Online, live and free for WinterFest Online!

WinterFest Online, your ultimate O-Week festival is 👏back👏 at the University of Melbourne. This year we’re bringing the 🎤 🌟 MAIN STAGE 🌟 🎤 and our banging line up direct to your lounge room, live from the UMSU Activities Facebook page!

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Maddy Jane 5:15 – 6:00pm
Steph Tisdell 4:50 – 5:10pm
Barefoot Bowls Club 4:05 – 4:45pm


Barefoot Bowls Club burst onto the scene with their raw alt-pop. This home grown three piece know how to charm a crowd with a relatable Indie Anthem – with lyrics covering everything from Tinder fails, dread of HECS debt, and that low-key shame of passing out before the night even begins (Passing Out On The Packenham Line). Prepare to be bowled over.


Steph Tisdell is one of the brightest stars in Australian comedy. She’s a proud indigenous woman who’s had a meteoric rise – from winning the 2014 Deadly Funny National Grand Final to selling out her award-winning comedy gigs, appearing on TV shows like Hughesy We Have a Problem and The Project, co-hosting on Triple J, and even snagging her first feature film role in 2019’s “Love You Like That”. This comedy powerhouse’s has been likened to Hannah Gadsby for her authentic, vulnerable and hilarious comedic style.


Maddy Jane is an indie singer-songwriter from the small island town of Bruny Island, Tasmania. Catchy and truthful, Maddy’s unique brand of indie pop/rock has taken off, getting plenty of airplay on Triple J. She’s sold out headline shows, and played huge arena supports for the likes of Harry Styles and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

This free event is open to young and old, new and returning UniMelb students. Join us for giveaways, live music, workshops and events. Make friends, network and find your tribe through UMSU’s student departments, clubs and societies or through one of the many social events on offer!

WinterFest is a fantastic way to make new connections and have some fun while learning about the variety of services and opportunities available to you through UMSU.