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.
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.www.festivalhall.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.
Location: Melbourne CBDwww.rodlaverarena.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.
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.www.thetotehotel.com