Next Wave celebrates 40 years with All School Lab

Next Wave traces its history with artists who have grown throughout its programs and festivals.
Deep Soulful Sweats at Next Wave’s All School Lab 2024. Photo: Supplied. Wearing wearing t-shirts of different colours gathering in an area and throwing their arms in the air to the beat.

Across two days from 24-25 May, Next Wave in Melbourne’s inner north will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a program of artist-led talks, performances and activities encompassing the theme, ‘Past, Present and Future’.

Next Wave began as an arts festival supporting next generation artists and, in 2021, transitioned to offer year-round programming as a not-for-profit organisation rooted in community and creative development.

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