NGV Summer Sundays: Valentine’s Day with Ella Thompson

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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