Live music in Melbourne: 12 massive gigs to see in July

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Live music in Melbourne: 12 massive gigs to see in July

📸 Tom Ise - Credit The Amity Affliction
Words by Ben Lamb

With Splendour on its merry way to our shores next month, there’s some great shows happening across our music-loving state. There’s folk, metal, arena shows, and a whole lot more, you’re bound to find a show up your alley this July.

Glass Animals

It’s been a minute since UK indie-pop outfit Glass Animals have hit our shores, last heading here back in 2019, where the played the Prince Bandroom. A few years later after the meteoric rise in the music scene here, they’re playing arguably one of the biggest stages in our state, for what is sure to be a great show. Check out some more info here.

Liam Gallagher

The polarising rock icon is returning to our shores this July, ahead of the release of his third solo album, C’mon You Know. After a string of well received shows across the world, Liam’s ready to come down under, with a set that’s bound to dive into every era of his career, from Oasis to the present.

Ball Park Music

Everyone’s favourite indie rockers know how to put on a killer live show. After traversing the music scene for over a decade, they’re truly a well-oiled machine, and their music just keeps getting better and better. They just dropped their seventh studio album, Weirder & Weirder, and will be heading to The Forum in mid-July to share it with Melburnian fans. Check out all the different ticketing options for this gig here.

Kat Edwards

Kat Edwards is an Aussie star that is quickly becoming the next big thing. Her music feels like a warm hug, you’re bound to finish any one of her songs with a smile on your face. She’ll be bringing her great music to The Workers Club this July, grab your tickets and check out more info on the gig here.


  • Location: Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
  • Date: Thursday July 14
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $17.95

If you’re keen to find a new act to add to the playlist, look no further than Sidney. Her ornate voice and emotional songwriting truly makes her one to keep an eye on. She’ll be launching her single ‘Tried’ at the Retreat this July and will be supported by fellow rising stars in Kaitlin Keegan and COTTA.

Biig Piig

Biig Piig has a pretty interesting back story, she was born in Ireland, grew up in Spain, and now lives in London, picking up different elements of heritage along the way, all of which has found its way into her music. She’ll be hitting the Corner Hotel for a Splendour sideshow very soon, grab your tickets here.



Another up and comer on their way to Australia for Splendour is renforshort, whose music has been hitting the charts in many different corners of the world. Her music effortlessly mixes elements of pop with rock, and when tied together with emotional lyricism, renforshort is one to keep your eye on. Check out more info here.

Kate Miller-Heidke

  • Location: Palais Theatre, Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell St
  • Date: Friday July 8
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Price: $94.90

It’s hard to limit an artist like Kate Miller-Heidke to a genre, her genre-bending style has made her one of the most well-known performers across the country. To top off what’s already set to be an amazing gig, Kate will be supported by the amazing Emily Wurramura. Check out some more info and grab your tickets here.

Xavier Rudd

  • Location: Palais Theatre, Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell St
  • Date: Saturday July 9
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $99.90

He’s a household name, and after a few years away from Australia, he’s back and ready to play for his home country. He’ll be hitting the iconic Palais Theatre stage in support of his tenth studio album, Jan Juc Moon. The fun doesn’t end there, the show will also feature music from the amazing Marlon X Rulla.

The Amity Affliction

  • Location: Forum Melbourne, 154 Flinders Lane
  • Date: Tuesday July 12 – Wednesday July 13
  • Time: 6:30pm
  • Price: $74.90

The Amity Affliction have become one of our biggest exports, playing iconic metal festivals and shows all across the globe. But they’re coming back home for a string of Aussie shows, hitting the Forum this July. Fans will be spoilt for choice when it comes to these gigs, in support slots, you’ll be able to catch sets from Nerve Damage and Waax.

Tierra Whack

  • Location: 170 Russell, 170 Russell St
  • Date: Saturday July 9
  • Time: 8pm
  • Price: $64.90

Head of her support slot on Tyler, The Creator’s Aussie tour and spot on the Splendour lineup, Tierra Whack will be playing a solo show at 170 Russell. The rapper has always had the knack for rhyming in her blood, growing up writing poetry and performing a great deal of spoken word.  Her Aussie dates come a few months after the release of her 2021 EP’s, Rap?, Pop? and R&B?

Dillon Francis

  • Location: 170 Russell, 170 Russell St
  • Date: Thursday July 21
  • Time: 6:45pm
  • Price: $54.90

Dillon Francis has quickly become one of electronic music’s top performers, hitting stages and festivals all across the world. He’s toured Australia a great deal in the past, hitting our shores in 2012, 2014, 2015, and most recently in 2017. This show will see the star supported by Aussie icon Benson.

Grab your tickets and check out some more info on the show here.