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


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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Play On at the Federation Bells

Celebrate your AFL team’s win at the ’G by visiting Melbourne’s Federation Bells and hear your club’s song played like never before.

Walk across the William Barak pedestrian bridge to Birrarung Marr (towards Federation Square) after the match and take the time to enjoy the winning team’s song on the 39 upturned brass bells.

The Federation Bells also play the songs of competing teams in the hour leading up to each MCG match, so the next time you head to a game at the ’G make sure you stop by the bells to hear your club’s song.

See the MCG Season Fixture


International Women's Day 2018

Thursday 8 March

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 the Federation Bells will feature a special playlist of compositions by women composers.

These pieces are a diverse showcase featuring Australian and International composers.

The below playlist will play from 8-9am, 12:30-1:30pm, and 5-6pm:




Deborah Cheetham  Eternal Birrarung
Susan Hull  Pointed Bone
Chiara Costanza  Bells
Karen Berger  I Climb
Rose Lang  Wake
Mahdis Golzar Kashani  Isfahan
Celeste Moore  Ripples
Valentina Maxwell Tansley  Peregrine
Cassandra Fixter  Happiness and Joy
Kirstin Honey  The Edge Of Beginning
Peggy Polias  Garden of Bronze
Stina Tester  New Monument
Holly Sellers  Daydream
Christina Finch  Temprament2
Catherine Duc  The Bells of Birrarung
Silvia Simons  Silence in SoundSpace
Xenia Konstadinidou  Mediterranean’s Lamentations
Celeste Moore  Ripples
Susan Hull  Pointed Bone


For exact times of each piece please visit the What’s Playing page.

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