Today the Australian Music Association and Australian Musician have announced the to be held at North Melbourne’s iconic Meat Market on November 23, 24 and 25.  Not only will this be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to dive into the world of the most state of the art synthesisers, DJ equipment and electronic music making, but this year’s Melbourne Synth Festival boasts an incredible lineup of skilled live performers as well, including Luke MillionHoneysmackChiara KickdrumAmelia Arsenic, Ehsan Gelsi and more.  Patrons will also have the chance to immerse themselves in the fascinating history of the synthesiser.

Nestled in the heart of Melbourne Music Week, and proudly presented by PBS 106.7FM and MESS (Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio), Melbourne Synth Festival (MSF) promises to be everything and more for electronic music makers and lovers, the festival kicks off on Friday night, November 23 with a huge launch concert featuring Luke Million, Honeysmack, Beatrice and Emah Fox.

On November 24 and 25, MSF will hold a monster exhibition that will feature a huge variety of synthesisers, software, DJ gear and audio and pretty much everything the modern electronic muso and producer could want. This is Australia’s biggest music technology pop-up shop, and it will feature big brands such as 1010 Music, Akai, Arturia, Avid, Behringer Bitwig, Buchla,Elektron, Ferrofish, Focusrite, Korg, M-Audio, Moog, Native Instruments, Nord, Novation, Pioneer, Pittsburgh Modular, Propellerhead Reason, Reference, RME, Roland, Steinberg, Teenage Engineering, Traktor, Waldorf, Yamaha, and more.  There will also be some killer product demonstrations from Link Audio, Roland, Yamaha, Steinberg, Moog, Waldorf, Buchla and more to be announced.

In addition to a massive shopping opportunity, MSF will also be home to some of the most exciting electronic musicians in the game today.  Not only will there be live performances from the likes of Luke MillionHoneysmack (Dave Haberfield), SadivaEhsan Gelsi, ACM (Andrew Muscat), Sergio SelimAmelia + Arsenic, The Oddness, Emah Fox, Beatrice and Chiara Kickdrum, but there will also be seminars and workshops featuring special guest presenters and artists.  On November 23, MSF will host a huge launch party from 7pm, with performances from an exclusive handful of the showcasing artists at the festival.

Thrilled to be bringing Melbourne Synth Festival to punters in Victoria this year, Australian Music Association CEO Rob Walker says, “At Australian Musician and the Australian Music Association, we are proud to present and promote the gear that helps to create the music for enthusiasts of all music genres.  Melbourne will lay claim to being the centre of synth music and the first Melbourne Synth Festival will showcase the latest products and artists in the growing synth and DJ industry. We’ll explore vintage and cutting edge, and we’re excited to bring something new to Melbourne.  We’ve seen great growth in our guitar community as a result of the Melbourne Guitar Show and we have a committed industry sector that supplies electronic musicians, DJs and producers keen to show their wares. Demos and seminars round off our great weekend.”

The Melbourne Synth Festival will be held at Meat Market in North Melbourne on November 23, 24 and 25.

Tickets are on sale now.  Online ticket prices when pre-ordered before November 16:: $20 for launch party ($49 for launch and weekend pass), $35 for weekend pass ($19 concession), $20 for day pass ($10 concession)