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 Etihad 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.

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.

Gig guides

Find gigs at beat.com.au or download Music Victoria's Melbourne Music City app.

Calendar

Big gigs

November

Sam Smith
6 & 7 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Gang of Youths
6, 7, 8, 12 & 13 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Def Leppard
8 November 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Pierce Brothers
9 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Thundamentals
10 November 2018
Forum Theatre

RnB Fridays Live
10 November 2018
Etihad Stadium

Skillet
14 November 2018
Forum Theatre

James
14 November 2018
Forum Theatre

YG
16 November 2018
Festival Hall

Passenger
17 November 2018
Forum Theatre

The Wombats
19 November 2018
Palais Theatre

James Reyne
24 November 2018
Palais Theatre

Alison Wonderland
24 November 2018
Forum Theatre

David Byrne
24 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Bloc Party
27 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Joe Satriani
28 November 2018
Forum Theatre

December

Bon Jovi
1 December 2018
MCG

The Church
1 December 2018
Palais Theatre

Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls
2 December 2018
Forum Theatre

Richard Marx
7 December 2018
Palais Theatre

The Rubens
8 December 2018
Forum Theatre

The Breeders
9 December 2018
Forum Theatre

Shania Twain
11 & 12 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Twenty One Pilots
13 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Paul Kelly
14 December 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Randy Houser
16 December 2018
Forum Theatre

January

DVSN
2 January 2019
Forum Theatre

The Kooks
3 January 2019
Festival Hall

Toto
4 January 2019
Festival Hall

Interpol
4 January 2019
Palais Theatre

Leon Bridges
14 January 2019
Palais Theatre

The Growlers
16 January 2019
Forum Theatre

Flo Rida
16 January 2019
Forum Theatre

Bastille
18 January 2019
Forum Theatre

Florence and the Machine
18 January 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Mumford & Sons
22 & 23 January 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

February

Phil Collins
1 & 2 February 2019
AAMI Park

George Ezra
2 February 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Supertramp's Roger Hodgson
2 February 2019
Palais Theatre

Keith Urban
5 & 6 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Lily Allen
6 & 10 February 2019
Forum Theatre

John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins
7 February 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Five + S Club 3 + Big Brovaz + G.R.L
12 February 2019
Forum Theatre

Lauryn Hill
13 February 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Rodriguez
15 February 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Nickelback
16 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Maroon 5
22 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Bananarama
22 February 2019
Forum Theatre

Beth Hart
23 February 2019
Forum Theatre

Arctic Monkeys
26 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Bryan Ferry
26 February 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Hanson
27 February 2019
Palais Theatre

March

Orbital
1 March 2019
Forum Theatre

Rita Ora
1 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Belinda Carlisle
2 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Christine and the Queens
5 March 2019
Forum Theatre

Eagles
5 & 6 March 2019
Rod Laver Arena

John Prine
7 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Beach House
8 March 2019
Forum Theatre

Engelbert Humperdinck
9 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Happy Mondays
9 March 2019
Forum Theatre

The Jesus and Mary Chain
12 March 2019
Forum Theatre

Tash Sultana
14 March 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Fat Freddy's Drop
14, 15 & 17 March 2019
Forum Theatre

Florida Georgia Line
20 March 2019
Rod Laver Arena

April

Matt Corby
12 April 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Bring Me The Horizon
13 April 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Kurt Vile & the Violators
22 April 2019
Forum Theatre

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
25 April 2019
Forum Theatre

Snarky Puppy
26 April 2019
Forum Theatre

Ray LaMontagne
27 April 2019
Palais Theatre

Jungle
28 April 2019
Forum Theatre

May

Human Nature
1 May 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Mario Biondi
24 May 2019
Palais Theatre

October

Shawn Mendes
29, 30 & 31 October 2019
Rod Laver Arena

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