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Welcome to Melbourne, Australia's music capital. From rock, folk, blues and indie to classical, jazz and world music, Melbourne is a city alive with noise. Catch the latest bands and solo performers at clubs and pubs across the city, share a drink and moody tunes at one of the numerous jazz clubs, or take it up a notch at arenas and concert halls playing host big ticket acts. With countless gigs on every night of the week, check the local papers, websites and gig guides to find out what's happening near you.

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions

Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions

15 - 29 Jan 2015

Melbourne

The Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions program brings you world-class jazz in January, building on the growing success of the main...

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SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival

23 Jan - 21 Feb 2015

Southbank

Summersalt - the outdoor arts festival you'll flip for! Over five extraordinary summer weekends, the Melbourne Arts Precinct is turned on its head....

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Coopers Australian Music Prize

26 Jan 2015

Melbourne

Five of the shortlisted artists of this year's Coopers Australian Music Prize will perform live showcase sets as part of the Australia Day Concert at...

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Globe to Globe World Music Festival

26 Jan 2015

Clayton South

Showcasing the very best in world music over two stages as well as a range of dance and craft workshops, cuisine from around the globe, rides and...

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Star Trek In Concert

31 Jan - 1 Feb 2015

Southbank

The recent rebooting of the legendary Star Trek film franchise, launched to widespread critical acclaim and box office success, brought forth an...

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Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

28 Nov 2014, 5 Dec 2014, 12 Dec 2014, 19 Dec 2014

Southbank

The National Gallery of Victoria's Friday Nights return in style during the exhibition The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Meet with friends and...

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A State of Trance Festival

6 Feb 2015

Melbourne

A State of Trance Festival promises to deliver a unique vibe and electrifying atmosphere by bringing together some of the best DJs within the trance...

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What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

What Rhymes with Cars and Girls

13 Feb - 28 Mar 2015

Melbourne

For this boutique musical gem, playwright Aidan Fennessy threads songs from Tim Rogers' first solo album into a tale of love across the class divide...

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G-Eazy

G-Eazy

15 Feb 2015

Brunswick

Live Nation & Niche are proud to announce the debut Australian tour for Oakland, CA emcee G-Eazy, playing select club appearances this February 2015!...

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Guy Sebastian: Madness Tour

21 Feb 2015

Richmond

Guy Sebastian is embarking on his first ever national arena tour, playing six shows as part of his Madness tour, with tickets going on sale to the...

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A Day On The Green - Roxette

21 Feb 2015

Coldstream

From $129 - $385

Legendary Swedish pop-rockers Roxette will bring their sounds to Rochford Wines. With special guests Eurogliders, Dragon and Boom Crash Opera, it is...

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Musica Viva presents Tafelmusik House of Dreams

Musica Viva presents Tafelmusik House of Dreams

21 Feb 2015, 24 Feb 2015

Southbank

The Baroque era comes alive in Tafelmusik's House of Dreams at the Melbourne Recital Centre through a stunning exploration of music, art and drama....

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 MSO Chinese New Year Concert

MSO Chinese New Year Concert

28 Feb 2015

Southbank

In this major cultural event in Australia's most multicultural metropolis, the MSO's annual Chinese New Year concert brings together great works from...

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Brunswick Music Festival & Sydney Road Street Party

1 - 15 Mar 2015

Brunswick

In 2015, the Brunswick Music Festival will launch into its 27th year with a carefully curated program of international folk, roots and world music on...

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Coffee Concert with the Sutherland Trio

Coffee Concert with the Sutherland Trio

17 Mar 2015

Southbank

One of Melbourne’s finest chamber ensembles opens the 2015 Coffee Concert season with a delectable program of musical treasures. The Sutherland trio...

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Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

Beethoven: The 1808 Vienna Concert

2 May 2015

Southbank

With a line-up of internationally acclaimed soloists and the Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir joining the orchestra, sit back and relax in the...

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Musica Viva presents Goldner String Quartet

Musica Viva presents Goldner String Quartet

21 Apr 2015, 2 May 2015

Southbank

Four friends, three pieces, two married couples, one quartet: this tour celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Goldner String Quartet. A piece too...

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Human Nature 'The Jukebox Tour - A 25th Anniversary Celebration'

Human Nature: The Jukebox Tour

9 May 2015

Melbourne

Celebrating 25 successful years since founding their iconic group Human Nature are thrilled to announce they will tour the country on their The...

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Coffee Concert with Mary Carewe and Philip Mayers

Coffee Concert with Mary Carewe and Philip Mayers

19 May 2015

Southbank

The expressive voice of British singer Mary Carewe is the perfect medium for the witty arrangements of pianist Philip Mayers. The songs of this...

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Melbourne International Jazz Festival

29 May - 7 Jun 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

Melbourne

Hear something new in Melbourne's jazz bars and clubs this Queens Birthday weekend. Catch exclusive international acts and local newcomers.

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The Light in Winter

The Light in Winter

1 - 30 Jun 2015

Melbourne

See the light and a nightly program of free events, performances and exhibitions at Federation Square, and celebrate the arrival of the winter solstice.

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Melbourne International Singers Festival

5 - 8 Jun 2015

Melbourne

Over the Queen's Birthday weekend, the School of Hard Knocks presents Melbourne International Singers Festival. Now in its sixth year, Australia's...

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Coffee Concert with Daniel De Borah and Eoin Andersen

Coffee Concert with Daniel De Borah and Eoin Andersen

9 Jun 2015

Southbank

Violinist Eoin Andersen and pianist Daniel de Borah offer a delicious musical assortment: two sonatas unveil the sweetness of Mozart and the...

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Melbourne Cabaret Festival

18 - 28 Jun 2015

Prahran

Life is a cabaret festival. Live it up with jazz hands and tapping toes at some of the thirty hand-picked shows at six of Melbourne's cabaret venues.

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Musica Viva presents Steven Isserlis

Musica Viva presents Steven Isserlis

16 Jun 2015, 20 Jun 2015

Southbank

Steven Isserlis is revered amongst cellists not just for his consummate technical mastery, but also for the enquiring mind that seeks out...

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Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

Seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition

11 - 19 Jul 2015

South Melbourne

The Seventh Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition will be presented by Chamber Music Australia in July 2015. Showcasing the best young...

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Musica Viva presents I Fagiolini

Musica Viva presents I Fagiolini

28 Jul 2015, 1 Aug 2015

Southbank

Music Viva in conjunction with the Melbourne Recital Centre are excited to bring you the talents of Fagiolini. Pronounced Ee far-joe-LEE-nee ('the...

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Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

1 Sep 2015

Southbank

In the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis, a great piano recital can be a transcendent experience, a personal sharing of ideas and emotions. All of...

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Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

Musica Viva presents Paul Lewis

1 Sep 2015, 5 Sep 2015

Southbank

Music Viva is proud to leave you in the the hands of a master such as Paul Lewis performing at the Melbourne Recital Centre. A great piano recital...

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Coffee Concert with Orava Quartet

Coffee Concert with Orava Quartet

22 Sep 2015

Southbank

The exciting young Australian ensemble Orava Quartet is best known to Melburnians through its prize-winning appearances at the 2013 Asia-Pacific...

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Musica Viva presents Modigliani Quartet

Musica Viva presents Modigliani Quartet

13 Oct 2015, 17 Oct 2015

Southbank

Since their first Australian tour, the Modigliani Quartet have gone from strength to strength, and now look well placed to assume the mantle of the...

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Classics at Fed Square

Classics at Fed Square

2 Feb 2015, 2 Mar 2015, 6 Apr 2015, 4 May 2015

Melbourne

Enjoy your favourite music all year round with Classics at Fed Square. Held in the stunning surrounds of the Deakin Edge, these free monthly concerts...

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Coffee Concert with Dean, Emmerson and Dean

Coffee Concert with Dean, Emmerson and Dean

17 Nov 2015

Southbank

Brothers Brett and Paul Dean join their long-time friend and colleague Stephen Emmerson for a concert of virtuosic proportions. Fittingly, the...

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Great Performers Concert Series

15 Feb 2015, 14 Apr 2015, 21 May 2015, 10 Jun 2015

Southbank

Superb musicians, striking clarity and the gorgeous surroundings of the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall - Melbourne Recital Centre's signature international...

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Musica Viva presents the Eggner Trio

Musica Viva presents the Eggner Trio

10 Nov 2015, 21 Nov 2015

Southbank

The Austrian Eggner Trio is one of the most recognised leading piano trios an will be gracing the stage of the Melbourne Recital Centre. There is a...

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