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Limited tickets available on the door today from 3pm – come early to avoid disappointment. Stay connected on Facebook for updates.

You’re invited to Asia Pop Fest, a huge pop concert in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl to mark the start of the university year and welcome this year’s international students.

Big music acts include K-pop superstar, Ailee, Sing! China first runner-up and Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono (向洋), an appearance by virtual Japanese pop star IA (from voice synthesiser software Vocaloid), and Singaporean artist Charlie Lim.

From 5-7pm, SBS PopAsia will broadcast live from Sidney Myer Music Bowl, with competitions and prizes to be won. Join Andy Trieu and Natalie Tran on radio, on TV and on social media and vote on twitter and decide what songs play next.

Meanwhile, City of Melbourne’s Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome will take place, featuring a message from Melbourne’s mayor, K-pop dance competition, gaming lounge, food trucks and interactive activities for students from a number of iconic Melbourne organisations.

From 7pm, as the sun goes down, it’s time to move to the mainstage for a huge line-up of popstars from the stages of Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore.

An event of this size and scope has never been held anywhere in Australia, and where better to celebrate international students than in a city where they have transformed the cultural landscape of our CBD.

Free for students (and $25 tickets for everybody else), Asia Pop Fest is an event for all of Melbourne to enjoy – from local and international students, to K-Pop die-hards and the pop-curious. Come and celebrate as a famous Melbourne venue becomes a playground of pop.

Please Note: Professional cameras and selfie sticks will not be permitted at this event.

体验一场在 Sidney Myer Music Bowl 举行的盛大的流行音乐会来标记新学年的开始,同时欢迎今年入学的国际学生们。

音乐巨星包括来自K-Pop的 Ailee, 中国新歌声亚军向阳 (Nathan Hartono),和来自J-Pop的明星IA (这也将是她首次在澳洲进行演出)。我们也将会宣布更多的参加的国际明星。

本次的活动将对于学生免费(将向学生之外的群体收取A$25.00 的门票费)亚洲流行音乐会融合了不同种类的流行文化,和K-Pop舞蹈竞赛,游戏长廊,还有流动美食车等活动结合在一起。这场盛会将会欢迎所有的在墨尔本的大家都一起来参与-无论是本地学生还是国际留学生,无论你是K-Pop的死忠,或者是对流行文化感兴趣。

本次活动将会在 Sidney Myer Music Bowl 举行,时间从晚上5点至7点。在这个时间段里我们将会举办不同的活动来欢迎国际留学生及他们的朋友们,活动包括关于墨尔本咨询的信息区,专业的音乐舞台,以及官方的国际留学生欢迎会。


像这样类型及规模的活动从未在澳洲的任何地方举办过,也没有哪儿能够比在具有文化景观的CBD庆祝国际留学生欢迎会更具有意义。 来参与及共同庆祝在墨尔本标志性场地举办的流行音乐盛会吧。



Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

Asia Pop Fest is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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Asia Pop Fest x Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and City of Melbourne

Date & Time:

Friday 24 March, 5pm – 10pm

Arrive early for the best seats.

5 – 7pm

SBS PopAsia Live Broadcast

from 5:30pm

K-pop Dance Comp

from 6:30pm

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome


Charlie Lim


Nathan Hartono (向洋)






FREE for students*
$25 – General Admission
*Must present valid student ID/card upon entry


Children's Policy
Children under the age of 15 must be under the supervision of a responsible adult (18 years of age or older) at all times.