Melbourne’s first floating music festival
A floating music festival along the Yarra River with popular cover bands and emerging artists is set to take centre stage in a first-time event.
The City of Melbourne will host River Riffs at Batman Park from November 23 to 25, with the park’s floating helipad providing a one-of-a kind setting.
Over the three days, lovers of classic Australian rock music will enjoy shows from INXSIVE, a band established in the late ‘90s with their performances consistently selling out and earning critical acclaim.
The group replicate not just INXS’s sound, one of the greatest bands of all time, but also their legendary live shows with hits including New Sensation, Need You Tonight, and more.
Also at the festival is tribute band Tusk who will celebrate 10 years of hits from Fleetwood Mac, while Fever’s Candlelight Concerts – A tribute to Coldplay will also perform, with the orchestra having provided one-of-a-kind experiences in a candlelit setting across spectacular shows worldwide.
The event will also have a bar and food trucks with offerings from Kimu Korean Japanese eatery, Grillz on Wheelz and St Gerry’s Greek Donuts.
In addition to the tribute focussed headliners, River Riffs will celebrate the emerging artists of Melbourne, with the City of Melbourne putting artists from their busking program in the park from 4pm to 6pm each night.
The festival will run from 4pm to 10pm each evening. The event is free with no bookings required. •