St Kilda's music history map

This map records our live music heritage and the places, bands and characters who have contributed to St Kilda’s history.

This map is a marker of what was and what is, encouraging people to delve deeper and also to share their own experiences of all genres of music in this area.

Songs have been sung on this land for generations, led by First Peoples and joined by voices from many cultures.

We have started by pinning some iconic places, together with a brief history of the site, images, and links to bands who played there. Brian Nankervis, Melynda von Wayward of Punk Journey, Kaye Blum and Rob Wellington have shared their stories and knowledge.

We invite your contributions, recollections and suggestions – your favourite gigs, the music of yesteryear, the places lost and the new ones you love.

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Explore the trail in person and visit some of these landmarks - stop for a drink or meal and catch some live music! Check out the venues websites for up-to-date events.

Prince of Wales poster circa 1985. Courtesy Punk Journey

The Ike Saunders Dance Band at the Palais De Danse, 1940. Port Phillip City Collection - courtesy of the donors Jim and Jack Craig

The Boys Next Door at Bananas 1979. Photographer Joe Murray. Courtesy Punk Journey

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