New Festival Dates Announced

Mark your diaries, book your flights, request your leave – Next Wave Festival 2014 kicks off in just 4 months!

Next Wave Festival 2014
New Grand Narrative
16 April – 11 May 2014

Spanning 28 days, New Grand Narrative unfolds the way most stories do: with a beginning, middle, climax and end. We begin with a series of talks and parties that frame the Festival from 16 – 28 April, then we strap into the main program (29 April – 11 May) culminating in a climax of two immersive weekends of new art adventures that span from breakfast to dancefloor. That’s right, our popular Day Passes make their return 3-4 & 10-11 May! Next Wave Festival 2014 concludes with reflection as 150 national and international delegates gather for the first-ever IETM Satellite Meeting in Melbourne 12 – 14 May.

New Grand Narrative will rally the most exciting new international and Australian artists into Melbourne, presenting art that explores rebellion and the endless potential of tomorrow. We’ve curated the festival as a story too. The 2014 Festival allows you to stretch out and take your time to think about things over four weeks, or have it all crash together in one weekend of madness. And you can be sure it will involve as much talking, drinking and eating as it does art; we think it’s all part of the same cultural spectrum, and it’s a particularly special part of Melbourne.” Emily Sexton, Artistic Director

Full program announced Thurs 28 March 2014. Stay tuned!