10 Free Gigs You Can Catch At The Brunswick Music Festival Kicking Off On Friday 5 March

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10 Free Gigs You Can Catch At The Brunswick Music Festival Kicking Off On Friday 5 March

The Brunswick Music Festival turns sweet sixteen this year.

At sixteen, the Brunswick Music Festival is Melbourne’s longest-running music festival but this year’s celebrations have been crammed into ten jam-packed days. Nonetheless, the community-focused event is pulling no punches and will feature some of the best local talent the inner-north has to offer at 21 venues across the entire suburb. (Featured image: brunswickmusicfest)

Aside from the community feeling and all the cultural offerings, our favourite part of the Brunswick Music Festival is the massive number of gigs that are free to go see. And though it will be quite impossible to catch them all, here are ten gigs that have caught our eye, one gig for each day of the festival except for Wednesday.

1. Audrey Powne Quartet, Friday 5 March

Where: The Jazzlab

Time: 7pm

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2. Elle Shimada, Saturday 6 March

Where: The Retreat Hotel

Time: Elle Shimada Feat. ​Rara Zulu, Eliki Reade, Magg.Z & Ate Cheska from 9pm

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3. Petal Lake, Sunday 7 March

Where: Brunswick Mechanics Institute Forecourt

Time: Petal Lake (Mindy Meng Wang & Daniel Jenatsch) from 4pm

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4. BMF x Port Fairy Folk Festival, Monday 8 March

Where: Gilpin Park 

Time: from 2pm (Registration required)

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5. Loretta and her boyfriends, Tuesday 9 March

Where: Brunswick Artists’ Bar

Time: from 8pm

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6. The Pretty Littles, Thursday 11 March

Where: Stay Gold

Time: doors open at 7pm

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7. Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Friday 12 March

Where: Barkly Square

Time: from 4pm

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8. Jali Buba Kuyateh And Afro Diyaa, Friday 12 March

Where: Bar Oussou

Time: Squid Nebula opens at 7:30pm

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9. Ausecuma Beats, Saturday 13 March

Where: Sparta Place

Time: from 6pm

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10. Swinging Sunday, Sunday 14 March

Where: The Moldy Fig

Time: from 1pm

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