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John Cain Arena

  • Sport and fitness
  • Melbourne
Hisense Arena

Time Out says

Formally known as Vodafone Arena, Hisense Arena and Melbourne Arena, John Cain Arena is part of the Melbourne Park Complex and hosts the Australian Open among other events (including major concerts).


Olympic Blvd
03 9286 1600
Nearby stations: Flinders Street; Richmond; Jolimont

What’s on


  • Dance and electronic

You'd have to have been living under a rock to have not heard of Flume, the Manly-raised electronic producer behind Skin and Palaces. Since hitting the airwaves in the early 2010s, Flume has gone on to conquer festival stages across the globe, including headlining Splendour in the Grass. After much anticipation, Flume will be bringing his third and most recent album, Palaces, to stages across Australia this spring. Throughout his now decade-long career, Flume is perhaps best known for his collaborations – and for this tour, many of his most prolific collaborators will be joining him on stage. Depending on which show you go to, you may be lucky enough to see the likes of indie-pop starlet Caroline Polacheck, Compton rapper Channel Tres, multi-instrumentalist and DJ Toro Y Moi, long-time Flume collaborator and electro-pop powerhouse Vera Blue or singer-songwriter May-A.  The tour will kick off in Perth before heading to Brisbane, Sydney and then to Melbourne's John Cain Arena on November 24. General public tickets will go on sale from May 26 through the Frontier Touring website.  Need your live music fix now? Check out our round-up of the best gigs happening in Melbourne this week.


  • Rap, hip hop and R&B

Stormzy has basically become synonymous with the underground grime genre, and his deep, gospel-like voice and witty and impactful verses are almost instantly recognisable. Along with artists like Skepta, the London-based MC is largely responsible for bringing the genre into the mainstream, and today you'll often find several grime tracks among the top 40 lists. The rapper was originally set to tour Australia in 2020 but had to put his plans on pause due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions. Now, two years later, he's prepared to return to Australian shores for the first time in five years for some of his biggest shows to date. The tour will kick off in Perth on November 23 before heading to Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on November 27-28, Brisbane's Riverstage on November 30 and Melbourne's John Cain Arena on December 2. Tickets from the 2020 tour will be honoured, and if you're still yet to get your hands on tickets, a few are still available through the website.  Looking for more live music? Here are the best gigs happening in Melbourne this month.

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