Media Release – for immediate release
19 December 2018
Welcome in 2019 at Fed Square with a free, family friendly concert in the lead up to the dazzling midnight fireworks!
The New Year’s Eve celebrations at Fed Square feature star-studded musical performances in partnership with Multicultural Arts Victoria.
From 8pm, catch LIVE acts including hip-hop aficionado Simba Mak, the delightfully dynamic Kira Puru, the global sounds of Amaru Tribe, heavy duty funk and soul by Deep Street Soul, the electronic sounds of Barcelona turned Melbourne local Hosca and amazing K-Pop dancers on the main stage!
Fed Square CEO Jonathan Tribe said the Square is a great place to come and enjoy the New Year’s Eve celebrations.
“There’s no better place to welcome in Melbourne to welcome in the new year than fabulous Fed Square. This year, we have a fantastic musical line-up planned to entertain the crowds and we are looking forward to a fantastic night,” said Tribe.
“The safety of our staff and visitors is our number one priority. We are working closely with Victoria Police, Emergency Management Victoria and the City of Melbourne to ensure our visitors have a fun and safe experience at Fed Square on New Year’s Eve.”
Those who are planning on attending the festivities at Fed Square are encouraged to arrive early to find a good vantage spot to enjoy live music and fireworks, as the world holds its breath and cheers as the clock strikes twelve.
This is an all ages, alcohol free-event.
More information – www.fedsquare.com
8:00 PM – DEEP STREET SOUL
9:00 PM – AMARU TRIBE
10:00 PM – KIRA PURU
11:20 PM – SIMBA MAK
12:15 AM – HOSCA
Strings, skin and waves hold together this global tribe produced by a group of Melbourne based artists from Australia, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela. In Quechua, “Amaru” is the serpent that connects the spiritual and the subterranean world. The tribe’s deep connection with their roots and mythology is nurtured in their song lines; with a bilingual nature, which allows the listener to discover connections between Australia’s diverse cultural backgrounds. They have prepared a very special show for NYE to mark the beginning of a new era for the band and the city of Melbourne.
Deep Street Soul
Coming together during the early days of the Melbourne funk & soul renaissance, Deep Street Soul still hold their place as one of Australia’s hardest hitting funk exports. Their original recipe of sweet soul &heavy funk grooves has taken the band across the globe.
Hosca AKA David Torres Martin
Hailing from Barcelona and now calling Melbourne home, Hosca has been laying down the soundtrack of parties the world over with appearances at Sonar (Barcelona), Boom Festival (Portugal) and Dropzone (Bangkok). Playing a mix of disco, boogie and afrobeat, Hosca comes with the arsenal to light up Fed Square this New Year’s Eve.
Renowned for delivering dynamic and spirited live performances, in the past year Puru has performed two headline sold-out shows, sets at Listen Out, Curve Ball and Groovin The Moo; and was invited to perform as special guest for The Rubens and Vera Blue. 2019 will welcome performances at Mountain Sounds and A Festival Called Panama. Most recently, the reigning queen of pop delivered one of the most rousing triple j Like A Version’s of the year with a cover of Katy Perry’s Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F).
Slick like Harvey Specter but raps with the best of them, lawyer turned rapper, SIMBA MAK, traded his suit and tie for a career in music. Based in Melbourne where he’s practised as a lawyer for over five years, SIMBA MAK is constantly show-bound and is fast becoming one of Australian hip hop’s favourite emerging talents with his electric live performances and epic visual stage productions which leave audiences mesmerised. SIMBA MAK has toured Australia, New Zealand and Asia performing in front of tens of thousands at venues like Hisense Arena, Fed Square, Immigration Museum and Astor Theatre. SIMBA’s music also featured on a compilation album which was released worldwide through the USA’s division of EMI Music.