LAUNCH FED SQUARE LIVE

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When Clare Bowditch won the ARIA Award in 2006 she did some­thing piv­otal. Bowditch threat­ened Steve Bracks dur­ing her speech: “Don’t make me get bumper stick­ers.” This came af­ter the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment had re­cently taken away the Vic Rocks pro­gram. Bracksy leapt to it and ponied up

$15 mil­lion for as­pir­ing mu­sos. Ever since then our state gov­ern­ments have felt the wrath if they crossed our mu­sic in­dus­try. The Vic­to­rian Mu­sic De­vel­op­ment Of­fice is a new ini­tia­tive and they break the metaphor­i­cal cham­pagne bot­tle over Fed Square’s bow this Fri­day with four in­dige­nous acts: The Merindas (above), River­boy, Kee’ahn and Bumpy. Think sassy, soul­ful, brash and a touch of bur­lesque. Frisky fun. Main stage, Fed Square. Fri, 6pm. Free. fed­square.com.au

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