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Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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Address: Alexandra Ave, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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+61 3 9281 8360

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in the Kings Domain Gardens, close to...

The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in the Kings Domain Gardens, close to Arts Centre Melbourne and the Southbank entertainment precinct. This hugely popular summertime venue hosts everything from dance festivals, to the rock of Lenny Kravitz to the sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the energy of Kanye West. It is also home to Carols by Candlelight and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's free summertime concert series. Capacity varies, depending on event type. Getting there: If you are driving to the venue Arts Centre Melbourne car park is a short walk from the Bowl with entry from the rear off Sturt or Kavanagh Streets. Otherwise it is a short walk from Flinders Street Station or a tram ride up St Kilda Road.

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Love this venue, went for the first time ever to see City & Colour. The sound is fantastic and no matter where you sit/stand you can see. We had a beautiful clear Melbourne... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Love this venue, went for the first time ever to see City & Colour. The sound is fantastic and no matter where you sit/stand you can see. We had a beautiful clear Melbourne night chilly but the skyline looked amazing...

Thank 966Steph30
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Working at Major Events across Melbourne this venue has something special including a unique setup to allow the audience to enjoy outdoor freedom yet still be encompassed with the show. Being surrounded by Melbournes beautiful botanical gardens it also adds a special exit after the venue with options to do other sight seeing without the additional efforts! Great family or... More 

Thank zei_raydan
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This month is different types of music from all over the world. One day its techno, next day russian music. A great diversity of music playing. Music to suit most all. Situated in the middle or near abouts of the Bonatical Gardens. Well planned event and people behaving. Security is present and maintaining the smooth running. Would recommend seeing it... More 

Thank Jean R
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

We visited last night what amazing venue and a free concert played by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. The venue is fantastic, however I recommend that you arrive early to get a superb spot! Take your own picnic rug and some snacks. Last night MSO Played Romeo & Juliet by the Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev.

Thank illie99
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

I have been coming here for years for music festivals and concerts and simply love it, especially in summer. Sitting on the grass with some friends and some drinks is awesome, or just chill out by yourself and look up at the sky. If there is an event, i would recommend to a tourist to go and check it out.... More 

Thank Nicholas B
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Built into the side of a hill in Kings Domain and only a short walk from the center of Melbourne this open air concert venue provides a great asset to Melbourne. Unfortunately it is used infrequently and in the summer so it does get all the activity it might deserve. in daylight it looks drab and gloomy.

Thank Oldjack
Traralgon, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Attended the Sidney Myer Music Bowels to go the iconic Carols on Christmas eve. A terrific venue. Seats were comfortable and access was easy.

Thank Sunshine3844
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for Disney Under the Stars and it was out of this world fantastic. This whole event was just put together amazingly with great performances and the screen behind was awesome. We sat on the dressed area with a perfect view. You do need to get there early if you want a good spot,... More 

Thank Bria T
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We have been watching Carols by Candlelight that are held here on TV for years so to actually be able to go down and climb onto the stage was just a dream come true. What a wonderful iconic attraction Melbourne has in this and we just loved it!

Thank Tracey H
Franklin Park, New Jersey
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

Excellent place to visit flying on tiger airlines from Melbourne to Sidney was cheep and a good flight. Stayed at Marriott in Sidney excellent accomodation

Thank loxley50

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