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Festival Locations

Festival Melbourne2006 logoCome and soak up the atmosphere of the Games at any of the Festival Melbourne2006 venues and sites across Melbourne.
Many Festival locations are also Commonwealth Games Live Sites with giant screens showing the sporting events and competition highlights of the Games alongside the cultural performances, events and exhibitions of Festival Melbourne2006.

And the excitement isn't restricted to the city – Festival Melbourne2006 travels out across the state with Regional Festivals – each with its own Live Site - in Ballarat, Geelong, Moe and Bendigo during the Games.  Catch it all live at any of these Festival precincts.

Jimmy Cliff

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Nine free concerts featuring a cavalcade of international and local superstars of world music, percussion and dance.

Alexandra Gardens

The major performing arts hub, featuring three stages, the Festival Big Top and Aerial Rig, an ArtPlay Activity Centre for kids and an international food village.
House of the Holy Afro

Federation Square

A Games Live Site alongside a world of live music and theatre, a major visual arts exhibition and a showcase of Victoria’s Indigenous culture.
Urban Dream Capsule

In the CBD

Dazzling visual arts exhibitions, a public art installation glowing in laneways, alleys and shopwindows, and Urban Dream Capsule living in the Myer Bourke St windows.

Melbourne Museum

Home to a Games Live Site plus three major exhibitions and a range of exciting food and wine events.
Containers Village

At Docklands

A Games Live Site and a program of live entertainment at Waterfront City, plus forty-three artists groups in the Containers Village at Shed 14.
The Luminarium

Around St Kilda

An 800 square metre inflatable walk-through ‘Luminarium’ at South Beach Reserve, a special St Kilda Beach night market on the Foreshore and more.
Legs on the Wall in On the Case

Around the Arts Centre

An Aussie beach on the Arts Centre Lawn, a vertical stage at NGV International, an Indigenous exhibition and cabaret at Blackbox and more.
Festival Calendar
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15-26 March 2006

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