Young Victorian musicians wanted

SpringStreetBeat webgraphic

The Victorian Parliament is holding a special community event to bring young Victorians to Parliament House through music and culture.

Spring Street Beat will be held on Saturday 21 November 2015, from 10am to 5pm.

 SpringStreetBeat newsgraphic

“Through this event the Victorian Parliament aims to encourage and promote the talents of young Victorians and the diverse communities they come from,” said President of the Legislative Council, Bruce Atkinson.

“In particular, we want to connect with people who might not usually visit Parliament House and help them see parliament as a place where they and their families are welcome.”

To reflect the musical style and culture of Victoria’s diverse communities, young Victorian artists aged 18 to 35 are being asked to submit their interest in performing at Spring Street Beat via the event website at:

www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/spring-street-beat

“We are hoping to attract a wide variety of musical and cultural styles to the event to showcase the rich multicultural talent that Victoria has to offer,” Mr Atkinson said.

Submissions to perform at Spring Street Beat are open from today and will close at midnight on October 23. They should include a short bio and a recent video of the artist performing.

A modest performance fee will be paid to each performer selected for the event, with travel and accommodation assistance offered to performers selected from outside the Melbourne metropolitan area.

A well-known Melbourne artist will headline the event, with the name of the artist to be announced soon. 

Spring Street Beat will be a drug free and alcohol free event.

Spring Street Beat
Saturday 21 November 2015, 10am to 5pm
Parliament House, Spring Street, Melbourne

For more information visit: www.parliament.vic.gov.au/about/spring-street-beat

Enquiries: phone 03 8682 2697 or email news@parliament.vic.gov.au