Beat Weekends: Our pick of gigs and events on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Beat Weekends: Our pick of gigs and events on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Beat Weekends

Calling all weekend warriors.

Us Melbournites are spoilt for choice. I mean, seriously – from farmers markets to beer festivals with a ton of live gigs in between, it’s almost as if we need an extra day off to fit it all in.

But if you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t fret. We’ve rounded up a few suggestions to make your life a little easier and guarantee that not a precious second of free time goes to waste. Party hard and we’ll catch you next Friday to do it all over again.

To browse through all of the events, shows and gigs happening this weekend, check out our Gig Guide

Friday May 12


  • BATTS with Braille Face
  • Northcote Social Club
  • $20
  • Get tickets here

Sunshine & Disco Faith Choir

  • Sunshine and Disco Faith Choir
  • The Espy
  • $55
  • Get tickets here

Zen Monkee

  • Zen Monkee and The PCGs
  • The Bergy Seltzer
  • Free
  • RSVP here

Saturday May 13

There’s a new Abbotsford Convent market and it starts this Saturday

  • Abbotsford Convent Farmers Market
  • Abbotsford Convent
  • $2
  • For more information head here


  • Wrestlerock with Odyssey – Wrestling and live music
  • The Corner Hotel
  • $45
  • Get tickets here

Regurgitator announce UNITS Australian tour celebrating their iconic 1997 album

  • Regurgitator with DZ Deathrays, Custard, Butterfingers and Glitoris
  • The Forum
  • $80
  • It’s sold out, but check resale options here

Play Squid Game in real life at this Korea Festival in Fed Square

  • Korea Festival – music, dance, food and drink, games, cooking demos and market stalls
  • Fed Square
  • Free
  • Find out more here

Solar Wax

  • Solar Wax EP Release with Super Tart and Portal Gun
  • The Beast
  • Free
  • RSVP here

Sunday May 14

Catch JVG’s musical tribute to motherhood this Mother’s Day

  • Jon Von Goes presents a live version of his traditional Mother’s Day radio show
  • The Brunswick Ballroom
  • $39
  • Get tickets here

Game Day

  • Game Day – Nintendo and Sega video games and DJs
  • Section 8
  • Free
  • More information here

All Weekend Long

Grab your passport: There’s a 10-day global beer bonanza coming to Melbourne

  • United Kingdom tap take-over (Pint of Origin) – pouring beers from Manchester’s Cloudwater Brewery
  • Whitehart Bar
  • Free
  • Find out more here