A Whopping 300 Artists Will Play At Melbourne Music Week This December

Nicole de Souza Nicole de Souza - Staff Writer

A Whopping 300 Artists Will Play At Melbourne Music Week This December

For eight consecutive nights, Melbourne will come alive with the sound of live music, both indoors and on the city streets. The program this year is massive, with over 300 artists playing nearly 70 events around the city. Expect a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hip hop, soul, hyper-pop and electronic music, with a focus on local musicians, female artists, the LGBTQI+ community, Aboriginal talent and other diverse cultures.

“We’re thrilled to be able to deliver Melbourne Music Week again this year and throw our support behind venues, promoters, artists and other live music industry talent,” said Lord Mayor Sally Capp. “We know our local musicians have been counting down the days until they can return to the stage and fill the city with music.” She promises that this year will be an event to remember.

Melbourne Music Week will run from Friday December 3 to Sunday December 12.

What can you expect from Melbourne Music Week?

This year, expect headline gigs, day parties, industry talks, DJ sets, live film scores and more.

The program will kick off with Opening Night’s Wominjeka at MPavilion in Queen Victoria Gardens, with a Welcome to Country and Smoking Ceremony followed by performances from Emma Donovan & The Putbacks and more.

After that, expect headline shows from iconic city venues including Melbourne Museum, The Forum and Melbourne Recital Centre. On top of that, Max Watt’s will be used as the MMW Club over eight nights, featuring indie acts, electronic performances and more.


70 artists will take over 12 venues for a Live Music Safari. Expect a massive extended party with free music, travelling around venues like Cherry Bar, The Curtin, Section 8 and The Toff In Town.

Night owls will be delighted to know that the Sub Club and Miscellania will feature MMW Kick Ons until the wee hours of the morning. Expect electronic and experimental tunes that will satisfy all your post-lockdown clubbing needs.

Movie fans will have fun too! Head to ACMI on December 7 to listen to a live film score of Spaghetti Western, A Fistful of Dollars. Composer Chiara Kickdrum will take you on an immersive experience through this famous Clint Eastwood movie with an exciting live score.

More about Melbourne Music Week

Tickets are available now but you better move quick. Last year, Melbourne Music Week attracted over 72 thousand people over their three month extended program.

While most events will run this year from December 3 to December 12, some shows will also take place in January and February next year.

Browse the full program and buy your tickets here.