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Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio and Australian Music Vault present

MESS at the Bowl

100% homegrown electronic music goodness


27 March, 2021 | 7pm
Gates open: 5.30pm

$35 - $210 ($35 per guest)
+ $9.35 Service Fee per order

See full pricing breakdown below

MESS at the Bowl

Step into the dream world of electronic sound and music as the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio - MESS - presents a sweeping line up of local talent.

Set times
7pm: R. Rebeiro
7:45pm: Naretha Williams
8:25pm: OK EG
9:10pm: MESS Synthesiser Orchestra led by Mat Watson
9:50pm: Artificial (Nicole Skeltys / B(if)tek)
10:30pm: Simona Castricum

Experience the soaring textures of the newly formed MESS Synthesiser Orchestra playing a commissioned work by Mat Watson, the synth pop stylings of Simona Castricum, and new sonic explorations by R. Rebeiro (My Disco/Downwards), Naretha Williams (Blak Mass), OK EG and the legendary sound of Artificial (Nicole Skeltys / B(if)tek). Featuring live visuals by Carla Zimbler.

Enjoy the most iconic machines in electronic music history in this rare opportunity to hear them resonate live and en masse.

MESS is a not for profit organisation dedicated to giving everyone access to the entire history of electronic music in instrumental form. MESS is the custodian of a museum-grade collection of hundreds of synthesisers, drum machines and every variety of electronic sound making device. Find out more here:

Price range
Each order incurs a $9.35 Service Fee

There are 3 ticket categories for Live at the Bowl. Each option reserves a designated area for a group of people and must be booked in one transaction. You are welcome to book a group ticket for fewer guests than specified, however you will receive and pay for all seats within the designated area.

Private Decks
Lawn Deck for up to 6 guests: $210 ($35 per guest)

Stalls Tables
Table for up to 2 guests: $70 ($35 per guest)
Table for up to 4 guests: $140 ($35 per guest)

Seat for 1 guest: $35
Seats for up to 2 guests: $70 ($35 per guest)

Walk and Talk through the Mess Synthesiser Orchestra set-up with MESS Co-Director Robin Fox

It’s not often that you have a suite of historically significant synthesisers set up for a large-scale public performance. Join MESS co-director Robin Fox for a glimpse behind the scenes and a guided walk through of the newly formed MESS Synthesiser Orchestra’s rehearsal set up at The Channel. Hear the stories behind the machines and hear the machines themselves ranging from classics like the EMS VCS3, through to the madness of the new modular craze.

Walk and Talks will take place from 6.30pm-7.30pm on Monday 22 March, Tuesday 23 March and Wednesday 24 March.

Limited places are available to MESS at the Bowl ticket holders only.

To register for a Walk and Talk you will need your MESS at the Bowl booking confirmation number, then, from Thursday 11 February at 11am, click here

Ticket categories

So how does it work? Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. Find out more information about each of the ticket options available.


Photo: Kristoffer Paulsen

Age restrictions: This event is all ages, however guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Babies under 24 months do not need a ticket.

Running time: 4 hours

COVIDSafe Venue: Sidney Myer Music Bowl has been transformed into a socially distanced COVIDSafe space. For more information visit our Staying Safe page →


For detailed access information for the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, please visit our Accessibility page →

This performance has been made possible by supporters of the Arts Centre Melbourne Recovery Fund. With thanks to our generous supporters this fund is helping kick-start a creative revival after COVID-19.
If you’d like to be part of the cultural recovery, donate here →

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