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 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.

Calendar

Big gigs

February

Pennywise
6 February 2020
Forum Theatre

Gladys Knight
8 February 2020
Hamer Hall

Alice Cooper
14 February 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Michael Buble
15, 16 & 18 February 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Queen with Adam Lambert
19 & 20 February 2020
AAMI Park

Elton John
22 February 2020
AAMI Park

The Beautiful Girls
22 February 2020
The Corner Hotel

Tool
22 & 23 February 2020
Rod Laver Arena

a-ha with Rick Astley
23 February 2020
Margaret Court Arena

March

Aldous Harding
6 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Hot Chip
7 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Pixies
9 & 10 March 2020
Palais Theatre


The Darkness
14 March 2020
Forum Theatre

New Order
14 March 2020
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Violent Femmes
20 March 2020
Forum Theatre

Tim Minchin
26, 27 & 28 March 2020
Hamer Hall

The National
30, 31 March & 1 April 2020
Palais Theatre

April

Frank Turner
4 April 2020
The Corner Hotel

Lenny Kravitz
8 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Dave Matthews Band
17 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Patti Smith
21, 22 & 23 April 2020
Forum Theatre

The Offspring with Sum 41
23 April 2020
Margaret Court Arena

Tame Impala
23 April 2020
Rod Laver Arena

City and Colour
24 & 25 April 2020
Forum Theatre

May

Boy & Bear
1 May 2020
Palais Theatre

Wet Wet Wet
8 May 2020
Palais Theatre

Iron Maiden
9 & 11 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

Ásgeir
14 May 2020
Forum Theatre

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

Backstreet Boys
26 & 27 May 2020
Rod Laver Arena

June

Bon Iver
16 June 2020
Rod Laver Arena

October

Rod Stewart
28 & 29 October 2020
Rod Laver Arena

November

James Blunt
18 November 2020
Margaret Court Arena

December

Simple Minds
1 December 2020
Margaret Court Arena

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