ice-cream headache (and) reaches frequencies most indie-electronic fusions never knew existed” – PITCHFORK
DJ: SIMON & LAUREN
Known for their genre-spanning selections, and ability to play exactly the right track at the right time, Simon and Lauren are regular performers at music festivals, arts events, clubs and on Breaking and Entering, the New Releases Drive show on Australia’s largest community radio station, 3RRR FM.