A person wears a conical hat painted like a UFO with aliens. The background is a mish mash of similarly coloured pop culture references.

The Blak Infinite

Tony Albert, Richard Bell, Michael Cook, Kait James, Tarryn Love, Ellen Van Neerven, Josh Muir, ENOKi

Federation Square

Sat 1 10am — 11pm

Sun 2 10am — 11pm

Mon 3 10am — 11pm

Tue 4 10am — 11pm

A woman poses holding onto her red fascinator-style hat with one hand and an unfurled fan in the other

Melbourne Out Loud

Rennie Ellis

Victoria Gallery, State Library Victoria

Sat 1 10am — 6pm

Sun 2 10am — 6pm

Mon 3 10am — 6pm

Tue 4 10am — 6pm

A slideshow of production images from Counting and Cracking

Counting and Cracking

By S.Shakthidharan with Eamon Flack

Union Theatre, University of Melbourne

Sat 1 1pm — 4:30pm

Sat 1 7pm — 10:30pm

Sun 2 5pm — 8:30pm

Tue 4 6:30pm — 10pm

A band perform on a dark stage.

Big Name, No Blankets

by Andrea James with Anyupa Butcher and Sammy Tjapanangka Butcher

Melbourne Town Hall

Sat 1 7pm — 8:45pm

Sun 2 7pm — 8:45pm

Photograph of an audience sitting around a large dinner table. A chandelier hangs overhead and a performer dressed as a waiter serves them food.


Geoff Sobelle

The Lawler, Southbank Theatre

Sat 1 2pm — 3:30pm

Sat 1 8pm — 9:30pm

Sun 2 1pm — 2:30pm

Sun 2 7pm — 8:30pm

A performer is pictured sitting within a vast inflatable space.

You, Beauty

Chunky Move

The Long Room, Immigration Museum

Sat 1 2:30pm — 3:10pm

Sat 1 4pm — 4:40pm

Sat 1 5:30pm — 6:10pm

Sun 2 2:30pm — 3:10pm

An animated gif of Night Trade 2023 featuring performance art, bars, crowds and art installations

Night Trade

Capitol Arcade

Sat 1 6pm — 12am

Thu 6 6pm — 12am

Fri 7 6pm — 12am

Sat 8 6pm — 12am

A blonde woman in 70s-inspired hair and makeup looks at the camera.

Sky Ferreira

Forum Melbourne

Tue 4 7:30pm — 10:30pm

The image is tactile-feeling creation that features intertwined human figures at its center


By Justin Talplacido Shoulder

Arts House

Wed 5 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Thu 6 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Fri 7 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Sat 8 2pm — 3pm

A woman stands in a dark veil, holding an eagle/bird creature.


Melanie Lane

The Substation

Wed 5 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Thu 6 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Fri 7 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Sat 8 3pm — 4pm

A musician wearing a reflective silver suit looks at the camera and waves and a person plays a drum kit behind them.

Snoh Aalegra

Forum Melbourne

Wed 5 8pm — 11pm

Thu 6 8pm — 11pm

Two band members of Good Morning sitting and leaning on large stairs.

Good Morning

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre

Thu 6 8pm — 9:30pm

A person standing up at a book club, holding Miranda July's book The First Bad Man

The First Bad Man

Pan Pan

The Salon, The Capitol – RMIT

Fri 7 7pm — 8pm

Fri 7 9pm — 10pm

Sun 9 3pm — 4pm

Sun 9 7pm — 8pm

A group of men wearing white and blue robes and head coverings, in the desert.


with special guests Chikchika

Forum Melbourne

Fri 7 8pm — 11pm

A person wearing a giant box, printed with a smile on the front, stands in a dim Box Office.

8/8/8 : REST

Harriet Gillies, Marcus McKenzie, Unfunded Empathy & Collaborators

Theatres Building, Arts Centre Melbourne

Fri 7 9pm — 5am

Sat 8 9pm — 5am

Sun 9 9pm — 5am

An animated gif cycling through the Day Tripper lineup: Asha Puthli, Jlin, Bar Italia, MEMORIALS, Yasiin Bey and HTRK

Day Tripper

Asha Puthli, Bar Italia, HTRK, JLIN, MEMORIALS, and Yasiin Bey performs MF Doom

Melbourne Town Hall & Max Watt's & The Capitol – RMIT

Sat 8 12pm — 8pm

A grainy still from 1986 documentary, Heavy Metal Parking Lot, featuring '80s heavy metal fans yelling 'Judas Priest'

24 Hour Rock Show

Jeremy Deller

The Capitol – RMIT

Sat 8 12pm — 12pm

Spenny, J Emz and Celly from ONEFOUR stand around a pile of stacked cash, while looking down the barrel of the camera


with special guests Miss Kaninna, RFA17 and LF70

Festival Hall

Sat 8 8pm — 11pm

Moktar looking off side of screen at night, bathed in red light on one half of his face and body

Moktar : Town Hall Takeover

Melbourne Town Hall

Sat 8 9pm — 1am

A headshot of Yasiin Bey wearing a hat and looking upwards

Yasiin Bey

with special guest DJ PGZ

PICA (Port Melbourne Industrial Centre for the Arts)

Sun 9 5pm — 10pm

A theatre full of people watching a film screen featuring a still of Hellraiser. A band performs on stage and lasers light up in front of the screen.

Hear My Eyes : Hellraiser

All new score and live laser show from Hieroglyphic Being and Robin Fox

Main Hall, Melbourne Town Hall

Sun 9 6pm — 8pm

Mon 10 6pm — 8pm

Karin Dreijer aka Fever Ray wears a bald cap and all white makeup, and a traditional masc white suit, holding a flower posey

Fever Ray

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Sun 9 8pm — 11pm

Mon 10 8pm — 11pm

A person looking towards camera outside

Evian Christ

with special guests jjjacob and DJ ALI

Max Watt's & Night Trade Stage Door

Sun 9 8pm — 3am

An abstract drawn image of dots on paper in a circle

Daniel Kitson Collaborator

The Lawler, Southbank Theatre

Tue 11 7pm — 8:20pm

Wed 12 7pm — 8:20pm

Thu 13 7pm — 8:20pm

Fri 14 7pm — 8:20pm

A person facing sideways dressed in midnight blue sparkles in front of a white background looks over their shoulder at the camera as the light catches their eyes.

Yves Tumor

Forum Melbourne

Tue 11 8pm — 11pm

A group of people stand in the shallows of a tropical beach, holding cut-out shapes.

Gurr Era Op

Ghenoa Gela with Force Majeure in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Arts House

Wed 12 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Thu 13 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Fri 14 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Sat 15 2pm — 3pm

Two performers face the camera. One fires a confetti gun into the lens.

Burnout Paradise

Pony Cam Collective and Parrot Ox

Beckett Theatre, Malthouse Theatre

Thu 13 6pm — 7pm

Thu 13 9pm — 10pm

Fri 14 7pm — 8pm

Sat 15 6pm — 7pm



Lucy Guerin Inc

Chunky Move Studios

Thu 13 6:30pm — 7:30pm

Fri 14 6:30pm — 7:30pm

Sat 15 2pm — 3pm

Sat 15 6:30pm — 7:30pm

Performers on stage appear to be singing loudly and with enthusiasm. In the foreground, one of them holds drumsticks while those in the background perform on a grandstand.


Miet Warlop

Melbourne Town Hall

Thu 13 7pm — 8:05pm

Fri 14 7pm — 8:05pm

Sat 15 7pm — 8:05pm

Suhani Shah stands with her hands behind her head and looking down. She is lit from behind.

Suhani Shah

The Capitol – RMIT

Thu 13 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Fri 14 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Sat 15 7:30pm — 8:30pm

Sun 16 4pm — 5pm

A woman lies sleeping on a mattress surrounded by roses. Her face turned to the camera. "She Got Love" is scrawled on the wall behind her in red paint.

Cadela Força Trilogy Chapter I

Carolina Bianchi Y Cara de Cavalo

Merlyn Theatre, Malthouse Theatre

Thu 13 8pm — 10:25pm

Fri 14 8pm — 10:25pm

Sat 15 8pm — 10:25pm

A person in an oversized parker and hood on their head, looking out of right of frame, their hands are reaching inside the hood to their neck.


with special guest Acopia

Forum Melbourne

Thu 13 8pm — 11pm

A dynamic live music scene with a violinist in motion, a drummer, and a bassist performing on stage under bright lights, capturing a moment of artistic expression.

Dirty Three

Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne

Fri 14 8pm — 11pm

Sat 15 8pm — 11pm

Three band members pose behind an enormous crinkled sheet of blue paper.

Blonde Redhead

with special guest Georgia Knight

Forum Melbourne

Fri 14 8pm — 11pm