Big Saturday feat. Fat Freddy's Drop

MIJF will take over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday 15 October with a mammoth line-up headlined by international heavyweights, Fat Freddy’s Drop.


For over two decades, Fat Freddy’s Drop have navigated their way from the incubator of sunshine reggae through a colour-saturated field of soul psychedelia before swerving onto a desolate Detroit superhighway at night. This world-renowned seven-piece from New Zealand will be bringing their potent mix of jazz virtuosity and diaphragm-wrecking digital sonics to Melbourne in a massive two-hour set, only at MIJF.


Joining the supersized line-up are some of the titans of Melbourne’s thriving soul, funk and jazz scene – The Bamboos, Emma Donovan & the Putbacks, and a new project from Harry James Angus.


*If you held a ticket to the original ‘Big Sunday‘ date in 2021, it has been automatically shifted to this new date.

Fat Freddy’s Drop

Internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest live draws, this legendary jam band juggernaut from New Zealand mix up a vibrant cocktail of dub, reggae, soul, jazz, techno and funk into an intoxicating brew that has earned them legions of super-fans across the globe.

The Bamboos

One of Australia’s premier funk and soul collectives for over 20 years, this legendary 9-piece is riding high on the release of their 10th LP, Hard Up. They’ll bring new tunes and old favourites to the stage in an exuberant live experience featuring the stellar vocals of Kylie Auldist.

Emma Donovan & the Putbacks

Led by beloved soul vocalist, Emma Donovan, this mainstay of Melbourne’s dynamic music scene will bring their signature brand of raw, swaggering soul to the Bowl in an irresistible set pulled from their three critically acclaimed albums.

Harry James Angus

Firebrand, trumpet-playing vocalist and founding member of The Cat Empire, Harry James Angus collaborates with drummer Freyja Hooper in a new duo whose sound is marked by hypnotic rhythms and complete harmonic freedom.

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