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Opa! Bato Brass

The Night Cat

Opa! Bato Brass

8:00pm, Fri 19 August, 2022
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Event Details

Screaming horns and earthshaking rhythms, Opa! Bato brings the unfettered sound of the Balkans to Melbourne!

This is as close as you will get to the real thing without having to fly half way around the world. You will, however, be flying for the duration of their show…

Melbourne's ambassadors of Balkan brass, Opa! Bato has been stunning its audiences with their unique mix of original tunes and traditional brass band fare.
Their genre is a fusion of European folk styles, with the exotic oriental influences brought across Asia by the Romany from northern India, way back in the middle ages.
An extensive repertoire covers everything from funeral marches to love songs, with many dance bangers also represented in their sets.
The only Australian brass band ever to perform at the world's largest brass festival 'Guča' (Serbia), Opa! Bato will venture into the public domain to perform for diaspora and locals alike.
Those who have never heard the style before will nevertheless feel the excitement, and understand the universal language of music.

We acknowledge that this event will be held on Wurundjeri land of the Kulin Nation and recognise that sovereignty was never ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.


Set times are subject to change.
When ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door.

Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable

A booking fee applies to all advance tickets.


Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence or Passport
The venue reserves the right to refuse admission to any person.
Intoxicated persons will not be admitted.
Dangerous behaviour including Crowd Surfing, Stage Diving, Moshing and Violent Dancing is not allowed and will result in your immediate removal from this venue.
Inappropriate behaviour at this venue will lead to your banning.


We ask that all patrons exercise common sense and hygiene practices while in the venue.

Hand sanitiser is available at point of entry and throughout the venue.

Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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