A ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE?
Do you dream of being part of a zombie apocalypse? On October 25 Melbournians it is coming, we just do not know where – or when. An abstract ode to Old Hallows Eve, an abandoned cityscape and haunted house will set the backdrop for this skin-crawling event. Patrons must escape unharmed to reap the benefits of the after-math.

Confused? See www.melbournehalloween.com for details.


ART FOR A GOOD CAUSE
The Somers Arts Fair is an annual event showcasing local talent and raising money for a very good cause. On October 26 money raised from the fair will be donated to Somers Primary School, and offer families a fantastic day out with music performances, market stalls, delicious delicacies, local wines and so much more.

See www.somersps.vic.edu.au for more details.


DOCKLANDS BLUES
On October 5 Blues’ enthusiasts will unite, as the Docklands Blues festival introduces a bevy of world-class musicians to the relatively youthful harbour. The free event will boast over 10 hours of soulful blues, hosting the likes of Desert Blues Cartel, Safari Motl, Justin Yap Band, Sweet Felicia & The Honeytones and Rod Paine & The Fulltime Lovers.

See www.docklandsartsandlaughsfestival.com.au for details.


FAITH NO MORE AND MORE FOR SOUNDWAVE
Two days, four cities – a legendary assortment of talent. Welcome to Soundwave 2015. From February 21 – 22 prepare to let Faith No More, Soundgarden, Incubus, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Fall Out Boy, Slipknot and many more overwhelm your senses at Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse.

Sure to be one of the best, check out www.soundwavefestival.com for ticket details.


FALLS FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED
The long-awaited Lorne Falls Festival line-up is finally here.  After much deliberation, organizers have confirmed music heavyweights ALT-J, Cold War Kids, Glass Animals, The Presets, Temper Trap as part of an unbelievable new years bill. Blue Juice are also on board to play, in one of their final festival appearances.

From December 28 – January 1, see www.lorne.fallsfestival.com.au for details.


INTERNATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
Melbourne is undoubtedly the food capital of Australia. What better way to celebrate than to host a two-day homage to our love for eclectic food, culture and lifestyle with the International Street Food Festival. From January 25, various international and local street food vendors will show off their skills and vie for Melbourne’s best.

All welcome, see www.thatsmelbourne.com.au for details.

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