Big Saturday FAQs

Below are a list of Frequently Asked Questions for Big Saturday on 15 October at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Still have more questions? Get in touch. You can email us at or give us a call on (03) 9001 1388.

Where can I find my ticket to Big Saturday?

You can find tickets in the Order History in the Ticketek customer portal. Make sure to log in with the email you used to purchase the tickets.


I bought a ticket in 2021 for Big Sunday – Can I go to Big Saturday 2022?

Yes! Unless a refund was requested before December 31, 2021, your Big Sunday ticket is eligible for Big Saturday. You can find your ticket in the customer portal on Ticketek’s website.


Can children attend Big Saturday?

Big Saturday is open to all ages, however children over the age of two years old are required to hold a valid ticket to gain entry to the event. Children under the age of 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. There are a number of bars around the venue

Children under two years of age may be admitted at no cost in line with the Arts Centre’s Babes In Arms policy. More info can be found here:


How do I get to Big Saturday?

Limited parking is available nearby in the Arts Centre Melbourne/NGV car park, (Sturt St, Southbank) or at the Australian Ballet Centre car park (2 Kavanagh St, Southbank). There are also limited street parking options available around the Bowl and the Botanic Gardens.

Flinders Street Train Station is the closest to the venue and is about a 15-minute walk from the station. For timetable information and trip planning visit PTV.

The Grant St/Police Memorial tram stop (Stop #17) is 500m approx. from the main entrance to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. All trams along the St Kilda Road corridor stop here. These include the 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 and 72. For timetable information visit PTV or Yarra Trams.


What is access like at the Bowl?

Sidney Myer Music Bowl has wheelchair accessible seating (subject to availability) and assistive listening, and Companion Card tickets are available for all ticketed events. For more info please see here:

What can I bring to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl?

For a full Conditions of Entry, please see the Arts Centre Melbourne’s website:

We are so excited to take over the Bowl this year for what is going to be an amazing day of music!

  • As we all know in Melbourne, the weather can be rather unpredictable. It is looking sunny but we would recommend packing for all occasions:
  • Check the weather before you leave home
  • Wear sunscreen and bring a hat
  • Pack a jumper and a raincoat (umbrellas cannot be taken into the venue)
  • Wear comfortable shoes to dance the night away!

There will be a number of food and drink options available within the Bowl. The venue is licensed and alcohol will be available to purchase from bars on site. BYO alcohol is prohibited.

Patrons are welcome to bring a small picnic (some snacks are okay, but leave the buffet at home!) to enjoy through the afternoon. Prohibited items include: sharp knives, glass of any kind, drugs and alcohol.

You are welcome to bring a picnic rug, however chairs of any kind will not be allowed within the Bowl. Please be mindful that this is a sold out event, and as the event fills up you may be asked to reduce your footprint.


I don’t want to miss anything! When are my favourite bands playing?

3:00PM – Gates open
3:35PM – Welcome to Country
3:45PM – Harry James Angus
5:00PM – Emma Donovan & The Putbacks
6:30PM – The Bamboos
8:00PM – Fat Freddy’s Drop
10:00PM – Event ends


Can I leave the event and return later on?

No, there are no pass outs for Big Saturday.

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