Forever Young: Melbourne’s Bob Dylan birthday tribute expands to Regional Victoria with Adalita joining the lineup

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Forever Young: Melbourne’s Bob Dylan birthday tribute expands to Regional Victoria with Adalita joining the lineup

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'Forever Young - A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration' is coming to Bendigo, Upwey and Warrnambool this year.

The iconic sounds of Bob Dylan are set to reverberate through Bendigo, Upwey, and Warrnambool as the celebrated musical event “Forever Young – A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration” expands its reach beyond St Kilda’s Palais Theatre.

In a thrilling addition to the bill, Adalita joins a stellar lineup featuring Ross Wilson, Rebecca Barnard, Mick Thomas, Lisa Miller, Rob Snarski, Charles Jenkins, and MC Brian Nankervis.

Forever Young – The Songs of Bob Dylan

  • Thu May 23: Palais Theatre, St Kilda (with MC Brian Nankervis) – Doors 7pm, Show 8:00pm
  • Fri May 24: Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo – Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
  • Sat May 25: Burrinja Theatre, Upwey – Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm
  • Sun May 26: Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool – Doors 3pm, Show 3:30pm

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This musical homage to the legendary Bob Dylan, curated by Musical Director Shane O’Mara, has become a beloved tradition in Melbourne since its inception at the Caravan Club’s original location in Oakleigh back in 2011. Now, audiences across regional Victoria will have the opportunity to revel in Dylan’s timeless tunes, performed by some of Australia’s finest artists.


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The addition of Adalita to the lineup brings a fresh perspective to the celebration, enriching the diverse array of voices paying tribute to Dylan’s enduring legacy. With each artist bringing their unique interpretation to Dylan’s classics, audiences can expect an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Dylan’s music.

The regional tour marks a significant milestone for “Forever Young,” offering audiences outside Melbourne the chance to participate in this annual celebration of Dylan’s birthday. From the historic Ulumbarra Theatre in Bendigo to the picturesque Burrinja Theatre in Upwey and the charming Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool, music lovers across regional Victoria are in for a treat.

Attendees can anticipate an evening filled with nostalgia, energy, and the unmistakable spirit of Bob Dylan’s music. With doors opening from 7 pm onwards, the performances promise to transport audiences on a musical journey through Dylan’s iconic repertoire.W

“Forever Young – A Bob Dylan Birthday Celebration” reaffirms Dylan’s timeless influence on music and culture, transcending generations with his profound lyrics and melodies. As Dylan turns 83, his songs continue to inspire and resonate with audiences worldwide, reminding us all that great music knows no bounds.

Tickets for these special regional performances are available now, offering an opportunity for fans of all ages to come together and celebrate the enduring legacy of one of music’s greatest icons.