Play On Victoria


Date Venue Status
Sat 30 Oct, 2021 Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne - 18+


Under current restriction settings, only fans residing in metropolitan Melbourne are permitted to attend the concert. Conditions of entry include proof of vaccination and face masks.

View T&Cs here.
For queries, please contact Arts Centre Melbourne.

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With a fervent worldwide fanbase, festival headline spots aplenty and international critical acclaim, King Gizzard’s is one of Melbourne’s most innovative outfits, bar none. Live on stage, they’re unbeatable. Having already released two albums in 2021 – L.W. and Butterfly 3000 – King Gizz’s prolific output has seen them issue 18 albums in 11 years, including five records in 2017 alone. The sextet’s unmistakable sound smashes genres, from climactic, neon psych flourishes to gritty western horse operas, dystopian death-metal epics, luminous acid-rock daydreams and much, much more. Learn more about King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard


Melbourne punkers Amyl and The Sniffers are back tighter and tougher than before on new album Comfort to Me. Released this September, it debuted at #2 in the ARIA Album Charts, #21 in the UK, #2 on US Billboard Heatseekers Chart and #18 on the Billboard Album chart. Radio are all over it too: BBC6’s Album of the Day, triple j Feature Album, Album of the Week at media outlets around the world. Short, fast, loud and funny, this dizzying four-piece put on a ball-tearing live show! Learn more about Amyl and the Sniffers

First introduced to adoring fans back in 2017, the entirety of Baker Boy’s art – from his infectious flow to his modern-throwback production to the jaw-dropping dance moves perfected as part of the Djuki Mala troupe – connects instantly. His blistering debut album Gela was released just last week to huge acclaim, and with over 42 million streams to date of his music worldwide there's no slowing this charismatic rapper down. Recently performing to millions at the AFL Grand Final, the 2019 Young Australian of the Year and 6 x ARIA nominee is going to blow the roof of the Bowl when he hits the stage. Learn more about Baker Boy

The long wait is over for Vika & Linda fans, the beloved duo finally releasing their first album of original songs in 19 years last month, aptly titled The Wait. It follows a triumphant 2020, which saw Vika & Linda score their first #1 album when their career anthology Akilotoa, entered the charts – the first ever #1 album by an Aussie female duo. Three months later, gospel collection Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso) debuted at #2. With their soulful vocals right at the fore, Vika & Linda are not to be missed. Learn more about Vika & Linda

Influenced by 20th century luminaries such as Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Brett Whitely and Van Gogh, songwriter, singer and actor Grace Cummings’ upcoming sophomore album, Storm Queen, will drop early 2022 on US label ATO Records (Alabama Shakes, My Morning Jacket, King Gizz). Says Billboard, Grace “deploys her voice like a shock to the system”. Having supported acts such as Weyes Blood, Evan Dando, J Mascis and the Allah-Lahs, the new disc follows on from her much touted 2019 debut, Refuge Cove, which earned accolades from Pitchfork and Allmusic. Listen to Grace’s “unfettered conviction” (Happy) on the just released ‘Heaven’, which got its debut on NPR’s All Songs Considered and was listed by Rolling Stone as a "Song You Need To Know". Learn more about Grace Cummings


The Victorian State Government, Arts Centre Melbourne, Frontier Touring/Mushroom Group and Live Nation are set to stage one massive celebratory evening of music with Play On Victoria featuring some of Victoria’s finest performers. 

Featuring King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Amyl and The Sniffers, Baker Boy, Vika & Linda, and Grace Cummings and Her Band.

A COVIDSafe Test Event for 4,000 people, the concert will be the first major gathering in Victoria off the back of lockdown ending.

To attend you will need to be fully vaccinated, with your COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate uploaded to the Services Victoria app. Attendees will be required to wear masks and the venue will be broken into zones to allow for physical distancing.

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