Visual identity by Karena Bravo and Pookie.

NEWPRINT’s producers Ninth Planet X POOKIE Presents: WESTSIDE

Sun, 29 May 2022 3:00 am


Melton Community Hall
238 High Street
Melton, VIC 3337


Free. Bookings required.


NEWPRINT’s producers Ninth Planet X POOKIE Presents: WESTSIDE

Melton’s own music and dance mini festival WESTSIDE brings you the exciting rising scene of Neosoul, Rnb, Pop and hip-hop artists from all around Victoria. Featuring live performances by JAG, Soli, NOMAD, Dyspora, Rara Zulu, Lay, Malesh + Flexx, Achai, DJ Sovblkpssy plus SC dance crew.

WESTSIDE is a free all-ages day event taking place at Melton Community Hall on Sun 29 May 2022. Curated by local NEWPRINT producers Pookie and Deng Tebir who have put together this special lineup of amazing artists from all across Victoria and connected it with Melton’s musical talents.

You are all invited to this amazing celebration of music and dance never seen before in Melton.

This event is part of the NEWPRINT producers program supported by MAV and Creative Victoria which is also happening in 4 localities around Victoria (Melton, Wyndham, Dandenong, and Shepparton); providing support to local producers to create quality music events for their community with the purpose of strengthening the opportunities in the area and building local scenes in regional and outer-metro areas.

Funded by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. NEWPRINT is part of On the Road Again, a Victorian Government initiative to bring live music back to Victoria.



Rapper, Songwriter, Composer and Producer

Aćol Agaar Apollo, better known by the stage name POOKIE, is a South Sudanese rapper, songwriter, composer and producer who was born in Nairobi, Kenya.


Singer, Songwriter and Dancer

Tèbir is a unique Melbourne-based singer, songwriter, and dancer who fuses together African soul and neo-funk genres to create striking music and live performance art.



Howlin’ the blues with a rock n roll attitude, Jag is a raw musician from Melbourne. She fearlessly engages with audiences, putting on performances of pure emotion. Writing songs of freedom, growth, and individuality, Jag shows that she’s more than just a performer. Jag is a Rock n’ Soul, Hard Blues Funk artist. Her raspy style is influenced by the likes of Tina Turner, Hendrix, and shock-rock legend Screamin’ Jay Hawkins. She released her debut track SATISFIED in December 2021.


Singer/Songwriter, Recording Artist and Performer

Achai is a multi-talented singer/songwriter, recording artist and performer. Her deep and soulful sound and stage presence never fails to capture nor engage an audience. She recently released her debut EP Malka which explores different sounds in music.


Song Woman

With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to play, Kee’ahn aims to honour her name and Ancestors through her soulful music that weaves lush melodies and words reminiscent of heartbreak and healing. Kee’ahn released her debut single ‘Better Things’ on May 28, 2020. Kee’ahn was awarded the Archie Roach Foundation Award at the 2020 National Indigenous Music Awards.