Featuring (in alphabetical order): Akosia, Amin Payne, Billy Davis, Blush’ko, c000kie, Dallas Woods, Diem, Denzel M, Emma Volard, Fly Boy Jack, Fraksha, Hancoq, Ijale, Invictus Quartet, Jaal, Jaydean, Jordan Dennis, Khiarra, Kye, Sophiya, That Kid Maz, Vetta Borne & Yung Shogun
+ DJs Swerv, Kaira Cuvee & Nam
+ Visuals by Isaiah Morris
Celebrating Melbourne’s resilient artists, and live music’s unique ability to connect, heal, and unite, The Operatives are proud to present the world-debut of SQUARE UP. In the first of its kind performance, the ground-breaking collective have once again joined forces with Melbourne’s most essential musicians, dancefloor igniting DJs, visionary visual artists and pulling together a staff of passionate crew to push the boundaries of Australia’s live music scene in a multi-genre and multi-layered performance.
Showcasing the diversity in Melbourne's world-class music scene, the SQUARE UP line-up boasts soul, hip-hop, RnB, Grime, dancehall, jazz, house, techno, drum n' bass and more across its soundtrack. Set to feature Victoria’s most exciting new musical talent artists across all backgrounds, featuring CALD, LGBTQI and First Nations artists, SQUARE UP is the first change for many of the artists to perform off-screen since 2019 and a welcome return to an iconic dance floor.