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 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.


Big gigs


Frank Turner (cancelled)
4 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Lenny Kravitz (postponed)
8 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

George Benson (postponed)
8 & 9 April 2020
Palais Theatre

Dave Matthews Band (cancelled)
17 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

John Mayall (postponed)
20 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Patti Smith (postponed)
21, 22 & 23 April 2020
Forum Theatre

The Offspring with Sum 41 (postponed)
23 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Supergrass (postponed)
29 & 30 April 2020
Forum Theatre

Maxo Kream (cancelled)
30 April 2020
The Corner Hotel


Channel Tres (cancelled)
1 May 2020
The Corner Hotel

6 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Wet Wet Wet (postponed)
8 May 2020
Palais Theatre

Iron Maiden (postponed)
9 & 11 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Ásgeir (cancelled)
14 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Archie Roach
15 May 2020
Hamer Hall

Faith No More
16 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Big Thief
17, 18 & 19 May 2020
The Corner Hotel

22 May 2020
Forum Theatre

Backstreet Boys
26 & 27 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena


Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
3 & 4 June 2020
Hamer Hall

Boney M
13 June 2020
Palais Theatre

Bon Iver
16 June 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Thelma Plum
19 June 2020
Forum Theatre

The Rubens (postponed)
25 June 2020
Forum Theatre


James Reyne & Mark Seymour
10 & 11 July 2020
Forum Theatre


Human Nature
7 August 2020
Hamer Hall


The Whitlams
10 & 11 September 2020
The Corner Hotel

Wavves (rescheduled)
16 September 2020
The Corner Hotel


Tones And I (rescheduled)
12 & 13 October 2020
Forum Theatre

Rod Stewart
28 & 29 October 2020
Rod Laver Arena


City and Colour (rescheduled)
4 & 5 November 2020
Forum Theatre

Alanis Morissette (rescheduled)
14 & 15 November 2020
Rod Laver Arena

James Blunt
18 November 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Boy & Bear (rescheduled)
20 November 2020
Palais Theatre

Harry Styles
28 November 2020
Rod Laver Arena


Simple Minds
1 December 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Tame Impala (rescheduled)
13 & 14 December 2020
Rod Laver Arena

The National (rescheduled)
15, 16 & 17 December 2020
Palais Theatre


Tim Minchin (rescheduled)
14, 15 & 16 January 2021
Hamer Hall

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