This summer, Fed Live is back, with an all-new line-up of totally free, all-ages gigs, live at Fed Square.
Crossing genres from surf rock to electro-pop and hip-hop, and featuring a killer line-up of massive, ARIA Award-winning and billion-plus streamed artists as well as up-and-coming new acts – it’s time to get down to Fed Square for the 2023 summer festival of music.
Our final Fed Live for the (we’ll still call it) summer brings us a night of get-on-your-feet hip-hop beats, featuring headliner Masked Wolf.
With over a billion Spotify streams, the status of most-globally-Shazamed song and the viral TikTok success of Astronaut in the Ocean, the hip-hop artist from Sydney has been riding high since the release of his debut album Astronomical in 2021, and with good cause. Masked Wolf’s assured hip-hop vocals are supported by dark, gritty layered synth sounds, elegant production that anchors atmospheric elements with grounded beats.
Supported by the we-put-the-fun-in funk stylings of Big Twisty and Funknasty, rising Melbourne rapper Agung Mango, multi-slash South Sudanese Nairobi-born Australian DJ/producer/composer/rapper POOKIE and Darwin-born Sydney-based First Nations songwriter and rapper Kootsie Don – this Fed Live is going to be a hip-hop ripping ride.
Melbourne-based, worldwide-beloved, thrice-Grammy-nominated Hiatus Kaiyote are headlining the launch of our 2022 Fed Live program. Some call their music “neo-soul,” others “future soul”; the band calls it, simply, wondercore. They’ll be supported by Ella Sweeney + Band, BUMPY and WILSN.
Discovery is Australia’s tribute to the music and image of French electro house legends, Daft Punk. Complete with authentic signature gold and silver robot helmets as well as an entertaining, party-vibe DJ set of their own produced remixes and mash ups, ‘Discovery’ ensure even the purest Daft Punk fan will be satisfied! They will be supported by DJ Andy Murphy.
For February we are partnering with Hunnydew Recordings who have curated a stellar lineup of musicians which includes a headlining spot from their signed artist Eliott. Eliott is being supported by Chris Lanzon, Stevan and GRAZER.
Melbourne born singer, songwriter and rapper Dylan J is blossoming. Coming off the back of his debut record and triple j feature album, ‘Authentic Lemonade’, Dylan has now re-emerged in 2021 with a refreshed sound and unwavering mission to continue to take risks and expand what it means to be an artist in today’s climate. He is being supported by Tyra Lewis, Seb Szabo and Akosia.
The Grogans flourish as 60’s and 70’s surf rock sounds come together with contemporary slacker influences; all up making for a perfect Spring/Summer soundtrack. They are being supported by D’Arcy Spiller and Bones & Jones.
Briggs headlines, with support performances by Kee’ahn, Soju Gang and Izy. Expect everything from rap, hip-hop and soul to get-on-your-feet DJ mixes.
*Please note, Briggs’ set will contain some explicit language. Viewer discretion advised.
It’s time to dance up a storm, like we’re all at an End of the World party in a dystopian movie. We’re imagining something in between The Matrix and Metropolis. But with DJs. It’ll be wild.
We’re heading straight into a sweaty Fed Live summer of live, free music with surf rock grooves and funk vibes – featuring some of the hottest new acts in Australia.
King Stingray headlines our first Fed Live, hot on the heels of their breakthrough debut 2022 album which racked up five ARIA Award nominations, including a win for Best Breakthrough Artist. The 5-piece Yolŋu surf rock band from Northeast Arhnem Land and Queensland will bring the big, vibrant, colourful energy they’ve become known for, with soaring melodies and harmonies, surf rock and funk beats, ripper guitar and didgeridoo solos, with songs sung in a mix of Yolŋu language and English.
They’ll be supported by the high-energy Yolngu Funk 7-piece Andrew Gurruwiwi Band, alt-rock NSW Central Coast-hailing The Moving Stills and Sydney-based indie folk artist, Babitha.
For our Feb Fed Live, we have a fab line-up of singer/songwriter songstresses, featuring hugely popular electro-pop artist Vera Blue as our headliner.
After the release of her third studio album, Mercurial in 2022, and a series of sold-out shows, Vera Blue brings her ethereal, heart-on-her-sleeve, synthy, soaring pop to Fed Square for an all-ages free gig.
Vera Blue is supported by indie-pop artist Gretta Ray, multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, producer and hitmaker Vetta Borne, and rising pop/R&B artist Jewel Owusu.