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Live bands to play at Melbourne Airport for Music Victoria and City of Melbourne’s AirPlay project

Nov 14, 2013

Music Victoria is again partnering with the City of Melbourne to bring live music to Melbourne Airport on the eve of the busiest fortnight of music of the year in Victoria.

This year’s artists – soul sensations Kylie Auldist and the Glenroy Allstars, Daddy Cool’s Ross Hannaford with Bart Willoughby, ‘the Balkan Elvis’ Mikelangelo, Second Hand Heart, Fraser A Gorman, and Georgia Fields - will transform Melbourne Airport into a festival with three stages at Melbourne Airport (outside T3 Virgin domestic arrivals, inside P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub and at the departure wall in T2 International) from Thursday 14th November to Saturday 16th  November during peak passenger times between 6pm and 9pm.

The artists will provide a taste of the many musical treats on offer at festivals, conferences and awards held in Melbourne during the last two weeks of November, including Melbourne Music Week, The Age Music Victoria Awards, the Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) and Face The Music.

“As a songwriter and performer, my life and work is all about connecting with people,” says Mikelangelo. “Air travel makes the whole world my neighbourhood and like so many other people, airports are part of my day to day life. They can be places of high emotion - laughter, tears, anxiety, relief, and for those with wanderlust, the gateway to dreams. As the song says: ‘Have Love Will Travel’.”

“As the gateway to Australia’s live music capital, we’re delighted to support Music Victoria and the Airplay project once again,” said Carly Dixon, Corporate & Public Affairs General Manager at Melbourne Airport.

“Having some of our local musicians playing at the airport will be a great way to welcome and farewell visitors, and let them experience some of the great talent our city has to offer.”

Music Victoria CEO, Patrick Donovan, said the ongoing project was building on the historical connection between airports and musicians, and greeted visitors with a soundtrack to Victoria.

“Many band titles, songs, albums and labels have been inspired by airports – Angus and Julia Stones’ ‘Big Jet Plane’, Melbourne band Essendon Airport, record label Departed Sounds, and Brian Eno’s ‘Music for Airports’. Live music is one of Victoria’s greatest assets, so it’s appropriate that we are showing it off. We will also be handing out the Melbourne Music City guide to help steer visitors to their preferred styles of music.”

Councillor Rohan Leppert, Chair of Arts and Culture at City of Melbourne, said Melbourne’s live music scene is an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric. 

“Melbourne has a great, eclectic and diverse music industry. The City of Melbourne is proud to have contributed to the Airplay project. It’s an impressive collaboration and an innovative way to introduce visitors to Melbourne’s fantastic music scene.”


Patrick Donovan – CEO Music Victoria
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1 - AirPlayA6Airplay Playing Times:

Thursday 14 November 6:00pm-9:00pm:

T3 Outside Virgin Baggage Reclaim –
Kylie Auldist and the Glenroy Allstars

T2 International Departures -
Fraser A Gorman

Friday 15 November 6:00pm-9:00pm:

T3 Outside Virgin Baggage Reclaim –
Ross Hannaford (Daddy Cool) & Bart Willoughby

P.J O’Brien's –

Saturday 16 November 6:00pm-9:00pm:

T3 Outside Virgin Baggage Reclaim
Second Hand Heart

T2 International Departures  -
Georgia Fields

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