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Summer Sounds Expands to Melbourne with King Gizzard, Something for Kate, and More

After launching in Adelaide earlier this month, the Summer Sounds Festival will descend upon Melbourne in late February.

Image of Summer Sounds performers King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Something For Kate

King Gizzard and Something For Kate will join Ball Park Music, Bernard Fanning, and more at the Melbourne edition of the Summer Sounds Festival.

Supplied; Daniel Boud*

After launching as the first major festival to be held since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, Summer Sounds has today announced its expansion into Melbourne, revealing its first lineup today.

Holding its first event at Adelaide’s Bonython Park on January 8th, the Summer Sounds festival served as a breath of fresh air to countless music fans around the state, with the likes of Mallrat, Ruel, Spiderbait, Will Sparks, and Ocean Alley providing exactly what stages have been yearning for across the last year.

However, as Adelaide’s run wraps up this weekend, now Melbourne has gotten in on the action, revealing its four-date concert series, set to begin in late February.

Launching on February 25th and running until March 4th, the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl will play host to an array of Aussie icons, including Ball Park Music and Thelma Plum, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard and Tropical Fuck Storm, Bernard Fanning and Something for Kate, and Spacey Jane and RAT!hammock. An as-yet-unannounced special guest will also be joining the bill each night.

As with previous concerts at the venue, these gigs will be held in a COVID-safe environment, with patrons able to book private areas in groups of two, four, and six across private decks, stall tables, and balcony seats.

Tickets to the Melbourne leg of the Summer Sounds festival are on sale from Monday, February 1st, with a pre-sale beginning on Friday, January 29th. See below for full details.

Summer Sounds Festival Melbourne

Thursday, February 25th
Ball Park Music + Thelma Plum + Special Guest

Friday, February 26th
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard + Tropical Fuck Storm + Special Guest

Saturday, February 27th
Bernard Fanning + Something for Kate + Special Guest

Thursday, March 4th
Spacey Jane + RAT!hammock + Special Guest

Thursday, February 25th – Thursday, March 4th
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets: Summer Sounds Festival

Tickets on sale from 9am AEDT on Monday, February 1st
Presale begins at 12pm AEDT on Friday, January 29th.