So, you’re looking at the news, seeing Splendour in the rain, and thanking your lucky stars that you didn’t get tickets. But, if you’re missing that music festival action, you can still enjoy a Splendour experience right here in Melbourne. Melbourne & Olympic Parks are holding official Splendour in the Grass sideshows, with big acts like The Strokes and YUNGBLUD. On top of the live music festivities, there’s also delicious food and drink to try at the Upper Deck rooftop bar. The Winter Gigs Splendour sideshows have kicked off around the Olympic Parks precinct, and will end on Wednesday August 3.
Winter Gigs at Melbourne & Olympic Parks
Get your music fix at Rod Laver Arena, John Cain Arena and Margaret Court Arena this winter.
“We know it’s been a tough few years for festival lovers, with the live music scene hit hard throughout extended lockdowns,” said Danielle Bleazby, M&OP Director of Venues. “With such amazing live acts gracing the stages of Melbourne & Olympic Parks this year, we really wanted to create an authentic festival atmosphere and immersive gig experience for guests.”
Here is the Winter Gigs schedule:
- Gorillaz – Sunday July 24
- Louis Tomlinson – Monday July 25 and Tuesday July 26
- The Strokes – Tuesday July 26
- Liam Gallagher – Wednesday July 27
- YUNGBLUD – Thursday July 28
- Tyler, The Creator – Tuesday August 2 and Wednesday August 3
The Upper Deck
Get hyped up for the music acts with some pre-show festivities at The Upper Deck, a rooftop bar at Rod Laver Arena. It has turned into a festival-inspired wonderland, complete with DJs on the decks, neon lights and tropical vibes. Listen to fresh tunes from up-and-coming DJs, then, quench your thirst with exclusive cocktails from iconic bar, The Everleigh.
After that, fuel up with late-night snacks from Mr. Miyagi. They’re serving up a tasty street food menu, with offerings like Japanese Gravy Fries.
The Upper Deck is open every show night for the Winter Gigs series, from 5pm. Entry to the Upper Deck is free, and guests do not need a ticket to a show to attend the bar.