Electronic music festival soon to drop in Speers Point Park
The Hunter Region's newest music and arts festival, MonoDuo which presents a wealth of local and national electronic music talent is returning in 2023.
Born from a desire to bring something new and unexpected to the local festival scene, MonoDuo will be back at the Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima (MAP mima) this October.
Audiences will be treated to a diverse mix of dance music that adventures from disco, house and world music, right through to techno, breaks and electro.
Spearheaded by MAP mima Curator Pippa Budge and local Creative Producer, DJ and Artist Wanjun Carpenter, MonoDuo ran for the first time in 2022. The two thought up the Festival during Carpenter’s recent artist residency on the site. Carpenter was inspired by MAP mima and the surrounding Speers Point Park as a venue for a new festival, and saw the potential to collaborate and merge art and music as one.
“The festival was born from a desire to bring something new and unexpected to the festival scene in the Hunter Region,” Mr Carpenter said.
The pair pulled together an impressive line-up of esteemed electronic music artists for the 2022 festival, including Newcastle-born and internationally-renowned producer Loods, music producer, former Triple J host and founder of pure space Andy Garvey, experimental electronic artist Assembler Code, FBi Radio hosts and renowned record label DJ group Motorik Records and Newcastle-born Melbourne-based producer, DJ and radio host Lex. They were joined by Melbourne DJ and Producer Loicc, and talented locals Soul Wun, N3BULA and Jun Wan.
“We’re looking forward to a putting on great festival again in 2023. We’re planning two days of music, art installations, a beautiful lake, great food, cold beverages and a stage stacked to the brim with Australia's best in the electronic scene.”
Curator Pippa Budge said MonoDuo was a great way to support local talent while highlighting MAP mima as a performance space that integrates art and technology.
“MAP mima is a great venue for a festival like this – our vision for MonoDuo is a safe space where everyone can experience new art and music, and dance in celebration,” Ms Budge said.
Where: Multi-Arts Pavilion (MAP mima) Lake Macquarie 96 Creek Reserve Road Speers Point
When: 7 and 8 October
More details coming soon.
MonoDuo is a collaboration between MAP mima, and local dance music endeavour PALACE. The event is supported by Lake Macquarie City Council and the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.