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ALWAYS LIVE Second Lineup Features TLC, The Veronicas & More

The second lineup announcement brings the ALWAYS LIVE program total to a massive 160 shows with over 340 artists.



ALWAYS LIVE, Victoria’s new celebration of live music, has announced its second lineup, bringing the program total to a massive 160 shows with over 340 artists.

TLC, one of the most influential R&B groups of all time, will host a rare and intimate show at the Palais Theatre for a lucky 2,500 fans.

The Islands In the Sky series will bring The Veronicas, Years & Years, Big Freedia, and Thelma Plum up close and personal with fans as they perform some of their finest songs at lovely rooftop venues across Melbourne.

One of the city’s best live music venues, Fitzroy’s Old Bar, will celebrate 21 years of blood, sweat and beers with a huge birthday party, featuring the likes of Cash Save & the Last Drinks and Skyscraper Stan.

And one of Australia’s most enduring rock bands, Hoodoo Gurus, will perform a headline show at Frankston’s Pier Hotel alongside Magic Dirt and Scott Darlow. Previously announced artists Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Krhuangbin, and Caribou have also new shows to meet demand.

You can check out the full program shows, events, and performances at the official ALWAYS LIVE website.


An Exclusive Evening with TLC (USA) – Palais Theatre, St Kilda
With special guest KYE
Wednesday November 2

Rockin’ the ‘Burbs – Hoodoo Gurus – Pier Hotel, Frankston
With Magic Dirt and Scott Darlow
Saturday October 29

Vika and Linda – Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank
Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre
Sunday December 4

The Old Bar 21st Celebration – The Old Bar, Fitzroy
Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, SPOD, Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats and Streetsweeper
Saturday December 3

OK Sides – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
With Nice Biscuit, Enola and Baby Cool
Thursday October 27

Islands in the Sky Series
Thelma Plum – Top Yard, Melbourne
Friday October 28
The Veronicas – Transit Bar, Melbourne
Wednesday November 2
Years and Years – Rooftop – Pride Centre, St Kilda
Thursday November 10
Big Freedia – Rooftop Bar – Curtin House, Melbourne
Friday November 11

An Intimate Audience with Sophie Ellis-Bextor (UK)
with Q&A hosted by Virginia Trioli
Presented by Summer Camp Festival & NGV
Thursday November 10

Mixtape Memories: A Gala of Story and Song, Melbourne Recital Centre
Presented by The Wheeler Centre
Writers: Amy Remeikis, Ben Skewry, Carly Findlay, Claire G. Coleman, Em Rusciano, Mawaunyo Gbogbo, Rhys Nicholson and hosted by Myf Warhurst
Performers: Cash Savage, Georgia Mooney, Jess Hitchcock, June Jones, Paul Grabowsky and Thando
Tuesday December 6

LongPlay Music Film Festival
Presented by Melbourne International Film Festival and Mushroom Pictures
Opening Night: Monday 21 November
Screening The Angels: Kickin’ Down The Door with acoustic performance by Rick & John Brewster (The Angels) + Q&A at the Regent Cinemas in Ballarat
Festival Dates: Thursday November 24 – Sunday November 27
Screening at: Regent Cinemas Ballarat | Pivotonian Geelong | Sun Bairnsdale
The Angels: Kickin’ Down The Door (The Angels)
Nothing Compares (Sinead O’Connor)
The Last Waltz – 4K Restoration (The Band)
We Are The Thousand (Foo Fighters)

Garage Bands – Fed Square, Melbourne
Presented by JOF and Fed Square
Saturday October 22 from 5.30pm

Melbourne Music Bus Tours
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Australian Music Vault
Saturday November, 1pm: Robbie Bundle and Bart Willoughby in honour of Uncle Jack Charles
Saturday November 19, 1pm: Deborah Conway
Saturday November 19, 4pm: Dogs in Space with Sam Sejavka and Chuck Meo (The Ears)
Saturday December 3, 1pm: Rebecca Barnard
Saturday December 3, 4pm: Billy Miller (The Ferrets)
Saturday December 10, 1pm: Kylie Auldist
Saturday December 10, 4pm: Phill Calvert (The Birthday Party)

The Village Feast – Station Street, Thorpdale
Presented by Melbourne Food and Wine Festival
Dorsal Fins, Grace Cummings, Jazz Party, Little Quirks, Mia Wray, Pirritu, Tim Shiel and Mindy Meng Wang & Wilson Blackley
Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 Nov

First & Forever
Baker Boy, Budjerah, Jessica Mauboy, King Stingray, Sycco, Thelma Plum and more
Sunday November 27

SongHubs curated by Courtney Barnett
Presented by APRA AMCOS
Monday November 28 to Thursday 1 December

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Palais Theatre, St Kilda – NEW SHOW ADDED
Presented by Frontier Touring & Supersonic
Wednesday November 30

Khruangbin (USA) – 170 Russell, Melbourne – NEW SHOW ADDED
Presented by Frontier Touring & Penny Drop
Sunday December 4

Caribou (CAN) – Forum Theatre, Melbourne – NEW SHOW ADDED
Presented by Novel
with Marli
Monday December 12


Almost Summer Festival – Capital Theatre, Bendigo
Presented by The Greater City of Bendigo & Hear Them Holler
Kardajala Kirridarra, Gabriella Cohen, Phoebe Go, Pookie and many more
Friday November 25 to Sunday November 27

Chopped Festival – Carisbrook
Amyl and the Sniffers plus Andy Golledge, C.O.F.F.I.N, Smoke Witch and many more
Friday December 2, Saturday December 3 & Sunday December 4

Hometown: Alice Skye – Sawyer Park Sound Shell, Horsham
Presented by Live Nation, Songlines Aboriginal Music, Australian Music Vault
with Chris Nyalu, special smoking ceremony, welcome to country and dance performances
Saturday December 10

Hometown: Isaiah Firebrace – Paramount Theatre, Echuca
Presented by Live Nation, Songlines Aboriginal Music, Australian Music Vault
with Darcy Ramage, Madi Colville-Walker and DJ Luke Macpherson
Sunday December 11

Jessica Mauboy – Pioneer Park, Bright
Presented by Live Nation Special Events & Alpine Shire Council
With Illy, Gretta Ray and The Bouys and many more
Saturday November 12

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Hanging Rock – SOLD OUT
Presented by Frontier & Supersonic
Supported by Courtney Barnett
Friday November 25 & Saturday November 26

OK Motels – Charlton
Presented by OK Motels
Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Nice Biscuit, Elizabeth, Vintage Crop, Bad Bangs, Skyscraper Stan, Kino Motel, Smarts, Baby Cool, Enola and more
Friday October 28 – Sunday October 30

OK Sides – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine
Presented by OK Motels
Nice Biscuit with Enola and Baby Cool
Saturday October 27

QMF x First Plays – Queenscliff Music Festival
Presented by Queenscliff Music Festival
Baker Boy, Isabella Manfredi, Middle Kids & RVG
Friday November 25 – Sunday November 27

Tash Sultana (Ocean Sounds) – Churchill Island
Presented by The Hills Have Eyes & Ocean Sounds
Tash Sultana with Pierce Brothers, Kim Churchill, Kee’ahn, Little Green and Mark Howard
Saturday December 10