Melbourne

S.A.S.H’s 12th birthday party brings massive club nights back to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

April 30, 2022

Although dancing and clubs have been a thing once more for a good few months now, it’s still worth shouting from the rooftops that clubs are most definitely back. Along with live music, hitting a well-curated club night was sorely missed over the past few years but the nightclubs that Australia does have left are […]

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Trinity St Kilda takes us to church, complete with wine, food trucks, and four legged friends.

April 13, 2022

Set at the very start of St Kilda Road, a new family and pet-friendly bar and food truck park has aimed to recapture the historic beauty of the Holy Trinity Church Hall. Majestically transformed into a bright and luxurious bar with a separate wine room, Trinity St Kilda also features a huge outdoor space with […]

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Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical brings the retro party to Melbourne this May

March 31, 2022

Prepare to be sent on a nostalgia-fuelled ride back to the good old ’90s as Cruel Intentions: The ’90s Musical premieres down-under in May. Presented by David Venn Enterprises (The Wedding Singer, Bring It On: The Musical), this beloved production will be shuffling its way onto Australian shores in 2022, premiering at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre […]

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Hamilton Review: The untold story of America’s founding father finds a new home in Melbourne

March 27, 2022

Hamilton has a new home in Australia – officially opening in Melbourne’s theatre district after spending much of 2021 and the early months of 2022 based in Sydney. The Tony Award-winning blockbuster, at the centre of a premiere bragging rights battle between the two capital cities, was eventually won by the New South Wales Government. […]

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Theatre Review: An American in Paris is a magical fusion of ballet and musical theatre

March 22, 2022

The worlds of ballet and musical theatre collide in An American in Paris, creating an extraordinary blend of timeless music, breathtaking choreography and a captivating love story set against the romantic backdrop of Paris. Inspired by the 1951 Oscar-winning film of the same name, and incorporating music from George and Ira Gershwin, An American in […]

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Foo Fighters

One off Foo Fighters concert set to rock the GMHBA stadium in Victoria

February 23, 2022

Get ready to dust off your best headbanging moves as rock juggernauts Foo Fighters return to Victoria NEXT WEEK (!!!) for a one off show alongside Australian punk rockers Amyl & The Sniffers and The Meanies. The event, the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, has been put together by ALWAYS LIVE, the […]

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Theatre Review: The Wedding Singer keeps the party going with a dazzling encore season

February 7, 2022

An 80s-lover’s neon-filled fantasy, come to life! After selling out performances across Broadway and the UK, and lighting up the Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne in 2021, The Wedding Singer brings its neon lights, flashy perms and dazzling choreography to The Arts Centre’s State Theatre – updating the already brilliant performance with spectacular new sets and […]

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Photo Gallery: Beyond The City Day Two ft. Hayden James, Ball Park Music & Lime Cordiale – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Victoria (31.12.21)

January 3, 2022

Beyond the City’s second day continued the party in Melbourne to see out 2021. The second day had a heavier focus on bands on the main stage while the dance stage was a non-stop party throughout the day and early evening. Lime Cordiale and Ball Park Music were two of the biggest drawcards throughout the […]

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Sidney Myer closing moments

Photo Gallery: Beyond The City Day One ft. PNAU & Spacey Jane – Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Victoria (30.12.21)

January 1, 2022

After a long eighteen months away, Beyond the Valley returned in a new way; Beyond the City with the two-day event kicking off in style at Melbourne’s Sidney Myer Music Bowl to celebrate the ringing in 2022. With international acts out this year, it meant that BTC was able to highlight some of Australia’s growing […]

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A King Room at Hyatt Centric

Hotel Review: Hyatt Centric, Melbourne – A true reflection of the city’s vibrancy

December 21, 2021

In a semi post-pandemic world, scratching even the tiniest travel itch serves serious relief. However, my latest hotel stay went beyond such relief… I’m talking euphoric non-stop eye-rolling action. Allow me to indulge you in paradise on Melbourne’s Downie Street, Hyatt Centric. I’ll start with standard housekeeping: 277 rooms, 25 floors, indoor pool, a gym, […]

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Theatre Review: Moulin Rouge! is a wonderfully lavish musical experience like no other

November 29, 2021

Put on your finest dress, button up your best tux and step into an extravagant world of glitz, glamour and romance at the Moulin Rouge! Based on Baz Luhrmann’s iconic 2001 film, it tells the story of an aspiring composer, Christian (Des Flanagan), who falls in love with Satine (Alinta Chidzey), a prominent cabaret actress and […]

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PAX Aus 2021

PAX Aus 2021 has been cancelled

August 10, 2021

PAX Aus 2021 will not go ahead. Show organisers made the announcement via the PAX Aus social media channels this morning. This marks the second time the ReedPop-managed convention has been cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. When announced earlier this year, organisers were confident it would move ahead as planned. Sadly, with Australia’s […]

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Macbeth

Theatre Review: Melbourne Opera bring the furious passions of Verdi to life through Macbeth

May 19, 2021

Macbeth is undoubtedly one of the world’s best-known tales of manipulation and betrayal. Cursed with future knowledge due to a witches prophecy, Macbeth strikes a deal with fate at the cost of his sanity and life. Set in the eleventh century, an ambitious Macbeth (Simon Meadows) struggles against the passions of power and deception through […]

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Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibit to bring wonder to Melbourne this winter

May 13, 2021

Australia’s national museum of screen culture, ACMI (formerly Australian Centre for the Moving Image), has brought the internationally acclaimed Disney: The Magic of Animation exhibit to Melbourne for its Australian debut as part of the city’s Melbourne Winter Masterpiece series. From today, May 13th, through to Sunday, October 17th 2021, the exhibition celebrates a near-century […]

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The Wedding Singer

Theatre Review: The Wedding Singer lights up Melbourne with a burst of energetic 80s nostalgia

May 3, 2021

An 80s-lover’s neon-filled fantasy, come to life! After selling out performances across Broadway and the UK, The Wedding Singer brings its neon lights, flashy perms and dazzling choreography to Melbourne – filling the Athenaeum Theatre with a sense of resounding joy and classic 80s nostalgia. Based on the beloved Adam Sandler/Drew Barrymore romantic comedy, The […]

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Circus Review: The Dumtectives in Cirque Noir is a dazzling blend of acrobatics, slapstick and adult comedy

April 12, 2021

A perfectly stupendous amount of ‘Dum’! The critically acclaimed and globally touring Australian circus company, Dummies Corp, lights up the stage at The Famous Spiegeltent in Melbourne with their first adult-themed circus comedy – The Dumtectives in Cirque Noir. As part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, this show blasts you into a world of […]

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PAX Aus 2021 tickets back on sale after first round hiccup

April 8, 2021

Tickets to PAX Aus 2021 are back on sale. The first round of badges, on sale only a few weeks ago, created a great deal of drama as demand surged, servers failed, and excited punters missed out. Today, the second round of tickets is live. Ticket quantities remain limited, and demand will be high. You […]

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PAX Aus will return to Melbourne in October

March 11, 2021

After several days of social media teases, PAX Aus confirmed yesterday that it will return to Melbourne as a live, in-person event. The convention will return to its long-time home at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and will run from October 8-10. As of this writing, tickets are limited. This is due to the […]

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Say hello to the Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne’s newest ritzy and reimagined performance venue

February 23, 2021

A swanky new performance venue is about to open in Melbourne’s old Metropolis House on Sydney Road. The Brunswick Ballroom is set to become Melbourne’s most eclectic and diverse new entertainment venue, hosting Australian and international acts, from music and cabaret to comedy. Spearheaded by new venue owner and impresario Andrew Kay AM, Brunswick Ballroom […]

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Transitions Film Festival Review: Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story is an inspiring look at an activist who walked to the beat of his own drum

February 23, 2021

Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story was my first introduction to the eccentric writer and eponymous artist. Baumer went viral in 2016 after he embarked on a barefoot walk across America. This documentary takes in various beats along his journey of over 100 days. It’s a portrait that is as rich and detailed as an oil […]

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Live Review: Holy Holy + Queen P – Forum, Melbourne (11.02.21)

February 13, 2021

9:30pm on a Thursday night and the Forum had a long line queuing around the side of Hozier Lane. Everyone was waiting to get in to see Holy Holy and their opening act, Queen P. There was extra tension in the queue: for many of us, it was the first time seeing an artist play […]

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Melbourne’s Musical Theatre Scene Revived: 5 shows not to miss in 2021

February 11, 2021

Melbourne’s theatre scene is back! If you’ve missed the feeling of sitting in one of Melbourne’s lavish theatres, enjoying snacks and a drink from the bar while enjoying a show to remember, get excited because there’s a stellar lineup of shows ready to blow you away. From the Comedy Theatre to Her Majesty’s, Melbourne’s best […]

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Pentridge Open-Air Cinema

Melbourne is getting an open air cinema in a historic prison site this Summer

December 3, 2020

This summer, Melbourne’s historic Pentridge prison site will become home to the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema, letting Melbournians appreciate the wonders of the big screen once again. Launching from 26 December 2020 until 28 March 2021, the Pentridge Open-Air Cinema will be a luxurious extension to the current Pentridge Cinema run by Palace Cinemas, making for a […]

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This Melbourne hotel has been refreshed for staycationers with retro games, karaoke and a cinema

October 26, 2020

With some aspects of Melbourne’s lockdowns easing, some of the city’s hotels are bracing for the inevitable influx of staycationers who really need to get away from their homes for a few years. The relatively new Element Melbourne Richmond is one such property, launching what they are calling the “Ultimate Sleepover Experience” by turning the […]

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Merivale At Home to launch in Melbourne with Totti’s, Mr. Wong and more

July 21, 2020

When Merivale launched its at-home dining business “Merivale At Home” earlier this year, it gave locked-down Sydneysiders the opportunity to experience some of the city’s best venues without leaving their house. Now it seems the delivery platform has given the juggernaut hospitality group a somewhat modular in design, allowing Justin Hemmes to expand his empire […]

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Dine With Them: Best Melbourne venues to order from while stuck in iso

July 20, 2020

Lockdown has made a comeback in Melbourne, meaning more time at home and less time sunning ourselves on a secluded tropical island. While our social lives may be on hold, at least we don’t have to wave goodbye to delicious Melbourne food. Though dining out isn’t an option right now, plenty of our favourite venues […]

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Guzman Y Gomez is doing $9.90 burritos and bowls with free delivery for Victorians

July 20, 2020

It’s tough to be in VIC right now, with COVID-19 cases soaring and Melbourne returning to tight lockdown measures. Some of Australia’s biggest casual restaurants are doing their best to help out. We’ve already seen Grill’d offer Victorians 2-for-1 burgers to ease them back into the order-in state of mind. Now it seems Mexican favourite […]

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Track of the Day: IJALE Feat. Rara Zulu “Hotlines” (2020)

July 17, 2020

Melbourne-based Australian-Nigerian emcee IJALE has served up the first taste of his upcoming debut EP Wildly Disparate Sounds with the conceptually powerful, aesthetically smooth “Hotline”. More than just a song, the hip hop artist has expanded upon the idea of having a safe space for the Black community and other people of colour to vent […]

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Melbourne International Film Festival launch their 2020 program – MIFF 68 ½

July 16, 2020

In a bid to maintain the state of cinema and reimagine the festival mind-frame, the Melbourne International Film Festival has launch MIFF 68½, an online curated program that’ll allow home-bound Melburnians the chance to experience the festival’s intended 2020 line-up. Running from the 6th-23rd August 2020, MIFF 68½ will showcase 113 films across its schedule – […]

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Koko Black is bringing Tokyo Lamington to Australia for one day only

July 1, 2020

Australia’s beloved Koko Black has teamed up with Tokyo-based dessert shop Tokyo Lamington for what will surely be one of the most delicious collaborations of the year. That’s three decadent and unique twists on the timeless lamington – limited-edition treats that will be available for one day only at Koko Black stores on Tuesday 7th […]

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