CancelledMaddern Square Placemaking Residency

In light of the recent announcement by the Federal Government regarding large gatherings, a decision has been made to cancel this event. To stay up to date on Council’s response to COVID-19, please visit

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Counterweight Vinyl are best known for their jungle, hip hop and dubstep sounds along with some of the best coffee the west has to offer. They are described as great community allies who collaborate with local artists and introduce new sounds to Melbourne’s west. Not to mention, they are no strangers to activating Maddern Square especially after putting on a fantastic show as part of the ‘One Night in Footscray’ in 2019.

That said, we are excited to announce that Counterweight Vinyl will take over Maddern Square as part of the Footscray University Town Placemaking Residency project that aims to revitalise Footscray as a hub of knowledge, learning, creativity and opportunity, with benefits for the whole community.

Over the next two months Maddern Square will come alive with DJs, spoken word and poetry, craft markets, hip hop dancers, a fashion parade and much more!

Come celebrate the city’s diversity, sustainability, equality and local pride in the square.

For updated program information please check the Instagram account @maddern_square. 

When (All dates cancelled)

  • Saturday, 22 February 2020 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 29 February 2020 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 07 March 2020 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 14 March 2020 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 March 2020 | 11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Friday, 27 March 2020 | 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Saturday, 28 March 2020 | 12:00 PM - 08:00 PM


Maddern Square, 2 Chambers Street, Footscray 3011  View Map

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