This year Melbourne is playing host to one of the greatest music legends of our time: David Bowie. ACMI presents David Bowie is, an exhibition straight from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London-an exhibition, which I should add, turned out to be the fastest selling exhibition in the history of the V&A Museum.
The reason for all this hype? Well, this exhibition gives you unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive. Meaning you’ll learn all about his enthralling story as you come face-to-face with 50 of his costumes (the Ziggy Stardust jumpsuit? Check!), original stage set designs, handwritten lyric sheets, album artwork, never-before-seen film, video, photographs, and so much more.
Basically, if you love David Bowie, this is the exhibition to get in line for since Melbourne will be the exclusive location in Australasia.
The exhibition will be presented over just 14 weeks, from July 16 until Nov 1. Tickets are selling fast so grab yours before you miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. For more info, click here.
Other Melbourne hangouts to rock on after Bowie:
Cherry Bar is the only business located in the world famous AC/DC Lane and is the place for musicians to hang out after live gigs. Drop in for a drink with soon-to-be-friends or swing on in when a gig is on for one hell of an exhilarating night.
Farewell the digital age and embrace the vinyl revival at Polyester Records. This leading record store is all about supporting independent artists locally and overseas, with a jam packed space full of vinyl, vintage and newly released records.
The Night Cat
Whether it’s funk, hip hop or reggae, you know you’ll find it at Fitzroy’s The Night Cat. This Melburnian institution provides live music with a venue offering 360-degree views of the bands. As well as music, patrons can try their hand at salsa classes which are offered here every Sunday.
Diehard fans of Aussie rock ‘n roll flock to AC/DC Lane in Melbourne’s CBD for an eyeful of colour in the street art of this narrow laneway. The Aussie rockers even filmed their 1975 rock anthem It’s a Long Way to the Top on the back of a truck while travelling along Swanston Street, a few minutes away from this iconic site.