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 January 2022
A family-friendly, music-lovers’ all-day sunset concert at the beautiful Churchill Island (just off Phillip Island).

February

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.

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

St Kilda Festival
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. 

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.

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
12–14 March 2022
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains rivals its bigger sibling, the famed Meredith Music Festival.

April

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 

Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival
15–17 October 2021
Join this boutique fest for an intimate weekend of tunes by Australian, international and local jazz and blues musicians in the town of Marysville.

Melbourne International Jazz Festival
15–24 October 2021
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.

Pitch Music & Arts Festival
23 October 2021
Usually held in Victoria's golden fields, 2021's version of the celebration heads to the city where local and international artists bring a full electronic soundscape and beyond.
This festival has been rescheduled from March 2021.

November

Queenscliff Music Festival
26–28 November 2021
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula.

Ability Fest
27 November 2021
Australia's first and only completely inclusive, fully accessible music festival, held in the lush surrounds of Alexandra Gardens.

Sunset Sounds
28 November 2021
Chill out by the water with some of Australia's best singer-songwriters at Hastings Foreshore Reserve in Mornington.

December

Melbourne Music Week
November/December 2022 (TBC)
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as hundreds of acts hit the stage at dozens of locations across town.

Falls Festival
December 2021
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road. 

Beyond the Valley
December 2021–January 2022
A five-day (including New Year's Eve) boutique music festival boasting big names and luxury camping atop the parklands of Lardner.

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

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