What to do this Easter long weekend
Melbourne has lots to keep you entertained this Easter long weekend – Live music, food, arts, comedy, sport and more all on display in the heart of the city.
Easter Electronik – Piknic Electronik #11
1pm - 9pm, Sunday March 27, The Paddock, Federation Square, Melbourne
Tickets start at $15 + booking fee
Looking for something fun to do this Easter long weekend as the city empties? Look no further than Piknic Electronik’s eleventh summer instalment, Easter Electronik. Held outdoors in the heart of Melbourne at the Paddock in Fed Square, Piknic Electronik brings together quality electronic music and great summer weather for a match made in heaven. Coupled with food trucks, market stalls and good vibes, Piknic is the perfect way to spend your Easter Sunday.
Every Sunday from January 17 to April 3.
- Sonja Moonear
- Sammy Dee
- Jacob Malmo
- Dyan Griffin (AU Underground)
Friday Nights at NGV
6pm onwards, Friday nights until April 22, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Tickets and more info: http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/program/friday-nights-at-ngv-died-pretty/
Friday night drinks has never been so educational. Over summer the NGV invites you to enjoy Friday Nights at the gallery, which includes including food, drinks, live music and of course art. See this summer’s major international exhibition Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei in an exclusive after hours setting. Good Friday sees Aussie rockers Died Pretty take the stage.
8pm onwards, every night until March 27, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Tickets and more info: https://www.moonlight.com.au
There’s nothing quite like kicking back and watching a movie under the stars. Coming to a close on Easter Sunday is the Moonlight Cinema, held at the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Surrounded by lush garden, treat yourself to the Gold Grass ticket; enjoy the comfort of bean bags and a premium spot on the lawn whilst food and drink are delivered to you. Alternatively, bring your own picnic or let the licensed bar, food truck and candy bar take care of everything.
Triple J’s Good Az Friday
12pm onwards, Friday April 25, Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne
More info: http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/breakfast/blog/s4426994.htm
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/879278918849741/
To kick off the start of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Good Friday sees Triple J Radio Station host a free radio broadcast choc-o-block with lols for your listening pleasure. Get down to the Melbourne Town Hall for a free comedy show and their signature Like a Version performance and of course chocolate. Best to get down before 11am to beat the queues.
This year's Good Az Friday line-up:
- Sara Pascoe (UK)
- Rhys Nicholson (AUS)
- Larry Dean (UK)
- Mae Martin (CAN)
- Becky Lucas (AUS)
- Ivan Aristeguieta (VEN)
- Rose Matafeo (NZ)
- Ciaran Lyons (AUS)
- Aunty Donna (AUS)
2016 AFL Premiership Season Opening Round
Thursday March 24 - Monday March 28, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) / Etihad Stadium, Melbourne
Tickets and more info: http://www.afl.com.au/fixture
For all travellers visiting Melbourne, watching a live AFL (Australian Football League) match is a must. Fast-paced, exciting and skilful, the AFL was born and bred in Melbourne and is a way of life for most of the city's inhabitants. Visit the spectacular Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia’s largest stadium, to see the 2016 AFL Premiership Season kick off with Richmond Football Club v Carlton Football Club on Thursday night. Alternatively there are matches in Melbourne on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Be sure to enjoy the complete AFL experience with a meat pie and a Carlton Draught at half time.