Moor Music, the Melbourne collective that started out with a joint-backyard block-party in Fitzroy and has since thrown some of the wildest jazz-raves across the city, is leaving dry land behind and taking to the bay for IN WAVES—a six-hour festival of Melbourne sound on board the Lady Cutler showboat. (Featured image: Facebook Moor Music)
From repping and selecting the best of Melbourne’s live and electronic artists to the lighting and visuals that meld with the sounds and immerse crowds in a deep rinse, Moor Music pulls no punches when throwing a party. IN WAVES is going to be no different, except this time, with two stages, it’s more festival than party. And it’s on a damn boat.
Upstairs on the Lady Cutler, Laneous—the band fronted by Lachlan Mitchell, your favourite musicians’ favourite musician, and backed by Paul Bender and Simon Mavin of Hiatus Kaiyote as well as Donny Stewart and Hudson Whitlock—promises a performance not to be missed after a two-year break.
Joining them on the upstairs stage will also be Honey—the Northside group smashing cosmic-disco, house and broken beats together—as well as the Beatnik Collective and Don Glori who are no strangers to working up sweaty and pulsating crowds around town.
Meanwhile, in the rave cave downstairs, the DJs will be spinning the ones and twos for 90-minute sets one after the other. See In2stellar and Merve, who have both torn up the Australian festival and club circuit, as well as Mr. Pitiful and 6am at the Garage behind the decks selecting the beats to turn the night on its head and have you wishing it didn’t have to end.
But like Cinderella, this good time runs out at midnight but keep your ear close to the ground because word is spreading of an afterparty to keep you moving and grooving into the early morning.
No matter which way you look at this line-up, or from where on board the Lady Cutler you carve out your dancefloor, Moor Music’s IN WAVES is going to be rocking to the beat of hundreds of feet dancing to some of the city’s best do their thing on March 13.
IN WAVES is strictly limited and tickets are almost all sold out. So, if you don’t want to miss out on what is expected to be one of the tightest gatherings of Melbourne music since before lockdown, it’s high time you got your ticket. At $130 a pop, it’s a price we’re willing to pay for a night out like no other.
The festival kicks off at 6pm and food will be made available on board the Lady Cutler to keep your energy levels rising.