In the lead-up to Christmas, Melbourne’s iconic buskers take over the city’s streets and laneways, with daily performances at over 20 locations between 11am and 7pm.

Filling the city’s streets with music is a great way to support local artists and attract people back into the city. The ANZ City Vibes program provides a lifeline for Melbourne’s busking community who’ve been unable to perform throughout lockdown.

Busking locations include Hardware Lane, Bourke Street Mall, Flinders Lane, Southbank Promenade, Docklands, New Quay, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street and more.

The buskers will also be integrated with upcoming events including the Melbourne Christmas Festival, Melbourne Fashion Week and Melbourne Music Week Extended to provide entertainment across the city.

This program is supported by the City of Melbourne, the Victorian Government and ANZ.

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9 Dec - 28 Feb

Melbourne Music Week – Extended

A three-month program to support the local music industry as it recovers after months of lockdown.

1 Dec - 25 Dec


Melbourne lights up at Christmas with dazzling displays, festive events and activities.

29 Jan - 10 Feb

MSO Sidney Myer Free Concerts

Enjoy free concerts performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

17 Jan

Midsumma Carnival

An iconic outdoor celebration and one of the highlights of Melbourne's LGBTIQA+ annual calendar.