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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

Calendar

Big gigs

November

Midnight Oil
6 - 15 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Khalid
9 November 2017
Festival Hall

Take That
15 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Stevie Nicks & the Pretenders
16 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Icehouse
17 November - December 2017
Palais Theatre

Drake
18 - 20 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Vance Joy
22 November 2017
Forum Theatre

UB40
25 November 2017
Festival Hall

Lorde
26 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Cat Stevens
27 - 28 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Sia
30 November 2017
AAMI Park

Culture Club
30 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Harry Styles
30 November 2017
Forum Theatre

December

Feist
1 December 2017
Forum Theatre

The Shins
4 December 2017
Palais Theatre

Paul McCartney
5 - 6 December 2017
AAMI Park

J. Cole
6 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

alt-J
7 December 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Jack Johnson
8 December 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Todd Terje
10 December 2017
Forum Theatre

Village People
12 December
Margaret Court Arena

The Human League
13 December
Palais Theatre

Tash Sultana
14 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Yelawolf
17 December 2017
Forum Theatre

Muse
18 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

January

The Kooks
3 January 2018
Festival Hall

Fleet Foxes
3 January 2018
Palais Theatre

Foster the People
4 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Run the Jewels
4 January 2018
Festival Hall

Liam Gallagher
5 January 2018
Festival Hall

Jungle
6 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Vince Staples
9 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Lupe Fiasco
12 January 2018
Forum Theatre

The xx
13 January 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Alanis Morisette
22 - 23 January 2018
Palais Theatre

Parkway Drive
26 - 27 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Foo Fighters
30 January 2018
Etihad Stadium

The Internet
31 January 2018
Forum Theatre

February

Gene Simmons
3 February 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Maclemore
6 - 7 February 2018
Festival Hall

Mac Demarco
7 February
Forum Theatre

Paramore
8 February
Rod Laver Arena

Father John Misty
9 February
Forum Theatre

Rise Against
10 February 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Roger Waters
10 - 11 February 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Evanescence
16 February 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Dizzee Rascal
20 February
Forum Theatre

Robbie Williams
24 February 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Grace Jones
26 February 2018
Palais Theatre

March

The National
1 March 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bown

Queen
2 - 3 March 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Fall Out Boy
3 March 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Bruno Mars
7 - 8 March 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Incubus
9 March 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Ed Sheeran
9 - 12 March 2018
Etihad Stadium

James Blunt
16 March 2018
Palais Theatre

Lana Del Rey
31 March 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

April

Lionel Richie
8 April 2018
Rod Laver Arena

May

Royal Blood
9 May 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Angus and Julia Stone
19 May 2018
Festival Hall

Europe
19 May 2018
Palais Theatre

June

Niall Horan
7 June 2018
Margaret Court Arena

July

Pink
16 - 26 July 2018
Rod Laver Arena

August

Kay Perry
2 - 5 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

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