The Victorian Government’s roadmap to recovery has focused its attention on outdoor activations for the upcoming summer season and, alongside the City of Melbourne, is supporting vibrant activity as a key driver for Melbourne’s post-lockdown recovery.

From January 2021, Australia’s largest outdoor amphitheatre – the Sidney Myer Music Bowl – will be the focus of resuscitating live performance in Victoria with a season of open-air performances. Live at the Bowl will be a transformative moment for the performing arts sector, becoming a creative and inspiring space that reflects and involves the whole community in a season that will engage, heal and uplift

Live at the Bowl represents a landmark collaboration for the Melbourne Arts Precinct and the wider arts community – a common vision and commitment to animate the city, invigorate the sector and bring joy to audiences. The first line-up announcement sees a number of artists taking to the iconic Sidney Myer Music Bowl stage across January, February and March, with more to be announced next month.

The Live at the Bowl first line-up includes (in alphabetical order):

Adult Art Club – Birds of Tokyo – Busby Marou – Carl Cox – Darlinghurst – Daryl Braithwaite – Emma Donovan – Eric Powell – Felix Riebl – Hannah Gadsby – Human Nature – Jon Stevens – Kult Kyss – Lime Cordiale – Maddy Jane – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) – Marliya Choir – Melbourne Youth Orchestra – Missy Higgins – Mo’Ju – Northeast Party House – Ocean Alley – Ollie McGill – Orchestra Victoria – Piknic Électronik – Running Touch – Sampa The Great – Share The Spirit Festival – Slowly Slowly – Soju Gang – Spinifex Gum – Sun Cycle Festival – Teeny Tiny Stevies – The Black Sorrows – The Grogans – Vika & Linda – Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra – Zoë Coombs Marr

Live at the Bowl  is a festival for all Victorians to come together once more and celebrate the thrill of live performance. Visitors can revel in Australia’s best on-stage acts, share delicious food and drinks with friends, enjoy a physically distanced dance under the stars and support the artists they’ve missed seeing on stage.

Through these shared experiences, Live at the Bowl will celebrate the resilience of the Victorian community. It is everything Melburnians love about “The Bowl”, just one quarter full. Arts Centre Melbourne looks forward to welcoming visitors back to their Bowl.

Tickets will go on sale from 12pm, Wednesday 16 December via