A cel­e­bra­tion of Aus­tralia’s most ta­lented mu­si­cians en­gulfs Syd­ney.

Where Sydney - - Contents - By Zac Lewis

Aus­tralian mu­sic takes the stage

SYD­NEY IS BURST­ING WITH live mu­sic this No­vem­ber with count­less live Aus­tralian mu­sic events tak­ing place on Syd­ney’s world-class stages, from rock to indie pop to orches­tra. Head south to Cronulla for the Aus­tralian Mu­sic Week Con­fer­ence, a grass­roots mu­sic in­dus­try event. Fin­ish the month with ARIA Week and the ARIA Awards. ARIA Week is two-weeks of live mu­sic pro­gram­ming at dif­fer­ent venues across Syd­ney.


The Aus­tralian Mu­sic Week Con­fer­ence takes place in the sunny sub­urb of Cronulla at the Cronulla Cin­e­mas on the 7–11 No­vem­ber. The con­fer­ence is at the fore­front of the grass­roots mu­sic scene and of­fers pa­trons a show­case of over 150 artists, both lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional. It’s the per­fect place to dis­cover new and gen­uine mu­sic and with a vastly di­verse range of gen­res on show you’ll be cer­tain to find some­thing for you. The Con­fer­ence will also present 20 unique pan­els and mas­ter­classes to help you un­der­stand the very lat­est in the mu­sic in­dus­try.


Lovers of mu­sic re­joice! No­vem­ber is the per­fect time to be in Syd­ney. Over the month, Syd­ney’s stages come alive with Aus­tralia’s best mu­si­cians, both es­tab­lished and up-and-com­ing. Reg­gae in­fused, home-grown, rock band Sticky Fin­gers take to the Hordern Pav­il­ion on 1–2 No­vem­ber to bring their smooth, bouncy sounds to Syd­ney. The Liv­ing End, pi­o­neers of Aussie punk-rock in the 90s and early 00s are back in a one-off Syd­ney show on 2 No­vem­ber at the En­more Theatre. Head­bang and foot­stomp along to their in­ter­na­tion­ally recog­nis­able hits.

If orches­tral bom­bast is more your speed, then you won’t want to miss the Aus­tralian Bran­den­burg Orches­tra or the Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra. The Aus­tralian Bran­den­burg Orches­tra is per­form­ing “Lixsa­nia and the Labyrinth”, a per­for­mance which brings an ex­plo­sive new en­ergy to Vi­valdi and Graun, fea­tur­ing Lixsa­nia Fer­nan­dez and Shaun Lee-chen. See it at the City Recital Hall on 2, 3, 7 and 9 No­vem­ber. The Syd­ney Sym­phony Orches­tra (SSO) is serv­ing up a va­ri­ety of pro­grams across No­vem­ber at Syd­ney’s Opera House. Catch James Mor­ri­son, jazz ex­traor­di­naire, as he teams up with the SSO to per­form clas­sic jazz tunes on 2 and 3 No­vem­ber.

If you’re af­ter some indie pop or alt-rock, then you can’t look past Lime Cor­diale. They’re play­ing on 3, 9, 10 and 11 No­vem­ber at the Univer­sity of Wol­lon­gong’s (UOW) Uni­bar, Narrabeen RSL and the North­ern Beaches PCYC re­spec­tively. With small, lo­cal venues and tick­ets prices around $20 you can snag an in­ti­mate per­for­mance at a great price. Hottest 100 win­ners, The Rubens, are per­form­ing at the En­more Theatre on 16 No­vem­ber and UOW’S Uni­bar on 17 No­vem­ber. With their new al­bum re­cently re­leased you’ll get their clas­sic, award-win­ning groovy tunes and be able to dive right into their new stuff. Fans of hip-hop can catch Aussie leg­end Urth­boy at the Ox­ford Art Fac­tory on 21 No­vem­ber.


ARIA Week is back in Syd­ney this year with its big­gest line up to date. With spe­cial events, show­cases, one-off gigs and con­fer­ences tak­ing place you’ll be given the op­por­tu­nity to ex­pe­ri­ence the tal­ent of lo­cal bands and mu­si­cians. Lead­ing the line-up is Gang of Youths who will be grac­ing the stage for a to­tal of seven Syd­ney con­certs!

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