Sweet Summer Suite Extended

Sophie McAlister at Sweet Summer Suite


Over the past three months, Crown Ruler and Melbourne Recital Centre have filled the brand-new Forecourt on Southbank Boulevard with an eclectic summer curation of sounds from some of Melbourne’s finest DJs.

If that wasn’t sweet enough, we’re extending the series well into the new season, keeping the hot frequencies reverberating throughout the precinct. From Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 April, Sweet Summer Suite will continue for a very special run of live shows.

About Sweet Summer Suite Extended

Having warmed up the new surroundings with a cross-section of the city’s most explorative and magnetic DJs, the stage is now set for live performances from a cutting-edge music scene that, in recent years, has become an undeniable world leader. Curated by the trusted brains of Crown Ruler, the unique open-air space will be brought to life by a diverse lineup of brash, forward-thinking artists redefining Australian music.

Witness an all-star cast of talent. From the avant-garde soundscapes of rising star Aarti Jadu, to vintage cinematic soul of Surprise Chef, plus neo-soul fusion from names like Setwun and Allysha Joy, come celebrate this top shelf program celebrating the city’s rich artistic pedigree and vibrant community spirit.

Situated in the heart of the Southbank Arts Precinct, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Forecourt is set to become an unrivalled space to relax with friends over drinks or a bite to eat while enjoying cutting-edge music beneath the stars. With a backdrop of native trees, visitors can soak up the last of the nourishing sun and linger long into the night with signature cocktails and an Asian-fusion menu from Blondie Bar, while taking in world class live music. Come together for a steady stream of probing grooves and provocative sounds, and find freedom in the perfect frequency to see out your afternoons.

COVID Safety

Melbourne Recital Centre is committed to the safety of our artists, staff and patrons. As we reopen, a range of public health, hygiene and physical distancing measures will be in place. Click here to learn more.


Sweet Summer Suite Extended Line Up

Thursday 8 April

Grace Ferguson (solo / live) 6.20pm – 7pm
Diimpa (solo / live) 7.20pm – 8pm
Aarti Jadu (solo / live) 8.20pm – 9pm

Friday 9 April

Kee’Ahn (Solo / Live) 7pm – 8pm
Surprise Chef (Live) 8.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 10 April

Elle Shimada (solo / live) 4.30pm – 5.15pm
Komang (Live) 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Allysha Joy (Live) 7.15pm – 8.15pm
Setwun & Soulstranauts (Live) 8.30pm-9.30pm

Sunday 11 April

Kuzich (Live) 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Found Heads Collective (Live) 3pm- 4pm