The District Live is back


While it may seem unseasonably cold to start our warmest season, The District Docklands is about to heat up with the return of its open-air music series, District Live. 

Running every Saturday during January 2023, District Live showcases some of the best emerging and established local artists from Melbourne and Victoria, with headline acts such as Isaiah Firebrace, DJ Murray Cook (the original Red Wiggle), Ross Wilson, and Montaigne. 

The all-ages event will showcase a diverse line-up of talent and genres featuring DJs, solo artists and bands. 

Locals and visitors alike can enjoy pop-up food and drink stalls as well as a line-up of fun interactive activities dropping weekly.

There will be Sip ‘n’ Paint sessions, trivia, silent disco, giant outdoor games, a photobooth and an Instagrammable shimmer wall, along the precinct’s open-air laneways where more than 30 permanent food and dining experiences will be on offer. 

Docklands Chamber of Commerce executive officer Shane Wylie told Docklands News it was “incredible to see the return of a crowd favourite” event in Docklands. 


“The District Docklands continue play a pivotal role in activating, not just their own precinct, but Docklands as a whole,” Mr Wylie said. “Major drawcards like the District Live: Open-air Series cements Melbourne’s reputation as the nation’s cultural capital and drives activity for our local businesses.”


District Live is a free, inclusive event that is wheelchair accessible, along with Auslan interpreters, a Welcome to Country by local Elders and a dedicated quiet space. 

The District Docklands is easily accessible for all people, with Melbourne CBD’s most affordable parking options, a new bike track on Footscray Rd and the free tram service on Docklands Drive. 

Dance the night away with a mixture of emerging and established artists featuring local DJs, solo artists and bands each Saturday or relax and unwind on the grassy hill as the sun sets over Melbourne’s CBD. •

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