News and events

Live music lovers embrace Melbourne’s Longest Ever Encore

04 Apr 2018

ptv night networkHome grown roots duo the Pierce Brothers have taken their fans on one of Melbourne’s longest ever encores across the city by using the public transport Night Network.

Twins Pat and Jack Pierce were joined by ten of their most loyal fans for a series of performances at venues and on public transport throughout the night

Public Transport Victoria (PTV) General Manager Marketing and Digital Philip Askew said “Melbourne’s Longest Ever Encore highlights what all-night public transport can make possible in a 24-hour city

“The brothers’ journey across our city shows how easy, fun and safe a night out can be when using Melbourne’s public transport network,” Mr Askew said.

The Pierce Brothers started the night in front of a sold out Friday show at Sooki Lounge in Belgrave, before bringing their popular folk sound to some of Melbourne’s most iconic music venues.

Across the night the band and their fans travelled by train and tram around Melbourne, occasionally breaking out into impromptu performances along the way.

Their encore culminated with a pre-dawn performance at Federation Square the following morning at 4:30am.

“The Night Network has fast become a key pillar of Melbourne’s diverse night time economy, contributing to the nights of thousands of Victorians every single weekend, especially those enjoying the live music scene,” said Mr Askew.

“Melbournians should be inspired by the Pierce Brothers and their fans to get out and explore the night in Melbourne.”

More information at Night Network.