Tune in, turn on, chill out.

Universal Music Australia is flexing its muscles in the events space with ZoneOut International Music Festival, a new single-day blast of ideas, imagery and music from the neo-classical world.

Sydney’s Carriageworks will host the debut show on September 28, a sort of mediation on neo-classical and its various paths into classical, ambient, electronic and alternative music, all of which will be explored in three rooms.

The programme reads like a family-friendly neo-classical rave, built-out with panels, film sessions and even a yoga chillout zone, and wraps at 11.15pm with a performance by Double Touch, the collaborative project of classical pianist Van-Anh Nguyen and Sydney DJ and producer Mark Olsen.

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UMA has tapped Melbourne composer Luke Howard as inaugural Zone Out ambassador. “I’m excited to perform alongside some of my favourite musicians and label-mates. This genre has been under-represented in Australia and ZoneOut is putting it on the map,” he comments in a statement.

Howard will perform on the day alongside and homegrown pianist and composer Sophie Hutchings, British cellist Peter Gregson, Dutch harpist Remy Van Kesteren and others.