Boasting a killer lineup, Live at Warrawee is one of the best free concerts Melbourne has to offer

Boasting a killer lineup, Live at Warrawee is one of the best free concerts Melbourne has to offer

Hayley Mary and Alex Lahey (image by Giulia McGauran)
Words By Eva Marchingo

Live at Warrawee will welcome performances from Alex Lahey, Hayley Mary of The Jezabels, Horns of Leroy and more.

Going down at Oakleigh’s Warrawee Park on Saturday March 27, Live at Warrawee is one big treat of a concert, and will feature the likes of Alex Lahey, Hayley Mary of The Jezabels, Horns of Leroy, and emerging Noongar artist, Bumpy, on its lineup.

As the date moves closer, we had a chat with the City of Monash team behind the stellar event.

“It’s great to be able to support our Victorian music artists and bring them to our local community live for free,” the Monash Events Team says of the event.

“With border restrictions continually changing, we decided to stick with a completely Victorian-based lineup to reduce the chance of artists not being able to make it.”

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For the Monash Events Team, looking locally didn’t hinder their lineup ambitions at all.

“It’s always a fun task booking artists for a concert. Once we have our headliner booked, we try to tailor the supporting acts to create that good vibe people will enjoy.

“Luckily for us, Melbourne has such a large and diverse music talent pool to choose from.”

The lineup is brimming with diversity, showcasing a strong representation of women and a mix of emerging artists and household names.

“It’s an important part of the event to be able to offer up-and-coming artists, like Bumpy, a platform to be heard and increase their following,” the Monash Events Team continue.

“There aren’t many free concerts in Melbourne that offer such a big lineup as this year’s Live at Warrawee concert.”

Planning this event was no easy feat, with COVID-19 causing havoc to the normal event structure. The team say they’ve had to consider a myriad factors to make sure the event could run, not least the health and safety measures.

“As you can imagine with the year we’ve had and the complete unknown as to what COVID-19 restrictions would look like, planning for the event has been a very different experience to previous years,” the Monash Events Team says.

“With the COVIDSafe Events framework in place, it has meant the event will look a bit different from what it has in the past.”

With Live at Warrawee now a staple on the Melbourne events calendar, the concert has become a trusty stimulant for the Oakleigh community year-after-year.

But the event isn’t just advantageous for the locals, with music lovers from all across the city getting to enjoy the treasures Oakleigh has to offer.

“This event brings a lot of people to Oakleigh, which helps our local hospitality venues [and] gives the community the opportunity to see bigger acts build on the work done by our local venues,” the Monash Events Team explain.

“It’s always a great vibe in Oakleigh in the evening with local traders gearing up for a busy Saturday night in Eaton Mall and the sun setting over the picturesque Warrawee Park.

“It’s a nice and relaxed atmosphere.”


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The Monash Events Team encourages BYO rugs and chairs to set up a comfortable base for the evening, while the concert is on the money with their selection of delicious food and beverages in 2021.

“Enjoy a drink whilst having a home-packed picnic or tasting the delights our food trucks have to offer,” says the Monash Events Team.

“We have local brewery, KAIJU! Beer, on board this year who will be selling their craft beers and cider slushies.

“We [also] have a good variety of food on offer with pizza, Korean/Japanese, burgers, Greek, and of course a dessert option for those of us with sweet tooths!”

Basking in the setting sun surrounded by autumnal hues and the sounds of Victoria’s finest musicians caressing your ears, there’s no better way to spend the last Saturday of March than at Live at Warrawee.

Live at the Warrawee goes down from 4pm to 9pm on Saturday March 27 at Warrawee Park, Oakleigh. Tickets are free but bookings are essential. Register your spot here.