Can't stop the music

Melbourne is a world class live music city, with a huge variety of music styles, venues, and experiences to choose from. Out of town music festivals attract happy crowds and international acts to seaside villages and country towns across Victoria.

Right now, the music industry is facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, with cancellation of tours, events and festivals.

You can help support the musicians you love and discover new artists along the way. Get along to a gig, buy music online, discover digital downloads, buy merchandise and book ahead for gigs and performances down the track.

January

Ocean Sounds Festival
8–9 January 2022
A family-friendly, music-lovers' all-day sunset concert at the beautiful Churchill Island (just off Phillip Island).

February

St Kilda Festival
5–13 February 2022
It's free, fabulous and on the beach. What more could you ask for from a summer festival? Bands include new local acts and established favourites. 

St Jerome's Laneway Festival
8 February 2022
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.

Riverboats Music Festival
18–20 February 2022
Set on the banks of the Murray River in Echuca-Moama, Riverboats is the perfect spot to plonk a picnic blanket and kick back to local and international acts.

Healesville Music Festival
18–20 February 2022 and 11–13 November 2022
Head over to Healesville and celebrate music of all genres in the Yarra Valley over not one but two weekends in February and November 2022.

March

Brunswick Music Festival
4–14 March 2022
Kicking off with the Sydney Road Street Party, this long-running festival sees known-and-loved local acts and artists from around world at indoor and outdoor venues across Brunswick.

Marysville Music Weekend
11–13 March 2022
Featuring a killer program from across the musical spectrum, Marysville Music Weekend has confirmed its full lineup in 2022 over four concert sessions.

Port Fairy Folk Festival
11–14 March 2022
Much more than just a music festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival is an institution. Four days of top quality local and international acts take over this charming coastal town.

Golden Plains
2022 (TBC), please check the festival website for more information
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains rivals its bigger sibling, the famed Meredith Music Festival.

April

Sunset Sounds
23 April 2022
The Yarra Valley sets the stage for a quality lineup of Aussie greats, so get ready to gather among the grapevines for some classic live music at Rochford Estate.

Rainbow Serpent Festival
April 2022 (TBC)
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.

May

Groovin the Moo
May 2022
Bendigo hosts Groovin the Moo in May with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, and bands and performers from across the world. 

October 

Pitch Music & Arts Festival
22 October 2022
Usually held in Victoria's golden fields, 2022's version of the celebration heads to the city where local and international artists bring a full electronic soundscape and beyond.

November

Melbourne Music Week
3–12 November 2022
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as hundreds of acts hit the stage at dozens of locations across town.

Queenscliff Music Festival
25–27 November 2022
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula. 

December

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
2–5 December 2021
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne. 

Meredith Music Festival
9–11 December 2022
Tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria. The 2022 edition will be worth the long wait.

Beyond the City
30–31 December 2021
Swap the valley for the city to see in the New Year with big name acts at Beyond the City's two-day music event. Beyond the Valley's annual boutique music moves to Melbourne for 2021 before returning the parklands of Lardner in 2022.

Falls Festival
Summer 2022–23 (TBC)
Check back for more on this headline NYE festival in 2022–23 at its new home at Pennyroyal Plains, 30 minutes from Lorne.

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