A celebration of good music, good food, good booze and good times, over one atmospheric afternoon and evening, Mr West will transform Footscray’s Nicholson Street Mall into an immersive multi-sensory melting pot of culture, connection and com
MELBOURNE, Australia. January 7th, 2021. On January 22nd 2022, Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop will host its inaugural open-air extravaganza, Good Fest — A Westside Block Party.
A celebration of good music, good food, good booze and good times, over one atmospheric afternoon and evening, Mr West will transform Footscray’s Nicholson Street Mall into an immersive multi-sensory melting pot of culture, connection and community.
Date: January 22nd, 2022.
Address: Mr West, 106 Nicholson St, Footscray VIC 3011
Live from the open-air stage, the afro-beat meets dance-music mastery of AUSECUMA BEATS will take block party revellers on a global journey of music discovery as they move, shake and shimmy to the hypnotic sounds of the nine-strong ensemble.
Led by their fearless bandleader and master djembe player, Boubacar Gaye, AUSECUMA BEATS demonstrates what can happen when a group of artists come together based on an idea – in this case, the concept of place, of transplanting cultural heritage into a contemporary city.
Fresh off the back of her new single SHADOWTALK, Chilean/Australian songstress ELAURA will grace the stage with her jazz, soul, and R’n’B inspired music about love, self-awareness and finding one’s place in the world.
Singing stories about individual and collective evolution, ELAURA‘s captivating sound, honeyed voice and empowering lyrics remind listeners of their innate human power, authenticity and grace.
Producer/DJ/Performer based in Melbourne. Co-Founder and member of the bands ‘Due Dillagence’ & ‘OJ KUSH’.
A vital member of the Operatives, Amin is also the co-founder of Condensed Milk, a collective & label that is renowned for drawing a crowd for its parties, talent showcases and DJ sets across Melbourne and releasing several acclaimed compilations of local and international artists.
Amin’s latest project is his TEYMORI alias which explores a distinctive take on house music. His debut EP merges sounds of Funk, Afro, soul, percussive rhythms & takes you on an organic journey with sophisticated grooves.
PETRA is a selector who will match the energy of her sets to the vibe of a crowd. Her selection sequences have depth with an old school analogue touch, so you can expect funky jams and energetic beats, high hats and deep melodies combining old and new tunes that will have everyone moving their feet.
Having been on the bill for the soft launch of highly anticipated ATET, with upcoming gigs for Novel and more, PETRA is hustling hard to emerge onto the Melbourne music scene in a big way.
THE FOOD & BOOZE
Pie thief is an overnight cult hero of the Footscray food scene. The idea was born from Aaron Donato (Bar Josephine) and Chef Scot Blomfield (ex Supernormal) sharing pints and discussing their love and nostalgia for a crispy, delicious, buttery, pie. Today, you will still see lines down Barkly St at lunchtime of people patiently waiting to get their hands on these incredible parcels of joy.
DINGO ATE MY TACO
Criminal Defence Attorney turned taco expert Paul Walcutt moved to Melbourne from Texas in 2019.
His food truck/pop-up focuses on elevated Tex Mex fusing Texas BBQ techniques with fresh and delicious Mexican flavours and the result is some of the most mouthwatering tacos in Melbourne.
MR WEST X HOMEGROWN POP UP BAR
Mr West has teamed up with the team from Homegrown to set up an outdoor cantina bar on the day. The offering will feature bottled cocktails designed by the Melbourne cocktail legends from Fancy Free using Australian spirits and native ingredients as well as a tidy selection of craft beers and natural wines from Mr West.
ABOUT MR WEST BAR & BOTTLE SHOP
Mr West Bar & Bottle Shop is a multifaceted drinking space and one-stop booze shop in the heart of Melbourne’s West. The idea was conceptualised in early 2016 when mates Caleb Baker and Josh Hodges realised they both dreamt of opening a venue and shared a passion for all types of liquor. With a wealth of knowledge, knowhow and industry experience between them, they knew they were onto something; and before they could drink Josh’s stash of mezcal, Mr West was born.
For co-owners Caleb and Josh, Mr West was an opportunity to collaborate and showcase their depth of knowledge and passion for booze in all its forms, and corners of the globe. Priding itself on being the house of hops and fine drops Mr West has 30 taps to choose from along with an extensive list of
independent craft beer, natural wine, speciality spirits and a carefully crafted seasonal cocktail list. The Mr West team works closely with industry legends both locally and Internationally to hold regular events, masterclasses, tastings and exclusive product releases.
- Acknowledgement of country: Mr West Bar & Bottle shop, in conjunction with all Good Fest presenting partners and collaborators, acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which this event is held, the Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.