The Fairfield Summer Series is back for 2016 with a new line-up of some of Melbourne’s hottest and emerging acts every Sunday in February, 5pm-7.30pm FREE at the Fairfield Amphitheatre. Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra, the 2016 edition brings beats from around the globe spanning groove to modern soul. Bring along a picnic rug or cushion and enjoy delicious food available on site all afternoon.
Ride a bike, walk the Main Yarra Trail or catch a train – the Fairfield Amphitheatre is a 5 minute walk from Fairfield Station and just 16 mins by train from Melbourne’s CBD.
This Sunday! Sunday 7 February, 5pm-7.30pm
Songs and Stories
Hosted by All Our Stories PBS 106.7 FM presenter Jess Fairfax, Songs and Stories is about celebrating the narratives in music. Clambé will get the audience involved with infectious Latin rhythms while Senegambian Jazz Band fronted by kora maestro Amadou Suso will delight with modern West African sounds. Dave Arden (pictured) will finish the evening sharing his poetic songs inspired by family and a deep passion of love for country.
Sunday 14 February, 5pm-7.30pm
Love is in the Air
What could be more romantic than the dulcet tones of Kenyan funk-soul singer and songwriter Louis Majiwa with his band? A salsa class by Loco Mojo Dance and a set by the French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation (pictured) serenading you on the banks of the Yarra makes for a pretty great Valentine’s day.
Sunday 21 February , 5pm-7.30pm
Triple R 102.7FM Get Down presenter Chris Gill will be hosting a party at the Amphitheatre on the 21st of February. Melbourne’s favourite three-piece Cookin’ On 3 Burners join the dots between Deep Funk, Raw Soul, Organ Jazz and Boogaloo. Sapphire Dance will you give you an introduction to Bollywood dance and Melbourne favourites Emma Donovan & The PutBacks (pictured) will be performing hard-hitting and heartfelt soul songs.
Sunday 28 February, 5pm-7.30pm
Come Together celebrates the power and versatility of vocal harmony across a range of genres. MC and performer extraordinaire Neda Rahmani will guide you through an interactive evening including performances by 1930’s party band The Furbelows and family Island reggae outfit T-Rhythm (pictured).
Header image: Dave Arden
Presented in partnership with the City of Yarra and supported by Creative Victoria.