Concert venue

Melbourne gets new pop-up concert hall and live music district

Live music experiences haven’t been as frequent as we would have liked over the past couple of years, but thankfully the music industry is ready to make a serious comeback. The concert calendar is filling up, the festivals are finally picking up the pace and we have even started to welcome brand new concert halls.

For Melbourne, the latest is Reunion Park – a new pop-up concert hall and performing arts district envisioned by Untitled (Ability Fest, Beyond the Valley, Pitch Music & Arts) and Velodrome Events. It takes up residence at the Burnley Circus Park site from Friday 4 March, providing a jam-packed month of gigs, performances and day-long parties.

During its highly anticipated launch weeks, the open-air venue is set to serve up a broad insight into Melbourne’s arts scene, with offerings to treat your ears, tickle your funny bone, test your dance moves and Moreover.

Already on the schedule, you’ll find a show by metalcore legends and ARIA Award nominees Polaris (March 4), a few concerts by indie rockers Freo Spacey Jane (March 19), and the first series of rock festival Uncaged (March 12). March), featuring Wolfmother, Bodyjar and You Am I.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Sound Classical takes the local leg of its Australian tour (April 9), Germany’s Ben Böhmer takes the stage on March 13 and the postponed Full Tilt festival finally gets its moment (March 26); the soundtrack to hard-hitting bands like Northlane, In Hearts Wake and Thy Art Is Murder.

Also on the program are a series of performances staged as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, as well as a rotation of food and drink pop-ups taking advantage of the park’s huge open-air space.

Tickets for a selection of shows are already on sale here with more to be released in the coming weeks and more events to be announced.

Reunion Park will launch at Burnley Circus Park, Madden Grove, Swan Street, Burnley, from March 4 to April 10. For the full launch program and to purchase tickets, see the website.

Images: renderings of Reunion Park

Posted on February 22, 2022 by

Libby Curran