Music & Nightlife

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

Guns N' Roses to perform at the MCG
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Guns N' Roses to perform at the MCG

Welcome to the jungle - the original Guns N' Roses line-up is touring Australia in 2017

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Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne
Nightlife

Your ultimate guide to 24-hour Melbourne

We investigate how we became a city of night owls and show you how to make the most of it

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Five Melbourne producers you should know about
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Five Melbourne producers you should know about

Melbourne's music scene is packed with talented electronic music producers of different strains

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Rave of Thrones: The Resurrection

Rave of Thrones: The Resurrection

Hold the door! DJ Kristian Nairn (aka Hodor) is returning to Melbourne in October.

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Guide to Melbourne's music scene

The best upcoming gigs and live music
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The best upcoming gigs and live music

The Melbourne shows worthy of your hard-earned cash, from local up-and-comers to international superstars

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Where to see live music every night of the week
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Where to see live music every night of the week

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

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The best live music pubs in Melbourne
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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

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The best record stores in Melbourne
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The best record stores in Melbourne

If you enjoy an earnest rifle through vinyl, have we got the goods for you? Yes, we have

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Where to listen to hip-hop in Melbourne
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Where to listen to hip-hop in Melbourne

Don’t confine your obsession with Drizzy, Jay Z, Kendrick and Nas to your headphones

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Your guide to clubbing in Melbourne

The best nightclubs in Melbourne
Clubs

The best nightclubs in Melbourne

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Where to party on weeknights
Clubs

Where to party on weeknights

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Clubs that stay open all night
Clubs

Clubs that stay open all night

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The best Sunday sessions
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The best Sunday sessions

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Where to dance to hip-hop
Clubs

Where to dance to hip-hop

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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

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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

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The best late-night eats in Melbourne
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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

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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

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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

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

The Night Network, explained.

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Channel your inner otaku, the Animaga Expo returns for a third year at the Melbourne Showgrounds and the event will be a Japanese pop culture fan's dream. The anime, manga, and gaming worlds will be getting equal representation over the weekend – expo highlights and favourites include the cosplay competition, Maid and Butler Café, and Gunpla model building workshops.  The Animaga Video Games is back with plenty of new games and activities in the console area. Try out your karaoke skills at the Starlight stage competition, or battle your friends to a trading card game at the Animaga Card Game Area. Hungry? Stop by the Animaga Maid and Butler Café. Taking a leaf out of the original maid cafés in Akihabara, Tokyo, you'll be treated to a relaxing cup of tea or a set meal by the kawaii maid staff.  Don't miss the chance to meet your anime, manga, and gaming idols, this year's Animaga guests include Japanese voice actors Toru Furuya (Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon) and Ryoko Shiraishi (Triage X, Gundam). Star cosplayers Yui and Kaname will also make an appearance, as will CEO of Toko Otaku Mode Tomo Kamei, and one of Tokyo's best-known maids, Hitomi from @home Café.  

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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne
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The best Sunday roasts in Melbourne

Melbourne pubs do long, weekend lunches very well, especially when hearty roast meals are involved. We've rounded up some of the best around town, from classic dishes with all the trimmings to gastropub takes on old favourites.

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