AN ART, music and food festival showcasing the best of Melbourne is coming to Rutherglen this spring. A Weekend With returns to Mount Ophir Estate for the second year from November 1 to 4.

 

A Weekend With co-founders Maxwell Stuart (Melbourne's Daydreams party series) and Alexander Albrecht (Analogue Attic Recordings) launched the festival last year to fill a gap in the market. Albrecht said they wanted to offer a fresh perspective on music festivals.

 

"We found most music festivals don't place as much emphasis on food, beverage and location as the music itself," he said.

 

"We really feel a festival should be the sum of all its parts so we try to promote every aspect of the festival equally."

 

On Friday night guests are welcomed with a free communal feast by The Social Food Project, a sustainability- focused team of chefs, working to help diners make informed decisions about their food choices.

 

It will run a menu of rotating dishes for the rest of the festival. The bar will highlight minimal- intervention and biodynamic wines while Trutta Wines and Scion Wine have teamed up on a wine made exclusively for the festival.

 

Bodriggy Brewing Co will supply the beer and Everyday Coffee the caffeine.

 

The festival has invited a handful of collectives, music labels and promoters to curate artists for the event.

 

This year's curators are The Toff in Town's weekly soul and jazz-leaning night Now Here This, First Nations owned and operated bookers Still Here, revered Melbourne indie label Chapter Music, balearic dance music crew Love Above Records, inclusive party series Cool Room and reggae and dancehall sound system Chant Down Sound.

 

Five Australian and two international acts will headline the three-day festival. Sydney-born Amsterdam resident and Red Light Radio host Steele Bonus will offer sets characterised by rare and unearthed tracks.

 

Regularfantasy, an unconventional DJ and musician from Vancouver, has released music on labels Heart to Heart, Total Stasis and Mood Hut.

 

Australian artists Zosia Kossak, Andrew Tuttle and Sydney-based DJOff It round out the talent.

 

Kossak is an experimental producer, DJ and audio-visual artist.

 

Tuttle brings a mix of acoustic and electronic music to the table while DJ Off It has featured on Sydney independent radio station FBi.

 

Emily Hazard Yoga will lead sun salutations at the festival.

 

Guests can camp on-site while Into The Woods will offer glamping options.

 

There are also six Airbnb properties (housing 40 in total) on-site. Tickets are limited to 500.

 

Find out more here.