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 Marvel 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 and the CBD's Forum 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.

Find a detailed calendar of gigs at beat.com.au or browse our list below.

Calendar

Big gigs

March

Bill Callahan
4 March 2020
Hamer Hall

Aldous Harding
6 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Weyes Blood
9 March 2020
The Corner Hotel

Hot Chip
7 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Pixies
9 & 10 March 2020
Palais Theatre

The Darkness
14 March 2020
Forum Theatre

New Order
14 March 2020
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Violent Femmes
20 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Tim Minchin
26, 27 & 28 March 2020
Hamer Hall

The National
30, 31 March & 1 April 2020
Palais Theatre

April

Wavves
2 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Frank Turner
4 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Ani DiFranco
8 April 2020
Hamer Hall

Lenny Kravitz
8 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

George Benson
8 & 9 April 2020
Palais Theatre

Alanis Morissette
14 & 15 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Dave Matthews Band
17 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

John Mayall
20 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Patti Smith
21, 22 & 23 April 2020
Forum Theatre

The Offspring with Sum 41
23 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Tame Impala
23 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

City and Colour
24 & 25 April 2020
Forum Theatre

Supergrass
29 & 30 April 2020
Forum Theatre

Maxo Kream
30 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

May

Boy & Bear
1 May 2020
Palais Theatre

Channel Tres
1 May 2020
The Corner Hotel

UB40
6 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Wet Wet Wet
8 May 2020
Palais Theatre

Iron Maiden
9 & 11 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Ásgeir
14 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Archie Roach
15 May 2020
Hamer Hall

Faith No More
16 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Big Thief
17, 18 & 19 May 2020
The Corner Hotel

L7
22 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Backstreet Boys
26 & 27 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

June

Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
3 & 4 June 2020
Hamer Hall

Boney M
13 June 2020
Palais Theatre

Bon Iver
16 June 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Thelma Plum
19 June 2020
Forum Theatre

July

James Reyne & Mark Seymour
10 & 11 July 2020
Forum Theatre

September

The Whitlams
10 & 11 September 2020
The Corner Hotel

October

Rod Stewart
28 & 29 October 2020
Rod Laver Arena

November

James Blunt
18 November 2020
Margaret Court Arena

December

Simple Minds
1 December 2020
Margaret Court Arena

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