melbourne, australia

Key Information

Join us in Melbourne, Australia for the 2018 edition of the Music Cities Convention, 19 - 20 April 2018. Known as Australia’s music capital, Melbourne is home to more live music venues per capita than anywhere else in the world. The city boasts a strong live music culture, a diverse slate of music festivals, renowned music educators and passionate audiences. This is backed by the support of government at both city and state levels.

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What:

The first ever Music Cities Convention in Australasia will bring together 300 delegates from around the world, to explore models for creating a city where music is embedded into every aspect of life.

This edition alongside Melbourne's Green goals, will aim to be the most sustainable Music Cities Convention to date.

Dates:

Thursday 19th April 2018 - Main Convention
Friday 20th April 2018 - Main Convention

Venues:

Day 1: Arts Centre Melbourne
Day 2: Deakin Edge

Cost:

$175 AU - Early Bird 1 (Until Nov 30th) 
$200 AU - Early Bird 2 (Dec 1st - Jan 31st) 
$225 AU - Early Bird 3 (Feb 1st - Feb 28th) 
$250 AU - General Admission (March 1st - April 19th)

Tickets include:

Two day convention
Access to delegate database
All meals & refreshments
VIP Reception
Discounted hotel rate

Melbourne Steering Committee:

Kirsty Rivers

Manager, Contemporary Music / Music Works + Partnerships, Creative Victoria

Patrick Donovan

CEO, Music Victoria / Chair, Australian Music Industry Network

Accommodation:

We will provide discounted hotel rates for delegates. Info coming soon.

Other Information:

Please help spread the word about Music Cities Convention using the hashtag #musiccities and our Twitter handle @MusicCitiesSD

If you have any further questions that have not been answered here or you want to get involved in the event please contact us.

Links:

Find out more about music in Melbourne via the app

Plan your visit at www.visitmelbourne.com

Listen to the Sounds of Melbourne on Spotify

Photo: ©John Gollings

Photo: ©John Gollings

Photo: ©Melbourne Music Week

Photo: ©Melbourne Music Week

 
From the breadth of talent on our stages and our music-hungry audiences, to our iconic venues and the many industry professionals working hard behind the scenes – Melbourne’s music community is loud, proud and critical to the life and experience of our city.

We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne and being part of a global conversation about the role music can play in the health, liveability and vitality of cities.
— Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, State Government of Victoria