The Retreat announces a new series of free concerts, every Sunday in August


By Tom Parker

Free concerts have always been the hallmark of The Retreat Hotel.

Braunschweig’s beloved Retreat Hotel has announced it will host a new series of free concerts every Sunday in August. Announced in collaboration with Moon Dog, the series will see some of Melbourne’s most promising artists take the stage, with dual lineup planned for each event.

What would you like to know

  • The Retreat has announced a new concert series
  • Over the five Sundays in August, the series will see some of Melbourne’s top emerging talent take the stage.
  • It’s free, get off early to find yourself a seat

Keep up to date with the latest music interviews, news and reviews here.

The Melbourne Whisper will be joined by Taylah Carroll for the first installment of the series on Sunday, August 1. Then, on August 8, Melbourne’s Devo-esque synth-punk band Dr Sure’s Unusual Practice will perform alongside the more angular punk of OUZO.

The following Sunday, punters heading to The Retreat will catch Hobsons Bay Coast Guard and Kosmetika – a dual program of surf-rock and fuzz-pop.

For the penultimate installment of the series, psych-pop group Sunfruits will travel to space alongside The Vovos – one of Melbourne’s most exciting bands right now.

To top off the series, a sweet double bill of Eggy and Mug. The first of the two features a sort of weird surreal pop akin to Cate Le Bon while Mug is Melbourne’s answer to Broadcast, delivering spacious Kraut-focused soundscapes. This show will take place on Sunday August 29.

To learn more about The Retreat’s new free concert series, go here.

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