Missed out on tickets to SITG? Or just can’t be bothered to battle the 18 hour drive up to Byron Bay? What ever your reason may be for missing the festival, you can still get a slice of the SITG action sans tent pegs, gumboots and over-priced beer.
While Melbourne Recital Centre is known for top quality classical acts, the team are keen to reinforce the fact that the programming is more diverse than you might imagine. To this end, they’ve gone to t’other extreme and are putting on a season of indie pop and rock, in vacant ground behind the centre.
Get along to the Garden Party this Australia Day for free entry (first come first serve), performances from the Bearded Gypsy Band and indie-pop electro group Fantine, and more food and drink stalls than you can wave a flag at.