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Live at the Bowl – Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne

After a tough year in Melbourne, Australia’s largest outdoor amphitheatre the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will be bursting with live performances as part of their Summer Festival – Live at the Bowl.

Live at the Bowl will be a transformative moment for the performing arts sector, becoming a creative and inspiring space that reflects and involves the whole community in a season that will engage, heal and uplift. 


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“We want Live at the Bowl to be a fun and exciting experience for everyone but the role we play in delivering a COVIDSafe summer festival is critical. We have spent a lot of time listening to our audiences since our closure and we are confident that when they return they will be pleasantly surprised with the transformation. We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our venue for what can only be described as a summer not to be forgotten.”

Arts Centre Melbourne CEO Claire Spencer AM.
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Across the season, audiences will have the chance to see more than 40 performances from the many talented artists, musicians and comedians that this great city has to offer. Live at the Bowl also sees a new and exciting partnership with Melbourne Music Week–Extended to co-present Mo’Ju with Orchestra Victoria plus more partnership events to be announced soon. All curated performances throughout the season will deepen every Melburnian’s connection to the arts, to their city and each other.


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The safety of audiences, artists and staff are of the highest priority to Arts Centre Melbourne. As such, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl will see a reduced capacity audience in a physically distanced, COVID Safe environment. Admissions will be strictly ticketed – including free events – with a maximum of 3,000 visitors permitted at any one time, which is 25% of the venue’s regular capacity.

Live at the Bowl is a festival for all Victorians to come together once more and celebrate the thrill of live performance. Visitors can revel in Australia’s best on-stage acts, share delicious food and drinks with friends, enjoy a physically distanced dance under the stars and support the artists they’ve missed seeing on stage.

Live at the Bowl – Sidney Myer Music Bowl Melbourne
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Live at the Bowl schedule of events below.

8 January 2021 – Welcome Ceremony & Concert with Spinifex Gum featuring Marliya Choir, Felix Riebl, Ollie McGill and Emma Donovan
9 January 2021 – Human Nature
10 January 2021 – Piknic Électronik

14 January 2021 – Melbourne Youth Orchestra
15 January 2021 – Soju Gang
16 January 2021 – Mo’Ju with Orchestra Victoria (co-presented as part of Melbourne Music Week–Extended)
17 January 2021 – Teeny Tiny Stevies
21 January 2021 – Ocean Alley with special guests Slowly Slowly, Maddy Jane and The Grogans
22 January 2021 – Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
23 January 2021 – Birds of Tokyo with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
24 January 2021 – Piknic Électronik: Carl Cox & Eric Powell’s Mobile Disco
26 January 2021 – Share The Spirit Festival
27 January 2021 – Missy Higgins with special guests Busby Marou
29 January 2021 – MSO: The Faun and The Firebird (as part of free concert series)
30 January 2021 – Sun Cycle Festival

4 February 2021 – Lime Cordiale
5 February 2021 – Running Touch ft. Northeast Party House (DJ Set), Kult Kyss and Adult Art Club
6 February 2021 – MSO: Mambo! Dancing across the centuries (as part of free concert series)
10 February 2021 – MSO: Spanish Harlem (as part of free concert series)
12 February 2021 – Rock The Bowl: Daryl Brathwaite + Jon Stevens + The Black Sorrows + Darlinghurst
13 February 2021 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra: Chinese New Year
14 February 2021 – Vika & Linda
17 February 2021 – Hannah Gadsby with Zoë Coombs Marr and more
21 February 2021 – Piknic Électronik

13 March 2021 – Sampa The Great
21 March 2021 – Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra

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