Overview

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 Marvel 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 and the CBD's Forum 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.

Find a detailed calendar of gigs at beat.com.au or browse our list below.

Can't stop the music

Right now, the music industry is facing big challenges due to COVID-19, with cancellation of tours, events and festivals.

You can support the music you love and discover new artists along the way. Get along to a 'virtual' gig, buy music online, discover digital downloads, buy merch and book ahead for gigs and performances down the track.

Support artists listed with the Sound of Silence Australian music campaign at thesoundofsilence.com.au.

Calendar

February

Archie Roach
19 February 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Ball Park Music + Thelma Plum
25 February 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
26 February 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Bernard Fanning + Something For Kate
27 February 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

March

Spiderbait + Jebediah + Bodyjar
5 March 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Kasey Chambers
14 March 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

5 Seconds of Summer
19 March 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Karnivool (rescheduled)
26 March 2021
Festival Hall

April

Tones And I (rescheduled)
21 & 22 April 2021
Forum Theatre

The Rubens (rescheduled)
30 April 2021
Forum Theatre

May

Delta Goodrem
2 May 2022
Rod Laver Arena

Backstreet Boys (rescheduled)
3 & 4 May 2021
Rod Laver Arena

UB40 (rescheduled)
4 May 2021
Forum Theatre

Tina Arena
14 May 2021
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

June

Amy Shark
18 June 2021
Rod Laver Arena

Thelma Plum (rescheduled)
16 June 2021
Forum Theatre

Louis Tomlinson (rescheduled)
21 & 22 June 2021
Palais Theatre

July

Tim Minchin (rescheduled)
1, 2 & 3 July 2021
Hamer Hall

September

The Whitlams (rescheduled)
2, 3 & 4 September 2021
The Corner Hotel

Boney M (rescheduled)
3 September 2021
Palais Theatre

Human Nature (rescheduled)
10 September 2021
Hamer Hall

James Reyne & Mark Seymour (rescheduled)
10 & 11 September 2021
Forum Theatre

November

Guy Sebastian
19 & 20 November 2021
Margaret Court Arena

Alanis Morissette (rescheduled)
27 & 28 November 2021
Rod Laver Arena

December

Simple Minds (rescheduled)
7 December 2021
Margaret Court Arena

Keith Urban (rescheduled)
10 & 11 December 2021
Rod Laver Arena

Tame Impala (rescheduled)
12 & 13 December 2021
Rod Laver Arena

February 2022

Billy Bragg
2, 3 & 4 February 2022
Forum Theatre

Violet Femmes (rescheduled)
18 February 2022
Forum Theatre

Faith No More (rescheduled)
19 February 2022
Rod Laver Arena

March 2022

Rod Stewart (rescheduled)
15 & 16 March 2022
Rod Laver Arena

April 2022

George Benson (rescheduled)
19 & 20 April 2022
Palais Theatre

Patti Smith and Her Band (rescheduled)
21 & 22 April 2022
Palais Theatre

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