Red Bull Music Festival
Time Out says
See some of the world's great musicians as this festival takes over Melbourne
For six days in October, some fantastic musicians are performing in a series of gigs all over Melbourne.
The likes of Sampa the Great, Thandiswa Mazwai (pictured), Baker Boy and hip-hop stars Bas and Joey are on the line-up, as well as masterclasses and a club party curated by 1800-DOOF. There is also an Afro-Caribbean jam, if that's your thing.
Some shows are free, but most are ticketed. They take place throughout the city, including at nightclubs and music venues around the CBD. Visit the website for more information and times.