Melbourne has just scored a new live music and outdoor performing arts pop-up district, Reunion Park
The new pop-up live music and performing arts district will open in Yarra town’s iconic Burnley Circus site in early March.
Opening scheduled for early March, Reunion Park is Melbourne’s new pop-up outdoor music venue thanks to Untitled Group, the team behind Beyond The Valley, Ability Fest, Grapevine Gathering, Pitch Music & Arts and Wildlands.
As planned by the Untitled Group, in conjunction with Velodrome Events, Reunion Park will be a celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant culture, providing a vital outdoor setting for artists and audiences to come together and enjoy what Melbourne does best: the arts, music and culture.
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Located in Yarra Town’s iconic Burnley Circus site, just 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, the new venue will host concerts, day-long festivals and performing arts performances from March 4 to March 10. April 2022, featuring artists like King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Spacey Jane, Northlane, Wolfmother, BENEE, LAB and many more. The pop-up will also feature a diverse range of performing arts shows including high-flying circus shows, food and drink delights, and a spectacular comedy show program as part of the Melbourne hub. Comedy Festival. As for festivals, the venue will host the first Uncaged Festival featuring Wolfmother, You Am I, Shihad and more, and the Full Tilt Festival featuring Northlane, In Heart Wake, Luca Brasi and more, with more events to be announced soon. .
“When we first conceptualized Reunion Park in 2020, we knew it would be a challenge, but we hadn’t anticipated nearly two years of lockdown before it either became a reality or proved to be a series of challenges. ‘events as crucial to the Australian live entertainment industry. The project would not have been possible without the support of the Federal Government’s RISE Fund, but equally important that of Yarra Town Council, whose support for local and Australian artists has been unwavering,” says Chris Mitchell, Velodrome Events .
“We feel blessed to have the opportunity to bring together such an eclectic lineup of musicians and performers, and to play a part in helping restore confidence in our industry that despite all odds, the show must go on! “
Mitchell has been producing music and performing arts festivals in Melbourne since 1999 and has been responsible for building brands such as early 2000s underground beat brand Fractured, award-winning performing arts venue Red Bennies , Coburg Velodrome Events and Duke Street Block Party. He is partner and creative director of the recently opened Abbots Yard and the soon to open Northcote Theatre.
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