DOORS 1 PM // KITCHEN OPENS 1 PM // SHOW STARTS 2 PM
Love to the fam!
Sunday 27th August
Forget about the siesta, come down to the fiesta on Sunday 27 August at the Brunswick Ballroom.
Can we get a “WOOP!” from the parents, grandparents and children? How about a “HELL YEAH!” from the uncles, aunts, great-grandparents and great-grandchildren, too? This show is for ALL of you. And if you happen to find yourself in Melbourne alone, come along and let us be your familia. Everyone is welcome here. Love to the fam, in all its forms.
Expect an afternoon of music, pop-up performances, dance, dress-ups, and joy with some other special surprises thrown in too.
STARRING MELBOURNE FAVES:
La Descarga, Danny Walsh Banned and friends.
“A fearless outburst of tropicality”
La Descarga is a fresh, contemporary and exciting take on Colombian coastal rhythms. While blending the traditions with the electric and electronic sounds, it brings original tunes as well as old time retakes of the golden tropical days of Colombian music.
La Descarga has been influenced deeply by the street carnival cultures of Latin America with their upbeat music, colours and dance, mixing the old and the new grooves and moves of Colombian and world Tropical culture; and bringing these vibes to the stages of some of Australia’s most beloved festivals including MOOMBA, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Darwin Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Australian Multicultural Festival, White Night Melbourne, Waterfront Festival and Darebin Music Feast.
DANNY WALSH BANNED
The Danny Walsh Banned have been playing fever-pitched shows and jumping on tables for over a dozen years. Danny and his trusty band of half a dozen including effervescent and iconic keyboard player, The Weed, serve up country-soul and rock’n’roll flavours infused with a touch of 70s Aussie boogie that will probably have you dancing on the tables, too.
Danny Walsh has toured around the world, from the pubs of Ireland, cafe's of Copenhagen and rooftops of Berlin to the Edinburgh Fringe and Clarksdale (Mississippi) Festivals. The Banned’s third album, “In the Wimmera'' was listed in Rhythms Magazine’s top 10 albums of 2020, following extensive airplay (Double J, 3RRR, 3PBS and ABC Wimmera) and rave reviews:
“Walsh’s lyrics depict each landscape and emotional swirl with the caress of a bona fide bush poet…Country-folk, some retro rock’n’roll and Hill Country-style blues take the listener on a journey – looking back and yearning ahead.” - Forte Magazine