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Inaugural MELBOURNE PODCAST FESTIVAL will take place Fri 30 Jul – Sun 1 Aug | 25+ podcasts live recording!

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Frontier Touring, Mushroom Group, Acast and Schwartz Media are thrilled to announce the first ever annual Melbourne Podcast Festival will take place at Melbourne’s Village Cinemas Jam Factory this July and August. Kicking off on Friday 30 July and continuing across the weekend, the festival will live record 25+ of the country’s finest podcasts across a range of genres; from news to true crime, parenting, sport, beauty, science, comedy, food and much more.

Mushroom Group CEO, Matt Gudinski, said:
“We’re thrilled to be launching a new annual event from the Mushroom family showcasing some amazing podcasters. We believe this festival will become a mainstay in the Melbourne events calendar moving forward.”

The Melbourne Podcast Festival will celebrate the creators, content, and the listeners of podcasts, offering audiences a rare opportunity to experience the recording of their favourite pods in a completely live format, within a unique intimate setting. The epic line up of shows stars some of the best loved talent from across Australia, from the thrilling Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie, to hugely popular daily news podcast 7AM hosted by Ruby Jones, The Chaser Report with Dom Knight and Charles Firth, It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield’s, AFL Exchange and much, much more; the Melbourne Podcast Festival has something for everyone.

Courtney Carthy, Melbourne Podcast Festival’s
Curator and Creative Director
, said:
“Live podcasts have been huge in the UK and North America for some time now, but are still emerging in Australia. With the annual Melbourne Podcast Festival, we see an opportunity to change that, to really weave podcasting into the fabric of the local live event landscape.

“We’ve programmed the festival to showcase genres from right across Australia’s vibrant podcast ecosystem, and I think we’ve done a pretty good job! The diversity of the local podcast-sphere is reflected across the 25+ sessions on offer over the weekend. We’re looking forward to kicking off next month, and hope Melburnians enjoy the opportunity to watch some of their favourite podcasts come to life on stage.”

Podcasts have become a powerful and compelling medium, the intimate, open and democratic nature drawing out an incredible variety in content. With no boundaries on genre, style or format, the depth of the Australian podcasting space will well and truly be showcased over the weekend of 30 July to 1 August, with sessions spanning the worlds of pop culture to politics and everything in between.

Frontier Members can access their pre-sale from 1pm Thursday 17 June, before tickets go on sale to the general public at 1pm Monday 21 June. Secure tickets early to avoid missing out on your favourite show.


(in alphabetical order)

7AM with Ruby Jones
AFL Exchange
Australian Birth Stories with Sophie Walker
Australian True Crime with Meshel Laurie and Emily Webb
Beauty IQ Uncensored
Better Off Dead with Andrew Denton
How I Work with Amantha Imber
It’s A Lot with Abbie Chatfield
Loose Units: The Podcast with Paul Verhoeven and John Verhoeven
Plumbing the Death Star with Jackson B Baly, Joel L Zammit and Joel Duscher
SIZZLETOWN’s Tony Martin and Matt Dower in conversation with Astrid Edwards
Somehow Related with Glenn Robbins and Dave O’Neil
The Chaser Report with Dom Knight and Charles Firth
The Culture with Osman Faruqi
The Gargle with Alice Fraser
The Grattan Podcast
The Junkees with Dave O’Neil and Kitty Flanagan
The Pop Test with Andy Matthews and Alasdair Tremblay-Birchall
This Working Life with Lisa Leong
Too Much Tully with Tully Smyth
Triple Bi-Pass with Ruby Mountford, Amelia Arnold and Alex Morris
Too Peas In A Podcast with Mandy Hose and Kate Jones
We Want To Be Better with Annie Nolan and Bianka Ismailovski
Welcome to Patchwork with Dion Factor, Josh Porter and Christian Pisasale

All tickets from ticketmaster.com.au


via frontiertouring.com/melbournepodcastfestival
Runs 24 hours from: Thursday 17 June (1pm AEST)
or until pre-sale allocation exhausted

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