Friday May 3 – Melbourne Museum | Tickets on sale now
Nocturnal is back for May, as Melbourne agency WAT Artists assemble a cast of local legends for an adults-only night at the Museum. It’s an open house, with resident experts delivering intimate talks and all Museum experiences and spaces in action and brand new Revolutions: Records & Rebels inviting you to turn on, tune in and drop out.
DAN CUT COPY (DJ SET). As frontman of Cut Copy, parent to Cutters Records and an alumnus of Melbourne’s club world, DJing has been a key part of Dan Whitford’s career. A fixture of festivals, runways and underground parties the world over, Whitford’s sets embody a devotion to the room and to the moment. No rules, no limits, no hangups. Anything goes.
KRAKATAU (LIVE) came together through a shared love for psychadelic rock, longform jazz, and minimalist composition. Acclaimed for their taut, expansive live performances, Krakatau are specialists in creating otherworldly sounds. Pack a bag and take the trip.
MILLÚ’s sets are defined by an ability to saunter effortlessly between genres, tempos and palettes. As a former Triple R presenter, resident of Melbourne’s ¿Club D’érange? and Queen of the dessert in the Wax’o Paradiso family, Millú is constantly seeking out and sharing the sounds of the world as she hears it. Ready to go to the other side? Listen to Millú and Pjenné usher in the sun at Golden Plains 2019.
MERVE is an expert explorer of the far-reaches of house, acid, techno and everything in between. A beloved resident of Hope Street Radio, Merve’s sounds aspire to connect dancers to a wider vibration, a harder jack, a higher groove.
Take a break from the dance-floor to visit the newly-opened Revolutions: Records and Rebels. In April we went underground with a night curated by original Bad Seed Mick Harvey. In May we invite you to join the revolution! Developed at the V&A, London, by the team behind David Bowie Is, this blockbuster exhibition investigates the way youth culture and collective action catalysed seismic shifts across five revolutionary years: 1966 – 70. Turn on, tune in, drop out.
Feeling curious? Hold your breath as conservators Lizzie McCartney and Dani Measday introduce you to our Fatberg-in-residence: a star of our sewers and the brand new exhibition Gut Feelings: Your Mind, Your Microbes.
Inside The Melbourne Story, Matthew Churchward and Lorenzo Iozzi share insight on how pictures were made, viewed and shared from the earliest photographs to today’s digital world.
In Wild, paleontologist Tim Ziegler will bring you face-to-face with ancient fossil remains of extinct – and surviving – predators that lived in Victoria during the last Ice Age.
NOCTURNAL & WAT Artists
Friday 3 May | 7pm to 11pm
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
Featuring: Dan Cut Copy (DJ Set), Krakatau (Live), Millú, Merve
Tickets on sale now
Members $25 / Concession $32 / Early Bird $27 / On the door $37
Discounts for concession and group tickets apply.
All visitors to Nocturnal can access a special Revolutions: Records and Rebels entry offer when purchasing tickets