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Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017 - FULL PROGRAM


Thursday 13 July 2017 - Thursday 20 July 2017

Yarra City Council is excited to reveal the first round program of the Sounds Of Winter Program for the 2017 Leaps and Bounds Music Festival, with all tickets on sale now via

With a massive assortment of music-centric events set to take over Australia’s most bustling live music municipality, the annual Leaps and Bounds Music Festival backs local venues, record stores and businesses every year, connecting local artists and international acts with music lovers.


1. Opening Night featuring Augie March, Jess Ribeiro and The Pink Tiles + mystery special guest to perform Paul Kelly's ‘Leaps & Bounds’
The Corner Hotel, Richmond Thursday 13 July.
Having cut their teeth in classic Yarra venues including The Punters Club, Empress of India, Truffula Tree and The Evelyn, with some members still strongly connected to the area, Augie March are a fitting act to launch the 2017 installment.

2. Acid Country Live to Air
The Gem - Thursday 20 July

PBS 106.7FM will be broadcasting live from The Gem in Collingwood. The live broadcast will once again feature PBS’ longest-running program Acid Country, hosted by the incomparable David Heard and showcasing three of Melbourne’s most loved acts Rich Davies and Ayleen O'Hanlon, Brooke Russell and Miles and Simone running from
3pm – 5pm. * Free Event

3. A Moment In Time: The North Fitzroy Beat (Little Bands) Scene:
Featuring Primitive Calculators, Use No Hooks, Hot To Rot
Saturday 15 July – The Tote

For one night only The Primitive Calculators themselves team up with Use No Hooks who will play only their second show in 30 years. Opening the night will be “Hot to Rot”, a Little Band that has been put together by the festival featuring members of Melbourne’s more recent additions, Mangelwurzel and The Infants with an introduction given by archivist Alan Bamford.

4. Blake Scott – The Peep Tempel
LongPlay – Thursday 20 and Friday 21 July

Renowned for the stories and characters brought to life in his songs, front man Blake Scott will be paring back the noise and chaos of The Peep Tempel, to explore a more traditional approach to storytelling during his two solo performances.

5. Blues n’ Bounds
Evelyn Hotel, Catfish, Rainbow Hotel, Rooks Return, Labor In Vain, Old Bar and Checkerboard Lounge – Friday 14 – Sunday 23 July

Blues n’ Bounds is a series of your favourite blues based artists as a part of the Leaps and Bounds Music Festival in 2017. It all kicks off with a massive double header - Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk & Spoonful - at The Evelyn Hotel on Friday 14 July. From opposite ends of the blues spectrum, these two acts have become iconic in Melbourne for playing authentic blues with an eclectic twist. The series also features New Savages, Wayne Jury Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters, Zevon and the Werewolves of Melbourne.

6. Ed Kuepper By Request and Ed Kuepper - In Conversation
"(I'M) STRANDED", 40 YEARS ON” Melba Spiegeltent – Saturday 22 July

To celebrate 40 years since the release of The Saints’ debut seminal album, “(I'm) Stranded”, guitarist Ed Kuepper gives an exclusive “In Conversation” about the album’s release, recording and how the political climate in Brisbane influenced one of the most important albums of all time, followed by a performance.


Friendships Vs Habits
The Night Cat – Saturday 14 July

GL + Special Guests
Corner Hotel – Saturday 15 July

Ollie Olsen’s Class Of 2018: Featuring: Vacuum, Kollaps & Simon Karis & Ollie Olsen
The Tote Upstairs – Friday 14 July

Paint To Improv: Featuring Taipan Tiger Girls, Zond & No Sisters
The Evelyn Hotel – Friday 21 July

Persecution Blues: (including a 2008 live set from Eddy Current Suppression Ring)
The Tote - Monday 17 July

Smith Street Dreaming - (Street Festival)
Corner Stanley & Smith Street, Collingwood – Saturday 22 July - 1pm – 5pm
Frank Yamma, Emma Donovan, Yung Warriors, Indigenous Hip Hop Projects, and Jindi Worabak.

Some Velvet Nights
Some Velvet Morning – Friday 14 – Sunday 23 July
host to Broads, Amarillo, The Darling Downs, Mikelangelo - By Request, Amaya Laucirica, Lost Ragas Duo, Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters, Dave Graney By Request.

The Letter String Quartet
Melba Spielgeltent - Friday 21 July

Professional Development Program
The Rainbow Hotel & Melba Speigeltent – Monday 17 – Sunday 23 July
Meet The Blues Radio Presenters & BluesQuiz , Live Music Venue Owners Day, Band Bookers Day, Musicians Market and Musicians Market Afterparty Featuring The Band Who Knew Too Much.

and MORE!!

All tickets on sale NOW

Additional shows, venues, and special events will be announced on Monday 29 May.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival 2017
City of Yarra Venues
Thursday 13 July – Sunday 23 July
Presented by The City of Yarra
Supported by Creative Victoria
Presenting Partners - PBS 106.7FM and Beat

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