Performance dates & times

Sunday 24 Mar
6:00 PM

Running Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Price range


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Hundreds of guitarists. Six communities. One stage. 

Have you ever dreamt of rocking out on the main stage? This is your chance!

This March, hundreds of local guitarists will take over Hamer Hall at Arts Centre Melbourne for a massive free community concert. Joined on stage by Aussie music icons, to be announced in 2019.

In this Melbourne-wide event, musicians are invited to celebrate the joy of playing live. Grab your guitar and get involved with free community rehearsals from February, culminating in this huge concert. Whether you’re an old rock dog or learning your first chords, all skill levels and ages can participate. Not a guitarist? Fret not. All are welcome to join us for the event.

In an incredible afternoon of free music, see our community rockstars supported by a line-up of special guests. Each group will have their moment in the spotlight as they band together to perform a song learnt through the rehearsal process. In the epic finale, all guitarists will join forces on stage to perform one last rock anthem.

In the immortal words of ACDC, ‘for those about to rock, we salute you!’


Calling all Melbourne guitarists! Join us for free rehearsals in Fitzroy, Frankston, Werribee, Dandenong, Sunshine and Broadmeadows - kicking off in February 2019.

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Joseph O’Farrell (JOF) is an internationally renowned artist working across performance, installation and socially-engaged live art practice. His work has toured across Australia and the UK, including the TATE Modern (UK), Southbank Centre (UK), Sydney Festival and City of Darebin. JOF specialises in creating unique large-scale installation and theatre works with communities, bringing people together in hilarious and unlikely situations.

Those Who Rock builds on the success of other community projects led by JOF, including We Are Lightning! (Arts House, UK touring) and Enter Sandman (City of Darebin, Regional Centre of Culture).

Creative Team

Lead Artist
Joseph O’Farrell (JOF)
Producing Team
Jo Porter & Kate Hancock

A Betty Amsden Participation Program project.

Photos by Pia Johnson

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