Luluc, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne. Image courtesy: Carbie Warbie
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Live music

Melbourne crowds and venues have a long and celebrated tradition of nurturing live music, making Melbourne the nation's city of rock.

Proud supporters of breakthrough acts like AC/DC, Crowded House, Dirty Three and more recently Jet and Wolfmother, Melbourne's vibrant independent music scene comes alive every night of the week in pubs, clubs, warehouses and basements. Choose a style and check out some of the best local musicians performing across the city.

Details appear in Melbourne's free street papers Beat and Inpress and weekly lift-outs in The Age and Herald Sun.


Adalita, The Empress, North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image courtesy of The Empress

Melbourne music venues

See a band in Melbourne and see why Victorian crowds and venues have a long and celebrated tradition of nurturing live music.

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The Middle East, Palace Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Concert clubs

Melbourne is a music lover's paradise. Hit the city's concert clubs and choose from indie and electro, hip hop, rock and everything in between.

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Melbourne Recital Centre, Victoria, Australia

Concert halls and stadiums

Melbourne is a favourite stop for Australian and international superstars alike. Catch a show and discover Victoria's long tradition of live music.

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Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Jazz clubs

Need a night of soothing sounds? From big bands to sultry soloists, Melbourne has a great jazz scene as long as you know where to look.

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Summer festival, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Music festivals

Melbourne and Victoria dance all year with music festivals celebrating rock, alternative, techno, folk, jazz and all types of music and performance.

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Greville Records, Prahran, Melbourne, Australia

Record stores

Visit an independent record store in Melbourne – find second hand bargains, obscure new releases and live in-store performances.

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Bridezilla, Laneway Festival, Melbourne, Victoria. Image: Carbie Warbie

Concert tickets

Take in a show at one of the many venues across Melbourne. Get all the information you need on concert ticket outlets and venue details right here.

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Pikelet, Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Carbie Warbie

Find your way to music venues

Want to see a band in Melbourne on public transport? Figure out the quickest and easiest way to get to where you want to go.

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