You don't always remember who first turned you onto Mildlife, but you never forget the first time you heard the opening arpeggios of 'The Magnificent Moon'. That signature melding of jazz, psych, funk and groove is what cemented their 2018 debut, Phase, as one of the year's best and what makes their live shows so hotly watched.

Heading back into the studio for the follow-up, it would've been easy to do more of what was already working. They picked up Best Electronic Act at The Age Music Victoria Awards and were nominated for Best Album at the Worldwide FM Awards, after all. But with 2020's euphoric and spacious Automatic, Mildlife changed course, stepped into a deep funk pocket and—most importantly—set their eyes firmly on the dancefloor.

Releasing such a record in locked down Melbourne only made Mildlife dream of the first party they could bring it to. This is one for everyone who was right there with them, counting down the days.

— Rolling Stone


Penny Drop presents Mildlife on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Key image: Supplied

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.



James Donald, Adam Halliwell, Kevin McDowell, Tomas Shanahan

Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

EARLY SHOW (DOORS) Sat 23 Jan - 5pm
LATE SHOW (DOORS) Sat 23 Jan - 8.30pm
EARLY SHOW (DOORS) Sun 24 Jan - 4.30pm
LATE SHOW (DOORS) Sun 24 Jan - 7.30pm


SINGLE $50.00 - Please note, tickets must be purchased in pairs


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions


Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes


The performance start time for early shows is one hour after the door time listed above. The performance start time for late shows is 30 minutes after the door time listed above. Set time 90 mins approx. 


Performance contains strobe lighting and haze and smoke effects.


Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements.


All online orders incur a $2.50 booking fee.


Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a COVID-Safe venue. Find out what we're doing and how you can help keep everyone safe here

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