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Big gigs


  • Margat Court Arena, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Get in on the big gigs and big names bringing it to Melbourne's stadiums, concert halls, band rooms and amphitheatres.

Our major sports stadiums sport major 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.  

For outdoor and all ages gigs and summer festivals, it's all beats and bats at iconic amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, smack bang in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

To catch big names in smaller venues, watch for local and international touring acts on the bill at dedicated pub band rooms the Northcote Social Club and the Corner, and ever-evolving CBD venue 170 Russell.

Local pubs and bars around town have plenty of acts on most nights of the week, too, so you can easily chalk up a list of bands you saw before they were famous.

Plan ahead: touring acts often sell out quickly, with pre-sale tickets taking up a fair share. Keep an eye on tour and ticket release dates, and sign up with the major ticketing outlets to keep your finger on the pre-sale pulse. beat.com.au has a comprehensive weekly gig guide covering almost every venue in town.


RSO - Richie Sambora and Orianthi
27 September 2016
Margaret Court Arena

5 Seconds of Summer
29 September 2016
Margaret Court Arena

Ellie Goulding
8 October 2016
Rod Laver Arena

15 October 2016
Festival Hall

22 October 2016
Festival Hall

Glen Hansard
26 October 2016
Palais Theatre

Ronan Keating
28 and 29 October 2016
Hamer Hall

Bernard Fanning
31 October 2016
Palais Theatre

31 October 2016
Rod Laver Arena

Violent Soho
31 October 2016
Festival Hall

Delta Goodrem
3 November 2016
Margaret Court Arena

The Dandy Warhols
5 November 2016
Palais Theatre

12 November 2016
Margaret Court Arena

23 November 2016
Palais Theatre

The Tempter Trap
25 November 2016
Palais Theatre

Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals
26 November 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Keith Urban
8 and 9 December 2016
Rod Laver Arena

9 and 10 December 2016
Etihad Stadium

15 and 16 December 2016
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

PJ Harvey
21 Januanry 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bow

25 January 2017
Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Bruce Springsteen
2 February 2017

Simple Minds and the B-52s
7 February 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Guns N' Roses
14 February 2017


4 March 2017
Margaret Court Arena

Twenty One Pilots
31 March 2017
Rod Laver Arena

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