We’re back, baby.

Eight months since the curtain came down on our last live music event, Penny Drop is proud to be among a group of key Melbourne arts and cultural organisations enlisted to launch the Malthouse Outdoor Stage (MOS), a new COVID-safe venue bringing performance to the courtyard of The Malthouse this summer.

Penny Drop will present two performances a night across 10 nights, from some of our favourite local artists – many of whom will be sharing new music from recently (or soon-to-be) released projects – with eager audiences taking in shows in the courtyard’s new purpose-built amphitheater.

MOS will open 21 January 2021 with performances from ARIA-winning jazz and soul prodigy Kaiit. From there, the Penny Drop program will feature enigmatic singer, composer and Hiatus Kaiyote frontwoman Nai Palm, euphoric funk craftsmen Mildlife in back-to-back performances, the hypnotic sounds of HTRK, Sweet Whirl‘s tender triumphs, a preview of Sarah Mary Chadwick‘s upcoming record, a stripped-back set from Good Morning, the singular style of Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, an album launch for loveable DIY groovers Surprise Chef, and the bruising punk stylings of RVG.

It was a long winter in a tough year, and we couldn’t be more excited to kick off 2021 with a bang and celebrate summer with opportunities not just for the artists on stage, but for the behind the scenes music industry, whose unseen work truly makes Melbourne the live music capital of Australia.

Join us as we welcome live music back to Melbourne safely, finally.

First tickets are on sale from 10am, Thursday 3 December 2020 to Penny Drop subscribers. Sign up to the Penny Drop VIP list for access to the pre-sale.