The Hub

Home to 4.9 million books, historical documents, photos, art and now the 2016 MMW Hub. Get ready – from 11–19 November we’re breaking the silence at the State Library Victoria.

Over nine days, the iconic library, which celebrated its 160th birthday this year, will become the heart of Melbourne’s world-class music scene. This year’s line-up brings together over 100 local and international artists to bring you a stellar showcase of our city’s thriving music scene.

And while most of us would be familiar with the outdoor forecourt and the incredible domed La Trobe Reading Room, Queen’s Hall, which will act as the Hub's main stage, hasn’t been opened to the public in over 10 years. The majestic, column-lined room is about to undergo renovation – so there won’t an opportunity like this for years to come.

Outside, the forecourt plays host to free day and night programming, with MMW favourites Morning Ritual, Lunch Box and Sunset DJs offering up a dose of music to break the daily grind.

While you’re there, enjoy a knock-off drink at the Coopers Beer Garden or the Captain Morgan’s Rum Deck, explore the JBL Audio Lounge, and grab a bite via Deliveroo, that have set-up shop in the forecourt to bring you a revolving selection of Melbourne’s best eats.

Open Times:
Fri 11 Nov: 6pm – 11pm
Sat 12 Nov: 10am – 11pm
Sun 13 – Thurs 17 Nov: 10am – 10pm
Fri 18 – Sat 19 Nov: 10am – 11pm

The MMW Hub: State Library Victoria is located at 328 Swanston Street, Melbourne, on the corner of La Trobe Street. We suggest getting there by bike, walking or public transport. For more information please visit

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