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

August

Golden Features
25 & 26 August 2018
Forum Theatre

Gene Simmons
30 August 2018
Festival Hall

Pink
28 & 29 August 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Amy Shark
30 & 31 August 2018
Forum Theatre

September

Courtney Barnett
1 September 2018
Festival Hall

Bastille
1 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Queens of the Stone Age
7 & 8 September 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Vance Joy
8 & 15 September 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Flight Facilities
13 & 14 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Rick Ross
22 September 2018
Forum Theatre

Jhené Aiko
23 September 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Brockhampton
25 September 2018
Forum Theatre

SKEPTA
26 September 2018
Forum Theatre

October

Cher
3 & 5 October 2018
Rod Laver Arena

Kesha
7 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Cheap Trick
15 October 2018
Palais Theatre

Boney M
20 October 2018
Palais Theatre

KYGO
20 October 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Il Divo
23 October 2018
Margaret Court Arena

Taylor Swift
26 October 2018
Etihad Stadium

Gang of Youths
28, 29 & 31 October 2018
Forum Theatre

November

Parkway Drive
2 November 2018
Margaret Court Arena

The Living End
3 November 2018
Forum Theatre

Dionne Warwick
4 November 2018
Palais Theatre

RL Grime
5 November 2018
Festival Hall

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

Childish Gambino
10 November 2018
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

James
14 November 2018
Forum Theatre

YG
16 November 2018
Festival Hall

Passenger
17 November 2018
Forum Theatre

James Reyne
24 November 2018
Palais Theatre

David Byrne
24 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

Shania Twain
11 & 12 December 2018
Rod Laver Arena

January

Florence and the Machine
18 January 2019
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

February

Keith Urban
5 & 6 February 2019
Rod Laver Arena

Rodriguez
15 February 2019
Margaret Court Arena

Beth Hart
23 February 2019
Forum Theatre

March

Belinda Carlisle
2 March 2019
Palais Theatre

Engelbert Humperdinck
9 March 2019
Palais Theatre

May

Human Nature
1 May 2019
Margaret Court Arena

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