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Thu 28 Sep

Garage Band 2023 - Part One

Get to know the young Victorian muso's rocking the Fed Square stage at Garage Band 2023

By Always Live

ALWAYS LIVE Garage Band presented by JOF & Fed Square is one of the most anticipated events in the ALWAYS LIVE calendar and 2023 is shaping up to be huge!

ALWAYS LIVE teamed up with JOF to search all over Victoria for the freshest young talent to get on stage at Fed Square, right in the middle of Melbourne, and we'e found 26 incredible muso's.

Keep reading to learn a little about some of the artists performing at Garage Band 2023.


JHM has performed on stages across the world, earned a position as runner-up of New Zealand's Got Talent and released a debut album, all before her 13th birthday. She's already shared the stage with artists like Hiatus Kaiyote, and the Fed Square stage is next on her list.



It's hard to define Angelfish, but to quote the band themselves, they're an 'emotional feminist punk band making noise'.



Berkeley are a 4-piece surf rock band who only stepped onto the scene last year, but they've already sold out headline shows, becoming known for their energetic live performance.


Crushed Lavender

Crushed Lavender are setting out to bring their riot grrrl-inspired sound to the local music scene, drawing on influences like Bikini Kill, The Runaways and The Regrettes. Think screaming rage, ghost-stories and everything in between.


Jarrah Olive

Hailing from Daylesford, Jarrah Olive crafts heartfelt, diaristic songs that sound like all the late night messages you didn't send. Dreamy melodies and incisive lyrics, she explores themes from heartbreak to friendship and the vulnerability and ridiculousness of being a young women in the world.



Not only do COOLDAD deliver an indie-rock sound, but their unique live performances, sprinkled with terrible dad jokes, have gained them a following from all across Melbourne.


Goodbye Butterfly

Enchanting four-piece Goodbye Butterfly's ethereal indie-rock/pop sound encapsulates shimmering guitars and smooth, dreamy vocals. Their infectious live performance and captivating sound celebrates friendship, love and their joy of creating music together.



What do you get when you bring together a close group of friends who admire each other's talents and love writing and recording songs in their bedrooms? You get Fliney, a newly born indie/alternative/garage rock band, inspired by artists like Boygenius, Billie Eilish, men i trust and Radiohead.


Indiana Lewis

At just 14 years old, Indiana Lewis is already sharing her beautifully honest lyrics with the world, infusing addictive pop-rock sounds into her live performance, while also drawing from the dream-pop and folk music she's grown up listening to.


Forming as part of an in-school music program, INSTINCTIVE are stepping out of the class room and onto the Fed Square, sharing original music for the very first time.

Keen to get to know these incredible young artists even more? Have a listen to our Spotify playlist, packed with all the latest releases from our Garage Band 2023 lineup.

Explore the program


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