Sugar Mountain

Jan 2020

Victorian College of the Arts

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The basics

An all-day extravaganza of music and art, right at the centre of Melbourne

The festival

When you think about it, a sugar mountain wouldn't last very long, would it? It would dissolve pretty quickly, we reckon. Unless it was in the desert. But then it would probably melt into a dessert. Oh God, sorry, we're rambling, aren't we? We really shouldn't be trusted with keyboards when we get this excited about a festival.

Sugar Mountain is a "summit of music and art", held at and around the Victorian College of Arts. And no, that's not an art school where you have to wear full-length dresses and little lace mittens, and they send you up the chimneys if you're a scholarship kid. It's the college of art for the state of Victoria, as you well know. Stop being trivial. 

The event itself is just as awesome as it sounds. It's a mix of exciting art and design with top musical acts from within and outside Oz. Since the stages and spaces are designed by artists, it's visually spectacular as well as containing some absolutely top notch entertainment. You can have a gourmet meal in a specially designed space, with a unique soundtrack to every course at the Sensory experience. Or pop along to the Boiler Room stage, where you can prove you are definitively more on trend than everyone else you know (except the people who came to the Boiler Room stage with you, who are probably about equally on trend).

The Aussie's know all about being cool and chilled at the same time, and we reckon even the balmy summer weather won't do much to undermine that. Bring on Sugar Mountain!

Our tip

Don't let all the blood rush to your head while you're upside down. 



Getting there

How do I get there?

You can fly direct to Melbourne from the UK, or from many airports in Oz. From the airport you can either get the Skybus, or a less expensive public bus

The Sugar Mountain event site is a ten minute walk along St Kilda Road from Flinders Street Station in Melbourne’s Central Business District.

You can also catch any tram route that travels up and down St Kilda Road. If taking Route 1, hop off at Sturt Street (stop #17). For all other tram routes, get off at Grant Street (stop #17).

You can find more information on public transport travel here



There are two ticket types: General Admission ($155 inc. BF) and Executive Sweet ($250 inc. BF).

You can either have your tickets emailed to you (don’t forget to print + bring along on the day) or have an electronic ticket sent to your mobile device.

Tickets to Sensory, Sugar Mountain’s immersive restaurant experiment, are $55 per person and can be bundled with your festival ticket.

When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

You can buy tickets from Moshtix here

More info

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