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Live music

You have not experienced Victoria if you have not been to at least one live music venue. Few international acts visit Australia without placing a visit to Melbourne for a spectacular concert high on their agenda.

  • Bennetts Lane

    www.bennettslane.com

    Bennetts Lane is a dedicated jazz venue conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne. It hosts local and international artists and allows patrons to enjoy performances in a relaxed and intimate setting. A must visit for jazz fans. (Melbourne CBD)

  • Festival Hall

    www.festivalhall.com.au

    Known as the original house of rock 'n' roll music, Festival Hall is located in West Melbourne and has been the concert venue for a host of popular artists including The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Powderfinger and The Living End.

  • Karova Lounge

    www.karovalounge.com

    Located in the regional city of Ballarat, Karova Lounge is the region's home of live music, run by music-lovers and playing host to both local and international acts. (Ballarat)

  • Prince Bandroom

    www.princebandroom.com.au

    This inner city venue has been a trendy hotspot for bands coming to entertain Melbourne folk since the 1940s. It has played host to Ben Harper, Coldplay, Lenny Kravitz, Pink and Scissor Sisters. (St Kilda)

  • Rod Laver Arena

    www.rodlaverarena.com.au

    This huge arena is located in the sports precinct of Melbourne Park. As well as it being used for tennis and other sports, it serves as a large entertainment venue where local and international artists of all music genres perform. Concerts by Andre Rieu, AC/DC, Metallica, Pink, Kylie Minogue and Keith Urban, just to name a few, have all been held there. (Melbourne)

  • The Corner Hotel

    www.cornerhotel.com

    This is Melbourne's live music core. Crowds come to The Corner in their droves depending on which rock, pop or indie act is showcasing their fares. You will find punk, salsa, reggae and jazz outfits making their mark here too. (Richmond)

  • The Night Cat

    www.thenightcat.com.au

    Located in trendy inner city Fitzroy, The Night Cat is a live music venue where some of the country's most innovative artists perform. Enjoy a wide range of musical styles including reggae, funk, hip-hop and groove. An interesting feature is the round stage allowing the audience to experience a full circular view of performers. (Fitzroy)

  • The Tote

    www.thetotehotel.com

    The Tote is one of Melbourne's iconic live music venues for rock and roll music. Located in the inner eastern suburb of Collingwood, the hotel supports up and coming bands.

  • Westernport Hotel

    www.thewesternport.com.au

    This iconic venue is often the temporary home to an array of popular travelling musicians. Located just across "The Narrows" from Phillip Island, it's a picturesque backdrop for intimate live music shows. (San Remo)