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


Cale Sexton - "Sustain"

City of Melbourne and Heavy Machinery Records proudly present:

Cale Sexton – Sustain (world premiere)

Friday 28 June, 8pm
Free admission, no bookings required


The Federation Bells are set for a spaced-out re-imagining as cosmic electronica genius Cale Sexton premieres his new original work “Sustain” commissioned by City of Melbourne.

Hear the iconic outdoor sound sculpture like never before as Sexton combines the Bells with fresh realms of cinematic electro-synth and interstellar ambient techno in this very special free outdoor concert.

Sexton’s most recent album “Melondrama” (Butter Sessions) received rave reviews and has set him up as one of the true innovators in contemporary Australian electronica.

Don’t miss the world premiere of this new commissioned work as Sexton melds with Melbourne’s computer-controlled music robot to present a truly unique sonic experience.

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Bridget Chappell - Undertow

Melbourne Knowledge Week and City of Melbourne present:

Undertow: A sound journey through Melbourne’s lost waterways

Installation: Monday 20 May – Sunday 26 May, 8am–10.30am, 12pm–2:30pm, 4.30pm-7pm
Feature performance: Thursday 23 May 7.30pm


Listen to the historical patterns of Melbourne’s waterways with Undertow, a data-inspired musical installation at the Federation Bells by sound artist Bridget Chappell. Stop by the Bells during Melbourne Knowledge Week for a sound journey through the city’s original network of rivers, creeks and marshland.

This captivating new work draws on the City of Melbourne’s OpenData platform, which tracks the city’s water management, to paint an aural picture of the Birrarung River (the Yarra) and Narrm Bay (Port Phillip) over the last 185 years – the duration of European colonisation of and drastic reshaping of the region’s waterways.

For more information visit mkw.melbourne.vic.gov.au

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


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