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Overview

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

October

Lionel Richie
7 October 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Boney M
13 - 14 October 2017
Palais Theatre

Alice Cooper
20 October 2017
Margaret Court Arena

November

Midnight Oil
6, 8 & 15 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Khalid
7 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 2017
Palais Theatre

Drake
18 - 20 November 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Lorde
26 November 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Vance Joy
22 November 2017
Forum Theatre

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

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

Village People
12 December
Margaret Court Arena

Tash Sultana
14 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Muse
18 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

January

The xx
13 January 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Alanis Morisette
23 January 2018
Palais Theatre

February

Rise Against
10 February 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Roger Waters
10 - 11 February 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Robbie Williams
24 February 2018
Rod Laver Arena

March

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

Ed Sheeran
9 - 12 March 2018
Etihad Stadium

April

Lionel Richie
8 April 2018
Rod Laver Arena

May

Royal Blood
9 May 2018
Margaret Court Arena

June

Niall Horan
7 June 2018
Margaret Court Arena

August

Kay Perry
2, 3 & 5 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

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