Melbourne Festival announces 2015 lineup
English folk singer Laura Marling, post-punk icons The Fall, and a tribute to the 40th anniversary of Patti Smith’s classic Horses album featuring Courtney Barnett, Adalita, The Drones’ frontman Gareth Liddiard and Jen Cloher lead the musical lineup for the 2015 Melbourne Festival.
The lineup for the festival in October also includes the previously announced – and sold out – Flight Facilities concert at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring more than 80 musicians including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and guest vocalists Owl Eyes, Emma Louise, and Katie Noonan. Other locals on the lineup include Cut Copy playing a DJ set, George Maple, Kirin J Callinan, The Bombay Royale and The Basics who’ll be launching their new album The Age of Entitlement.
The international lineup features performances by LA-based R&B duo Rhye, electric jazz pioneer John McLaughlin, Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds, minimal techno acts Kiasmos and The Field, and Clint Mansell – the composer of the scores for all of Darren Aronofsky’s films including Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan – who’ll perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre with a nine-piece band.
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Melbourne Festival 2015 Music lineup:
Brandt Brauer Frick
Colm Mac Con Iomaire
Cut Copy DJs
Countries To Welcome
Flight Facilities & MSO
Future Classic Night: Charles Murdoch and HWLS
John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension
Katie Noonan’s Vanguard
Kirin J Callinan
Patti Smith’s Horses
The Bombay Royale
Visible Music Sessions
Melbourne Festival runs from Thursday, October 8 until Sunday, October 25. Tickets go onsale on at 9am on Friday, August 7.