The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Monday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Melbourne
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Nonstop DJs

11 days, 180 DJs and more than 200 hours of glorious, dance-friendly tunes.
By Libby Curran
November 16, 2022
By Libby Curran
November 16, 2022

A thumping al fresco DJ set is one thing; but this month, Victoria's new music program Always Live is serving up something approximately 180 times better. It's hosting a massive free, 11-day celebration of dance music, soundtracked by more than 180 artists and spanning a hefty 200 hours of tunes.

The inaugural Nonstop DJs will be taking over the Melbourne Museum Plaza from Sunday, November 20–Wednesday, November 30, centred around a see-through Spacecube that'll play host to a jam-packed rotation of DJ talent, from 7am–11pm daily.


International heavyweights like Toro Y Moi and Tony MF will be hitting the decks, alongside scores of homegrown legends including Andee Frost, Millú, DJ JNETT, Soju Gang, MzRizk, Crown Ruler DJs and PBS DJs. You'll even catch some familiar culinary names entering the cube, including Smith & Daughters' Shannon Martinez and Raph Rashid of Beatbox Kitchen.

Speaking of food, you'll have a solid offering of eats and drinks to fuel your dance floor endeavours, thanks to the fest's pop-up refreshments precinct. Mornings are taken care of with baked goods and free filter brews courtesy of Everyday Coffee, while a roster of food trucks takes the reins each afternoon (12pm weekends, 4pm weekdays). You'll also find a pop-up bar from the folks at Four Pillars and Stomping Ground, stocked with an array of dance-friendly sips.

John Torcasio, via Unsplash


Top Image: Bongani Ngcobo, via Unsplash

  •   shares
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel