Events

Be spoilt for choice by the host of exciting events and activities taking place within the city. Wander through Melbourne's laneways, immerse yourself in its many galleries and museums, or enjoy the celebrations of a local festival.

Discover the many enriching experiences that await and embrace all that the city has to offer.

January 2019

The Kooks

The Kooks started their career with a bang in 2006 with their unstoppable debut ‘Inside In/Inside Out’, which went five times platinum. The four-piece have continued to go from strength to strength. With three more studio albums including a ‘Best of…So Far’. The band have acquired over 1 billion streams worldwide – embarked on a number of massive world tours, awards and critical acclaim under their belts they’ve maintained a steady ascent to the top, constantly growing in popularity throughout the last decade.

When:  3 January 2019 
Where: Festival Hall Melbourne

Australian Open

2019 will be the 107th edition of the Australian Open, the 51st in the Open Era, and the first Grand Slam of the year.

When:  14 to 27 January 2019 
Where: Melbourne Park

Bastille

Bursting onto the scene in 2010, UK four-piece Bastille have become one of the mostinstantly recognisable and unstoppable pop forces in British music today, with their highly anticipated third album on its way. Joining Bastille at their Australian shows is burgeoning pop sensation Nicole Millar.

When:  18 January 2019 
Where: Forum Melbourne

Florence + The Machine

High As Hope is as intimate as it is epic, venturing into new sonic territory whilst reaching back to Florence’s roots. The new album will feature collaborations from the likes of Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx, and as Florence describes it, “is a pure expression of who I am now, as an artist, and an honest one.” 

When:  18 January 2019 
Where: Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl

March 2019

Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

Australia's largest fashion event returns to Melbourne with ten days of fashion and entertainment across the city, celebrating style and creativity on the runway and beyond.

When:  1 to 10 March 2019 
Where: Royal Exhibition Building

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

Be it family fun at Fed Square, glittering gala events or late-night laughs at the Festival Club, there is a comedy thrill to fit everyone’s bill as comedians of all shapes and sizes take to theatres, pubs, clubs and broom cupboards citywide, shining a spotlight on the silly, the serious, the heart-breaking and the hilarious.

When:  27 March to 21 April 2019 
Where: Various locations in Melbourne