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The Blackout Experience

The Blackout Experience

8:00pm, Thu 30 June, 2022

Event Details

Melbourne BIPOC label and events company, Yo CiTY announces their collaboration with Leaps And Bounds music festival. 

Melbourne cultural taste-makers and BIPOC music label Yo CiTY are thrilled to announce their third instalment of Blackout Experience; a tribute to MCs presented by Yo CiTY Connect the events arm of the label.

For one night only on Thursday 30th June at the Magdalen Laundry at Abbotsford Convent history will collide the past and the present while weaving the future through many voices on one mic. 

The night features the finest word smiths including the renowned Spoken Word artist Grace Vanilau, one half of So.Crates California born MC Cazeaux O.S.L.O. Filipino-German rapper Arnt Mae, Motswana poet and rapper Tumi The Be and Mazbou Q, a UK-born, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) based Nigerian artist.

Yo CiTY is Melbourne’s premiere label and talent management company that showcases bespoke happenings to bring like-minded people together and understand and celebrate issues that are pertinent to BIPOC experience. Championing new music and art from Black, Indigenous and Creatives of Colour, Yo CiTY has a firm commitment to storytelling that is fierce, tenacious and relationship building. The fully independent team curates exclusive experiences where art-makers from across the creative spectrum—including visual, oral, sonic, fashion, digital, entrepreneurs and more—collaborate with musicians in a way that elevates each other’s practice and ultimately bridges the revenue gap within the creative industry. 

Grab your ticket and join us on this cultural exchange. Be sure to check out Yo CiTY’s social media to stay up to date with all upcoming news and events.

Artist line up and socials links:

Grace Vanilau 

Cazeaux O.S.L.O.

Arnt Mae

Tumi The Be

Mazbou Q (NZ) 


This year, we’re partnering with B-Alternative to reduce our impact on the Earth. By aiming for a plastic-free and low-waste event, we’re able to save tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions as well as massively reduce landfill.

In an effort to eliminate as much packaging as possible, this event chooses to reuse! By serving your delicious meals & drinks in reusable vessels, we’re able to reduce our waste and therefore carbon footprint significantly.

You can help us make a difference in the following ways:

  • Reduce or eliminate plastic you bring to site, especially plastic bottles and food packaging 
  • Choose to reuse where possible, including BYO reusable water bottles and containers 
  • Keep it clean! Separate your waste out with the help of our Bin Fairies so we can recycle as much as possible. Avoid putting butts in bottles, food in landfill, and plastic in the compost. 
  • When in doubt, ask! Our friendly staff are there to help you

The Blackout Experience is supported by On the Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative to bring live music back across the state. 

All under 18s must be supervised by an adult. ID required. 

Offset Carbon Emissions with Treecreds:

You may wish to go some way in offsetting your festival attendance by purchasing carbon credits through our sustainability partner, Treecreds.  Find out about their portfolio of forestry-based projects and the impact you are making at treecreds.com


Leaps and Bounds is proudly supported by Plakkit Media, SoundMerch and PBS FM.