Fri 8 Oct 2010 to Sat 23 Oct 2010

Melbourne Festival presents an unparalleled feast of music, dance, theatre, multimedia, outdoor and visual arts events, from renowned and upcoming Australian and international companies and artists.

Opening the Festival will be free outdoor aerial spectacular K@osmos who are literally out of this world, combining aerial choreography and a live rock show for fast and furious family fun in the Alexandra Gardens across three nights.

Other highlights include Hotel Pro Forma’s awe inspiring, large-scale performance, Tomorrow, in a year, featuring the groundbreaking music of electro-pop masters The Knife; come, been and gone the bold new dance work from the world renowned Michael Clark Company featuring the music of the legendary David Bowie with Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Brian Eno; one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers Uncle Jack Charles, in his one-man show, Jack Charles V The Crown; and legendary founding member of The Velvet Underground John Cale performs his seminal solo album, Paris 1919.

The Festival then closes with a one-off fabulous finale, Seven Songs to Leave Behind, a unique concert featuring international music legends Sinead O’Connor, John Cale, Meshell Ndegeocello and Rickie Lee Jones, with award winning Indigenous artist Gurrumul Yunupingu and The Black Arm Band featuring Dan Sultan at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Melbourne Festival is from 8 to 23 October 2010

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