Lorde, Arctic Monkey and more lead Live At The Bowl’s blockbuster 2023 summer lineup

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Lorde, Arctic Monkey and more lead Live At The Bowl’s blockbuster 2023 summer lineup

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Live at the Bowl has just dropped a blockbuster lineup: featuring Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Lorde, Boris Brejcha and more it's set to be a ripper summer.

Spanning four huge months, the much-beloved Live at the Bowl returns for their third summer season at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. With something huge happening multiple days and nights of the week – and right in the middle of the city to boot – Live at the Bowl is the festival that’s set to take over your summer.

Live at the Bowl calendar of events

  • January 4 and 5 – Arctic Monkeys
  • January 21 – Midsumma Extravaganza
  • January 27 – Kehlani
  • January 29 – Boris Brejcha
  • February 4 – Darren Hayes
  • February 8 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, A Tchaikovsky Spectacular
  • February 12 – Teeny Tiny Stevies
  • Febuary 15 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Mosaics
  • February 17 – SYNTHONY 3.0
  • February 18 – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Carmina Burana
  • March 4 and 5 – Bon Iver
  • March 10 and 11 – Lorde

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With international superstars Arctic Monkeys, Bon Iver, Boris Brejcha, Darren Hayes, Kehlani and Lorde set to take over the stage for huge shows at Victoria’s most iconic venue, it marks Live at the Bowl’s most blockbuster season to date.

There’s also some pretty incredible performances from homegrown Australian talent in the mix there too: the MSO return with their ever popular free concerts for three spectacular nights of classical music under the stars. Additionally, the much-beloved, ARIA Award-winning children’s band Teeny Tiny Stevies are taking to the stage for a special outdoor family friendly concert.

With the Midsumma Extravaganza set to kick off Australia’s largest pride season with comedy royalty Joel Creasy and Kween Kong hosting comedians Nina Oyama, Rhys Nicholson and Scout Boxall and performances from Courtney Act, Kira Puru, Mama Alto, Dolly Diamond, Tash York, Tina Del Twist and the hilarious Steven Oliver – all on the Sidney Myer Music Bowl stage.

“It’s a joy to see the return of Live at the Bowl for a third year,” said Arts Centre Melbourne CEO Karen Quinlan AM. “To me, the breadth of the upcoming program shows exactly why this city thrives and how much it contributes to the live performance sector.”

“It’s such a wonderful way to gather with your favourite people to see some world-class artists. I can’t wait to be sitting up on the hill with you all enjoying some great live music.”

For more information and to grab your tickets, head here.