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Big gigs

Get in on the big gigs and big names bringing it to Melbourne's stadiums, concert halls, band rooms and amphitheatres.

Venues

Our major sports stadiums sport major line-ups year round: Melbourne Park's Margaret Court Arena and Rod Laver Arena, AAMI Park, and even footy grounds Etihad Stadium and the MCG.

Jump around at stalwart music venue Festival Hall and keep an ear out for folk, country and indie acts at St Kilda's historic Palais Theatre.

For outdoor and all ages gigs and summer festivals, it's all beats and bats at iconic amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, smack bang in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

To catch big names in smaller venues, watch for local and international touring acts on the bill at dedicated pub band rooms the Northcote Social Club and the Corner, and ever-evolving CBD venue 170 Russell.

Local pubs and bars around town have plenty of acts on most nights of the week, too, so you can easily chalk up a list of bands you saw before they were famous.

Tickets

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sale tickets taking up a fair share. Keep an eye on tour and ticket release dates, and sign up with the major ticketing outlets to keep your finger on the pre-sale pulse. beat.com.au has a comprehensive weekly gig guide covering almost every venue in town.

Tickets

Get tickets through these outlets:

lasttix.com.au

moshtix.com.au

oztix.com.au

ticketek.com.au

ticketmaster.com.au


Gig guide

Find gigs at beat.com.au or download Music Victoria's Melbourne Music City app.

Calendar

Big gigs

March

Incubus
9 March 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Kamasi Washington
9 March 2018
Forum Theatre

Ed Sheeran
9 - 12 March 2018
Etihad Stadium

Dua Lipa
12 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Anoushka Shankar
13 March 2018
Hamer Hall

James Blunt
16 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Luke Bryan
20 March 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Jason Isbell
24 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Jackson Browne
29 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Rag'n'Bone Man
31 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Lana Del Rey
31 March 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

April

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
1-2 April 2018
Palais Theatre

Kesha
5 April 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Sheryl Crow & Melissa Etheridge
6 April 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Sergio Mendes
6 April 2018
Palais Theatre

Seal
6 April 2018
Hamer Hall

Lionel Richie
8 April 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Primus
15 April 2018
Palais Theatre

Halsey
21 April 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Sleeping with Sirens
22 April 2018
Festival Hall

Biffy Clyro
27 April 2018
Forum Theatre

Stereophonics
30 April 2018
Forum Theatre

May

Belle & Sebastian
4 May 2018
Palais Theatre

The Killers
4 - 6 May 2018
Hisense Arena

Machine Gun Kelly
5 May 2018
Forum Theatre

Royal Blood
9 May 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Marlon Williams
12 May 2018
Forum Theatre

Peking Duk
12 May 2018
Festival Hall

Missy Higgins
13 May 2018
Palais Theatre

Imagine Dragons
15 - 16 May 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Angus and Julia Stone
19 May 2018
Festival Hall

Europe
19 May 2018
Palais Theatre

June

Vera Blue
3 June 2018
Forum Theatre

Niall Horan
7 June 2018
Margaret Court Arena

DMA'S
8 June 2018
Forum Theatre

July

Pink
16 - 28 July 2018
Rod Laver Arena

August

Katy Perry
2 - 5 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Celine Dion
7 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Gene Simmons
30 August 2018
Margaret Court Arena

September

Vance Joy
15 September 2018
Rod Laver Arena

October

Mariah Carey
10 October 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Boney M
20 October 2018
Palais Theatre

Taylor Swift
26 October 2018
Etihad Stadium

November

Sam Smith
6 - 7 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

December

Shania Twain
11 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

With a program catering for a range of audiences, the Melbourne International Jazz Festival is sure to fulfill your winter entertainment needs. Held...

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Margaret Court Arena

The newly redeveloped Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park is Melbourne's newest venue for live music and home to the Australian Open. Originally...

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Hisense Arena

Feel like you're in the thick of the action at the multi-purpose Hisense Arena, whether it's basketball, netball, world cycling or even live music.

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Palais Theatre

This historic auditorium on St Kilda's esplanade boasts veteran as well as up-and-coming folk, country and indie stars.

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