Author: Melbourning

One of Melbourne’s premier wine bars, Milton has unveiled a striking new look and kitchen offering. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Milton now offers an expanded, elevated courtyard dining experience with a new open kitchen and a wood-fired oven a focus of the updated space. Located in the heart of Malvern, the European-leaning wine bar now boasts sophisticated lighting, linen-dressed tables and new timber panelling throughout the courtyard dining room that seats up to 40 diners. While the front bar retains its original charm and iconic wall of wine, an intimate Private Dining Room is a new addition perfect for celebrations…

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Fed Square will light up in green and gold as Victoria’s official live site for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games – showing all the action including the much-anticipated Matilda’s matches. For the first time, Fed Square will screen the live action, replays and highlights every day of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Fed Square Olympics and Paralympics live site will screen every day of the Olympic and Paralympic action with highlights and replays on the big screen from 12pm to 4pm daily, followed by Nine’s live broadcast from 4pm to 10pm.  The live site is presented in partnership…

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Internationally acclaimed Aussie rockers Jet are set to join forces with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and conductor Nicholas Buc to rock the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for a one-off concert, exclusive to Melbourne. This will be Jet’s first foray into the world of symphony orchestras, and they’ll be performing a string of classic singles and timeless tracks arranged for the orchestra in their hometown. Expect to hear their hits like Are You Gonna Be My Girl Cold Hard Bitch, Look What You’ve Done, Rollover DJ and Get Me Outta Here like you’ve never head them before. Formed in 2001 in Melbourne, Jet gained widespread acclaim with…

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Pop sensation Troye Sivan has unveiled Australian dates for his highly anticipated Something To Give Each Other tour this November. After selling out arenas across Europe, the exploding pop sensation will light up stages in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney, promising unforgettable performances in support of his critically acclaimed and globally celebrated album. With over twenty-six billion streams and 10 million adjusted albums sold worldwide, Troye Sivan has firmly established himself as a global music icon. Raised in Perth, Australia, Sivan first captured attention with his EPs ‘TRXYE’ (2014) and ‘Wild’ (2015), before achieving platinum status with his debut album ‘Blue Neighbourhood’ and gold status with his sophomore…

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Australian icon Diesel has announced a national headline run to close out 2024, hitting the road with a full band for the Bootleg Melancholy Album Tour. One of Australia’s most successful musicians, the American-born Diesel, aka Mark Lizotte, has spent three decades weaving his one-of-a-kind musical magic into his rock and blues-fuelled sounds, both as part of the band Johnny Diesel and the Injectors and, more recently, as a solo artist. With multiple ARIA charting albums under his belt, six ARIA award wins and millions of streams as well as a legion of fans, Diesel’s creative skillset also expands beyond his own projects, with the talented artist…

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32 years after the unrivalled success of the 1992 Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar , original cast members Jon Stevens and Kate Ceberano are together again sharing the stage for a night of spine-tingling hits from the smash hit musical that made them household names in a new show called Superstars Live. In the 1992 production, Stevens played Judas, while Ceberano played Mary Magdalene. The new tour will take in six states and the ACT with nine shows featuring iconic hits like Jon Stevens’  ‘Touch’ and’ Take Me Back’ (from his days as lead singer of Noiseworks) and Kate Ceberano’s ‘Bedroom…

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Walk-in-walk-out underground tours at the historic State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi have returned, offering new generations a glimpse of Victoria’s industrial past.  Since first opening to the public in 1983, a visit to the mine on a school trip or holiday has been a childhood highlight for many Victorians.  Underground tours on board a clanking, specially adapted mine cart were enjoyed by more than 10,000 visitors a year, but were halted in 2020 due to pandemic restrictions.  Around the same time, engineering inspections revealed the rail “drift car” used to carry people into the mine, and the track it runs…

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I subscribe to all the things so you don’t have to. This is a curated list of what’s been announced over the past week so you can save the date, or swoop on tickets, and also a list of what’s coming up soon if you’re looking to make last-minute plans What’s new? New production of Jesus Christ Superstar coming to Melbourne Following huge acclaim and sold-out seasons in London as well as an extensive tour of North America, the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Australia – and will be…

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After three decades, British ice-skating legends Torvill & Dean are set to make their long-awaited return to Australia for a farewell tour. The ‘Torvill & Dean: Our Last Dance’ tour marks their first visit to Australian shores since their last tour in 1994 and will celebrate their illustrious career before retiring from skating together. They’ll be at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena on 18-19 June 2025. Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean made their retirement announcement in February this year while in Sarajevo to commemorate their historic Gold medal winning performance to Ravel’s Bolero at the 1984 Winter Olympics – exactly 40…

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The Wiggles have announced a brand new stadium tour of Australia, and tickets are expected to sell like hot potatoes, hot potatoes. In Melbourne you’ll be able to catch them at Rod Laver Arena on 7-8 December. It’s been a while since I had little tackers into The Wiggles and back then there were four of them including a bloke called Jeff who kept falling asleep. These days they appear to have spawned and there are many, many Wiggles with only the original blue one left. And a few other ones I had heard of in the intervening years have…

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Living legend Herbie Hancock is set to light up stages across Australia and New Zealand in October, in his first visit since 2019, promising an electrifying evening from one of music’s most revered names. With a career spanning seven decades and a staggering 14 Grammy awards, few artists have had more influence on modern music than Herbie Hancock. The creative force behind timeless classics like Cantaloupe Island, Chameleon, and Rockit, Hancock’s genre-transcending appeal and unmistakable style have cemented his status as “today’s greatest living artist,” as extolled by The Washington Post. As Miles Davis said in his autobiography, “Herbie was the step after Bud Powell and…

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One of Melbourne’s longest running sagas – whether or not we’ll ever get a train line built to the airport from the city – is one step closer to coming to an end. An airport train line would put Melbourne’s mass transit system on par with other global cities like Sydney, London, Paris, Vienna and Dhaka. But, for various reasons too tedious to get into, for decades it hasn’t happened. Melbourne Airport has now announced it will support an above-ground station for the proposed airport rail line – having previously refusing to agree to anything other than an underground option,.…

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