Experience highlights of multiple shows from across the festival in the one fundraiser extravaganza with a sizzling band in one of Melbourne's most exclusive nightclubs, with a hot cabaret line-up to match, including:

  • Your host Mike McLeish, Artistic Director of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival
  • Amy G (New York) "A Tour-de-Force! Imaginative, offbeat, inspired, original, daring and exhilarating!" – To Do List London. Performing in the festival in 'Entershamement', Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 June.
  •  Otto & Astrid (Die Roten Punkte – Berlin) ★★★★★ ‘Wild cabaret rock’ – Herald Sun. Performing in the festival in 'Best Band in the World', Wednesday 22 to Saturday 25 June.
  • Yana Alana and Tha Paranas. Helpmann Award and ten-time Green Room award-winning star. Performing in the festival in 'Covered', Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 June.
  •  Geraldine Quinn. ★★★★★ from The Age, Adelaide Advertiser, ArtsHub, The Herald (UK) and Chortle (UK). Performing in the festival in 'Bang On The Strillers Live', Tuesday 21 June, and 'Fox Poncing', Thursday 23 to Saturday 25 June.
  • Ash Flanders. Winner – Green Room Award – Best Writing in Cabaret. Performing in the festival in 'Playing to Win', Wednesday 15 to Sunday 19 June.
  • Sam Hooper. Directed by acclaimed Spiegelworld's Empire Director Terence O'Connell. Performing in the festival in 'Death Suits You', Friday 17 to Sunday 19 June.

About the venue
With its plush and decadent interiors inspired by Alice in Wonderland, your imagination will be set free at Love Machine. it features an atmosphere that’s both exciting and international with the suggestive feel of the sin cities of old Shanghai and New York.

The night is a fundraiser for the not-for-profit Melbourne Cabaret Festival to help it deliver a fantastic festival. Donations can also be made at the time of booking tickets.