Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Bear witness to the pathos, humour and emotion of Hijack!

During the great silence of the 2021 lockdown Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders quietly released their finest work to date. A record as heartbreaking as it is life-affirming, Hijack! is built entirely of flesh and steel, stringing details of an anti-hero’s demise and inevitable ascension.

Fronted by the alluring voice of Ladder and backed by a band of some of Australia’s longstanding greats; their once in a lifetime performance alongside orchestral strings will recreate otherworldly atmospheres while breathing new life and textures to revered classics. Their performance in Elisabeth Murdoch Hall will bear witness to the pathos, humour and emotion of Hijack! in an enthralling collision of storytelling and musical prowess.

‘The gothic Baroque of Hijack! may be his most singular work yet.’ Rolling Stone

With Special Guest

Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders will be supported by Maria Moles.

Pre-Show Entertainment

Melbourne Recital Centre presents Sound Junction, a free outdoor series featuring DJ sets from some of Melbourne’s best-loved selectors. From 6pm-9pm, Kgotmotso brings their grooves to the Centre’s Forecourt.

COVID Safety

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Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders
Maria Moles special guest
Zjoso Forecourt DJ

Set Times

From 6pm Kgotmotso
7.30pm – 8pm Maria Moles
8pm – 8.30pm Interval
8.30pm – 10pm Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders


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