Music

Here Are All The Gigs Worth Going To In Melbourne This October

By Claudia Trotter
3rd Oct 2019

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Woah, this October is looking mighty fine with something to satisfy all types of muso’s. We’ve got some golden oldies, new rising talents and plenty of day festivals for you to get your boogie on so have a squizz and get booking those tickets; some of these are almost sold out. Here are the best gigs to check out in Melbourne this October.

The Flaming Lips

If you’re obsessed with the indie scene of the 80s and 90s, this group needs no introduction. The Flaming Lips’ album The Soft Bulletin won NME magazine's Album of the Year back in 1999. They’ll be playing the whole thing as part of this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival so do yourself a favour and don’t miss out on this one.

Where: Hamer Hall, 100 St Kilda Rd
When: Thursday, 3 October and Friday, 4 October 
For tickets, click
here.

The Cat Empire

This group of six originally from Melbourne are taking another lap of the country this October with their 2019 album Stolen Diamonds which debuted at #4 on the ARIA albums chart. This tour also collaborates with Children’s Ground, the band’s latest partnership who aim to create improved futures for children by delivering education, creative arts and community development for those in need. To support this cause, Cat Empire are donating $1 to every ticket they sell on the tour, get around it. 

Where: Forum Melbourne, 154 Flinders St
When: Friday 11 October
For tickets, click
here.

Shannon Noll

This Aussie icon is back for his regional and suburban tours this October, performing a mixture of old and new tracks around the country. Come and support our beloved local superstar who has been in the spotlight since 2003, with tracks like ‘What About Me’ and ‘Shine’ hitting ten consecutive top-ten national singles. Relive your Australian Idol days and take a road trip to Mount Evelyn to witness historical greatness. 

Where: York on Lilydale, Cnr York and Swansea Roads, Mount Evelyn
When: Friday 11 October
For tickets, click
here.

Red Bull Music Festival

This day-to-night open air session is set to be the hottest hip-hop event of the spring with rising star emcees from New York and Chicago leading the show. With major acts including Joey Purp and Kaait, the lineup features an exciting mix of young talents from Australia, the United States and New Zealand. For just $60 you won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to bust out your best moves while of course, guzzling down some Red Bull to get you through the night. 

Where: Golden Square Car Park, 217 Lonsdale Street
When: Saturday 19 October
For tickets, click
here.

Client Liaison

Attention, your favourite indie pop duo have lined up a gig at the Forum so you can get your groove on to their most recent single ‘The Real Thing’ and classics like ‘Off White Limousine’. Formerly schoolmates, vocalist Monte Morgan and keyboardist and producer Harvey Miller have garnered quite a following in Australia by incorporating a tonne of Aussie references into their music, labelling Tina Arena and John Farnham as their biggest influences. 

Where: Forum Melbourne, 154 Flinders St
When: Saturday 19 October
For tickets, click
here.

Kyle Lionheart

If you love beachy, Byron Bay folk singers who jive to the sound of their voice and guitar, then you’ll love Kyle Lionheart. This east coast Aussie surfer has recently come into the limelight after he was invited to play at Splendour in the Grass and Byron Blues Festival, stopping fans in their tracks wherever he walks. Come along to his chilled out sesh at the Corner Hotel and you’ll be swaying your way home with a new little crush. 

Where: Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond
When: Saturday 10 October
For tickets, click
here.

Out On The Weekend

1969...what a year. Relive the summer of love with this countrified festival down by the bay with the sounds of Bob Dylan and Dusty Springfield with a soon to be announced all-star cast. So dust off your boots and grab your Akubra because boy, do we have a treat for you. Out On The Weekend is a celebration of 50 years ago, a time of all things alternative and country American, packed with surprises to send your twang-tinged heart into a spin. 

Where: Seaworks, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
When: Saturday 12 October
For tickets, click
here.

Shawn Mendes

At just 21 years of age, this young superstar has already been nominated for a Grammy as well as a #1 ARIA Album chart featuring the likes of international talents John Mayer, Ed Sheeran and Camilla Cabello. Mendes’ concert at Rod Laver is guaranteed to sell out with his recently gained fan base of screaming girls obsessing over the star’s voice in his new tracks ‘If I Can’t Have You’ and ‘Senorita’.  Score yourself a last-minute ticket and prepare to lose your voice for a few days. 

Where: Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Boulevard
When: Tuesday 29, Wednesday 30 and Thursday 31 October
For tickets, click
here.

Tyga

American rapper and singer-songwriter Tyga is back and bursting with tracks this October after his seventh album ‘Legendary’ was released earlier this year. Get ready to bop the night away with his hip-hop tracks including ‘Loyal’ and ‘Wait For a Minute’ featuring big names like Chris Brown and Justin Bieber. This could just be the biggest dance party set to hit Margaret Court Arena to date. 

Where: Margaret Court Arena, Batman Arena
When: Friday 25 October
For tickets, click
here.

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

Image credit: Annika Kafcaloudis

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