You could knock off Fridays with a beer at your local. Or, you can party with your favourite bands in the NGV’s Great Hall – and duck into two major exhibitions at a steal.

The NGV's new Friday Nights season opens on November 11 and continues through the summer months until March 10, 2017. The music line-up is an absolute cracker.

The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, Memphis singer-songwriter Julien Baker, seminal Aussie ’90s band Custard, Latin electro-pop act El Guincho, and the experimental PVT are all on the bill.

As for excellent and local, there’s No Zu, Dappled Cities, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Gold Class, I Heart Hiroshima, Olympia – it goes on.

Along with the live show, tickets include after-hours entry to both major exhibitions: David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists.

NGV Friday Nights full line-up:
11 November - Custard
18 November - Sarah Mary Chadwick
25 November - Julien Baker (USA)
2 December - Dappled Cities
9 December - Tangents
16 December - Models
23 December - Damian Cowell’s Disco Machine (With Tony Martin) Presents: Disco Christmas
30 December - Cash Savage and the Last Drinks
6 January - Gold Class
13 January - I Heart Hiroshima
20 January - Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (USA)
27 January - The Comet is Coming (UK)
3 February - Olympia
10 February - NO ZU
17 February - El Guincho (Spain)
24 February - PVT
3 March - Dave Graney ‘n’ the Coral Snakes
10 March - Amanda Palmer (USA)

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NGV Friday Nights
NGV International
November 11, 2016 to March 10, 2017
6pm–10pm, headline act at 8.30pm

For more information and bookings, visit

This article was updated on November 11, 2016.