Under the Stars

Carnegie’s Packer Park comes alive for Under the Stars.

Celebrate summer with live music at Under the Stars!

Carnegie’s Packer Park will come alive on Saturday 24 February 2024 from 6pm for the free annual concert.

Headlining this event is the world-famous ARIA award winning 25-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

The infectious energy of the band has taken them all around the world, recently headlining the Global Ska Festival in Mexico City.

Come early to chill out to the shadowy, alt-pop music from Melbourne’s Telenova. 

Powered by the lead single Bones, plus the sweeping follow up EP-Stained Glass Love, Telenova have been passionately embraced at home in Australia and abroad.

Bring a picnic or grab dinner from one of the many food trucks on offer!

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Under the Stars event - Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Telenova
Under the Stars
Group of musicians in suits
Melbourne Ska Orchestra
Under the Stars 2023 at Packer Park
Under the Stars 2023 at Packer Park
Under the Stars 2023 at Packer Park
Under the Stars 2023 at Packer Park

FAQ

Where and when is Under the Stars 2024?

Under the Stars is being held at Packer Park (Oakleigh Road, Carnegie) on Saturday 24 February 2024. This is a live music event that will run from 6pm until 9:30pm.

Do I need to book for this event?

This is a free event, and bookings are not required.

What should I bring?

BYO picnic blankets, low-lying seats and your dancing shoes! Guests are also welcome to bring their own food and drinks, or purchase from food trucks available on the night.

This is an outdoor evening event so make sure you check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for the conditions.

Where can I sit?

You can sit anywhere you like. There will be a ‘picnic rugs only’ area located close to the front of the stage as well an area for dancing. Low-lying chairs are preferred so that guests sitting on the ground can appreciate an unobstructed view of the stage.

Is the event accessible?

Yes, all Council events are accessible. There is a limited number of disability parking spaces available around the park precinct, wheelchair accessible paths and accessible toilets.

We are more than happy to assist you in ensuring that you can fully participate in the event if you have access requirements. To discuss how we can help, please contact the Arts & Culture team via phone on 03 9524 3333 or via email at arts@gleneira.vic.gov.au.

Who is performing?

Headlining this event is the world-famous ARIA award winning 25-piece Melbourne Ska Orchestra.

The infectious energy of the band has taken them all around the world, recently headlining the Global Ska Festival in Mexico City.

Come early to chill out to the shadowy, alt-pop music from Melbourne’s Telenova.

Powered by the lead single Bones, plus the sweeping follow up EP-Stained Glass Love, Telenova have been passionately embraced at home in Australia and abroad.

Will there be food and drinks available to purchase?

Yes, absolutely! There will be loads of food trucks selling a variety of delicious food. 

You’re more than welcome to bring along a picnic to share with your family and friends, but we ask you not to bring any glass to avoid accidents.

Are there any road closures or traffic changes?

Traffic management staff will be on-site at all times to minimise disruptions and ensure smooth flow of traffic. Please note the following:

Oakleigh Road will be partially closed between Coling Avenue and Lascelles Street for community safety. Walden Grove will be local traffic only with access to driveways permitted. On-street parking and parking bays will not be available on Walden Grove.

Where can I park?

Parking is available in surrounding streets. We encourage you to consider alternative forms of transportation and walk, cycle or catch public transport if you can. The closest tram stop to the event is Carnegie/Truganini Rd, Carnegie (approx. 16-minute walk).

What happens if there is bad weather on the night?

As this is an outdoor event, the event may need to be cancelled in case of heavy rain or dangerous weather. Council will ascertain whether the event needs to be cancelled on the day of the event, based on weather conditions as they arise.

We will keep our social media up to date with the latest information, so make sure to follow our Facebook: www.facebook.com/gleneiraarts and Instagram: @gleneiraarts.

What happens if my child gets lost?

When you arrive at the event, stop by the Glen Eira Customer Service marquee to pick up a lost child wristband. This will help us to contact you if your child is found by Glen Eira staff and security personnel.

The Glen Eira Customer Service marquee is also the meeting point for lost children where staff will be able to assist at any time. All Glen Eira City Council staff members and security personnel at the event are trained in lost child procedures.

Is there medical assistance available if needed?

Colbrow Medicsstaff will be on-site to provide any medical assistance if you require it.

Can I bring my pet?

All pets are welcome, especially service animals; however, you must always ensure your pet is on leash or contained for the comfort and safety of other guests. Please be aware that the event will be very busy with live music, so please make sure your pet will feel relaxed and comfortable in this environment.

Can I bring a pram?

Yes, you are welcome to bring a pram. We will ask you to fold down the pram if you are sitting in the ‘picnic rugs only’ area located closest to the stage, to ensure nobody’s view is obstructed.

Can I smoke at the event?

No, all Glen Eira City Council events are smoke-free.

Staying COVID-Safe

Glen Eira City Council is pleased to be once again holding these large-scale events for the community, but the health of our community does remain our priority. We ask that you do not attend Under the Stars if you feel unwell or are experiencing any COVID-life symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath).

Please maintain good hand hygiene by washing or sanitising your hands regularly at the event.

Live band
Under the Stars 2023 at Packer Park