In a little over a week, the inaugural City Loop festy will be delivering an all-star line-up of funky, groovy electronic music for one special day. Melbourne’s top music labels Soothsayer and I OH YOU are bringing the goods and we’re super excited to experience what hopefully will be a first of many day festivals at the epic location besides the Old Melbourne Gaol. Many events in the past have tried to secure the location before, but City Loop have nailed getting the spot along with the acts who will delight our ears over the day.
While the city is usually plastered with poster advertisements for all kinds of different genres and sub-cultures of entertainment, the memorable City Loop poster was one that certainly turned our heads and we’ve been counting down the days ever since. The line-up features an excellent selection of groove-ready music, with artists you would pay a big buck for to see individually, making it all-the-more worth it.
Kllo, the duo who has warmed our hearts since their big break only a year ago, will be in attendance, along with dance-favourite CC:DISCO! who has never and probably won’t ever disappoint. Old-school coming back to new-school favourites Cut Copy will be bringing some of their old school favourite body-moving classics along with some of their new tunes to give us something fresh to hook our teeth into.
Channel Tres’s hip-hop inspired deep house will be another selection to look forward to, and the incredibly talented Dance Party will raise the (sky) roof with their 11-piece dance ensemble playing all our favourite disco tunes. As someone who has had the chance to see them on many occasions, they are a definite highlight on the bill and are not to be missed if you haven’t seen them before.
Andy Garvey has supported huge quality international acts including Julio Bashmore, Kornel Kovacs, Mall Crab and Cyril Hahn, and Ben Fester is another massive act to look forward to who has worked with legends including Theo Parrish, the Mood Hut crew, Moodymann, Omas S, Kyle Hall, Floating Points and Ben UFO.
Melbourne export and internationally renowned Francis Inferno Orchestra will be there, along with dance delight, Love Deluxe. We are beyond excited for Mildlife — the act that subtly crept into our consciousness and will be what we believe to be the next Harvey Sutherland ‘17 — a frequenter on the Melbourne Summer festival circuit that always makes you feel good and will without a doubt be blowing up soon beyond the Australian shores.
The selection of City Loop should be commemorated and we can’t bloody wait. Find out more here and check out Ben Fester’s funky yet spacey Red Light Radio set here.