Live at the Gardens Is the New Gig Series Debuting at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne in November 2024

The team behind A Day on the Green is starting a new excuse to enjoy live tunes in leafy surroundings, with plans for two November weekends and a return in March 2025.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 03, 2024

Winter has only officially just arrived in Melbourne, but the folks at the city's Royal Botanic Gardens, plus the crew behind A Day on the Green, are already thinking about spring and how to make the most of it. When the flowers start blooming again in 2024, that's when the leafy venue will first play host to a brand-new outdoor gig series in leafy surroundings: Live at the Gardens, which'll premiere this year across two November weekends.

Roundhouse Entertainment, the team that've made A Day on the Green such a hit, are also part of this new event, as is Mushroom Group. The details are light so far, but this won't just be a one-and-done show. After its November stint, Live at the Gardens already has plans for to return in March 2025, then to become an ongoing event.

The debut lineup hasn't yet been revealed, but organisers promise that it's coming soon. Whoever takes to the stage, they'll be doing so while 5000 punters watch from the lawns of the Observatory Precinct.

As well as tunes and the scenic surroundings, the event will include dining options showcasing local vendors, plus drinks, with the specifics there also still to be unveiled.

"We are thrilled to launch Live at the Gardens, a one-of-a-kind music festival, creating an experience that celebrates music, nature and community," said Roundhouse Entertainment Director Michael Newton.

"The team at Roundhouse are honoured to have the opportunity to work with the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to stage this new event allowing people to enjoy live music under the stars, in a beautiful garden setting. We look forward to announcing an eclectic mix of performers in the coming weeks."

"We are delighted to partner with industry experts Roundhouse Entertainment to bring Live at the Gardens to life. This exciting collaboration seamlessly blends the stunning natural beauty of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with world-class entertainment, to create an unforgettable concert experience that celebrates music, nature and the vibrant culture of Melbourne. We look forward to welcoming nature and music lovers to what will undoubtedly be one of the year's most memorable events," added Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria Acting Director and Chief Executive Chris Russell.

Live at the Gardens will debut in November 2024 at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. We'll update you with lineups and more details when they're announced — head to the event website for further information in the interim.

Published on June 03, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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