Melburnians live and breathe live music, and the lack of it in the last year was devastating. Thankfully, those days are behind us and our favourite acts are hard at work to make up for the lost time. We can once again look forward to the joy of gathering our closest mates for a jam-packed line-up, a round of cold drinks and a boogie on the dancefloor. To help ensure you make the most of these summer months, we've rounded up the best summer music festivals happening in Melbourne. Have a gander, shout out in the group chat and get to planning.
Update, Jan 5 2022: in light of the evolving Omicron surge, we recommend checking ahead to see if the event or venue you're planning to attend is still open, and what precautions and conditions of entry are in place.
Wondering what to do in Melbourne in January? We can help. Check out our guide to all the fun things to do in Melbourne, including outdoor cinemas, summer festivals, theatre events and more.