What’s On In Melbourne August 2018

Holly Leszczynski

The Ultimate Melbourne Gig Guide for August

As the live music capital of the world, Melbourne is constantly buzzing with a foray of world class gigs and events. Featuring events in St Kilda, Brunswick, Northcote, Collingwood and more, our August gig guide is full of the most exciting events happening in Melbourne. From open mic nights, local bands and international rockers to extravagant festivals, living legends and pop superstars, this guide has it all.

Check out our gig guide to see what’s on and start planning an unforgettable August!


Drop The Mic

Penny Black, Brunswick

1st August

Get down to the Penny Black on Wednesday 1st August from 7.30pm to see a range of talented musicians take the stage for open mic night. Each act gets 5 - 10 minutes to show off their skills and impress the audience. All performers are entitled to a free schooner, while everyone can enjoy $12 jugs and $10 parmas all night long! Brunswick is the place to be on Wednesday nights in August!


Snow Patrol

Palais Theatre, St Kilda

2nd August

Northern Irish rockers Snow Patrol are gracing Australian shores in August, stopping in at the Palais on Thursday 2nd August. The band are touring their 7th album, Wildness, released in May of this year. This special, one-off Melbourne performance will be held at the beautiful, recently restored, Palais Theatre in St Kilda and is sure to be a winner with Snow Patrol fans new and old. Tickets are on sale now!



Northcote Social Club, Northcote

4th August

Start your August off right by going to see Lakyn at Northcote Social Club. Heading out on his first tour of the year, Lakyn is celebrating the release of his latest single Sweet Days. Dubbed “the country’s most popular artist on the go right now” by the AU Review, Lakyn is definitely one to check out. Head to Northcote on Saturday 4th August to catch some great live music!


The Babe Rainbow

Corner Hotel, Richmond

9th and 10th August

Psychedelic pop rockers The Babe Rainbow are playing two shows at the Corner Hotel this August. Selling out Friday 10th in no time at all, the Byron Bay group added a second show set for Thursday 9th August. Following the release of their new album Double Rainbow, The Babe Rainbow are sure to put on an incredible show filled with new tunes and old favourites. Tickets selling fast!


Musician singing in Melbourne in August

Bob Dylan

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

13th and 14th August

Returning to Australia for the first time in four years, Bob Dylan and his band will be playing two shows at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne this August! With a career spanning six decades, Dylan is one of the most revered artists of all time. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to see a living legend, live in concert. Catch Dylan in Melbourne on the 13th and 14th of August.


Drunk Mums

Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood

17th August

Ahead of the release of their forthcoming album Urban Cowboy, Drunk Mums will be playing a high energy show at the bendigo Hotel in August. Celebrating the release of their new single, Roll With The Punches, the gig is bound to be loads of fun. With tickets for just $10, get along to the Bendigo Hotel on Friday 17th August for a great night!


Expo Liaison

Flemington Racecourse, Flemington

18th August

A unique festival experience curated by Australian indie pop duo Client Liaison is coming to Flemington this August. Expo Liaison will see the likes of John Farnham, Alice Ivy, Total Giovanni and more, grace the stage for a day of excess extravaganza. With over seven hours of entertainment carefully selected by Client Liaison themselves, you’re bound to have a great time! Expo Liaison will take place on Saturday 18th August at Flemington Racecourse. Tickets are on sale now!


Luca Brasi

The Croxton, Thornbury

24th August

Tassie rockers Luca Brasi are coming to Melbourne in August, playing the Croxton with Tiny Moving Parts and Eliza & the Delusionals. Celebrating the release of their fourth album, Stay, Luca Brasi are paying Thornbury a visit as part of a national tour. These boys are one of Australia’s most loved bands today, so this gig is one not to miss! Luca Brasi will be at the Croxton on Friday 24th August.



Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

28th and 29th August

Pink pandemonium continues at Rod Laver in August! Playing a whopping nine Melbourne shows in July, Pink is sticking around for another two on the 28th and 29th of August. Australia’s favourite international pop icon, Pink’s live show is an experience unlike any other. Supported by New South Wales alt rockers The Rubens, don’t miss out on what is sure to be a magical night.


Musicians playing in Melbourne in August

Flight Facilities

The Forum, Melbourne

29th August

Australian electronic duo Flight Facilities are heading off on a massive national tour to support the release of their new single All Your Love. Stopping off at the Forum in August ahead of two sold out shows in September, Flight Facilities will have you dancing all night long. Catch them in Melbourne on Wednesday 29th August, tickets selling fast!


Gene Simmons

Festival Hall, West Melbourne

30th August

Rock and roll legend Gene Simmons is coming to Melbourne in August, and he’s bringing Ace Frehley along for the ride. Delivering individual sets, the KISS icons will ignite Festival Hall, before coming together for the first time in 17 years to close out the night. Catch these two rock legends on Thursday 30th August.


Amy Shark

The Forum, Melbourne

30th and 31st August

After selling out their show on the 31st, Amy Shark and her guests, E^ST and Alexander Biggs, have added a second show for Thursday 30th August. Touring her debut album Love Monster, Amy Shark will grace the Forum in Melbourne for two nights, no doubt delivering a passionate and special performance. With tickets selling fast, make sure you don’t miss out on seeing Amy Shark this August!


That's what's on in Melbourne in August! Want more live music? Check out our live music packages for your event or venue.


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