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

September

Rick Ross
22 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Jhené Aiko
23 September 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Brockhampton
25 September 2018
Forum Theatre

SKEPTA
26 September 2018
Forum Theatre

October

Cher
3 & 5 October 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Kesha
7 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Panic at the Disco
7 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Cheap Trick
15 October 2018
Palais Theatre

Boney M
20 October 2018
Palais Theatre

KYGO
20 October 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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

The Living End
3 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Dionne Warwick
4 November 2018
Palais Theatre

RL Grime
5 November 2018
Festival Hall

Sam Smith
6 & 7 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

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

Def Leppard
8 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Pierce Brothers
9 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Thundamentals
10 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Childish Gambino
10 November 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

RnB Fridays Live
10 November 2018
Etihad Stadium

James
14 November 2018
Forum Theatre

YG
16 November 2018
Festival Hall

Passenger
17 November 2018
Forum Theatre

The Wombats
19 November 2018
Palais Theatre

James Reyne
24 November 2018
Palais Theatre

Alison Wonderland
24 November 2018
Forum Theatre

David Byrne
24 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Joe Satriani
28 November 2018
Forum Theatre

December

Bon Jovi
1 December 2018
MCG

The Church
1 December 2018
Palais Theatre

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
2 December 2018
Forum Theatre

Richard Marx
7 December 2018
Palais Theatre

The Rubens
8 December 2018
Forum Theatre

Shania Twain
11 & 12 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Paul Kelly
14 December 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Randy Houser
16 December 2018
Forum Theatre

January

Leon Bridges
14 January 2019
Palais Theatre

The Growlers
16 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Flo Rida
16 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Bastille
18 January 2018
Forum Theatre

Florence and the Machine
18 January 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

February

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson
2 February 2019
Palais Theatre

Keith Urban
5 & 6 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Lily Allen
6 February 2018
Forum Theatre

John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins
7 February 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Five + S Club 3 + Big Brovaz + G.R.L
12 February 2018
Forum Theatre

Lauryn Hill
13 February 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Rodriguez
15 February 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Maroon 5
22 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Beth Hart
23 February 2019
Forum Theatre

March

Belinda Carlisle
2 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Engelbert Humperdinck
9 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Tash Sultana
14 March 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Fat Freddy's Drop
14, 15 & 17 March 2019
Forum Theatre

April

Bring Me The Horizon
13 April 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Kurt Vile & the Violators
22 April 2019
Forum Theatre

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
25 April 2019
Forum Theatre

Snarky Puppy
26 April 2019
Forum Theatre

Ray LaMontagne
27 April 2019
Palais Theatre

Jungle
28 April 2019
Forum Theatre

May

Human Nature
1 May 2019
Margaret Court Arena

October

Shawn Mendes
29, 30 & 31 October 2019
Rod Laver Arena

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