Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

Nocturnal has forged a mighty, party-promising line-up for its October edition. Featuring live performances from Electric Fields, Ngaiire, and Black Tree, plus  DJ Christopher Port and a series of presentations and talks themed around power, in all its forms.


Fearless. Fearsome. Fabulous. Extravagant, soulful future-folk vocalist Ngaiire is close to taking over the world.  Expect boisterous costuming, stellar vocal force, tight beats, and big brave pop sounds. Drawing on her experiences growing up in PNG and NZ before calling Australia home, Ngaiire is one eclectic and talented artist who appreciates the true power of music.

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Photo: Daniel Segal

Electric Fields

Electric Fields are full of vitality, fresh off touring the world with their stratospheric combination of electronic music and living traditional cultures. They have dished out uplifting, striking and often haunting sounds from China to Scotland and beyond. Composer Michael Ross and vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding will have their powerful sounds reverberating through Melbourne Museum to create an atmosphere like no other. This year alone they have slayed VIVID Live, the Commonwealth Games and UK's WOMAD.  Be energised by pure dance floor bliss. 

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Electric Fields

Black Tree

Black Tree is the ethereal musical project of Sydney-based singer songwriter Kyle Linahan. Released in late 2017, Black Tree's debut independent EP, co-written with members of The Jezebels, evokes the delicate, reflective alt-pop power of artists like Elliot Smith and The Cure. Not to be missed, Black Tree will make your heart soar.

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Black Tree

Christopher Port

DJ Christopher Port will keep the thrills at 110%, with sets of turned-up, dance-floor ready tunes. Enjoy a drink and soak it all in as the museum takes on a joyous club vibe.

Nocturnal Talks

  • Sciences staff will talk Raw Power in the Invertebrate World.
  • Senior Curator of Politics and Society Michelle Stevenson will talk Power and Protest, exploring messages about equality, peace, the environment and sex through slogans, posters, badges and tees from the 1970's to today.
  • Kimberley Moulton and Di-Di Vaha'akolo will address First Peoples - The Power of Resistance and Revival, highlighting significant moments in the revival of Koorie Victoria and powerful moments in Victoria's Black History, with tours of the First Peoples
  • Museums Victoria's Danielle Measley, Sarah Babister and Oskar Lindenmayer will present The Ultimate Puzzle – reassembling the Karnak Fulgurite, a talk about preserved lightning formed when lightening strikes quartz sand.

Powershop world record attempt

Museums Victoria's partners Powershop will also be on-site, running an interactive people powered pop-up in the Science & Life Gallery.  A world record attempt will take place live on site - the largest ever display of toy pinwheels, those vital tools of wind power. Get involved; grab a pink pinwheel and carve a space in the record books.

Partnership opportunities

Aligning your organisation with Nocturnal provides unique opportunities to reach new audiences (2 million+ annually) in authentic and engaging ways via promotional activations, multichannel brand exposure, and alignment with a reputable and trusted brand.

Contact Alex Fisher at [email protected] or 0412 34 6756 to discuss further. 

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