Fed Square is set to ignite Melbourne’s CBD with summer festivals
Words from Benjamin Lamb
In January and February, you can see a kaleidoscope of completely free events that include music, art, films, performance, and more.
In the pre-Covid era, Fed Square was often a mecca for free events; In the past, the youth organization The Push held free festivals there, NAIDOC used the site as a starting point for their activities and, above all, the Australian Open, which used it as a hub for a variety of activities and exhibitions.
Fed Square comes alive for the summer with something for all types of people. Fed Square is packed The program includes art, films, music, and more. It’s a great way for families to enjoy what Melbourne has to offer this summer.
What you need to know
- In Fed Square you can experience a kaleidoscope of various free events this summer
- Events include musical performances, art exhibitions, films, and interactive experiences
- Summer in Fed Square runs from January 14th to March 31st, 2022
Stay up to date on what’s happening in Melbourne here.
The iconic main stage of Fed Square opens with music and turns into a world-class festival, in what turns into a huge summer of live music gigs. Also there are the talented artist Dylan J, who has toured with acts like Bliss N Eso, the proud Noongar woman BUMPY, whose stunning voice will sweep you away, the rockers The Grogans from Melbourne, the soul pop star Akosia and the Grammy-nominated funk icons break Kaiyote.
But that’s not all, even more artists fill the music bill and take a trip into the classical world with Fever’s popular Candlelight Concert Series, which sees Fed Square lit by candlelight and you can hear some talented musicians performing, a multitude of new and old Favorites.
On the artistic side, the design collective ENESS from St. Kilda has built a wonderful outdoor installation with a beautiful koi fish garden that will fascinate young and old alike.
There’s another cool arts event going on called the Fed Oasis, which transforms the Fed Square lounge chairs (which you have undoubtedly spent some time on) into beautiful artwork by local graffiti artists George Rose, Mysterious al, and Sofles
If you want a little adventure in Melbourne to find hidden gems, you’ve come to the right place Urban silo path, another great addition to the summer line-up. Miniature wheat silos in the middle of Melbourne’s CBD are turned into stunning works of art and you’ll see some truly phenomenal work curated by award-winning artists Juddy Roller, including street performers like Adnate, Kitt Bennet and Jimmy Divine. This runs from January 21st to March 31st.
From January 28th to February 10th, the Fed Square atrium is home to an amazing photo installation called to reconstruct the normative, Constructed by Soraya Zaman, with depictions of gender and sexuality that stimulate thought – provocative and eye-opening.
Plus, if you’re a movie buff who loves to watch on-demand, Fed Summer Films is taking over the Fed Square big screen. You can watch critically acclaimed movies like Pine, Jurassic Park, and Australian favorites like Muriel’s wedding, austere ballroom and Priscilla, queen of the desert from January 15th to 26th
Or, if you’re looking for something completely different, there’s an impressive spoken word event called February 19th Connect worlds with wordswho will feature a number of poets from Australia and New Zealand. A performer from Fed Square, one from Narre Warren’s Bunjil Place, and one from New Zealand’s Aotea Square will all appear on a live stream exploring issues of connectedness through speaking.
Spend the summer in the heart of the city is a great start to normal, you can experience some of Melbourne’s best artists, see our best artists, and have some meaningful interactive experiences, all for free.
Please visit the Fed Square website for more information here.