An outdoor celebration of art, music and 50 years of La Trobe

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Listen to the soundvision Spotify playlist


Get your tickets for soundvision, an outdoor celebration of 50 years of La Trobe University featuring music, art and a late night party on Saturday 18 November.

This unique event will take place on the Academic Lawn overlooking the Moat at the centre of our Melbourne Campus and will be co-hosted with the La Trobe Student Union.

Time Activity
4.00pm- 6pm Gates open. (4.00pm)
Food trucks (until 10.30pm) and beverage service (until late) begin
Roving entertainment, face painter, lawn games, jumping castles, Living Landscapes and giveaways (until 7pm)
La Trobe’s Got Talent winners perform on soundvision stage
Completely Improvised Potter perform on soundvision stage (Approx 4.30pm)
The Listies perform on soundvision stage (Approx 5.20pm)
6.00pm – 8.30pm Emma Donovan and the Putbacks (Approx 6pm)
Dj Joey Lightbulb
RAAH Project featuring Australian Youth Orchestra (Approx 7.15pm)
Dj Joey Lightbulb
World premiere of ‘Variations on Leonard French’ (Approx 8.15pm)
8.30pm – 10.30pm Dj Joey Lightbulb
The Bombay Royale (Approx 8.45pm)
Dj Joey Lightbulb
GL (Approx 9.45pm)
10.30pm – late Mz Rizk
Mz Rizk
Bey Dance
Mz Rizk
Mz Rizk
Event Closes



Melbourne hip-hop artist Remi has just been nominated for an ARIA for his latest album Divas & Demons, he is one of the fastest-rising Hip Hop acts in Australia and is quickly gaining international attention.

As well as performing at own sold-out headline tours and world-class festivals, Remi has also shared the stage with Danny Brown, Vic Mensa, De La Soul, Joey Bada$$ and in December this year and was invited to perform Gorillaz tracks with Damon Albarn on each of his Australian Tour shows. 

The Bombay Royale

The Bombay Royale

“… a spectacle … Dr Dre meets Dr No” – Rolling Stone USA features the Bombay Royale in 10 New Artists You Need To Know

“Epicness …” – BBC6 Music

The Bombay Royale are a world conquering cult band hailing from Melbourne Australia. Their music is a red hot marsala of surf, spy, space disco and funk inspired by the sounds and spirit of 1970s & 80s Bollywood. The Melbourne band have taken their unique sound to audiences throughout Europe, UK and the USA.


Yeo is a multi talented musician and producer. Tracks from his new album Desire Path have racked up to 230k Spotify streams, and featured on Triple R and PBS. One of his tracks from 2016, Quiet Achiever, surpassed 1 million Spotify streams.

Alongside these studio successes, Yeo is a hugely popular live artist, selling out venues such as Howler Melbourne, Newtown Social Club Sydney and supported the likes of HÆLOS and Harts.



GL are Melbourne duo Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, who together create a thrilling contemporary spin on classic disco, funk, boogie, soul and electronic pop. Handpicked to support Chet Faker on his biggest national headline tour yet, with sets at the country’s most distinguished festivals Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Meredith Music Festival, GL have won over crowds at intimate and large-scale shows alike. At once ebullient, melancholic, amorous, sweet, tempestuous, sexy, nocturnal, heartbroken and carefree, GL’s songwriting never loses site of being consistently inviting, stylish and danceable.

Tim Ross (Rosso) – HOST

Best known for his work on TV and radio host Tim Ross is returning to his alma matter to host our huge music and art celebration.

He’s had unprecedented success in stand-up comedy, radio, acting, writing, presenting, music and more recently as a social commentator. He currently hosts his own radio drive show each weekday from 4-6pm on 101.1 Mix FM in Sydney and Melbourne.

The RAAH Project featuring the Australian Youth Orchestra Momentum Ensemble

The Raah Project

“I couldn’t believe how good it was – it was definitely up there and beyond.”

The Independent, February 2010 Gilles Peterson (BBC1)

The Raah Project is a performance and recording project by composer/performers Tamil Rogeon and Ryan Ritchie. Since their first collaboration in 2003, the Raah Project has been building bridges between diverse modern music genres. By cross-pollinating the classical, jazz and electronic/hip-hop genres, they seek as much to surprise and delight classical audiences with the energy and vitality of contemporary beat music culture, as reveal the emotional power of orchestral music to a younger audience.

Emma Donovan and The Putbacks


MzRizk is a Melbourne based DJ and radio broadcaster, who spins all eras of Hip-Hop, Boogie, Soul, RNB, Funk, Disco and Jazz. Host of the Boogie Beat Suite on PBS, she has supported acts such as Jurassic 5 and Public Enemy.

The Listies (family entertainment)

Matthew Kelly and Richard Higgins are The Listies, a Kidult comedy duo who produce LOLS on  screen, stage and the page. They regularly tour live shows across Australia and internationally.

‘This manic Australian double act know all the right buttons to push to make children shriek with laughter’ – The Guardian


World Premiere 

‘Variations on Leonard French’ a video work.

Video: Paul W Rankin

Music: Tamil Rogeon

Performed live by Australian Youth Orchestra Momentum Ensemble

Filmmaker and video artist Paul W Rankin and composer Tamil Rogeon create a new work inspired by Leonard French’s exquisite stained glass artworks The Four Seasons at La Trobe University Sculpture Park

Like French’s work, Paul and Tamil are working with four distinct aesthetics, not sequentially but convergently, in an aim to create an audio-visual piece that feels like a whole union and indivisible. It echoes the way that the closer you look at the light through French’s glass, the more the light seems like a living thing.

‘Variations on Leonard French’ will be screened at soundvision accompanied by a live performance from the Australian Youth Orchestra Momentum Ensemble. 


The final program for soundvision will be announced shortly and will include a feast of art, music and food.

Getting there

La Trobe University’s Bundoora Campus is well serviced by a variety of transport options.  La Trobe University encourages the use of sustainable transport options such as walking, cycling, public transport and carpooling before driving.

Public Transport

The La Trobe University Bundoora campus is well serviced by a variety of Public Transport options.  Visit our website or Public Transport Victoria for more information.


The 86 tram runs along Plenty Road and stops outside the University at stop 60.  The venue is an 800 metre walk from the tram stop.


The University is located approximately 2 km from the Macleod Train Station on the Hurstbridge Line.


Free parking will be available on site in Car Park 3 & 4, which can be accessed via the South Entry at the intersection of Kingsbury Drive and Waterdale Road.  Limited parking will also be available in Car Park 1 & 2, which can be accessed via the West or North Entry from Kingsbury Drive.  For more information, please refer to the Bundoora Campus Map


Where is soundvision?

soundvision will be located at the centre of the La Trobe University – Melbourne Campus on Academic Lawn. Visit our Getting There page for maps and information on tram, train and car access.

What are the opening hours?

soundvision is open from 4pm Saturday 18 November to 2am Sunday 19 November. Check out our program for all event information.

How do I buy tickets? 

You can buy tickets here.

Is there food available?

Yes! A great selection of food trucks will be available throughout the event.

Is this a family friendly event?

Yes, it most certainly is. The entertainment during the afternoon and early evening has been programmed with families in mind. As the event is a music event, we would recommend you bring ear protection for young children.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please contact for further information or contact our helpful staff on site.

Carers please contact to arrange a companion ticket.

How can I be kept up to date about the line up?

Check out our Program (coming soon!)

Who do I contact regarding items left on the site?

Please contact 

I am a La Trobe staff member travelling from a regional campus, will there be transport assistance?

For information please contact

How can I contact the event organisers?

For further information please contact

What can I bring to the event?

  • soundvision is an outdoor event with limited access to sheltered areas
  • If the forecast is sunny, you might like to bring sunglasses, hats and sunscreen
  • If the forecast is for rain, you should wear suitable clothing, bring along wet weather gear and wear suitable footwear
  • Sealed plastic bottles of still water (free water will be available on site)
  • Some mixed seating will be provided, however we recommend bringing along a picnic rug

What can’t I bring to the event (prohibited items)?

  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks (with the exception of sealed plastic bottled still water)
  • Glassware
  • Eskies
  • Animals (unless they are registered assistance animals)
  • Flammable liquids or other items deemed dangerous or unacceptable
  • Chairs, tables, beanbags, sunshades, tents
  • Umbrellas – we recommend you bring wet weather gear and suitable footwear
  • Professional cameras, sound and video recording equipment

Can we reserve a spot on the lawn?

soundvision is a relaxed, celebratory event. Some mixed seating will be provided, however, there is no reserved or allocated seating. Space on the lawn will be first come, first served. We suggest you arrive at the venue early and enjoy the food, drink and entertainment.

What will happen if it rains? Will the event be cancelled?

The Event is an outdoor all weather event and at times may be subject to adverse weather conditions. Cancellation of the Event will occur at the discretion of the Organiser. The Organiser will refund the ticket price to ticket-holders if the Event is cancelled entirely but does not otherwise accept liability for any injury, damage, loss, delay or additional expenses, which may be incurred by patrons as a result of cancellation of the Event. All ticket holders will be notified via email and SMS in the event of a cancellation. The website will also be updated with this information.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

While there is no age limit to enter the event, patrons holding a General Admission Adult (18+) ticket will be asked to present valid photo identification at the point of entry to the venue and may be refused entry at the Organiser’s discretion if the name on the photo identification does not match that on the event ticket.

Patrons under 18 years of age must hold a valid ticket and be accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian at all times during the event. Underage patrons who are not accompanied by a ticket-holding parent or legal guardian will be refused entry.

ID will be required to purchase alcohol from our bars during the event.

Can I update my registration information?

You can update your registration information via Eventbrite until 24 hours before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must have a valid event ticket and are required to present a printed ticket or PDF ticket on your mobile phone for admission to the venue. For safety reasons, all patrons must hold a valid ticket.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event.

If the event is cancelled entirely The Organiser will refund the ticket price to ticket-holders, but does not otherwise accept liability for any injury, damage, loss, delay or additional expenses, which may be incurred by patrons as a result of cancellation of the event. All ticket holders will be notified via email and SMS in the event of a cancellation. The website will also be updated with this information.

Can I bring my own alcohol to the event?

Soundvision is a fully licensed event, so patrons are strictly prohibited from bringing alcohol into the venue and may be refused entry or ejected if they attempt to do so. Bars will be available for you to purchase drinks from throughout the event. Proof of age identification is required to buy and consume alcohol and may be requested at any time.

Is smoking allowed at the venue?

La Trobe University Melbourne Campus is a smoke-free campus. There are limited designated smoking areas on the perimeter of the University grounds.

Event Terms & Conditions