Overview

Big gigs

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

Major sports stadiums host 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.

Look for outdoor and all-ages gigs and summer festivals at iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl, in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sales making up the bulk. Watch for ticket release dates, and sign up with major ticketing outlets.

Gig guides

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

Calendar

Big gigs

July

Kendrick Lamar
13 & 14 July 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Pink
16 & 29 July 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Miguel
18 July 2018
Forum Theatre

The Wombats
19 July 2018
Festival Hall

Lil Xan
20 July 2018
Festival Hall

Machine Head
21 July 2018
Forum Theatre

CHVRCHES
23 July 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Franz Ferdinand & MGMT
24 July 2018
Festival Hall

Ben Howard
24 & 25 July 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Nothing But Thieves
29 July 2018
Forum Theatre

Flo Rida
31 July 2018
Forum Theatre

August

Snow Patrol
2 August 2018
Palais Theatre

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

Suzanne Vega
3 August 2018
Palais Theatre

Celine Dion
7 & 8 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Joyner Lucas
10 August 2018
Festival Hall

Bob Dylan 
13 & 14 August 2018 
Margaret Court Arena

Golden Features
25 & 26 August 2018
Forum Theatre

Gene Simmons
30 August 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Amy Shark
30 & 31 August 2018
Forum Theatre

September

Courtney Barnett
1 September 2018
Festival Hall

Bastille
1 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Queens of the Stone Age
7 & 8 September 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Vance Joy
8 & 15 September 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Flight Facilities
13 & 14 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Rick Ross
22 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Jhené Aiko
23 September 2018 
Margaret Court Arena

Brockhampton
25 September 2018 
Forum Theatre

October

Cher
3 & 5 October 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Mariah Carey
10 October 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Kesha
7 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Cheap Trick
15 October 2018
Palais Theatre

Boney M
20 October 2018
Palais Theatre

Il Divo
23 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Taylor Swift
26 October 2018
Etihad Stadium

Gang of Youths
28, 29 & 31 October 2018
Forum Theatre

November

Parkway Drive
2 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Sam Smith
6 & 7 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Def Leppard

8 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Gang of Youths
6, 7, 8, 12 & 13 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Childish Gambino
10 November 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

James
14 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Passenger
17 November 2018
Forum Theatre

James Reyne
24 November 2018
Palais Theatre

David Byrne
24 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

December

Bon Jovi
1 December 2018
MCG

Shania Twain
11 & 12 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

January

Florence and The Machine
18 January 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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