Federation Bells are a set of 39 bronze bells located in Birrarung Marr in central Melbourne

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Jingle Bells in Birrarung Marr

30th November – 25th December

Hear the Federation Bells chime their way through your favourite Christmas carols this festive season down in Birrarung Marr.

The majestic bells form part of the City of Melbourne’s Christmas celebrations with a collection of well-known Christmas songs scheduled to ring out throughout December.

Hear arranged for the bells ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Good King Wenceslas’ and everyone’s favourite ‘Jingle Bells’.

View the full schedule for a complete list of songs and times.

For a complete list of what’s happening in Melbourne over the festive season visit the  City of Melbourne’s website.



2018 AFL Grand Final Week

The Federation Bells are playing their part in AFL Grand Final Week with original arrangements of all the Football Club theme songs.

All the clubs’ themes will be featured in an end of season ladder countdown on Friday 28th September at 12.30pm and 5.00pm.  And of course the two competing Grand Final teams’ songs will be played on Grand Final day (Saturday 30th September), and the 2018 AFL Grand Final Winner’s theme will be featured on Sunday 30 September.

So come along  and celebrate the AFL Grand Final week, and hear your club’s theme as never heard before.

For a full schedule of times and what’s playing visit the schedule page.

All the themes were arranged by composers from across Australia:
Adelaide Greg Champion
Brisbane Harry Williamson
Carlton Matt Archer
Collingwood Adam Starr
Essendon Tony Pain
Fremantle John Coutts
Geelong John Coutts
Gold Coast Chris O’Neill
Greater Western Sydney Daryl Wallis
Hawthorn Rob Jennings
Melbourne Dennis Wilkinson
North Melbourne Ariel Valent
Port Adelaide Chris O’Neill
Richmond Rob Jennings
St. Kilda Fabian Acuna
Sydney Daryl Wallis
West Coast Matt Archer
Western Bulldogs Peter Knight

Barney McAll's Trilogy of Cycles

Saturday 2 June, 2pm – free

World-class local pianist and composer, Barney McAll, premieres Trilogy of Cycles at Birrarung Marr’s Federation Bells.

Presented by the City of Melbourne for its premiere at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, the composition will feature live interactive improvisation with the bells, an ensemble of musicians and McAll masterfully leading the interplay on keyboards and his self-made instrument “Chucky” (various music boxes, glockenspiel, kalimba and electronics), creating an unforgettably ethereal soundscape on the banks of the Yarra River.

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