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The National Gallery of Victoria’s Friday Night series has been one of the great additions to Melbourne’s already vibrant music scene. Mixing eclectic world class art with an equally amazing music program, NGV Friday Nights epitomises Melbourne’s rich arts culture. The good folks at NGV have just released their Friday Night Summer lineup and it’s pretty darn impressive.

Superstar provocateur Amanda Palmer, breakout talent of the Memphis music scene Julien Baker and Latin GRAMMY-nominated electro-pop artist El Guincho are among the musicians featured in the next series of NGV Friday Nights, kicking off at NGV International on 11 November 2016.

Tony Ellwood, Director, NGV, said, ‘The National Gallery of Victoria is pleased to offer an eclectic program of live music that will complement our two major summer exhibitions: David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists. The combination of after-hours exhibition access and diverse live music acts has made Friday Nights one of the most popular programs on the NGV calendar.’

Australian artists in the summer line-up include seminal 1990’s pop band Custard, Melbourne singer-songwriter Sarah Mary Chadwick, Sydney indie rock band Dappled Cities, experimental quintet Tangents, ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Models, voice of TISM Damian Cowell appearing as part of Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine (With Tony Martin), and award-winning blues and country six-piece Cash Savage and the Last Drinks.

The New Year will see performances by emerging post-punk stars Gold Class, lo-fi Brisbane trio I Heart Hiroshima, creator of lush synthesiser soundscapes Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (USA), psychedelic jazz-infused experimentalists The Comet is Coming (UK), deft wordsmith and multi-instrumentalist Olympia, underground danceworld legends NO ZU, London-based electroverts PVT and ARIA Award-winning rockers Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes.

Along with headline acts performing in the Great Hall, NGV Friday Nights includes after-hours entry to major summer exhibitions David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, DJ’s in the NGV Garden, talks, and access to food and bars.


NGV Friday Nights
11 November 2016 – 10 March 2017
6pm – 10pm, headline act at 8.30pm
NGV International
Bookings and information:

 Online $24 Member / $30 Adult / $12 Child
On the door $29 Member / $35 Adult / $15 Child
NGV Friday Nights tickets include exhibition entry to Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists (until 26 February 2017) and David Hockney: Current.

NGV Friday Nights full line-up
11 November – Custard
18 November – Sarah Mary Chadwick
25 November – Julien Baker (USA)
2 December – Dappled Cities
9 December – Tangents
16 December – Models
23 December – Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine (With Tony Martin) Presents: Disco Christmas
30 December – Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
6 January – Gold Class
13 January – I Heart Hiroshima
20 January – Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (USA)
27 January – The Comet is Coming (UK)
3 February – Olympia
10 February – NO ZU
17 February – El Guincho (Spain)
24 February – PVT
3 March – Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes
10 March – Amanda Palmer (USA)

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