St Kilda Festival
With such a huge amount of events and free music, it's hard not to find something to love.
Going strong for 30 years now, the St Kilda Festival has long been a bastion of local music and culture. A total of more than 70 musical acts are performing across the festival's nine-day program, everything from folk to hip-hop and plenty of old Melbourne classics in between.
Opening night, known as Yalukit Wilum Ngargee, is an Indigenous-focused night of music, performance, and market stalls, headlined by singer-songwriter and St Kilda fest stalwart Archie Roach.
Festival Sunday (Feb 10, the last day) is the biggest event on the calendar, with something to everyone's taste, whether it's a brutal round of roller derby, a marching percussion performance from D2 Drumline, or a dance in the Latin Quarter to some South American tunes.
Then in the evening, the biggest names in local music rear their heads: The Cat Empire, Ash Grunwald, Bluejuice, Northeast Party House and Pez all grace various stages, followed by a late set from Juggernaut DJs to round out the festival.
With such a huge amount of events and free music happening across the festival, it's hard to imagine anyone not finding something to love.
Arts & Entertainment
Monday, December 13 - Tuesday, December 14
Sidney Myer Music Bowl