Saturday 16 March 2019
5.30pm - 10pm
Twilight Sounds is Banyule's flagship music event - a fantastic evening of local and popular Australian musicians playing in the relaxing natural environment of Sills Bend in Heidelberg. Come and find your spot to enjoy an evening of melodic tunes, set against the backdrop of a beautiful park embraced by the Yarra River.
Pull up a hay bale and grab a bite to eat from one of the festival food vans. Burgers, pizza, Indian, Vegan and ice cream will be on offer, with gluten free, halal and vegetarian options available. With roving performers and free creative play for kids, there's no better way to enjoy an evening on the banks of the Yarra.
Staff and guests are encouraged to bring a ‘nude food’ picnic and reusable water bottles with them. Prizes for nude food!
All stallholder applications for Twilight Sounds 2019 are open until 5pm Sunday 16th September. Visit www.banyule.vic.gov.au/ARTSAPPLY for more information about all of our community events for which you can apply to participate as a stallholder or food vendor.
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Twilight Sounds 2018 Snapshot
The 2018 event was held on Saturday 17 March featuring an amazing lineup of Melbourne's best Indie-Pop bands, headlined by Oh Pep!
Emerging from the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne, one of Jets Records most recent signings Nightlight, opened the evening and had everyone on their feet!
The headline act for 2018 was Oh Pep! Melbournians Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs, have been bringing their recordings to the stage for years, first trekking around Australia and then touring internationally since early 2015. They have since unveiled three EP's, but it's their debut album, Stadium Cake, that truly showcases their unique compelling collaboration.
Tulalah, a Melbourne based art-rock ensemble followed, who created an ever-expansive variety of sounds that flowed effortlessly through the musical landscape. Later on in the evening Tempus Sun, Melbourne's newest 6 piece band, delivered a highly engaging set and brought a new sound to the alternative pop/rock field. The Skulls raucous roving musical of circus, puppetry and magic, kept the crowd tapping their toes between sets and the Trash Puppets were a hit with the kids delivering an amazing workshop which communicated everyone's awareness around litter in waterways.
Oh Pep! Nightlight Tulalah
Tempus Sun The Skulls Trash Puppets (children's activity)
Twilight Sounds 2017 Snapshot
The 2017 event was held on Saturday 18 March and featured headline act Ella Hooper, an Australian rock music singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer of Killing Heidi, who brought a new edge to classic Australian music. Ella has won five ARIA awards and written several Top 10 hits. With regular television appearances, Ella has become a familiar face and you've probably seen her performing hits on the likes of The Morning Show, Spicks and Specks and RocKwiz.
Melbourne based three piece rock band, Dallas Frasca, led by their namesake, front woman Dallas, delivered a set with catchy songs with truth in their tales. Liz Stringer, a Melbourne born artist now based in Canada, delighted the crowd with her rich, soulful southern rock aesthetic with her music layered with bold electric guitars and rich background vocals.
In between sets, the crowd enjoyed a visual feast of giant illuminated roving jellyfish Les Méduses and the kids got busy and creative in the free art tent.
Twilight Sounds 2016 Snapshot
Held on Saturday 19 March, the 2016 Twilight Sounds event featured a wide range of artists and performances. Headline act Jordie Lane had the crowd captivated with his catalogue of nostalgic and affecting indie-folk songs.
The Stetson Family, an acoustic five piece band combining bluegrass with folk Americana sounds joined the line up; along with Jemma & the Clifton Hillbillies an eight piece alt-country band from Melbourne's northern suburbs.
JetStart Program Winners for 2016, Dougal James and the Sunken Seas rounded out the program after working together at Jets Records, Banyule's very own youth run record label.
Following on from the success of Anna GoGo Dance Academy in 2015, this year they presented a Boot Scootin' dance instruction to get the crowd on their feet ready to dance the night away. The Art Tent had a range of recycled materials that kids could create into their own musical instrument and were encouraged to join together to create an orchestra to devise a wild musical experience.
Twilight Sounds 2015 Snapshot
View the video below for the 2015 Twilight Sounds highlights.
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