Presented by Visit Victoria, MTV Unplugged Melbourne is a series of special televised events showcasing the best local talent on a world stage. Courtney Barnett took to the stage at Howler in Brunswick, for the first of this year's concert series.

Previous highlights include DMA's performance at Memo Music Hall in St Kilda, The Rubens at St Kilda's Hotel Esplanade, and both Amy Shark and Gang of Youths, performing separately at North Melbourne's Meat Market.

Local music, worldwide audience

The Melbourne-based singer songwriter was accompanied by bandmates and a cellist, during an intimate performance in front of a live audience. Special guests to join her onstage included Evelyn Ida Morris, Paul Kelly for a duet of Archie Roach's Charcoal Lane, and New Zealand musician Marlon Williams, for a rendition of Seeker Lover Keeper's Not Only I.

Where to watch

MTV Unplugged Melbourne: Courtney Barnett premiered 17 November on MTV on Foxtel. Catch it on mtv.com.au now.

MTV Unplugged: Courtney Barnett
MTV Unplugged: The Rubens
MTV Unplugged: DMA's
MTV Unplugged: Amy Shark
MTV Unplugged: Gang of Youths