Sunset Sounds returns in 2018 with Saskwatch, The Bamboos and more
Summer is here and with it comes the return of Sunset Sounds 2018 and an impressive line up of local Aussie talents featuring Saskwatch, The Bamboos, Hot Potato Band, Alexander Biggs, Jazz Party, 30/70 and more.
Spreading over three weekends, the free gigs take place across the City of Stonnington’s scenic parks and gardens, taking care of all its guests needs from the best tunes and a number of Melbourne’s favourite food trucks.
City of Stonnington Mayor Cr Steve Stefanopoulos said the annual free concert series showcases a variety of Australia’s best emerging talent and reputable performers.
“Stonnington has some of the most sensational parks and gardens, and it brings me great joy to see residents and visitors enjoying them,” says Stefanopoulos of the summer celebration.
The first gig kicks off on Sunday 7 January at the Victoria Gardens, Prahran, with Saskwatch and their retro twist on contemporary indie-pop featured in their fourth studio album Manual Override released in August this year.
Supporting Saskwatch will be 23-year-old Alexander Biggs, who released his captivating debut EP Still You Sharpen Your Teeth in September. Rolling Stone magazine profiled Biggs in their ‘Future is Now’ feature as one upcoming talent to listen out for.
The second edition of the summer series takes place on Sunday 14 January in Central Park, Malvern East, entertained by the soulful eight-piece powerhouse The Bamboos. The five-time ARIA Award winning group are continually praised as one of Australia’s best live bands.
Joining The Bamboos will be Jazz Party and the band’s self-described ‘dirty beatnik rock n’ roll’ jazz and music tunes reminiscent of New Orleans’ rhythm and blues past.
Capping off the final installment of this year on Sunday 21 January in the Malvern Gardens, is the 11-piece ska-blues-funk-reggae cocktail Hot Potato Band.
Joining the stage will be 30/70, who released their second studio album Elevate in October.
Summer is all sorted in Stonnington, and the diverse range of artists ensures there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Sunset Sounds.
“Pack a picnic basket, and your dancing shoes, and head down for a summers afternoon with some of Australia’s finest talent.”
For more information, visit Stonnington’s website.
SUNSET SOUNDS 2018
Sun 7 January – Victoria Gardens, Prahran
Saskwatch & Alexander Biggs
Sun 14 January – Central Park, Malvern East
The Bamboos & Jazz Party
Sun 21 January – Malvern Gardens, Malvern
Hot Potato Band & 30/70