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Kinky Boots

12 Oct 2016 (Wed) - 23 Jan 2017 (Mon)

Her Majesty's Theatre

MELBOURNE LOVES KINKY BOOTS! Melbourne audiences are raving about Kinky Boots, the hilarious and heart-warming new musical now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.
With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is based on the true story of a young man’s struggle to save his family shoe business with an outrageous idea and a fabulous new friend!
With Tony and Grammy winning songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, book by Broadway royalty Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles) and direction and choreography by Tony-Award Winner Jerry Mitchell(Legally Blonde, Hairspray), KINKY BOOTS is a celebration of love, friendship and the power of believing in yourself.

The Art of Banksy

10 Nov 2016 (Thu) - 22 Jan 2017 (Sun)

Federation Square

Inspired by the streets of London, The Art of Banksy exhibition will take visitors on an artistic adventure, exploring the mind of Banksy and his satirical street art.
More than 80 works will be on display, presenting the largest collection of Banksy artwork ever seen in Australia, including the iconic Girl with Balloon, flag wall and Laugh Now pieces.

Welcome To Thornbury will be providing an ever-changing roster of much-loved food trucks and summer favourite cocktails will be served at the exhibition's own 'Circle Bar'. The huge outdoor area, appropriately named The Railyard, will host live DJs to indulge the crowd on selected Friday nights and during Saturday sessions, heightening that Melbourne summer vibe.

The Ring Cycle

21 Nov 2016 (Mon) - 16 Dec 2016 (Fri)

Arts Centre Melbourne

Opera Australia's largest and most ambitious production returns to Melbourne in 2016.
Wagner's Ring Cycle, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted by Pietari Inkinen, will be performed three times at Arts Centre Melbourne.

Lasting nearly 16 hours and performed over four days, the Ring Cycle is one of the greatest pieces of music ever written - a must see for opera fans.


9 Dec 2016 (Fri) - 10 Dec 2016 (Sat)

Etihad Stadium

Expect epic singalongs and confetti bombs when Coldplay play Australian stadiums in December
Coldplay have announced Australian dates for their A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, with a stadium show confirmed at Etihad Stadium on Friday 9 December.

This is the band’s first world tour since the Mylo Xyloto Tour in November 2012.

More than two million tickets have already been sold for the A Head Full Of Dreams Tour, which kicked off with a record-breaking stadium run in Latin America in March / April and which will see the band perform four sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium in June.

A Head Full Of Dreams is Coldplay’s seventh album, featuring singles ‘Adventure Of A Lifetime’, ‘Hymn for the Weekend’ and ‘Up&Up’. Since its December 2015 release, the album has reached Number One on iTunes in more than 90 countries and sold more than 3.5 million copies.

71st Australian DanceSport championship

9 Dec 2016 (Fri) - 11 Dec 2016 (Sun)

Hisense Arena

Experience the Glitz and Glamour as the stars of DanceSport kick up their heels at the annual 71st Australian DanceSport Championship.

The competition will be fierce and the dancing HOT! As couples compete to take out the 2016 Australian titles & dance against the World’s best in the WDSF International Open Standard and Latin.
International DanceSport at its very best - You will not want to miss a beat!

One Day International - Australia v New Zealand

9 Dec 2016 (Fri)


Melbourne's summer of cricket starts early when Australia meets New Zealand at the MCG for a Victoria Bitter One Day International. As the final match in the series, Melbourne fans can be there to see the stunning conclusion of the contest between the top ranked Australians and second ranked New Zealand.

Fans are encouraged to get involved with the fun of the day by dressing up for the match and showing their colours for their team.


12 Dec 2016 (Mon)

Rod Laver Arena

Live Nation is thrilled to present the immeasurable, unstoppable comedic force of AMY SCHUMER, live in her first Australian arena stand-up tour, as part of her 2016 world tour.
Amy Schumer’s resume overflows with an embarrassment of outstanding achievements, excelling as an award-winning stand-up comedian, actress, writer, producer and director.
Writer and star of Inside Amy Schumer - Golden Globe nominated motion picture Trainwreck and several hugely successful, dedicated TV specials - as a stand-up comedian Schumer continues to tour sold-out shows around the world.
Comedic mastermind Amy Schumer performs live at Rod Laver Arena, Monday 12 December

119th Austral Wheelrace and 2017 Australian Madison Championships

17 Dec 2016 (Sat)

Hisense Arena

The world’s top cyclists are coming to Hisense Arena for the 119th Austral Wheelrace and 2017 Australian Madison Championships.
This UCI Category 1 event is Australia's premier track cycling event and will feature Olympic and World Champions.

Chinese New Year

28 Jan 2017 (Sat)

Chinese New Year is the biggest event on Melbourne's Chinese calendar, bringing with it two weeks of celebration and festivities.
Melbourne holds a strong tradition with the Chinese community with festivities running over fifteen days. The traditional start to the festival is Chinese New Year's Eve for a dinner where all members of the family attend for a lavish meal, with celebrations culminating two weeks later with a Chinese lantern festival.

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

4 Feb 2017 (Sat)


Frontier Touring are delighted to confirm that the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Summer ’17 just got that little bit hotter, with a second and final show at AAMI Park. No further shows will be added to the Summer ’17 Tour of Australia and New Zealand so fans are encouraged to secure tickets while they can!

Justin Bieber

10 Mar 2017 (Fri)

Etihad Stadium

Global superstar Justin Bieber will bring his Purpose World Tour to Etihad Stadium on March 10, 2017.
Fans have been waiting with anticipation for this news since the Purpose World Tour kicked off in the United States earlier this year. This will be Bieber’s first Australian tour since the acclaimed Believe Tour in 2013 and his first ever stadium performances in our country.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 12 October at 1pm via Ticketermaster.com.au

Bieber will be joined at all shows by EDM’s youngest superstar Martin Garrix.

Touring in support of his fourth studio album Purpose – which debuted at #1 in over 100 countries and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide – lucky ticketholders can look forward to hearing worldwide smash hits including ‘Love Yourself’ (6x Platinum), ‘What Do You Mean?’ (5x Platinum) and ‘Sorry’ (4x Platinum) live for the very first time.

Disney's Aladdin

26 Apr 2017 (Wed) - 4 Jun 2017 (Sun)

Her Majesty's Theatre

From the producer of The Lion King, the beloved story of Aladdin comes to thrilling theatrical life in this bold new musical comedy featuring exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects.

Green Day

5 May 2017 (Fri)

Rod Laver arena

It is with great pleasure that Frontier Touring announce the return of Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Green Day to Rod Laver Arena for their Revolution Radio tour.
With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide Green Day last visited our shores in 2014 for a series of festival dates. Their return in 2017 will see the acclaimed rockers undertake their first headline tour since the sell out 2009 ‘21st Century Breakdown’ tour.
Firm favourites downunder, the 2017 tour will see the band showcasing their new album Revolution Radio. Described by Rolling Stone as an album that’s “full of fiery politics and big emotions”, the first single ‘Bang Bang’ clocked over 1.5 million views in just a week.
With the recent commencement of their US tour, the inevitable rave reviews have already started. Billboard called the show “blistering”, CBS Philly wrote “Green Day is back and stronger than ever” and the Philadelphia Inquirer said “the show was a high-energy greatest-hits barrage.”

Summer Night Market

20 Nov 2018 (Tue) - 20 Mar 2019 (Wed)

Queen Victoria Market

Melbourne's hottest summer hangout returns, with over 60 global street food stalls and festival bars, more than 100 specialty fashion, homewares and general merchandise stalls, plus a rotating weekly line-up of live music and entertainment.

Australian Open 2019

14 Jan 2019 (Mon) - 27 Jan 2019 (Sun)

Melbourne Parks

January in Melbourne means only one thing - the Australian Open is back, taking over the city for two weeks of non-stop tennis action. There is no better place to be this summer.
The Australian Open attracts spectators from near and far who come to experience the energy at one of the world’s biggest sporting and entertainment events. The colourful crowds and festive atmosphere amid Melbourne Park’s world-class facilities make the Australian Open the place to be during Australia’s summer of tennis.

Melbourne saves its best for the Australian Open, with an array of art, culture and music events adding to the atmosphere when the Grand Slam® reaches the pointy end. Warm summer nights are perfect for outdoor drinks with friends to dissect the day's play, for catching a local band in a bar, or sampling the city's best fare.

Some of Melbourne and Victoria's most iconic sights are just a short trip out of town, so you can pair your sightings of tennis stars with a look at local legends and be back in the city in time for the next contest.

Phil Collins

1 Feb 2019 (Fri) - 2 Feb 2019 (Sat)


Phil Collin’s highly-anticipated comeback tour Not Dead Yet: Live! began in the UK and Europe last June, with his 5-night show at Royal Albert Hall in London selling out within 15 seconds. He also sold out all 5 arena shows in Germany and 5 arena shows in France, along with successfully headlining a 65,000-capacity show at Hyde Park. With his South and Central America tour just completed and a North American tour scheduled for October 2018, Not Dead Yet: Live! has received both fan and critical acclaim, with The Guardian raving, “Collins’ voice slips into gear, and a run of great songs sets the hall alight with excitement”, while Irish Independent said “…pop legend Phil Collins proved he could still deliver…”, and The Sheffield Star reported, “…he started with a standing ovation and finished with one that almost brought the house down.”


15 Feb 2019 (Fri)


The 2019 NRL Harvey Norman All-Stars event is transforming in 2019. In what will be a modern tribal showcase of First Nations players proudly representing their cultures, the Australian Indigenous All-Stars are set to take on the New Zealand Maori Kiwis for the very first time at AAMI Park Melbourne on Friday 15 February, 2019. Both Men's and Women's team will compete in an exciting double header.

Maroon 5 concert

22 Feb 2019 (Fri)

Rod Laver Arena

Multi platinum-selling and Grammy Award winning rock band, Maroon 5, have added Australian dates to their The Maroon 5 World Tour 2015 in support of their fifth studio album, V.
Maroon 5 stand out as not only one of pop music’s most enduring artists, but also one of the 21st century’s biggest acts. To date, the universally renowned Los Angeles band have achieved three GRAMMY® Awards and become “the most successful group in the history of the Billboard Hot 100” with 12 Top 10 entries, earned 20 Top 40 hits making them the only band to ever do so, sold over 36 million albums, 48 million singles worldwide, and earned gold and platinum certifications in more than 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, “Songs About Jane” and their double platinum album, “It Won't be Soon Before Long”. Maroon 5 went on to release studio albums, “Hands All Over”, which featured the anthemic ‘Moves Like Jagger,’ and ‘Overexposed’. The band’s fifth studio album, “V”, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart and featured the #1 hit singles ‘Maps,’ ‘Animals’ and ‘Sugar,’ helping the band set a record for the most #1’s by a group in the Top 40 chart’s 20-year history, with 9 in total. The music video for the album’s GRAMMY- nominated single ‘Sugar’ has notably logged a record setting 2+ billion views to date.

Eminem Concert

24 Feb 2019 (Sun)


The wait is finally over! Eminem will grace our shores for four massive Australian stadium shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and for the very first time Perth in February 2019.
Eminem’s fiercely loyal Australian fanbase has been willing for tour dates to be added in this territory, constantly spinning the rumour mill into overdrive, and now their prayers have been answered: the rap god is on his way, special guests will be announced soon and join the line-up for this second instalment of the RAPTURE 2019 stadium tour.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

8 Mar 2019 (Fri) - 24 Mar 2019 (Sun)

The 2019 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival presented by Bank of Melbourne returns for its 27th year in March. The Festival will celebrate Melbourne as one of the world's great food cities, and Victoria as a foodie destination, with extraordinary experiences and guest chefs from around the world.

Formula 1 Grand Prix

14 Mar 2019 (Thu) - 17 Mar 2019 (Sun)

Albert Park Circuit

There is nothing as exciting as a Formula One race. It has the power to stop traffic in Asia, make America sit up and take notice and rouse Europe from its slumber.
There is only one race the whole world is watching. The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix is the ultimate playground for the world’s biggest stars. Watch as the fastest cars in the world tear up the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit at the 2019 season opener.

Whether you are a motorsport fan after full throttle, or want to soak in the glamour of this star-studded event, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix 2019 presents something for everyone as it takes excitement and opulence to the next level.

Melbourne International Flower & Garden show

27 Mar 2019 (Wed) - 31 Mar 2019 (Sun)

Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens

Immerse your senses the 24th annual Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. The Southern Hemisphere’s largest and most loved horticultural event returns for five days at the heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.
Attracting floral fanatics and gardening enthusiasts, from home improvement, DIY and renovation buffs, to student design competitions, daily floral workshops, daily demos from industry experts and daily High Teas.

The hugely popular Gardens by Twilight returns for one night only on Friday. Inviting visitors to soak in the surrounds of the Show under the disappearing light with a glass of sparkling in hand.


5 Apr 2019 (Fri) - 7 Apr 2019 (Sun)

Melbourne Showgrounds

Supanova Pop Culture Expo, since 2000, is where the adoring public comes face to face with Supa-Star celebrities and the creative talent that inspire their imaginary worlds under one big roof.
Gathered from and surrounded by the wonderful worlds of comic books, animation/cartoons, science-fiction, pulp TV/movies, toys, console gaming, trading cards, fantasy, entertainment technology, books, internet sites and fan-clubs, the result is an amazing atmosphere tailor made for expressing your inner geek and where getting into cosplay (cos-tume role-play) is the obvious thing to do!

It’s Comic-con, Australian style!

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2019

7 Apr 2019 (Sun)

Melbourne Arena

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen. The heartwarming Academy Award® winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town.
The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are set to again thrill Australians with their iconic brand of basketball as part of their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour this April.

Following their hugely successful tour of Australia in 2018, NBL Owner and Executive Director Larry Kestelman said he was delighted to continue and expand the Harlem Globetrotters partnership across Australia, as well as hosting shows in New Zealand.

The Melbourne Home Show

2 May 2019 (Thu) - 5 May 2019 (Sun)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

You’ll love Melbourne’s favourite Home Show! It’s gigantic, packed with the best products and new releases from around the world. You’ll meet more than 280 of Australia’s premier suppliers all under one roof. You can see, try and buy all the latest products at this one-stop shop. Get lots of ideas and free expert advice for your home project.

The Home Show

16 Aug 2019 (Fri) - 18 Aug 2019 (Sun)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,

You’ll love Melbourne’s favourite Home Show! It’s gigantic, packed with the best products and new releases from around the world. You’ll meet more than 280 of Australia’s premier suppliers all under one roof. You can see, try and buy all the latest products at this one-stop shop. Get lots of ideas and free expert advice for your home project.

Australian Open

Think you know Australian Open? Think again.

Watch, cheer and play your way through fourteen days of on and off court action and entertainment at Australian Open 2019.

Catch the world's best tennis stars when they return to Melbourne Park, and enjoy all the live music, food and activities on offer around the grounds. There is something for everyone. Rethink your summer, and book your tickets now.

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