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Festival Melbourne2006

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Wednesday 15 March - Sunday 26 March

Welcome to Festival Melbourne2006 - twelve days of non-stop music, dance, circus, street theatre and visual arts from all the corners of the Commonwealth that will add an extra sparkle to your whole Games experience.  Best of all, everything's free during the Games!

Urban Dream Capsule
A comprehensive listing of all the performances, events and exhibitions that are part of Festival Melbourne2006.
Commonwealth Games Live Sites
Commonwealth Games Live Sites will be operating at outdoor venues around the city providing central locations for people to meet and enjoy the spirit of the Games.
Urban Dream Capsule

Check out the main Festival locations, find out what events are being held where, and get tips on how to get there.

Reaching out across Victoria with festivals in Ballarat, Bendigo, Moe and Geelong. Discover more about the regional festivals.

Over 2,500 world-class performing artists from across Australia and the Commonwealth will descend on Melbourne for the duration of the Games as part of the largest free cultural festival ever held in Australia. So when you come to cheer on the world’s elite athletes you can also catch a concert, see a circus, stroll amongst street performers, be dazzled by visual spectacles, celebrate Victoria’s Indigenous culture, enjoy an array of exhibitions and even join in yourself with public classes of dance from around the Commonwealth in Federation Square.

The city will be buzzing day and night at Federation Square, the Alexandra Gardens, the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, around the Arts Centre, at Docklands and right across the CBD. The excitement will also reach out across the state, with regional festivals in Ballarat, Geelong, Moe and Bendigo. And all the great experiences of Festival Melbourne2006 are free!

Festival Melbourne2006 is an integral part of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games and is proudly funded and supported by the Victorian and Australian Governments.

Festival Calendar
Ellis and Bheki
15-26 March 2006

  • Festival events pre-Games.
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    Over 2,500 performing artists will stage Australia's largest ever free cultural festival during the Games.
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