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All The Gigs Worth Going To In February

By Naomi Hatton
3rd Feb 2017

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It's hard to keep up with all the cool things happening, but don't worry, we've got your back. Here's our list so you can groove all February!

Ticketed Gigs

Guns N’ Roses

Have you been knockin’ on heaven’s door? Because they’ve answered. Guns N’ Roses are bringing back the old school vibes in their first Australian group performance since 1993. Spend Valentine’s day with the ones you love (i.e. Axl and Slash). Don’t wait another 23 years to see them on the big stage, secure your tickets here.

Explosions In The Sky

The post-rock group will be drawing crowds to their shows on the 20th and 21st of Feb at the Melbourne recital centre. Hailing from Texas, Explosions in the Sky are in town to support their latest release The Wilderness, bringing back their moody, electronic performances. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, grab your ticket before they sell out.

Electric Parade Melbourne 2017

A Saturday of groovin’ in a garden? How Melbourne. Witness a stellar line-up from 1pm till the sun sets over the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on February 18th. Featuring artists such as Anyo, Ace Ventura and Zac Depetro, there are four stages to choose from—more than enough to fulfil your electric needs. There are still a handful of tickets left, and after a sell-out 2016, better move fast.

NGV Friday Nights - El Guincho

Music, art, after dark. Listen to electronic and explore exhibitions after hours with the NGV Friday nights continuing. A Meredith and Laneway festival local, the NGV is sure to heat up and go tropical on the 17th of February with Canary-Islands born El Guincho. Get your tickets here, vamanos!

Zoo Twilights

Continuing for the month of Feb, you’ve still got time to be nocturnal with the animals, groovin’ to the likes of Paul Dempsey, Warpaint, George, and Killing Heidi. Get them while they’re hot and check out what tickets are left here.

Free Gigs


This outdoor event gracing the Melbourne University Parkville campus is already showing its colours—and aren’t they wonderful. Still to come is composer pianist and electronic artist Luke Howard, as well as Tilman Robinson. Catch Luke from 6pm-8pm on February 9th, and Tilman on stage from 5pm on February 24th. Check out the full program details here so you can organise your movie to music performance viewing ratio.

Summer Night Market

It’s Summer, and that means night markets. Music, food and all the #feels. It’s like they read your mind and put together some all-too-relatable themed nights coming up. First off is the Caribbean / Tropical night on February 8th—because we all need a holiday and it’s only Feb. The markets will transform into a dancefloor with the trop-pop quintet Mighty Duke & The Lords—performing 7:40pm sharp. Following on is the Singles Night, held on the 15th of February for all of those either unattached, or brooding over the 14th. Strict rules apply—wear something red to indicate you’re single and ready to mingle.

St Kilda Festival

Dance under the palm trees for St Kilda Festival’s 37th year. Feel the salty water in the air and get down to the likes of Mitch King, The Smith Street Band, Emma Louise and The Aston Shuffle to name a few. Coming up on the 12th of February, 10am – 10pm, St Kilda foreshore, c’mon you know the drill.

Smaller Gigs

Jakubi @ Corner Hotel, Friday 17 February | Buy Tickets

Sodastream @ Northcote Social Club, Friday 24 February | Buy Tickets

Mellowdias Thump ft. Stro Elliott @ Boney, Wednesday 22 February | Buy Tickets

Residual @ The Workers Club, Wednesday 22 February | Buy Tickets

Want to see what else is happening this month? Click here to get the full run down.

Image credit: Jim Lee photo via St Kilda Festival

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