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    WEST SET MUSIC FESTIVAL IS BACK!

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    West Set is a FREE Festival of live music produced by the City of Maribyrnong and presented by ‘On The Road Again’, a Victorian Government initiative to support the return of live music events across Victoria. This year’s festival has been programmed by Melbourne International Jazz Festival, ThinOzone, Finding Figaro, VU Music Agency and Kindred Band Room.  Audiences can enjoy a diverse selection of music including Contemporary, Latin, Ethio and Brazilian jazz; Classical Indian, Congolese Rumba, Chilean Folk/Rock, Afro Beat, Dub, Reggae, Folktronic, Chilled Electronica, Rock and Pop.

    Festival performances will be staged in Footscray and Yarraville on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at four local spaces:

    • Kindred Bandroom Yarraville’s home of creativity 
    • Footscray music shop and lessons studio Chasing Sound 
    • Pop-up’ venue ‘Las Palmas’ in the Footscray Library forecourt 
    • Pop-up venue at Railway Reserve, an historic garden with rotunda adjacent to the Footscray Train station.

    “Maribyrnong is home to an abundance of gifted musicians and producers – we’re thrilled to be delivering a festival that celebrates home-grown musical talent in local venues. We also acknowledge the support of the State Government’s ‘On The Road Again’ initiative which means we can make this festival free and accessible for all,” – Cr Anthony Tran, Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong.

    ‘Las Palmas’ is a reimagining of the Footscray Library forecourt into a 40/50’s inspired Afro-Cuban styled jazz bar designed by @anitagigidesign. This pop-up venue is part programmed by Melbourne International Jazz Festival as part of their ‘Jazz Westside’ series and local creative studio ThinOzone. In addition to the great selection of free music, festival audiences can enjoy local food trucks positioned at the entrance to this venue, and period cocktails served up by local bistro Bar Thyme. 

    Entry to the Festival is completely free! For more information and full program details, visit westsetfestival.com.

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