JUST ANNOUNCED: Peking Duk’s Keli Holiday to headline inclusive and accessible gig Groove Tunes this weekend at The Corner!

by the partae

The most anticipated accessible gig on the local calendar, Groove Tunes just got a whole lot tastier with the arrival of new headliner, Keli Holiday of Peking Duk. Announced last month and taking place this Saturday 19 March at coveted Richmond venue The CornerGroove Tunes will present a fun and accessible night of entertainment, highlighting the creativity and inclusivity of the disability community, while also creating awareness to excel standards of accessibility in the music industry and beyond. Accessibility consultancy, Tibi Access—the incredible team of disability advocates behind the Groove Tunes project—are beyond excited to welcome Keli Holiday and his shimmering, ethereal and uplifting dance music to the fold in what is sure to be a night to remember.

From the mind of a man living off of nothing but New Order records, beer, sleepless nights and the sheer excitement and love of exploring an unknown city named New York, Keli Holiday is the solo project of Adam Hyde (one half of multi ARIA award winning, 10x platinum selling Australian eclectic electronic duo Peking Duk). In the wake of Peking Duk’s non-stop, two month North American tour, Hyde was told he had time for a holiday when he got home but instead of flying to a beach somewhere he decided to use an old guitar he had sitting in his bedroom to create something special. He sheepishly showed his best friend Thomas Stell aka Golden Features the 12 tracks he’d penned in four weeks, before Tom shared the project with Adam’s longtime idol that he’d never met—KIM from the iconic duo The PresetsKIM and Adam soon tightened up the dusty recordings and made it shine. Two years later and the marriage of longing for that holiday he’ll never get back mixed with the strumming of that dusty old guitar birthed the love child that is Keli Holiday.

Keli Holiday joins previously announced acts Matilda Pearl, Saint Ergo, Edward Roussac and Irene Zhong, rounding out an absolutely killer bill of local acts with more than half the lineup made up of artists living with disability. Tibi Access’ mission to bring the joy of live music to the disability community, while also increasing awareness of the need for events and venues to be more accessible is the driving force behind this weekend’s Groove Tunes event. Through a survey Tibi conducted in 2018, people living with a disability expressed their love of attending live music events, however the fear and lack of access stopped them from going. As an accessible gig, Groove Tunes will provide support services such as Auslan interpreters, printed braille tickets, in-venue access ramps and lowered bar access, accessible signage, a sensory zone and sensory packs, on-stage lyric videos, as well develop an accessible website and keep ticket prices low for the music industry and disability community alike—allowing access to people of all abilities to not only attend, but have a fun, safe and memorable experience.

Do not miss your chance to catch Keli Holiday in his first live show of the year at one of Melbourne’s most cherished accessible venues alongside some favourite artists you haven’t yet discovered at Groove Tunes this Saturday night. Final release tickets moving quick sticks, with free entry for companion card holders. Can’t make it on Saturday? Support Groove Tunes and your fellow gig-goers by purchasing a Pay It Forward ticket for someone in the disability community!

Groove Tunes
Saturday 19 March
The Corner Hotel, Richmond
Featuring Keli Holiday, Matilda Pearl, Irene Zhong, Edward Roussac, Saint Ergo 
*all artists in bold italic are artists who identify as living with disability

General Admission – $55 +BF
Companion Tickets – free for companion card holders
Pay It Forward (Buy a ticket for someone in the disability community) – $45 +BF
Tickets via cornerhotel.com

Inclusive Event Features
Accessible signage
Auslan interpreters
Accessible website
In venue access ramps and lowered bar access
On stage lyric videos
Printed braille tickets
Sensory zone and sensory packs

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Irene Zhong Instagram
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Edward Roussac Instagram

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