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Splendour at Melbourne & Olympic Parks

Each night of Melbourne's Splendour sideshows, this pop-up will be slinging street food, cocktails and big festival energy — and you don't even need a ticket to get in.
By Libby Curran
July 22, 2022
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By Libby Curran
July 22, 2022
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We're far from the muddy fields of Byron Bay, but as always, Melbourne is set to score its own taste of Splendour in the Grass, playing host to a swag of festival sideshows. Among them is a run of gigs at Melbourne and Olympic Parks from Sunday, July 24–Wednesday, August 3, featuring hit acts like Gorillaz, Liam Gallagher, The Strokes, Yungblud, Tyler, The Creator and others.

And whether you've snapped up tickets to these or not, you can get your kicks revelling in all that music fest vibe thanks to the venues' new pop-up festival precinct. Rod Laver Arena's Upper Deck Bar will be brought to life from 5–9pm each gig night, with a top-notch lineup of street eats, cocktails and DJ tunes.

Your mates at Mr Miyagi will be handling the food side of things, slinging goodies like Japanese gravy fries, hoisin duck tortillas and the signature fried chicken. Meanwhile, legendary cocktail bar The Everleigh will be working its magic, pouring a range of exclusive sips to star alongside a selection of local brews, wine and seltzer.

There'll be DJs spinning tunes to get you in the mood, too, whether you're heading in to catch a sideshow or continuing the party elsewhere.

Entry to Upper Deck Bar is free and open to the public.

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