Not only is Melbourne one of the world’s most exciting cities, literally pulsing with vitality, this spring and summer season Melbourne hosts some fantastic music and sports events. From horseracing to British rock, Melbourne offers a variety of sounds, colors, with thrills that will continue to build in momentum across Victoria. The following highlights provide a glimpse into the adventures in store for the upcoming season.
The Melbourne Cup
Leading up to the summer holidays, the historical Melbourne Cup begins on September 10 and runs through November 5, 2016. The Carnival provides horseracing fans an incredible experience. The track, situated on Epsom Road, Flemington, Victoria, is virtually unbeatable with its six days of races, coupled with exquisite wines, foods, and the latest in European fashions. The Melbourne Cup is amongst the leading sporting events in Melbourne. Take advantage of a distinctive opportunity to participate in an event defined by its rich history, combined with the enjoyment of the sights and pleasures of this year’s racetrack.
The Australian Football League (AFL) Grand Final
Beginning in late September, football fans will appreciate preparing for the Grand Final, in Melbourne, on October 1, 2016, presented live at the MCG and on TV. This year’s pre-game schedule includes Twenty20 Cricket. Additionally, entertainment during the AFL Grand Finals half-time performance will include musical acts performed by international and local celebrities. Pre-game events will also include the Brownlow Medal Awards at the Crown Entertainment Centre, as well as family entertainment and exclusive pre-event meals.
As summer truly sets in, on December 9, 2016, Coldplay, the very popular British band, will be coming to Melbourne as part of their world tour. The opportunity to see the rock band and become inspired by Coldplay’s positive message does not come along that often. Tickets tend to sell out quickly; with Coldplay on the agenda, summer concertgoers will want to purchase tickets soon.
The Australian Open – 2017
Beginning in January, the Australian Open returns… two weeks of outstanding tennis! Along with the Melbourne Cup, the excitement of the competition combines premium dining, hospitality, and entertainment. The Australian Open is a hands-on an opportunity to experience Melbourne athletics at their best, with tickets readily available through ticket venues such as Queen of Tickets. Since 1905, the Australian Open begins with the first of four Grand Slam tennis events, which continue with the French, Wimbledon, and the US Open Tennis Tournaments.
The Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix
As the summer begins to fade, by mid-March 2017, the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix will heat things up again at Victoria’s Albert Park. The initial race takes off from the start-line on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Four days of unprecedented racing, combined with family entertainment, team and driver access by racing fans, crowd-pleasing stunts, and aerial jumps. This year, fans will enjoy an additional feature designed for food lovers and connoisseurs. The M-Lane, a specialized music/art zone, will offer food trucks and pop-up eateries replete with top chefs from around Melbourne. The infamous Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix sets the stage with an electrifying street scene atmosphere…
Just some of the major sports and music events fans, food, and music lovers can enjoy this summer season in Melbourne!