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“Wonderful Venue”

Sidney Myer Music Bowl
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Owner description: The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is located in the Kings Domain Gardens, close to Arts Centre Melbourne and the Southbank entertainment precinct. This hugely popular summertime venue hosts everything from dance festivals, to the rock of Lenny Kravitz to the sounds of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the energy of Kanye West. It is also home to Carols by Candlelight and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra's free summertime concert series. Capacity varies, depending on event type. Getting there: If you are driving to the venue Arts Centre Melbourne car park is a short walk from the Bowl with entry from the rear off Sturt or Kavanagh Streets. Otherwise it is a short walk from Flinders Street Station or a tram ride up St Kilda Road.
Melbourne, Australia
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Wonderful Venue”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The Music Bowl is a wonderful piece of Melbourne, set in our Botanical Gardens just south of the Yarra River and only a short walk from the city of Melbourne.
I have a lot of memories of concerts here from Rod Stewart, ELO, Bob Dylan, Chicago, Wings, etc.
It has great acoustics and a good atmosphere, the only thing that can spoil a concert is rain, it is an open air area.
It is really nice on a warm sunny day as well.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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“A Melbourne icon”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

This is a wonderful outdoor venue for concerts and special festivities. It is located in the loveliest gardens of Melbourne and enjoying a picnic meal and a nice glass of wine while listening to the MSO, or attending Carols by Candlelight is always a memorable experience (although depending on the weather of course!)

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Melbourne Australia
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“Christmas Carols”
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Every year is different and magical. Getting a little costly for families to experience Carols at Candlelight.

Visited December 2012
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Melbourne
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“Gotye Good”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Went for a Gotye concert, and had not been there for years (saw the Eurthymics from so far back we needed binoculars). Not only was the music great, but so was the venue - fairly priced drinks, clean-ish toilets and non-aggressive crowd control officers.

Visited December 2012
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“MSO concert”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Lovely atmosphere, beautiful music, the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra are exceptional. The evening was lovely and the crowd was wonderful, we enjoyed the evening imensely.

Visited February 2013
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