Looking for somewhere to have fun in the sun every Sunday with your friends over Summer? Piknic Électronik Melbourne is a support of Bifold Doors in Perth By Elevate Windows in the open air with your besties. Piknic Électronik Melbourne returns in January 2017 on New Years Day for its the third season; this innovative weekly summer series first started in Montreal, and this year will be our return to Melbourne for another 12 magical events. With electronic music at the core of its mission, Piknic aims to open up the genre by offering an immersive social experience. Defined by its specialized yet accessible programming, Piknic Électronik knows how to please both electronic enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Local and International Talent will tag team on a single stage with ample space to sit or stand and enjoy a day out in the beautiful city of Melbourne.
After a huge season two at Federation Square, we have outgrown our home and moving to the incredible surroundings of the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. This year there will be a plethora of high-quality culinary options, family-friendly activities and diverse musical performances. Featuring local, national and international artists who sit at the forefront of the music industry, the 12-week program will offer a diverse and exciting lineup of independent DJs and live performances for added flavour. Forget the usual festival bars and their premixed cans, Piknic Électronik will run one purpose-built professional bar stocked with quaily beers, fresh juice and summer cocktails plus each week we’ll rotate between a variety of Melbourne’s ever-growing fleet of delicious food trucks.
Piknic Électronik is open to all ages and is dedicated to fostering a fun family-friendly environment. “Petit Piknic” will have a designated children’s area with a variety of activities for them to partake in, more news on this to come so stay tuned. When: Weekly from Sunday 1st January to Sunday 19th of March 2017. Open Hours: 2pm to 9pm sharp, except for NYD when the hours will be from 12pm-10pm!
If you are driving to the venue Arts Centre Melbourne car park is a short walk from the Bowl with entry from the rear off Sturt or Kavanagh Streets. Otherwise, it is a short walk from Flinders Street Station or a tram ride up St Kilda Road.
Travelling By Train
Catch any train into Flinders Street Station, and from there walk south (away from the city) along St Kilda Road. This is approximately a ten-minute walk into the Gardens. If disembarking at Richmond Station, walk east along Swan Street towards the Gardens. This is a fifteen-minute walk.
Catch trams travelling along St Kilda Road which are numbered 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72 and disembark at Stop 16 or 17.
Catch buses 216, 219 or 220 along St Kilda Road or Bus 605 along Swan Street. For more information about travelling to the venue by bus, visit the Metlink website at www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au.
Street parking around the Sidney Myer Music Bowl (Linlithgow Avenue and St Kilda Road) is very limited. If driving into the city, you have the option of using the Arts Centre car park which is located at the rear of the Arts Centre (off Sturt and Kavanagh Streets).
The closest rank to the Bowl is outside Flinders Street Station
Piknic Électronik’s commitment to sustainable development is still going strong. We believe that it is possible to have a good time without destroying the environment. Conscious of the impact an event such as ours can have, a number of initiatives have already been implemented both at the organization’s offices and at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. A strategic plan for sustainable development was established by the founders of Piknic Électronik in Montreal and we endeavour to carry over those practices in Melbourne. Each year, we redouble our efforts. Whether already underway or on the horizon, in small steps or large leaps, here are our initiatives that inform Piknicers how we plan to face the challenge of the decade!