What's On

See below for current and upcoming events happening in the city to make the most out of your stay.

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Cast standing on stage performing at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Hamilton

Hamilton, the Tony and Grammy Award winning musical, comes to Melbourne to tell the story of America then by America now at Her Majesty's Theatre.

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J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been transformed into a spectacular singular performance. The magic now continues and intensifies, only at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre.

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Abstract art by Pablo Picasso at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
The Picasso Century

NGV Melbourne premieres Melbourne Winter Masterpieces 2022 exhibition, The Picasso Century, exploring the extraordinary career or Pablo Picasso and many artists, poets and intellectuals with whom he interacted with in the 20th century.

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Exhibition inside LIGHT
Light: Works from Tate's Collection

Curated by Tate in the UK and drawn from their prestigious collection, Light: Works from Tate’s Collection celebrating the amazing moments from over two hundred years of art history.

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T-Rex skeleton at the Melbourne Museum
Saturday Sessions

Melbourne Museum is now going to be the place to go on Saturday night. The Museum is keeping their doors open until 9pm on select Saturday nights, inviting the public to curate your very own night at the museum with DJ sets, a pop-up bar, immersive digital experiences, curator talks and access to their exhibitions.

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Melbourne International Film Festival

The Melbourne International Film Festival returns to metro, regional and suburban theatres this August to celebrate 70 years.

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Hairspray the Musical cast
Hairspray Musical

Hairspray the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical starring Shane Jacobson opens at Melbourne's Regent Theatre this August.

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Gang of Youths

Gang Of Youths announce they're coming home for their biggest tour to date to launch their long awaited third studio album 'angel in realtime.' set to arrive on February 25th 2022.

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Poster for KISS final world tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
KISS End of the Road World Tour

Rock N Roll Legends KISS will be bringing their spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour to Australia in 2022!

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Hannah Gadsby 'Body of Work'

Hannah Gadsby, world class, award winning funny person has a brand new live show – Body of Work, hitting stages across Australia and New Zealand from July 2021.

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Boho Luxe Market and Boho Bride

This wedding event is like no other. Held at the Royal Exhibition Building, Boho Luxe Market has collaborated with Boho Bride to provide couples with Byron-Bay bohemian inspiration for couples who dare to be different.

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Irish Film Festival

The Irish Film Festival 2022 Festival will showcase a total of 16 films, including 13 Australian Premieres, starting with a national season of 10 films screened in Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. Cinema tickets are on-sale Friday 5th of August.

 

 

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Dreamhack Melbourne

DreamHack is an immersive gaming experience where the community comes to life. At our festival, you come to experience professional esports tournaments, amateur and high school gaming tournaments, world-famous bring-your-own-computer (BYOC) LAN party, cosplay, art, activities, expo, screenings and more.

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Melbourne Bike Show

With top-of-the-line displays and a passionate cycling culture, consumers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, industry buyers and retailers from across the country will all be attending this thrill-filled two-day event that will showcase the latest global innovations, technology and advancements in the biking realm.

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Tour dates poster of The Script at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
The Script

Four years since their last headline show in Australia, The Script return for their 'Greatest Hits Tour 2022'.

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Headshot of Billie Eilish at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever The World Tour

US pop phenomenon Billie Eilish will headline arenas in her largest tour yet of Australia and New Zealand in September 2022!

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Instruments of Dance

Bringing together fascinating works from three corners of the globe, Instruments of Dance is a triple bill that maps the shape of the art form in the 21st century.

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Seeing the Invisible

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is displaying Seeing the Invisible, the most ambitious and expansive exhibition of contemporary artworks created with augmented reality (AR) technology. 

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Leon Bridges tour announcement
Leon Bridges

Texan GRAMMY-winner and contemporary R&B star Leon returns on The Boundless Tour. He will be performing in Melbourne at Hamer Hall on the 29th & 30th of September 2022.

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Romeo and Juliet

In the history of dance, there are only a handful of productions that translate Shakespeare’s story of tragic love into compelling ballet form. John Cranko’s majestic version is one of them. His Romeo and Juliet premiered in 1962, the year The Australian Ballet was founded, and generations of our dancers have grown up with the production and gone on to shine in its many dream roles.

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Motorclassica

Motorclassica brings together a community of more than 20,000 people who share the same passion of automobile and the motoring lifestyle.

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Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix near Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix 2022 returns to Phillip Island for an adrenaline-fueled race from 14 to 16 October.

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Dog Lovers Show

The Dog Lovers Show finally returns to Melbourne to educate, inspire and entertain dog lovers with free talks from leading dog experts, 40+ K9 Inspired Shows and meet and interact with more than 1,200 dogs across the weekend.

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Bill Bailey EN ROUTE TO NORMAL

 In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill ponders these and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.

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Supercross motorbike riders
World Supercross Australian GP

WSX Round 02 is coming to Melbourne’s iconic Marvel Stadium. This special event with be in Melbourne from 21st - 22nd of October. Over these two jam packed nights of action the world’s best supercross riders battle for world championship glory in the largest and most prestigious competitive action sport event ever seen in 2022. Presale tickets are now avaliable to purchase for 22nd July 12:00pm

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Poster of Tame Impala at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Tame Impala

In October 2022, legendary psych-rock phenomenon Tame Impala will embark on their biggest ever tour of Australia and be joined by special guests, Genesis Owusu & Sycco.

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Steel Panther

The ‘HEAVY METAL RULES TOUR’ tour marks the largest venues that Steel Panther will have played in Australia due to growing demand every time they return down under!

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ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022

The MCG will host the Final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022. Secure your seat now at this famous venue to witness history as a new World Cup champion is crowned under lights on Sunday, 13 November.

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Poster for Snoop Dog Australian Tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Snoop Dogg "I Wanna Thank Me" Tour

Almost two years since the bright lights of Australia’s arenas were switched off as the pandemic struck, hip-hop legend and one of the world's most recognised artists, Snoop Dogg, has officially unveiled plans for a run of major, indoor arena shows around the country in 2022.

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Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. He’s man and mystery, a deformed genius. And in Christine Daae, he’s found his angel of music: the young woman he would make a star. But how many lives will he sacrifice to make the music of the night?

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George Ezra playing a guitar on his tour announcement
George Ezra

George will be well and truly ready for the stage when he touches down in Melbourne for his performance on the 31st of October. George Ezra has toured the world over and sold more than 7.5 million albums across his first two blockbuster records.

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Melbourne Cup 2022

Cup Week 2022 promises to be even more spectacular than racing fans remember, with old favourites, new innovations and great racing set to make Flemington Racecourse the place to be this spring.

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Andrea Bocelli on stage
Andrea Bocelli

The esteemed tenor is returning to Australian stages with a 70-piece orchestra and a 60-person choir.

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Kings of Leon Tour announcement
Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon are making their big return to Australia for their first tour in over ten years! They will be performing at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne on the 5th & 6th of November.

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Poster for Alanis Morissette Tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Alanis Morissette 2022 World Tour

Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music.

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Poster for Russ World Tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Russ Concert

American rapper, singer-songwriter and producer Russ walks his own path, at his own pace.

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Poster for Dua Lipa Australian Tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Dua Lipa Future Nostalgia Tour

Global pop superstar Dua Lipa has announced the news that fans have been waiting for - her ‘Future Nostalgia’ Tour will be touching down on Australian shores in November 2022!

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Poster for David Gray World Tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
David Gray White Ladder

Multi-platinum, multi-Brit and Grammy-nominated British singer-songwriter David Gray brings his rescheduled White Ladder concert: The 20th Anniversary Tour to Australia in November 2022, to celebrate the trailblazing album’s 20-year anniversary.

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Vance Joy Tour Announcement
Vance Joy

An unforgettable homecoming for one of Australia’s favourite artists. Vance Joy will give us all a chance to come together in Melbourne at Sidney Myer Music Bowl for one night only. Joined by his full band, and some incredible guests.

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Justin Bieber Tour Announcement
Justin Bieber

The ‘Justice World Tour,’ this will be Justin’s first global outing since 2016/2017’s ‘Purpose World Tour’. Set to perform in Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on the 26th of November 2022.

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Dean Lewis tour announcement
Dean Lewis

One of Australia’s most accomplished singer/songwriters – Dean Lewis will embark on an Australian tour and perform at Forum Melbourne.

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Stormzy
Stormzy

Stormzy is returning to Australian shores for his biggest tour to date. The UK rap phenomenon will be performing in Melbourne at the John Cain Arena on the 2nd of December 2022. 

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Billy Joel

Frontier Touring, the Victorian Government and ALWAYS LIVE have announced that one of the greatest singer/songwriter/composers of modern times, Billy Joel, will perform one night only in Australia on Saturday 10 December, with a history-making performance at the iconic stadium Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

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Keith Urban - The Speed of Now World Tour 2022

Four-time Grammy and ARIA award-winning global superstar, Keith Urban has announced celebrated Australian rock band, Birds of Tokyo as the special guest on his The Speed of Now World Tour 2022, presented by Youi.

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Elton John announcement of his 2023 tour
Elton John Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour 2023

Elton John is returning to Australia! Elton is coming back in January 2023 to perform ‘encore’ shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane as part of his multi-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are heading back to Australia for a massive stadium tour in early 2023. For one night only the Red Hot Chii Peppers will be coming to Melbourne's Marvel Stadium on February 7th. Set to join them on their Australian tour is multiplatinum selling superstar Post Malone.

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Poster of Bat out of Hell musical at Brady Hotels
Bat Out Of Hell - The Rock Musical

Australia, it's time to get all revved up! An epic love story of rebellious youth and passion, this rock spectacular brings to life the legendary hits of Jim Steinman and Meat Loaf in an exhilarating two and a half hour rock event.

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Poster of Backstreet boy’s tour at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour

AJ McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson have been enthralling fans as the Backstreet Boys for more than 25 years.

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Poster of Ed Sheeran performing at Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Ed Sheeran + - = ÷ x Tour

Superstar Ed Sheeran is set to return to Australia and New Zealand in February/March 2023 for a massive run of stadium shows as part of his + - = ÷ x Tour (pronounced ‘The Mathematics Tour’). 

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Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens have set the dates for 2023 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show from 29th of March 2023 through till 2nd of April 2023.

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Moulin Rogue Musical near Brady Hotel Jones Lane
Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film Moulin Rouge! is now a Broadway sensation, and now Moulin Rouge! The Musical is coming to Melbourne’s Regent Theatre.

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