Next Friday 24th March Arts Centre Melbourne and City of Melbourne are presenting the Asia Pop Fest!

The event invites local and international students to welcome the start of the university year in Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and best of all? FREE ENTRY FOR STUDENTS WITH A VALID STUDENT ID!

The evening is set to offer some amazing acts, including the one and only Ailee! Also set to perform are the 2016 runner-up of Sing! China, Nathan Hartono and virtual Japanese pop star IA, an avatar from the voice synthesizer software Vocaloid. Charlie Lim, one of Singapore’s finest musical exports, has also just been announced as part of the event line-up, bringing his hybrid of acoustic melancholia, neo-soul and electronic-pop to the Melbourne stage.


Asia Pop Fest x Lord Mayor’s Student Welcome

Arts Centre Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Friday 24 March 2017

5 – 10pm (musical performances from 7pm)

Official after party at OMG Fridays

Free entry for students with valid student ID, $25 general admission (limited availability)

The Asia Pop Fest will celebrate all aspects of Asian pop culture and will include food trucks, a whole range of activities like K-Pop dance competitions, an appearance from North Melbourne Football Club’s Majak Daw, and live broadcasts with Andy Trieu and Natalie Tran from SBS PopAsia- with competitions and prizes and all kinds of good stuff.

Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said “The City of Melbourne strives to ensure our international students have a positive experience in Melbourne and I encourage you all to come along early to Asia Pop Fest. Grab a bite to eat from one of Melbourne’s famous food trucks, take in some local acts and get your university year off to the best start with some important information and reassurance from our orientation stalls”

Tickets and more information available at