Planning on travelling to Melbourne next year but don’t know what to see? Here is a list of events planned for 2018 that you don’t want to miss when you are in the city:
Sugar Mountain is a popular music and arts festival held every year in Melbourne. Get ready next year to enjoy breathtaking visual arts and have a blast listening to cool music. The festival is held in late January and everyone is welcome to attend. If you love dancing, eating, and creativity, then this is definitely the place to be.
Australian Open Tennis Tournaments
The ever-popular Australian Open tennis games will be held in January of 2018 exclusively in Melbourne. If you are a tennis fan, the games are a must attend. You may even get a glimpse of tennis superstars like Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal. Be mindful to buy your tickets at least in October. Aussie Open tickets sell out faster than you can say “tennis”.
Image of Bruno Mars 24K Magic World Tour
The American hitmaker Bruno Mars will be in Melbourne from 7 Mar 2018 to 8 Mar 2018 as a part of the Australia and New Zealand leg of his world tour.
Have you ever wanted to watch Shakespeare plays performed as it was when the playwright first wrote them? Then enjoy historically accurate Shakespeare plays in a live performance from September to January 2018 at the Pop-Up Globe. You can definitely catch an unforgettable performance of timeless classics such a Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Hamlet, or Othello. Even the lesser known plays are enjoyable here.
The Brickman Experience
If you loved playing with Legos when you are small, then you will definitely love the Brickman Experience. It is an exhibition where all the exhibits are made entirely from Lego pieces. It’s the largest touring Lego exhibition in the world. In January 2018, you can get an exclusive glimpse only in Melbourne. And, yes, the exhibition is actually interactive. You can play with the exhibits you marvel at.
MPavilion 2017/18 Program
Fan of architecture? Then don’t miss the MPavilion exhibit designed by Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of OMA, which is based in the Netherlands. This event will be held from October to February of next year. The upcoming event will be the fourth MPavilion to be held in the city.
Ink in the Blood
Melbourne is known for many things, but newspapers are usually not one of them. Ink in the Blood is a unique exhibition that showcases the impact newspapers have had in the city. The exhibit will emphasize the importance the press played in exposing crime and corruption that paved way for the modern, egalitarian Melbourne. It’s a beautiful and informative exhibition that everyone should visit. The exhibition will be held from October this year to February of next year.
Image of Dream Lover: The Bobby Darin Musical
Enjoy a musical about the life and music of Bobby Daring, the legendary American performer, singer, and songwriter. You can see shows until 4 Feb 2018.
Priscilla – Queen of the Desert
Who says Broadway is the only place to see musicals. The award-winning musical Priscilla, based on an Oscar-winning movie, will be held in Melbourne from January to March next year. The glitzy show features some 200 headdresses, a world record, of sorts.
There are many more events and also places to see when you visit.