New Festival In Melbourne’s CBD
News posted Thursday, March 17 2011 at 10:00 AM.
Related: Two Bright Lakes, Sugar Mountain.
Undeterred by Laneway 2009, the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival will take place over multiple locations in Melbourne’s city centre, including The Forum Theatre, No Vacancy Gallery at Federation Square and The Atrium.
Curated by Melbourne indie Two Bright Lakes and touring company Egadamia, the festival aims to “celebrate the diverse creative forms of music and visual art, with a focus on the natural meeting points between”. It will feature performances by enigmatic US house duo Virgo Four; Brooklyn’s Aa (Big A little a); Austin art-pop two-piece Yellowfever; Perth’s Canyons; Qua (aka Cornel Wilczek); Two Bright Lakes signings Collarbones, Oscar + Martin (pictured) and Otouto; and Rat Vs Possum, The Twerps, No Zu and Brous (led by classically trained chanteuse Sophia Brous), all from Melbourne.
There will also be a visual arts program curated by Sugar Mountain’s creative director Pete Keen, with support from No Vacancy Gallery; a live painting performance from Californian artist Thomas Campbell; a live, band-responsive visual and light show; a reenactment of the “Dream Operator” scene from David Byrne's 1986 film True Stories starring Jane Badler; and a re-imagined adventure through the landscape of 1970s Australian cinema.