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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

April

The Tea Party
28 April 2017
Hamer Hall, Arts Centre

May

The Wombats
3 May 2017
Festival Hall

Green Day
5-6 May 2017
Rod Laver Arena

Ryan Adams
26 May 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Sampha
29 May 2017
Forum Theatre

June

Crystal Castles
1 June 2017
Forum Theatre

The Smith Street Band
2 June 2017
Forum Theatre

Hanson
18-19 June 2017
Forum Theatre

Grinspoon
30 June 2017
Margaret Court Arena

The Amity Affliction
18 June 2017
Festival Hall

July

Queens of the Stone Age
20 July 2017
Festival Hall

Bonobo
20-21 July 2017
Forum Theatre

Two Door Cinema Club
25 July 2017
Festival Hall

LCD Soundsystem
26 July 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Sigur Rós
27 July 2017
Margaret Court Arena

RL Grime
29 July 2017
Festival Hall

October

Alice Cooper
20 October 2017
Margaret Court Arena

November

Midnight Oil
6 Nov 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

December

J. Cole
6 December 2017
Margaret Court Arena

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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 including Feist and M Ward.

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Karise Eden’s voice is powerful and raw in its authenticity, showing that she’s lived a full and complex life despite her relative youth. After...

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In this concert, the oud, the harpsichord and the recorder receive a modern-day makeover by internationally acclaimed masters of contemporary music....

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Wendy Matthews has an expressive voice that never fails to move those who hear it. Her music is an unhurried journey of clean melodies, infectious...

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More than just a Piano Man, Billy Joel is a living legend of the music industry with a catalogue of hit songs spanning more than 50 years. From the...

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Bill Evans

Deeply intrigued and ultimately inspired by American roots music, saxophone legend Bill Evans wrote, produced and recorded 'Soulgrass' in 2005,...

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Grigoryan Brothers

Although regarded as Australia’s finest guitar duo performing much of the instrument’s standard classical repertoire, the Grigoryan Brothers’ passion...

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