Between Northcote and Preston in Melbourne along High Street is a plethora of Greek eateries, a little hub of Greekness, but it is also home to the most music venues than any other street in Australia.
Melbourne is one of the world’s most vibrant music cities, and next month its musical street will welcome the Eighty-Six Festival on October 23 to 31.
Amply named after the 86-tram route that travels across the street, the festival will see musical acts across a number of existing venues – theatres, record stores, bars, restaurants and bocce and bowls clubs.
Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopoulos says the festival will be a showcase of what the state always delivers.
“Victoria is Australia’s home of live music and we are bringing the best international and local acts to Northcote for this one-of-a-kind music festival to showcase what we do best,” he said in a City of Darebin media release.
Member for Northcote Kat Theophanous believes there could only be one place on this planet to host such an event.
“There is nowhere else on earth that could host a festival like The Eighty-Six. With so many amazing venues, set to host an array of artists and events, this festival will showcase Northcote’s live music scene like never before.”
One of the acts who will feature during that week will be Greek Australian DJ Adriana (Lazaridis).
Neos Kosmos were previously invited to the festival announcement event in July at Greek Aussie-owned bar Capers.
It was there that organisers said it’ll be an intergenerational affair, “from Yia Yia, a toddler, to the post-punk fan.”
For more information visit theeightysix.com