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Long weekends are for relaxing, recharging, but most of all, for raving

Darkbeat presents Flying Circus rooftop party

It’s Friday, it’s Easter weekend, it’s a party. Even better, it’s a techno rooftop party. The Darkbeat crew – leaders of Melbourne’s underground dance music scene – are taking over Motel to bring you international club crew Flying Circus' first Melbourne appearance. Chill out on the terrace with free BBQ food and, of course, an impressive lineup of international and local DJs including Italy's Audiofly and German artists Tiefschwarz and Alex Niggeman. Happy Easter indeed. South Melbourne.

NiCe7

After releasing some stellar remixes for Defected Records’ In the House Miami 2014 compilation, this respected Italian tech house duo are gearing up for a set of groove-led dancefloor jams. Melbourne.

Club Twok

As the Melbourne International Comedy Festival gets into full swing, Saturday nights at the Bella Union bar get sillier. For four Saturday nights, the bar will become a loony late-night party run by Melbourne electric violin and drum duo the Twoks, who will invite a number of cult acts on stage for musical collaborations and general post-comedy shenanigans. Presumably chosen for their refusal to take themselves too seriously, support acts include nine-piece bizarro party starters Sex on Toast as well as local favourites Sugar Fed Leopards and Better than the Wizards. Carlton.

Power Station: Easter Sunday party

The latest project from such mind-bendingly hectic clubs as Honkytonks, Third Class, Sorry Grandma! and Survivor! is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s hottest late-night tickets. Just a month after opening, Power Station – the Saturday rave night at Brown Alley – is putting on a supercharged Easter Sunday night. Headlining the event is Cologne’s DJ Barnt – creator of hypnotic, minimal-yet-danceable techno. UK three-piece DJ/live act/label Paranoid London will bring their brand of acid house with live vocals. Melbourne.

Brainforest Festival

Bliss out with your fellow Earth children at this three-day Easter bush doof in the lush settings of a national park. Expect psy-trance and progressive electronica from world class DJs and producers, including Hellquist, Dirty Hippy and Twilight. With a focus on lifestyle as well as music, Brainforest will host a number of wellbeing workshops, a marketplace and multicultural food stalls. Marysville.

Jazz Party

Stripped back, intimate, relaxed: this is exactly how we think an Easter Monday should be spent. Jazz Party embodies an early rock'n'roll attitude to jazz. No stage, no fancy compositions, just a piano, a basic band structure and killer musicians. Carlton.

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