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Sydney & Melbourne Music Lovers Launch Free Soulfest Replacement Show This Weekend

Written by Emmy Mack on October 22, 2015

Neo-soul, jazz and hip-hop fans heartbroken by the recent cancellation of the big-ticket Soulfest festival have banded together to salvage the weekend with their own smaller, more intimate event, dubbed Soul Power.

The Soulfest replacement outdoor springtime jammy jam jam will take place this Saturday, 24th October at Marrickville’s Vic On The Park Hotel, with performances by L-Fresh The Lion and a grassroots lineup of local acts including Josie Styles, Thomas Crown, Graham Mandrouls and Soul Of Sydney DJs.

The party will then travel to Belleville in Melbourne on Sunday 25th October with a lineup that includes Peri, J Red, Mz Rizk and more.

Partly masterminded by MC Mirrah – honorary L-Fresh band member – the event aims to dispel some of the neg vibes surrounding the last-minute Soulfest cancellation, by turning people’s frowns upside down.

“This event is to humbly remind you of some of your inner city backyard DJ’s, vocal artists and promoters who put on smaller events which are successful and full of Soul all the time and have for many years,” Mirrah states on her website.

“May we all learn from the cancelled event and be respectful to those hardworking local smaller companies who put in hard work behind the scenes who may have lost a lot financially, not all are to blame.”

“So may we ‘all’ try to change the frowns from an event loss, to dance the blues away at FREE EVENT SOUL POWER,” she concluded. “Stop the negativity and let loose with celebrating your own soul with others.”

Entry to Soul Power is free, and kicks of at 12pm at The Vic.

Check below for full details, or head to the official Soul Power Sydney and Melbourne Facebook event pages.

Watch: L-Fresh The Lion – Survive (ft. MK-1)

Soul Power Sydney Lineup

MK-1 + Mirrah + L-FRESH The LION (Live)
Thandi Phoenix (Live)
Yum Yum (Live)
Josie Styles
Thomas Crown
Graham Mandroules
Dj Trey
Frenzie
The Groove Dealers (Adverse + Makoto)
JC (Funkdafied)
Soul Of Sydney DJ’s & friends:
Phil Toke & Cman

+ More TBA

Hosted by MC Mirrah

Special guests Sould Patrol Dancers & friends

Saturday, 24th October
Vic On The Park Hotel, Marrickville
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

Soul Power Melbourne Lineup

Peril
J Red
Mz Rizk
Mr Lob
Obliveus
Chris Gill
Eddie Mac
House Of Beige
Sarah C (live)
Frenzie
+ Special Guest Live

Sunday, 25th October
Belleville, Melbourne
Tickets: FREE ENTRY

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