A UNIQUE PROJECTION
A festival for the eyes, the Gertrude Street Projection Festival is one like no other – and may be difficult to spot. From July 18 -27, Gertrude Street Fitzroy will transform into an illuminated outdoor gallery, displaying the projected works of various international and local artists.

But keep your eyes peeled, some projections may appear in the most unusual of places.


EMERGE FESTIVAL
Celebrate multiculturalism this June 15 and head to Fitzroy Town Hall for the Emerge Festival. Hosted by Multicultural Arts Victoria, the Emerge Festival is a good ol’ fashioned all-day block party honouring the United Nations’ World Refugee Day.

Offering three stages of non-stop world music, it is sure to be a cultural extravaganza not to be missed.


LIFE IS A CABARET
From June 19 – July 6 get a little cabaret into your life and come along to the Melbourne Cabaret Festival. With over 30 different shows on offer, there is truly something for everyone. And it all kicks off with a larger than life Opening Night Gala hosted by London Cabaret royalty ‘Spanky’.

Check out venue and program details at www.melbournecabaret.com.


MORNINGTON GETS JAZZY
This Queens Birthday weekend is all about Jazz. From June 6-9, Mornington will be a flutter with trumpets, slow backbeats and sultry voices to ease those long weekend blues. Main Street restaurants, cafes and bars are joining in the festivities and playing host to performers entertaining all ages.

See www.morningtonjazz.com.au for program details.


SOUNDWAVE 2015
Rumours are flying, cities are shuffling and bands are already committing to the 2015 instalment of Soundwave. Promoter AJ Maddah has tentatively confirmed metal heavyweights Ne Obliviscaris for the metal/punk rock-athon, which is likely to kick off in Adelaide due to event conflicts elsewhere.

Stay tuned for more line-up info PEARL-ers or see www.soundwavefestival.com for details.


WANT TO PLAY SPLENDOUR?
Missed out on a coveted Splendour in the Grass ticket? Get in legally this year and upload your bands’ demo to the Triple J Unearthed website for your chance to open proceedings on Amphitheatre main stage, with flights and accommodation also included.

Enter before June 15 and check out www.splendourinthegrass.com for details.

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