Caroline Polachek


True Blue

There are limited booth upgrades still available for Caroline Polachek.

To book, please call customer service at 1300 11 10 11 option 3 or please head to the Box Office at the venue on the evening of the show to book.

Please note booth upgrades must be accompanied with a GA ticket and are limited and subject to availability.


The singer’s Melbourne performance is presented in partnership with ALWAYS LIVE, a state-wide celebration of contemporary live music supported by the Victorian Government through Visit Victoria. 

Caroline Polachek is a singularity: one of music’s most continually inventive pop auteurs – a shimmering ribbon of a voice that’s immediately recognisable, a self-releasing independent artist, a crate digger, and a lifelong headphone listener who writes songs that literally fill stadiums.

In long-awaited news for fans, promoters are thrilled today to announce the acclaimed US songwriter, singer and producer is headed our way – Polachek bringing her The Spiraling Tour to Forum Melbourne this December. The tour news comes off the back of Polachek’s acclaimed latest album, Desire, I Want To Turn Into You.

If 2019’s Pang was an ephemeral, crystalline document of risking everything for new love, Desire… is Polachek at her most physical, turning up the temperature and trading tight narrative for visceral tone-poetry. The first taste of Desire…came in the form of cult hit single Bunny Is A Rider, which premiered as Annie Mac‘s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and gained universal praise from the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The Fader, NME, and was named Best Song of 201 by Pitchfork. It was followed by the dazzling Billions, the Spanish-themed Sunset, Welcome To My Island, and latest offering Smoke, all further proof Polachek is one of the most fascinating artists in the new generation of pop disruptors.

In 2022 she supported Dua Lipa on her US arena tour, and followed up in 2023 with a global headlining tour – selling out venues like Radio City Music Hall in New York, The Greek Theatre in LA, and Hammersmith Apollo in London. She has also appeared at seemingly every prominent music festival in the world including Coachella, Glastonbury (two years in a row), Fuji Rock, Lollapalooza, Oya, and many more.

Triumphant and abundantly creative, don’t miss the incredible Caroline Polachek when she arrives in Australia to perform this December! Tickets on sale Thursday.


If you are attending this event, please find some useful information below.

​​You must be 18 years or over to attend this event.
Valid Proof of Age photo ID is required by all patrons (Australian Driver’s License, Victorian Learners Permit, Passport, Proof of Age Card, Keypass). Photocopies and photos of ID will not be accepted.

Mobile/Emailed Tickets: Download your tickets before you arrive. For the best experience we recommend downloading the Ticketek App to your phone.

Booth Ticket Holders: Please go to the Box Office on arrival at the venue to collect your wristband and our staff will then direct you to your booth. Note that a General Admission ticket plus a Booth Upgrade ticket must be purchased and presented together for booth access.

Location: Forum Melbourne is located at 154 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.

Parking: Discounted parking rates are available at some nearby Wilson Car Parks. More info here.

Accessibility: Forum Melbourne is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. For further information about accessibility call 1300 11 10 11 and select option 2 for our accessibility customer service line, or you can find more info here

Purchasing Tickets: Only purchase your tickets from our official ticketing partner, Ticketek and not from any unauthorised or secondary ticket sellers, as they do not guarantee access to the venue.

Cloakroom: A complimentary cloakroom is available upstairs at the mezzanine bar.

Bag checks: Due to security requirements, you will be required to show the contents of your bag to venue staff. Prohibited items will not be allowed into the venue and may be confiscated or entry may be refused.