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Leaps and Bounds Music Festival

When

Thursday 30 June - Sunday 3 July

Where

Sacred Heart Precinct

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When

Thursday 30 June - Sunday 3 July

Where

Sacred Heart Precinct

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Website

lbmf.com.au/

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What originally began as a push to back local venues, musicians and businesses through the quiet of winter, Leaps and Bounds Music Festival continues to nurture our thriving music community, showcasing homegrown talent from up and coming locals, to internationally acclaimed artists alike.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival brings the warmth that our thriving music community inevitably craves at this time of year, and provides continued support to local artists, venues, and businesses with a smorgasbord of gigs to suit any punter’s palate. From electronic to hip hop and jazz to rock, for all age groups and every budget. Including many free gigs!

Leaps and Bounds is a venues-focused live music festival that specifically showcases homegrown talent in music venues and music outlets across the City of Yarra. It nurtures the next generation of musicians, celebrates the unique Australian music voice of our musical legends and makes connections for audiences. So if you love live music as much as we do, you have come to the right place. Get involved and help us celebrate our homegrown talent.

 

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival will host a 4-day takeover at the Convent from 30 June to 3 July.

Leaps and Bounds Music Festival at Abbotsford Convent Lineup

Thursday 30 June

Blackout Experience 

8pm – 11pm

Melbourne cultural taste-makers and BIPOC music label Yo CiTY are thrilled to announce their third instalment of Blackout Experience; a tribute to MCs presented by Yo CiTY Connect the events arm of the label. The night features the finest wordsmiths including the renowned Spoken Word artist Grace Vanilau, one half of So.Crates, California born MC Cazeaux O.S.L.O. Filipino-German rapper Arnt Mae, Motswana poet and rapper Tumi The Be and Mazbou Q, a UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) based Nigerian artist.

Blackout Experience is supported by On the Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative to bring live music back across the state.

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Friday 1 July

Afrosphere

8pm – 11pm

Melbourne International Jazz Festival presents an energetic night of Afro-jazz and beats at the Abbotsford Convent. Get ready for an unmissable night of body-moving music with The Experience and Ausecuma Beats.

Afrosphere is supported by On the Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative to bring live music back across the state.

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Saturday 2 July

Fitzroyalty

3pm – 9pm

Celebrate the soul, funk, blues, and hip-hop legends of Brunswick Street, featuring Spoonful, Swingin’ Sidewalks, Acapelicans and more. Revisit all your favourites from iconic Fitzroy venues including The Evelyn, The Night Cat, Rainbow Hotel, and Bar Open.

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Sunday 3 July

Punters Club Reunion Show

3pm – 9pm

Take a trip down memory lane – aka 1990s Brunswick Street – as we pay homage to the musos who helped shape the Melbourne music scene at the storied Punters Club Hotel.

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* Leaps and Bounds Music Festival is a licensed event. Under 18s must be supervised by an adult

 

Access

The Sacred Heart precinct is wheelchair accessible and there are gender-neutral toilets in the vicinity.

Please also see the Convent’s COVID Safe Plan here.