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Mr West Is Taking Over Footscray With A Free Westside Block Party For One Day Only

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

Mr West Is Taking Over Footscray With A Free Westside Block Party For One Day Only

Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop is throwing a fun party in the western suburbs of Melbourne, and you’re invited. In this inaugural, open-air experience, Footscray’s Nicholson Street Mall will be transformed into Good Fest – A Westside Block Party. Feast on yummy local food, drink good booze and groove to some killer tunes. This is shaping up to be a melting pot of culture, connection and community, and it’s completely free to attend. Join in the fun at Good Fest – A Westside Block Party on Saturday January 22.

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Good Fest – A Westside Block Party

You’ll listen to genres like Afrobeat, neo-soul, electronic, funk and house at this block party. Artists on the line-up include:

  • Ausecuma Beats – shake and shimmy to this nine-piece ensemble of Afrobeat and dance.
  • Elaura – be captivated by Elaura’s empowering songs about love and self-awareness. Her music is influenced by jazz, soul and RnB.
  • Amin Payne – this producer and DJ will take you on a journey with his distinctive take on house music.
  • DJ Petra – expect funky jams and energetic beats that will have you moving your feet.

Eat, drink and be merry

Gracing the Westside Block Party is the local cult-favourite, Pie Thief. A champion of Footscray’s food scene, this phenomenon was born from Aaron Donato of Bar Josephine, and Chef Scott Blomfield from Supernormal. Together, they love a good pie, and they’re bringing their buttery, dreamy pies to Good Fest.

Joining in on the fun is Dingo Ate My Taco. Paul Walcutt, a criminal defence attorney turned taco expert moved to Melbourne in 2019, and has been sharing his love of tacos with Melbourne ever since. His taco food truck/pop-up combines Texas BBQ techniques with fresh and delicious Mexican flavours.

Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop will also team up with Homegrown to create an outdoor cantina bar. There will be cocktails made from Australian spirits and native ingredients, as well as a selection of craft beers and wines.

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Key info:

When: Saturday January 22

Time: 4pm to 9pm

Where: 106 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011

Cost: Free!

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