Can't stop the music
Melbourne is a world class live music city, with a huge variety of music styles, venues, and experiences to choose from. Out of town music festivals attract happy crowds and international acts to seaside villages and country towns across Victoria.
Right now, the music industry is facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, with cancellation of tours, events and festivals.
You can help support the musicians you love and discover new artists along the way. Get along to a gig, buy music online, discover digital downloads, buy merchandise and book ahead for gigs and performances down the track.
So Frenchy So Chic
Kick up your heels to live French music with bubbly in hand at Werribee Park. It's just as the name suggests – Frenchy and chic.
Riverboats Music Festival
18–20 February 2022
Set on the banks of the Murray River in Echuca-Moama, Riverboats is the perfect spot to plonk a picnic blanket and kick back to local and international acts.
St Jerome's Laneway Festival
Join the cool crowd by the Maribyrnong River for this too-big-for-a-laneway festival featuring local and international acts.
St Kilda Festival
It's free, fabulous and on the beach. What more could you ask for from a summer festival? Bands include new local acts and established favourites.
Set in the heart of the Australian wilderness, this enchanting festival explores the world of art, music, mindfulness and community.
Brunswick Music Festival
Kicking off with the Sydney Road Street Party, this long-running festival sees known-and-loved local acts and artists from around world at indoor and outdoor venues across Brunswick.
Port Fairy Folk Festival
11–14 March 2022
Much more than just a music festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival is an institution. Four days of top quality local and international acts take over this charming coastal town.
12–14 March 2022
Located at the celebrated Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, the annual Golden Plains rivals its bigger sibling, the famed Meredith Music Festival.
Rainbow Serpent Festival
April 2022 (TBC)
Set up camp and feel the freedom at this four-day alternative lifestyle, music and arts festival in Lexton, western Victoria.
Groovin the Moo
Bendigo hosts Groovin the Moo in May with two outdoor stages, a big top tent, and bands and performers from across the world.
Winter Blues Festival
22–25 July 2021
Winter blues take over the streets and venues of the Port of Echuca heritage precinct, in the best possible way.
Port Fairy Spring Festival
15–17 October 2021
Performances by local and international classical musicians and some of the world's leading composers in small and intimate venues over three days.
Marysville Jazz & Blues Festival
15–17 October 2021
Join this boutique fest for an intimate weekend of tunes by Australian, international and local jazz and blues musicians in the town of Marysville.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival
15–24 October 2021
Hear blistering instrumentalists and soulful singers from around the world over ten toe-tapping days in venues across Melbourne.
Pitch Music & Arts Festival
23 October 2021
Held in Victoria's golden fields, this three-day celebration brings both local and international artists, spanning a full electronic soundscape and beyond.
This festival has been rescheduled from March 2021.
Queenscliff Music Festival
26–28 November 2021
Soak up the stunning seaside setting, enjoy excellent local and international artists, and sample fresh food and wine from the Bellarine Peninsula.
Melbourne Music Week
November/December 2022 (TBC)
An all-you-can-listen event: Melbourne's CBD gets loud as hundreds of acts hit the stage at dozens of locations across town.
Meredith Music Festival
13–15 December 2021
Get in quick because tickets sell out super fast for this awesome festival in country Victoria.
Catch big names and small for an epic New Year's Eve celebration in the coastal town of Lorne along the Great Ocean Road.
Beyond the Valley
December 2021–January 2022
A five-day (including New Year's Eve) boutique music festival boasting big names and luxury camping atop the parklands of Lardner.
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