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Merivale kick-starts its summer of free live music at the Vic on the Park

Last weekend, the first weekend of the summer, Merivale and Furphy kicked off a massive live music program with a blinder at The Vic on the Park. On entertainment duties were some of the best talent Australia has on offer, including Genesis Owusu, Handsome, and more.

We were there on the day to capture a little bit of the fun. Here’s what went down on the first date of See Sound Summer.

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Merivale and Furphy’s See Sound Summer is in full swing, having kicked off swimmingly at The Vic on the Park. Here’s what you missed.

The Vic is notorious for both its daytime sessions and its brilliantly programmed, late-running live music. Saturday was a perfect fusion of the two, kicking off while the sun was still up and keeping the party going through ’til the wee hours.

Slick indie roots crew The Elevator District opened things up just before golden hour, treating the Vic to some dainty guitar lines and grooves for days. The room was properly packed an hour later as Handsome took the stage, blinding fans with a delicate balance of brooding pop and smooth-as-butter electronic sketches.

As Genesis Owusu started to crank it, the place was electric. He brought it all; the crew in riot gear, a few massive hits in WUTD plus Good Times, and enough energy to ripple through the venue like a shockwave. To say we had to catch our breath afterwards would be an understatement.

This party kicked off what’s to be a righteous summer of music thanks to Merivale and Furphy, who are putting on a huge amount of shows across The Royal in Bondi, Coogee Pavilion Rooftop, and of course, The Vic on the Park. Invitees include DZ Deathrays, Ali Barter, Northeast Party House (DJ Set), and heaps more.

Check out a few more photos from the night below, and check out the full See Sound Summer lineup here.