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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.

Calendar

Big gigs

November

TLC
23 November 2016
Palais Theatre

The Temper Trap
25 November 2016
Palais Theatre

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
26 November 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

December

Keith Urban
8 and 9 December 2016
Rod Laver Arena

Coldplay
9 and 10 December 2016
Etihad Stadium

Flume
15 and 16 December 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

January

Chance the Rapper
4 January 2017
Festival Hall

PJ Harvey
21 January 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Passenger
25 January 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
27 - 28 January 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

February

Bruce Springsteen
2 February 2017
AAMI Park

Simple Minds and the B-52s
7 February 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Guns N' Roses
14 February 2017
MCG

March

Pixies
4 March 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Justin Bieber
10 March 2017
Etihad Stadium

Twenty One Pilots
31 March 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Adele
18 March 2017
Etihard Stadium

April

Dixie Chicks
1-2 April 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Blondie & Cyndie Lauper
6 April 2017
Rod Laver Arena

May

Green Day
5 May 2017
Rod Laver Arena

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Margaret Court Arena

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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 including Feist and M Ward.

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A calendar staple and the ultimate destination for music lovers each year, set amongst the unique environments of Melbourne Zoo, one of the country’s...

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Soul Cupcake

Soul Cupcake is the finest jazz funk band in Melbourne. With a vocalist, four-piece rhythm section and three-piece horn section Soul Cupcake features...

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Frank Gambale Soulmine

Grammy Award-winning guitar virtuoso, Frank Gambale, exploded on the L. A. scene in the early 80's. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his...

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Human Nature – The Ultimate Jukebox Tour

Human Nature – The Ultimate Jukebox Tour will take audiences on an unforgettable journey through 60 years of music, and the guys’ 26 year career....

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Virgil Donati

Having recently won Modern Drummer Magazines best recorded performance, it has set the bar for explorations in rhythm. The album was produced,...

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