Ahead of her performance at NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden on Valentine’s Day, we caught up with Ella Thompson to channel love and tell us what it means to her.


TGW: What are you most looking forward to singing this Sunday?

ET: I am going to do a cover of a Velvet Underground song on Sunday. I’ve always wanted to play one of their songs and thought this would be a good excuse.

TGW: Does Valentine’s have any impact on you? Are you a romantic or a realist?

‘I think any day to celebrate love in all its forms is a positive thing. Love is free and this is a free concert, so a good way to celebrate.’

TGW: Do you have any unusual pre performace rituals?

ET: A couple of deep breaths and away you go!

TGW: What is the most tragic love song that you will admit to liking?

ET: I’m Your Lady and You are My Man by Celine Dion. She has a fabulous set of lungs.

TGW: Love or career, or can you have both?

ET: Both!

TGW: What will be the best thing about people coming to see you on the day for lovers?

ET: The garden is really nice, I think it will be a pretty relaxed day.

TGW: What are you most looking forward to in 2016?

ET: Releasing new music!

Ella Thompson will appear on Sunday 14th February with special guest DJ Planète.

Indulge in NGV’s summer BBQ or (practical Polly) pack a picnic to enjoy under the shade of the landmark Summer Architecture Commission every Sunday in February.

The NGV Summer Sundays Line-up:

  • February 14: Ella Thompson and DJ Planète
  • February 21: Ainslie Wills and Rat & Co DJs
  • February 28: Dan Kelly’s Dream Band and DJ Fee-B Squared

Weekly Format:

  • 3pm DJ set
  • 4pm Headline Act
  • 6pm DJ set

NGV Summer Sundays runs every Sunday in February, from 1pm – 6pm, in the NGV Grollo Equiset Garden. Family friendly. Free entry.

For more information, visit the NGV website.

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