This Sunday, Melbourne Music Week, an annual event organised by the City of Melbourne, and the Red Bull Music Academy are taking over three city trams, booting off the regular Sunday commuters and packing them out with hundreds of music lovers for the ultimate moving music festival.
Red Bull Music Academy is converting this trio of trams into mobile islands of afro-tropical paradise with sweet summertime rhythms to set palm fronds a-waving and coconuts a-shaking. Community radio dj's from PBSfm and RRR will be steering their passengers on the funkiest tram ride they've had.
The trams will depart from three of Melbourne's most iconic music locations – The Espy Hotel, Howler and Corner Hotel. From there, the trams will rattle and groove their way into the city centre, converging at The Residence just in time for the Melbourne Music Week Official Closing Party. For more information about Tram Jam click here.
It's not just Melbourne getting some musical love on public transport, over the past year Train Tracks have been hosting popup gigs on and around trains, buses and ferries in Sydney. Their recent project, 'behind the yellow line' takes musical acts away from the 'stage' and puts them on trains. Watch a great video of Indie-Pop artist ILUKA here.
What's happening in your city? Any gigs popping up in unconventional spaces? Let us know!