Rearrange the furniture, fluff the cushions and roll out the red carpet; PBS is ready to Make It Home this Radio Festival.

Radio Fesitval runs from Monday May 17 – Sunday May 30. Join here.

We are asking all listeners to put your money where your ears are this Radio Festival and help us make the move to our new home across the way.

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the station’s current 20 year location on Easey Street, PBS will join a plethora of Melbourne businesses and organisations at Johnston Street’s new creative hub, Collingwood Yards. Even though it’s close, moving a station is no small feat and there are a multitude of elements that must come together to get the job done. Add COVID into the mix, and like many in the music industry, PBS is having to work extra hard to make up for lost ground. So this year, we are calling on all listeners to support the station so we can put the final touches on our brand new digs, with the 2021 Radio Festival theme Make It Home.

From Monday 17 – Sunday 30 May supporters can join up to the station during Radio Festival and become a PBS member and assist PBS to help finish their new home and station. We are a non-profit community organisation, that has been committed to championing and broadcasting under-represented music for over 40 years. As a completely independent community radio station, PBS relies on listener support to keep the tunes glowing, the conversation growing and the airwaves flowing each and every year.

This Radio Festival, PBS is asking you to really dig deep, with your support helping to not only rebuild the station, but to make the station home.

Join up or renew during Radio Festival and go in the draw to win one of these major prizes:

- A Vespa Primavera 125 i-GET scooter in classic white with tan saddle trim, courtesy of Vespa Australia & Peter Stevens Motorcycles.

- A Clingan Guitar Tone handmade electric guitar and road case.

- A Clearaudio Concept Turntable with MM Cartridge from HeyNow Hifi.

- An Avanti INC 1 bicycle, Ortlieb pannier bag and rack from My Ride Collingwood.

- A year's worth of PBS feature albums.

Plus exclusive prizes up for grabs for all performer, business, pet and junior members, as well as our Friends for a Decade and Friends for Life. And every day of the Radio Festival, PBS is offering up a daily prize pack to one lucky winner!


Every member who signs up during the PBS Radio Festival 2021 receives an exclusive ‘Best of Studio 5 Live: 20 Years of Easey Street’ compilation download. This year it’s a really special, once-in-a-generation collection of tracks and artists - 20 songs from 20 years here at Easey St - including the very first, and the very last (for now) recordings made at Easey St.

Artists featured on our Best of Studio 5 Live: 20 Years of Easey Street Compilation: Bonnie Prince Billy and Friends, Frank Yamma, Calexico, Dirty Three, Cosmic Psychos, Ska Vendors, Magic Dirt, The Drones, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, Al Browne Trio, The Pretty Things, Hiatus Kaiyote, Emma Donovan and the Putbacks, Courtney Barnett, Ben Frost, Sampa the Great, The Teskey Brothers, Turner Brown Band and Deline Briscoe. 


Members who join as a Passionate, Patron, Friend for Decade, Friend for Life or Business member can declare to the world that they have helped PBS to Make It Home with an exclusive PBS Radio Festival t-shirt by designer Chris Drane. Wearing this little beauty immediately identifies you as being a proud member of a very special musical community. 

If you’re digitally inclined, head over to the PBS Facebook page and Instagram and sing out your support for the station by liking, commenting or sharing our Radio Festival posts!

As we won’t be able to have a phone room this year, the best way to renew your membership is online - which means you won’t even have to turn the radio down to join up! Want to know more? Head bang your way through your membership at

If you’re having trouble renewing online email us at  or try calling (03) 8415 1067 between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday, and we will do our best to answer your call.  

Help us Make It Home during Radio Festival, and enjoy the best emerging, independent, specialist and under-represented music on offer all year round.

Radio Festival artwork by Chris Drane.