The annual Melbourne Festival returns this October with a slew of fine Australian and international artists. Kicking off the contemporary music festival are legendary Antony and the Johnsons, performing seminal production Swanlights.
The orchestral production showcases music from the band’s four albums. A 44-piece orchestra will play alongside the band to symphonic arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose, and Maxim Moston.
The total 2012 Melbourne Festival music line-up and program:
Friday, October 12: Conversations With Ghosts – Paul Kelly (supported by Genevieve Lacey, James Ledger and ANAM)
Friday, October 12: Swanlights – Antony and the Johnsons
Saturday, October 13: Swanlights – Antony and the Johnsons
Saturday, October 13: Conversations With Ghosts – Paul Kelly (supported by Genevieve Lacey, James Ledger and ANAM)
Thursday, October 18: THEESatisfaction (supported by Big Freedia & The Divas)
Friday, October 19: Billy Bragg
Friday, October 19: Shellac (supported by My Disco)
Saturday, October 20: Shellac (supported by Black Level Embassy)
Saturday, October 20: Billy Bragg
Wednesday, October 24: The Laurels (supported by Lee Ranaldo)
Thursday, October 25: Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
Friday, October 26: Puro Instinct (supported by NO ZU)
Watch Antony discussing Swanlights with director Klaus Biesenbach ahead of its debut at the Radio City Music Hall on January 26, 2012:
Head over to the official 2012 Melbourne Festival website for all other details and ticketing info.