Victoria’s biggest celebration of live music ALWAYS LIVE has unveiled its program for this year following last year’s inaugural event that delivered more than $80 million to the state’s economy.
Christina Aguilera, Eric Prydz, Peter Garrett and Jessie Ware are among the headline acts set to play out venues across the city, suburbs and regions from November 24 to December 10.
So far, this year’s program features more than 60 events over 17 days including stadium shows, exclusive gigs, and intimate performances from more than 165 artists.
ALWAYS LIVE is backed by $20 million in the Victorian Budget 2023/24 to continue to secure the biggest international and local acts across the state.
The Budget also included $7.5 million for the Live Music Performers Fund, which backs thousands of Victorian musicians and artists across the state and perform 10,000 gigs over the next four years.
“ALWAYS LIVE’s 2023 program offers something for everyone,” said Premier Daniel Andrews.
“It’s set to fill venues across Victoria, attract visitors and boost business while celebrating our state’s outstanding music and events industry.”
ALWAYS LIVE director Matt Gudinski said the event “makes our great city what it is”.
“The ALWAYS LIVE program ensures Victoria remains the music capital of Australia and will deliver a host of unique and exclusive experiences across 17 days,” he said.