Melbourne is set to get a very special Nocturnal event featuring two knockout headliners during next month’s Music Cities Convention.

Heading up the evening will be rap-rock dynamo Ecca Vandal and hip hop powerhouse Birdz, with DJ Joey Lightbulb joining in at the Melbourne Museum event to spin a non-stop ode to the city and its flourishing music scene.

"We are thrilled to showcase Nocturnal as part of the Music Cities Convention," Museums Victoria CEO Lynley Marshall said.

"Much like the convention itself, Nocturnal celebrates Melbourne pride for music culture and represents the intersection of live music, innovation and discovery."

The 2018 Music Cities Convention in April will mark the summit’s debut outing in the southern hemisphere, attracting worldwide music industry figures to the Victorian capital.

Tickets to Nocturnal at Music Cities Convention are on sale now; for more information, head to theGuide.