smalltown Street Rave w/ Maceo Plex, Ben Klock + ANNA
Sun 7 Mar
Inner-City Location TBA
Our customers, employees and contractors' safety is of paramount importance at all of our events. To minimise risk of their safety and comply with possible COVID-19 event restrictions, we are limiting the capacity of this event and less than 1,000 tickets remain.
Further tickets may be released in line with the Victorian Government easing restrictions and more clarity on outdoor entertainment venue plans.
Maceo Plex (3hrs)
Ben Klock (3hrs)
Like the low rumble of a distant stampede looming closer, you feel your stomach tense as the anticipation of what’s coming finally hits you. It’s gutteral, it’s all-consuming, it’s nearly here. smalltown is back.
2020 has seen us waiting patiently behind the starting line until we can take our marks, and kick things off with a bang. A heavyweight return calls for a lineup of gargantuan proportions. And for you, we haven’t held back.
Maceo Plex (3hrs), Ben Klock (3hrs), and ANNA. Three global techno powerhouses, rarely seen together on one stage. Each of them individually exhibit a unique skilled output of techno and electronic genres, together the three of them can only be described as a dance music trifecta.
With three of the world’s most renowned techno titans soundtracking our return in 2021, you can expect the same level of production as featured at our curated events B3, Let Them Eat Cake, and Pitch Music & Arts.
Featuring stage and lighting by John Fish and unrestricted Funktion-One sound by Full Throttle Entertainment, smalltown is taking over a never before used inner-city location to host a top notch street rave, to so-long the year that was, and celebrate the year that will be. All will be revealed soon.
Local support: Gumm & Marli
Maceo Plex (3hrs)
Widely regarded within the music industry as one of the world’s biggest names, you’d be hard pressed finding a dance music aficionado who is unfamiliar with Maceo Plex. With a creative reach that is as widespread as it is impactful, his 20 year + career has seen the American produce dancefloor classic after dancefloor classic, garnering an impressive discography that is impossible to imitate. As adept at closing out a festival as he is headlining a 10,000 plus capacity techno warehouse, look no further than his multiple DJ Awards for reference of his selective prowess and skill behind the decks. Whether Printworks, Dimensions festival, Circoloco or Boiler Room, there aren’t many events or festivals that hasn’t invited the global icon Maceo Plex to their DJ booth.
Ben Klock (3hrs)
A fixture in Resident Advisor’s top-10 DJs for the best part of a decade, Ben Klock needs little introduction. Having become a Berghain resident in 2005, he has since established himself at the forefront of Berlin’s modern techno movement, an ever-present symbol of the city’s vast musical landscape. His long-standing relationship with the notorious techno institution has formed the backdrop to his success, providing an invaluable platform that has allowed him to become one of the most in-demand DJ-producers of his generation.
One of Brazil’s finest exports, ANNA is making quick work of climbing global charts and garnering a reputation as one of techno’s most exciting names. With appearances at Warung, D-Edge, Timewarp, Awakenings, and Tomorrowland under her belt, her recent set at Pitch Music & Arts 2020 has gained her more than a few fans down under. Showcasing a brooding, emotive and unrelenting stream of techno in her original productions, ANNA has featured on record labels Hotflush, Drumcode, Kompakt, Terminal M, Twin Turbo, and NovaMute. Proving herself a force to be reckoned with, ANNA’s highly anticipated return is not to be taken lightly.
As per all Novel events, smalltown Street Rave will be compliant and adhere to all regulations including a COVID-19 safe plan. Until further is known what new COVID-19 regulations the event must operate, Novel is only selling to 25% of the venue’s capacity.
In the event of the postponement of this date, all ticket holders will be entitled to retain their ticket for the new event date, or a refund upon request.
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We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land this event is taking place upon, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, and we pay our respects to their elders of past, present and future.