People of Melbourne! Get down with your funky selves for this huge party at Howler on the Queens Birthday long weekend. Featuring Emma Donovan & The PutBacks, San Lazaro as well as a super hot instrumental set from The PutBacks.

Make sure you grab some presale tickets before it sells out.

Queen’s Birthday Eve Winter Spectacular starring the Queen Of Australian Soul, Emma Donovan, Latin jokers San Lazaro and a very special instrumental set by deep funk aces The PutBacks. It’s freezing outside, but inside it’s going to be hot like Atlanta, Sweaty like Havana and stormy like a hurricane tearing through the Caribbean coast of Brunswick. Connecting the dots will be DJ Mike Gurrieri, bringing together all the tropical shades of funky, funky heat you can name. Old and new, borrowed and blue (note). It’ll be super-duper caliente baby. If you don’t have to work in the morning, which you probably don’t, where else would you rather be? Come celebrate Elizabeth II and Emma D.

Fresh from her national tour supporting Paul Kelly, Emma has been making friends all over Australia and her Dawn album has been impressing soul connoisseurs all over the world. The first roots soul singer and the first Indigenous singer to get an Okayplayer feature. Big love from Wax Poetics and lighting up turntables from Berlin to Tokyo, Emma is a class act and recognised as such. All brought to you by HopeStreet Recordings, the heart and soul of Brunswick since 2009.