10 major Melbourne gigs hitting our stages this month

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10 major Melbourne gigs hitting our stages this month

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Words by Ben Lamb

In May Melbourne's major gig lineup has a little bit of everything, from Grammy to Australian Idol, soul stars, rappers, and even a guitar virtuoso.

PJ Morton

  • Location: The Corner Hotel
  • Date: Thursday May 26
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $64.90
  • Genre: Soul + R&B

He’s played with groups like Maroon 5 and Trombone Shorty, and has had a pretty prolific career on his own, with his 2021 release Gospel According to PJ winning a Grammy. He’s on his way to Melbourne this month to dazzle fans with his funky soul stylings, you can catch him at The Corner May 26, grab your tickets here.

Baker Boy

  • Location: Forum Melbourne
  • Date: Saturday May 7
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $59.90
  • Genre: Rap

Indigenous icon Baker Boy is arguably one of our greatest performers, never a stranger to putting on an amazing live show. This comes a year after the release of his widely successful release Gela. He’ll be hitting the Forum Melbourne stage this Saturday. Check out more info and book it in here.

Jen Cloher

  • Location: Night Cat
  • Date: Saturday May 14
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $39.91
  • Genre: Folk

Jen Cloher’s music never fails to get emotional and bring you in, she’s a storyteller with her heartfelt lyrics and beautiful instrumentation. She’ll be hitting the intimate Night Cat stage on May 14 for what’s bound to be a great show. Grab your tickets here.

Holy Holy

  • Location: Forum Melbourne
  • Date: Saturday May 28
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $69.60
  • Genre: Rock

You won’t find a band as tight as Holy Holy, their picture-perfect rock stylings finding fans all across the globe. Their 2021 album Hello My Beautiful World hitting the number four spot on the Aussie charts, and even snagging an ARIA award nom. You can catch the legends at the Forum on May 28, grab tickets here.

Kasey Chambers + Busby Marou

  • Location: Palais Theatre
  • Date: Thursday May 5
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $80.49
  • Genre: Country / Acoustic

Can you get a better pairing of performers? Kasey and Busby Marou are kind of like ice cream and chips, works so great on their own, but together, have a special type of power unlike anything else out there. They’ll be at the Palais on Friday May 5, grab your tickets here.

Guy Sebastian

  • Location: Margaret Court Arena
  • Date: Friday May 20 – Wednesday May 25
  • Time: 7pm, 6pm
  • Price: $91 – $407
  • Genre: Pop

He’s been a staple of our TV screens for years now, first coming into our lives winning Season 1 of Australian Idol, and most recently being a judge for hit show The Voice. He’ll be hitting Margaret Court Arena for select dates this May, grab your tickets here.

The Rubens

  • Location: Forum Melbourne
  • Date: Thursday May 5
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $69.60
  • Genre: Pop / Indie

The Rubens have recently just celebrated their 11th anniversary, and they haven’t slowed down, with their recent album 0202 hitting the top spot on the Aussie charts. The group will be making their way to the Forum stage this Thursday, check out more info and book it in here.

Client Liaison

  • Location: 170 Russell
  • Date: Friday May 13
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $66.30
  • Genre: Pop / Electronic

Client Liaison aren’t like any other group out there, the pair bring listeners in with their unique lyrical content and instrumentation. They’ll be bringing their album Divine Intervention to 170 Russell, and it’s set to be an intimate affair, so be prepared to be blown away. Grab your tickets here.

Mark Seymour and The Undertow

Hunters and Collectors frontman Mark Seymour has had a pretty massive solo career, selling out stages across the country. After years fronting the iconic group, Seymour found joy in performing solo, recently releasing his critically acclaimed album Slow Dawn. Catch new songs and old songs when he hits the Brunswick Ballroom, grab your tickets here.


  • Location: 170 Russell
  • Date: Tuesday May 17
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $44.07
  • Genre: metal / guitar

Virtuoso Plini has found fans in some of the world’s greatest guitarists, with Steve Vai calling him “the future of guitar playing.” His music effortlessly weaves elements of jazz, metal, with instrumental solo work.

He’ll be hitting 170 Russell on May 17, grab your tickets here.