Best Music Events in Melbourne 2022

There’s nothing quite like the music scene in Melbourne. Any night of the week, in almost every part of town, you can listen to live music, whether it’s screaming, rock ‘n roll in sticky-floored pubs, jazz sensual in seated lounges or melodic electronics at one of the many dance-floor destinations.

After a two-year hiatus which marked a pause in the live music industry, Melbourne and Victoria in general have returned to action with a concert guide and festival line-up absolutely packed with local and international talent. .

For more on the biggest shows happening and coming to town, check out the best music events in Melbourne for 2022:

Always Live Victoria

always live is a statewide celebration of live music, a historic collection of some of the biggest names in the business in some of Victoria’s most unique locations. The full line-up has something for everyone, from Nick Cave at Hanging Rock to Dua Lipa at the Palais Theatre, Claptone along St Kilda Beach, Sampa The Great at Hamer Hall and more. In total, over 50 different artists perform in over 90 events across the state. Go into full program here.

THE DETAILS:

When: several times
Where: Various locations
To know more,
Click here.

DJ set by Shaquille O’Neal at 170 Russell

Famous NBA big man and warrior of good vibes, Shaquille O’Neal AKA ‘The Big Diesel’, will descend on Melbourne for a jam-packed DJ set. Taking place on a school night, Wednesday, August 24, Diesel is ready to bring the bangers and infectious vibes to the dance floor.

THE DETAILS:

When: 7 p.m. until late Wednesday, August 24
Where: 170 Russell, 170 Russell Street, Melbourne
For tickets and more,
Click here.

Maron Williams new album launch party

After the runaway success of ‘Make way for lovehe slender folk singer is set to release his new album “My Boy” in September. To celebrate, Marlon will perform live at an album launch party at Howler’s Bar in Brunswick.

THE DETAILS:

When: 8 p.m. until late Friday, September 9
Where: Howler, 7-11 Dawson Street, Brunswick
For tickets and more,
Click here.

Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour

Sir Elton John returns for a glitzy evening of rhinestones at AAMI Park. The promised encore show will feature all the platinum hits from Rocket Man himself

THE DETAILS:

When: 7 p.m. until late, Friday 13 and Saturday 14 January
Where: AAMI Park, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
For tickets and more,
Click here.

arctic monkeys

Relive that teenage angst with the famous British indie rock band as they return to Melbourne for a slicked up rumble session. The Arctic Monkeys will take over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl alongside Melbourne groovers Mildlife.

THE DETAILS:

When: 6 p.m. until late Thursday, January 5
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Linlithgow Avenue, Melbourne
For tickets and more,
Click here.

Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ Tour

The Queen of American Pop arrives straight from the United States to take over the Rod Laver Arena. Bringing her ‘Happier Than Ever’ world tour to Australia, she will light up Rod Laver for four nights next September.

THE DETAILS:

When: 7:30 p.m. until late, Thursday September 22 to Monday September 26
Where: Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Melbourne
For tickets and more,
Click here.

Find out what’s happening in Melbourne here.

Image credit: Ben Gibson (provided)

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