What is The Eighty-Six?
The Eighty-Six is an event funded by the Victorian State Government to highlight and support the state’s music industry. 2023 will see the event focus on venues operating along the 86 route from Westgarth to Reservoir.
Will public spaces be closed off to non-ticket holders?
The Eighty-Six Super Saturday will operate in privately owned businesses and will not close off any public spaces. There will be no road closures.
Will there be more tickets released, or a new waitlist added for Super Saturday?
Super Saturday tickets were available to anyone, for free, from July but have now been completely exhausted. There will be no more ticket releases or waitlists available.
Where can I access unwanted Super Saturday tickets?
Because the Super tickets are free, ticket re-selling services will not accept them. Connecting with individuals is your best bet. Be aware of scammers and never exchange $ for a free ticket.
Below are more details of what you can expect from Super Saturday. If you are after more information, please visit the FAQs page at our website:
We have put together some information to help you enjoy Super Saturday: a day featuring 65+ venues, 220+ acts, 50+ curators, 50+ record labels at the Independent Music Exchange, 20+ Vendors at the 1800 Street Party food-bev-market-dog-music festival in the Croxton Carpark, 1 Dog Show, Parade and Costume Contest, 3 suburbs, 1 tramline, 1 street – all free (with a Super Saturday ticket).
The Eighty-Six has been designed as a music lovers paradise dedicated to supporting Melbourne’s independent music and small venue culture. Please respect and support all the staff, venues, artists, fans and service providers who are working hard to deliver a day and night of musical memories.
Each venue has its own capacity that has been put in place to ensure a safe and fun event. You may not be able to get into the show you hoped – and if so, lean into Super Saturday, and let it take you on an adventure. Follow the route of the 86 tram (and surrounds) and who knows where you’ll end up…
Tickets: we have released the final allocation of Super Saturday tickets here and fulfilled those who joined the waitlist. There will be no more tickets released.
Road Closures and Traffic: There will be no road closures for Super Saturday. The 1800 Street Party will be held in the Croxton Carpark (580 High Street Thornbury). There will be an increased amount of people in the area throughout the day, please be aware, patient and kind to those around you and be mindful of traffic in and around the venues.
Super Saturday HQ: The Eighty-Six will set up a temporary Super Saturday HQ inside the upcoming Cinque! Cinque! Cinque! sandwich shop located at 555 High Street Northcote. This will be open between 9 am to 1 am to provide any necessary medical or other assistance to those who may require it.
Updates on the Independent Label Exchange are here.
Updates on the 1800 Street Party, including music lineup, food, bev and markets are here.
Updates on the Howl-O-Ween Dog Show, Parade & Costume Contest are here.
If you want to stay nearby, our hotel partners have a few rooms available:
- Just down the road via the 86 Tram: Veriu Collingwood
- Or, if you want to be in the thick of it: St Georges Motor Inn
The schedule is being updated daily and is subject to change!