Goose Island is set to host its inaugural Block Party in Australia as part of Good Beer Week 2019 on Saturday 11th May.
In collaboration with Geddes Lane Ballroom and Melbourne-based creative agency Deathproof, Goose Island will be opening up an iconic Melbourne CBD laneway for the first time ever to host its block party festival event which will bring an all-star cast of Aussie musicians, food, artists together with Goose Island brews for an event that celebrates the Melbourne culture.
Since the brewery’s first ever event in Chicago in 2012, which enlisted then up-and-coming headlining artist, St. Vincent, the annual 2-day block party has become one of Chicago city’s biggest summer festivals with performances by music artists including The Vaccines, TV on the Radio, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Matt and Kim, Twin Peaks, and has grown to pop up all over the world with parties in Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, London, and now Melbourne.
The first Melbourne-based block party will feature a lineup of local Melbourne music heroes including Ecca Vandal, Moaning Lisa, Bench Press, The Bennies (DJs) and DZ Deathrays (DJs) and joined by Headliner, The Hard Aches from Adelaide. Art installations and custom merchandise by Melbourne artists Callum Preston and George Rose and local food trucks by My Benny Burger and Snag Society – all with a bit of a Chicago-inspired flare.
Tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased through the Good Beer Week website.