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Best Concerts in Melbourne

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Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park is a sprawling venue that encompasses various tennis courts, concert venues, arenas for performing arts and many more. From the famous Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena to Margaret Court Arena, you can catch renowned events like the Australian Open, tournaments as well concerts by popular bands and artistes like Kings of Leon, Keith Urban and so on. A buzzing venue!

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Melbourne Recital Centre

Melbourne Recital Centre is a stunning edifice admired by many for its unique architecture and decor. The center is buzzing with a platter of events from concerts, exhibitions, events in performing arts and many more. Many renowned personalities from the fields of art, literature, music and theater are known to perform here. Various events are also organized for children.

Southbank, VIC, Australia
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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

One of the most iconic venues in the city, Sidney Myer Music Bowl has played host to a number of major events and concerts since its inception. Its unique structure consists of a thin acoustic canopy attached to a cobwebbed frame of steel cables. This open-air venue has played hosted to a number of big names from the music industry, including the likes of Kanye West, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Abba and AC/DC. The sheer list of stars who have performed here, coupled with its one-of-a-kind stage design makes this versatile venue is also a popular tourist attraction.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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The Corner Hotel

The Corner Hotel has long been a hot spot in Melbourne and is known for bringing great acts to people in a close and intimate setting. There is also a rooftop bar upstairs, if you feel like catching a breath of fresh air. The front bar is popular among visitors. You can roam the Kitchen area as well. The refreshments are greatly appreciated and the music even more.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Arts Centre Melbourne

Melbourne is proud of its landmark Eiffel Tower, a sight to be seen, especially at night as birds attracted by the light circle the spire. The spire sits atop the Theaters Building, comprising a series of gallery and theater spaces. You can wander through and visit the State Theatre, the George Adams Gallery and the Performing Arts Museum. There is also the Hamer Hall, a venue for major artists and the base for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. You can relax on the sloping lawns outside, where free concerts are held during summer.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Hamer Hall - Arts Centre

Originally called the Melbourne Concert Hall, Hamer Hall is Victoria's key venue for major concerts and opera. The Hall also hosts the whole gamut of musical productions - from symphony orchestra to rock concerts. Although it is the largest venue in The Arts Centre, seating over 2,600, its modern design gives all patrons a feeling of being close to the stage.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Forum Theatre

The Forum Theater opened the same year as the Regent - 1929. But whereas the Regent is a rather classic style theater, the Forum is architecturally an oddball. You cannot but notice it as you pass down Flinders Street. And the inside is equally unusual and ornate. These days it does not attempt to compete with the many old theaters in the city area. Instead, the main, downstairs area is cabaret in style, though seating some 800 odd - a big cabaret!

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Max Watt's Melbourne

Max Watt's has locations in three cities of Australia- Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne; and like its sisters, the Max Watt's Melbourne is also a haunt for avid music fans. The place hosts eclectic music performances and all of their events are known to run house full. The venue itself is quite impressive to say the least; it is designed to perfection and boasts of impeccable acoustics that put Max Watt's Melbourne on everyone's must-visit list. Music aficionados simple cannot miss the shows held at Max Watt's Melbourne, such is the euphoria here, that patrons are sure to keep coming back for more.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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170 Russell

Formerly known as Billboard The Venue, 170 Russell is an iconic destination for live music with a glorious history that began four decades ago. This revamped Chinatown venue was born of a collaboration between the Billboard management and Corner Presents, an Australian music promoter. Equipped with a highly sophisticated sound system and lighting equipment, it carries forward the legacy of its predecessor.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Marvel Stadium

Catch the latest in sports and entertainment at this Stadium. Rugby Union, Rugby League, Soccer, Cricket, Basketball, Hockey, Wrestling, Boxing and Super Cross - this stadium offers it all. Marvel Stadium is the first Australian stadium to have an enclosed roof, which stadium officials say is virtually impossible to be hit by match balls. There are even two giant screens, so that you catch all the action live and up close. With an entertainment complex which includes a pub, bar, restaurant, cafe, lounge, nightclub and live television studio, it offers more than just sporting action. Rooms for social, business and private functions are available. It also offers baby changing rooms. Take a tour to find out all the behind-the-scenes gossip.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Festival Hall Melbourne

Built by John Wren in 1915, Festival Hall is a one-of-a-kind hall having a seating capacity of 4586 and standing capacity of 5445. The main hall can comfortably hold 1000 seated guest for dinner. The hall is multi-purpose and can be used for sport matches like wrestling, boxing and gymnastics to name a few, product launches, conferences, religious and cultural events. The basement bar or VIP lounge is chic and upscale with a capacity of 250. It serves liquor of every brand available thereby earning the reputation of being "the ideal location" to host corporate parties. This mega hall has been a witness to a plethora of events and programs, which makes it a top location in the city.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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The Tote

If you're a fan of live music then here's a place for you. The Tote is a pub best known for the bands that perform here, but you'll also find a cocktail bar and a beer garden for those nights when you don't want to do anything but drink. Bands have praised the place with quotes like "Where I lost my musical virginity" (The Cants), so you have to be there to experience the popularity of the place.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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