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Balaclava is ready to Boogie

Published 13 November 2023
Balaclava Boogie is set to take over the Carlisle Street precinct in a fun-filled weekend of live music and entertainment on 24 – 26 November.

The inaugural festival will bring some of Port Phillip’s most talented artists to Carlisle Street venues, giving everyone another reason to enjoy all that Balaclava has to offer.

Our Council is proud to support the initiative, led by the Carlisle Street Traders Association, by providing $20,000 through our Cultural Development Fund and a further $5,000 through our Locals Playing Locals fund.

The festival will provide an entertaining weekend of live music while boosting foot traffic for traders on the eve of summer.

The weekend culminates with Amos Roach, Synthotronica, Delsinki, JAZZPARTY and more performing as part of Sunday Service, a five-hour live music fiesta hosted in the carpark behind St Kilda Police Station from 2 pm, Sunday 26 November.

Artists involved in Balaclava Boogie were selected from our Live N Local Featured Artist Database which encourages venues and event organisers to feature the best talent on offer in Port Phillip.

Festival director and owner of Voodoo Lovechild Speakeasy bar Jess Robinett said: “Balaclava is an eclectic, multicultural precinct full of talented artists, award winning restaurants, boutique shops and street art to explore.

“Balaclava Boogie will put a spotlight on the precinct for the weekend and entice locals and visitors to revel in the unique sights, sounds and tastes that it has to offer.”

For more information visit the Carlisle Street Traders Association website.