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Chapter Music Announces Full Lineup For 30th Birthday Event This November

Chapter Music has announced the full lineup for its upcoming 30th birthday celebrations. Dubbed Chapterfest 30, the event will take over Melbourne’s Northcote Theatre on Saturday, 5th November.

After initially announcing a handful of acts for the event back in August, the beloved record label has now unveiled the complete bill. The original lineup announcement included body-music octet NO ZU, a solo set from Laura Jean, outsider-pop producer Gregor, and hip hop duo Teether & Kuya Neil.

Essendon Airport – ‘I Feel A Song Coming On’

The amount of artists has now doubled thanks to the inclusion of Sweet Whirl, The Native Cats, and enduring Sydney indie-pop outfit The Cannanes. Most notably though, the event will be headlined by a reformed version of Melbourne electronic/post-punk group Essendon Airport, who will play their first show since 2011, joined by some special guests including The Triffids’ “Evil” Graham Lee.

Founded in 1992 by Guy Blackman, Chapter Music is one of Australia’s longest-running independent labels. Blackman has curated an impressive discography across the label’s lifetime, releasing records by the likes of The Goon Sax, Wagons, Minimum Chips, Clag, Dick Diver, and The Apartments, as well as recent releases from CLAMM, The Glass Picture and Teether & Kuya Neil and upcoming records from Cool Sounds and Laura Jean.

Chapter Music – Chapterfest 30 

  • Essendon Airport
  • Gregor
  • Laura Jean (Solo)
  • NO ZU
  • Sweet Whirl
  • Teether & Kuya Neil
  • The Cannanes
  • The Native Cats

Date & Venue

  • Saturday, 5th November – Northcote Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Tickets on sale now.

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