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In The Area - Northcote

Head to the North for a musicial journey through some of the states most beloved live music venues.

By Always Live

Take a ride along the 86 tram line and discover one of Victoria's richest selection of live music, pubs, bars and everything in between. Northcote has been a much loved music hub for decades and it's home to some of the best live music venues in the state. Whether you're looking for architecturally rich theatres or hole-in-the-wall pubs, there's plenty on offer.

Playing host to international acts and hometown heroes, Northcote Social Club is a must on any music lovers Melbourne adventures. Add to the musical offerings a serving of incredible pub bevs and bites and you'll see why the NSC is a gem of the Northside.

Walk through the double doors at Northcote Theatre and you'll be swallowed by grand, plaster-decorated ceilings, and Baroque-esque columns, making the heritage listed theatre one of the most visually impressive live-music venues North side. Artists from around the world and muso's from across the country have taken to the Northcote Theatre stage and with two bars and balconies surrounding the mezzanine over-looking the space, it's a punters dream for a magical night of music.

If you're looking for something a bit more low-key yet equally as loved and treasured, head further down High Street to 303. Jazz bands, acoustic sets, spinning DJ's and everything in between have taken to the Front Bar or the Band Room to provide the perfect soundtrack to a night out with mates for a couple of drinks and live music.

If you find yourself in North on the hunt for some incredible live music, you're sure to be spoilt for choice. Northcote is high on the list of must-visit burb's for all things music, entertainment and culture. Delivering everything from grand auditoriums to sticky band room floors, there's truly something for everyone.

Venues mentioned:

- Northcote Social Club

- Northcote Theatre

- 303

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