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Brunswick Music Festival celebrates 30 years of local culture

By Jamil Allouche

Owners and tenants of Brunswick real estate alike will be taking to the many iconic venues of their beloved suburb this March in the name of recognising the very best local and international music talent. 

In 2018, the Brunswick Music Festival is celebrating its 30th year. As the longest-running inner-city Melbourne event of its kind, the festival is promising its most exciting year yet with a massive line-up of concerts and parties.

Here, we have a look at some of the most hotly anticipated events on this year's program.

Sydney Road Street Party

Scheduled for March 4, the Sydney Road Street Party is the biggest and most quintessential part of the festival. To begin the two-week program, the section of Sydney Road between Union and Victoria Streets will be closed to traffic and six stages, hosting around 200 different musicians from the festival lineup, will be erected. 

Styles of music will include gospel, Latin, soul, gypsy jazz, blues, hip hop, reggae, folk and rock, meaning there's bound to something for everyone. A rounded selection of food stalls and the very first Artists' Market will give you plenty to do between acts. 

Songs of 3056

Songs of 3056 is named, of course, after the post code for all property in Brunswick. Fitting then, that it's the title of the pinnacle birthday event. 

This performance, on March 16, will highlight Melbourne's very own vocalists, songwriters and musicians. Songs will include not only those written by local talents, but unforgettable bops from the past 29 festivals. This is the must-see performance for anyone wanting to truly understand the sounds that makes Brunswick so uniquely beautiful.

High Tide Pool Party

We all know by now that this has been a summer of record high temperatures. While we're certainly hoping to see things cooling down in the coming months, we know the Brunswick Baths are always available for a quick, refreshing dip.

On March 11, slip on your budgie smugglers and dive into the cool beats of electro-soul duo Silver Linings. They'll be playing two sets with DJ Shio Otani spinning whirlpools of sound in between. Be sure to also look out for a special performance by synchronised swimmers, The Eastern Sirens.

Music For the People

Finally, the festival will wrap up on March 18 with a move to the Shore Reserve in Pascoe Vale South. Pack a picnic, get the kids in the car and prepare yourself for a lush afternoon of electronic soul, hip hop and much more. 

Brunswick is the heart of Melbourne's diverse culture. To live amongst this, why not talk to the team at Ray White Brunswick today about finding your next home?

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