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Gig Guide: What’s On In Melbourne These Holidays

By Ellen Seah
23rd Dec 2015

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Here are the best gigs in Melbourne this holiday season with tickets still available, as well as upcoming gigs on sale now. See you at the bar?

Gigs this week

Sunset Sounds 2016 

The first of three free concerts organised by the City of Stonnington, the multiple ARIA award-winning Audreys will be jamming away at the Victoria Gardens in Prahran. Playing from 6pm until 8pm, bring your picnic rug and gather your friends for a summer event bursting with Melbourne love.

Beyond the Valley

A New Year’s party where you get to see Tkay Maidza, Miami Horror, San Cisco and Client Liaison all in one place? Yes please. Beyond The Valley is back again this year, with thousands of festivalgoers setting up camp from 29 December to 1 January 2016. Food vendors have been carefully chosen for the event, as well as compulsory beer barns and cocktail caverns. For further ticketing information and prices click here.

Queen Victoria Market 

Home to some of Melbourne’s best street food and the best local music in town, Queen Victoria’s Market has a killer line-up for their summer night market! The best part? Entry is free as a bird.  Big names include Rueben Stone, Ultrafox Trio and Abbey Stone so head to the website to check out the full line up for your visit.

NYE St Kilda Sea Baths 

With some of the biggest local and interntional DJs in attendance, New Year's Eve at the St Kilda Sea Baths is set to be a beat-popping start to 2016. 1200 Techniques, Yo! Mafia, Jade Zoe, Khanh and Kelvin Dana are some of the guests promised to make this one of the biggest parties in Melbourne. Tickets include drinks and canapes all night!

On sale now

Let Them Eat Cake 

Melbourne’s first electronic festival is on this New Years Day and tickets are selling fast! Pre-sale and first release tickets are already sold out, so if your ideal hangover cure is bashing to tunes at the pristine Werribee Mansion, get in quick!

Falls Festival - Marion Bay, Byron Bay

Falls at Lorne is totally sold out, but there are still some ticks available for Marion Bay and Byron Bay so hit the website now! Big names include The Wombats, Birds of Tokyo and Hilltop Hoods playing alongside some of the best local and overseas indie artists.


American rock band Wavves are coming to Australia with Falls, but are treating us Melburnians too broke for the full Falls line-up to a one-night only show at Max Watt's House of Music! With their newly released album V expected to feature throughout the show, this is set to be one of the best sideshows in Melbourne.

Bloc Party 

On the back of their latest album Hymns, Bloc Party are heading around the block to Melbourne’s Forum Theatre for the block head in you! Playing on the 5th of January, tickets are selling for this headline gig at $58 a pop.  

Want to discover more Melbourne music? Head to our directory and search 'music' to see what's up! 

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