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


Oktoberfest at the Bells: Friday 23 - Saturday 24 October

oktoberfest is coming to birrarung marr:
  • Friday 23 October, 4pm – 11pm.
  • Saturday 24 October, 2pm – 10pm

To help set the festive mood the Federation Bells will be featuring a couple of classic German drinking songs, specially arranged for the bells:

  • Ein Prosit - the drinking song that is heard throughout the Oktoberfest to get the Gemütlichkeit going.
  • Hofbräuhaus-Lied - the classic oom-pah ode to Munich’s famous beer hall.

These songs will be heard alongside a selection of other bell ‘hits’ on the hour and half-hour throughout the festival.

So come along, grab a Bier und Wurst, and sing along with the Oktoberfest bells!

For more information and tickets visit melbourne.oktoberfestinthegardens.com.au

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 2nd October at 12.30pm and 5.00pm.  And of course the two competing Grand Final teams’ songs will be played on Grand Final day (Saturday 3rd October).

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

UN Peace Day - Monday September 21

Federation Bells @ Birrarung Marr at 1 PM

Hear the Federation Bells play original compositions in support of World Peace Day.

Walk amongst the 39 computer controlled bells as they chime the dawn of a new age of peace. Then play the bells yourself as part of a spontaneous group composition, led by the City of Melbourne’s Curator of Musical Instruments, Ariel Valent.

To be part of this unique experience, download the Federation Bells App.

For more information about World Peace Day visit www.australiansforpeace.org.au


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