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Gig guide, live music, festivals, clubbing and going out in Melbourne

12 songs we love about Melbourne
Music

12 songs we love about Melbourne

Melbourne’s streets, suburbs and landmarks regularly pop up in music – here are our faves.

St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival

The only thing better than a music festival is a free music festival. 

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Okilly Dokilly

Okilly Dokilly

The most famous (read: to our knowledge, only) Ned Flanders-inspired heavy metal band is coming to town. 

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Gaytimes

Gaytimes

Australia's first queer camping music festival is pitching its rainbow arch in a new spot for 2020.

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Guide to Melbourne's music scene

The best jazz clubs in Melbourne
Music

The best jazz clubs in Melbourne

Just in time for the roaring '20s to start again.

The best record stores in Melbourne
Shopping

The best record stores in Melbourne

Enjoy an earnest rifle through vinyl? We do.

5 labels crafting the Melbourne sound
Music

5 labels crafting the Melbourne sound

Get to know the labels feeding the noise and making the Melbourne sound a reality. 

Where to see live music every night of the week
Music

Where to see live music every night of the week

From Monday to Sunday, Melbourne is a music-lover's dream

The best live music pubs in Melbourne
Bars

The best live music pubs in Melbourne

Who doesn't like a beer with their favourite local band? Here's where to go this weekend

Your guide to clubbing in Melbourne

The best nightclubs in Melbourne
Clubs

The best nightclubs in Melbourne

Here are our favourite clubs for electronica, dance, house, trap, hip-hop and everything in between. 

Where to party on weeknights
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights

Clubs that stay open all night
Clubs

Clubs that stay open all night

The best Sunday sessions
Bars

The best Sunday sessions

Where to dance to hip-hop
Clubs

Where to dance to hip-hop

Late-night fun in Melbourne

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne
Nightlife

How to pull the ultimate all-nighter in Melbourne

Your guide to making the most of 24-hour Melbourne – from drinks and dancing to midnight feasts

The best late-night bars in Melbourne
Bars

The best late-night bars in Melbourne

No lockouts here! When you're keen to kick on, consult our guide to classy fun after one

The best late-night eats in Melbourne
Restaurants

The best late-night eats in Melbourne

You're up late. You need a feed. We're not here to judge, we're here to help

How Melbourne became a late-night city
Nightlife

How Melbourne became a late-night city

Our investigation into how we became a city of night owls – and what the future holds for Melbourne's nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark
Nightlife

The people who keep Melbourne running after dark

We meet the people who work through the night to keep Melbourne ticking, from public transport to police

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life
News

How Melbourne’s 24-hour public transport could change your life

The Night Network, explained.