Live music

Swap the roar of the turbo engines for the thrum of guitars and pounding bass as you switch from the Grand Prix track to Melbourne's famed live music venues. Melbourne is Australia's city of rock and the scene comes alive every night of the week in pubs, clubs, warehouses and basements. See a big-name band playing a low-key gig, catch an international stadium show, or just head to a club and try your luck with the late-night sounds. Put yourself in pole position at these five venues.

  • The Esplanade Hotel

    AC to the DC with a dose of grit and guitars at the 100-year-old Espy, with its welcome rock, bands, tattoos, steak, beer, and stunning bayside views.

  • Prince

    Get royally raucous in the iconic public bar of this St Kilda institution or catch major local and international acts in the bandroom upstairs. 

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  • Boney

    Catch local heroes in the upstairs bandroom, making the most of the filling meals and tasty snacks to power you through the infamous 2am live slot.

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  • Ding Dong

    You'll find local and international rock, indie and electro acts at this late night Melbourne rock institution, plus a saloon bar and a Studio 54-style bandroom and disco.

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  • Cherry

    This old soul of the Melbourne scene has impeccable local rock credentials, from its founder to the household names it's launched and the fact it can be found on AC/DC Lane.

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