Sugar Mountain festival just became even sweeter. The one-dayer is renowned for bringing home a murderous line-up of killer musical acts as well as showcasing interactive installations from cutting-edge visual artists. But today, Sugar Mountain has truly tiled itself as one of Melbourne’s leading cultural experiences with the addition of Sensory – a fresh AF on-site “immersive restaurant experience” in collaboration with Bomba, Tin & Ed and Cut Copy.
Five senses, four courses, three Melbourne icons – one experience. Sensory will take place in a new space at SM during the festival – Saturday 23 January at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) – and guests will become immersed in a tactile and interactive environment where all senses will be heightened through a 50-minute sitting.
The lines between sound, sight, design and art will be seriously blurred. Tapas lords Bomba will be the force behind an experimental food offering, aptly paired with drinks.
“It’s not just about coming in to eat – we’re collectively creating a show,” says Jesse Gerner, Bomba head chef. “The performance is part of the meal. We’re looking not only at the ingredients on the plate but at how sight, sound, taste and smell work together.”
Melbourne design nerds Tin & Ed will be in charge of everything two- and three-dimensional, bringing function and form to create ultimate interactivity. “It’s one giant experiment – a multi-sensory, multi-dimensional experience,” say Tin & Ed.
And dance-vets Cut Copy are on deck because… tunes.
Tickets are super-limited, with only four sittings of 90 people per session. Tickets ($55 per person) can be bundled with a Sugar Mountain 2016 ticket – which will go on sale Monday 19 October. Specific seating times can be booked when the festival timetable is unleashed in January.
The full SM16 program drops Monday 12 October. Yew!