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A Weekend In the Gardens


Fri 17 Nov 2017, 4:00pm
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 4:00pm
Sun 19 Nov 2017, 4:00pm

Where: Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages


Following the overwhelming success of its inaugural event last March, A Weekend In The Gardens makes a triumphant return this November with three incredible nights of music headlined by Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Illy.

Developed by the same team behind the highly successful A Day On the Green winery series, A Weekend In The Gardens instantly captured the hearts of music lovers and brought nearly 12,000 Melburnians into the beautiful surrounds of the Gardens.

One of Australia's most-loved and respected artists, Paul Kelly kicks off the weekend on Friday night, in the only Victorian show of his Life Is Fine national tour. Grammy Award-winning, American folk troubadour and roots rocker Steve Earle and Middle Kids will be joining him.

Saturday night sees ARIA Award-winning rapper and hip-hop artist Illy head a bill that will also feature Thundamentals, Spit Syndicate and Birdz. The event will be hosted by Jesswar.

One of the country’s finest singer-songwriters, Missy Higgins will set the stage ablaze on Sunday night with her irresistible melodies, poignant ballads and poetic pop songs, along with Dustin Tebbutt, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Harry Jakamarra.

Promoter Michael Newton of Roundhouse Entertainment says the stellar lineup across all three concerts will ensure this second event builds on the success of the first.

“The artists and audiences have responded enthusiastically to having a beautiful, intimate outdoor concert space in the Royal Botanic Gardens in the middle of this amazing city,” Michael said. “The lineup of acts is first-class, and the food and beverage options are fantastic. Along with the Royal Botanic Gardens, we are very proud to be presenting another weekend of great entertainment in the gardens.”

In addition to the outstanding lineup of music, A Weekend In The Gardens will again be serving up a delectable feast in a vastly expanded relaxing area called The Eatery. Foodies will surely drool with offerings from Melbourne’s most popular food trucks and operators, along with cocktails, spirits and premium beers.

“A Weekend In The Gardens knocked it out of the park in their debut weekend.” - Beat

“The launch of new festival A Weekend In The Gardens could see the start of a new tradition.” - The Music

“A Weekend In The Gardens already looks set to be one of the best new additions to our local live music calendar.” - Tone Deaf

"I don’t think there could have been a more perfect setting. The stunning backdrop of the illuminated gardens…brought together everything Melbourne does best—good food, great music and a vivacious atmosphere from start to finish.” - What’s My Scene

“A Weekend In The Gardens brought the whole A Day On The Green experience into the city.” - Noise 11

Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens have never sounded so good or tasted so delicious! Grab your tickets to this event that's fast becoming a must-do on the city’s concert calendar in undoubtedly the city’s most beautiful setting for a live concert!

Note: The 17th November show is now sold out.