Sugar Mountain Festival 2012 is taking over Melbourne this weekend, showcasing a marvelous array of local and international creative talent. The festival will be held over multiple days, with the main event taking place at The Forum Theatre in Melbourne.
Sugar Mountain will also utilise Federation Square, No Vacancy Gallery and ACMI. Sugar Mountain celebrates creativity across multiple platforms.
The organisers are committed to creating an environment that is convivial and interactive, presenting engaging performances in intriguing spaces.
The Forum Theatre, an epic mountain made of little heads and woven, tessellated objects will draw you into THE WOMB. This exciting collaborative effort, created by Maya Hayuk and Kyle Ranson, is an extension of both artists’ recent visual experimentation with new materials and ideas.
12.00am: Shabazz Palaces
10.00pm: Thee Oh Sees
No Lights, No Lycra Dancers
8.00pm: World’s End Press
7.00pm: John Maus
6.00pm: Pets With Pets
Mess & Noise Stage
Sugar Mountain visual artists, Rhys Mitchell and Raphael Rizzo, are the rising talent behind the artwork for Kimbra’s highly successful debut album. Mitchell and Rizzo will join forces to create a vibrant backdrop to the stage and a kooky, ‘living’ stage set.
At Sugar Mountain 2012 Matsuri Yamana will contribute two of her imaginative, interactive installations hidden amongst the many upper nooks of The Forum Theatre, awaiting your exploration.
11.45pm: The Harpoons
10.45pm: Lost Animal
8.30pm: DJ Yamantaka Eye (extended set)
7.45pm: Straight Arrows
6.45pm: Fox & Sui
With stage art by Rhys Mitchell and Raphael Rizzo, and mezzanine installations by Matsuri Yamana.
Fresh from a four-year stint in Berlin where she worked on arts and music festivals around Europe, Lucy Benson returns to Melbourne for Sugar Mountain 2012. Benson will take to The Summit, with new, tailor-made visual material made with mirrors and natural reflective elements to accompany a warm and intimate set from Julianna Barwick.
11.30pm: This Thing Presents
10.30pm: Prince Rama
9.30pm: Sun Araw (featuring visual artist Ben Barretto)
8.15pm: Julianna Barwick
7.15pm: Absolute Boys
Festival Doors Open at 5.30pm.