With almost 3 months to the close of the year, there is still a lot of music to enjoy and make merry in Australia. From rock to rap music, the calendar is action-packed with thrilling performances by renowned artists. Among many other concerts happening around the country this season, here are top 5 music events you cannot afford to miss.

 

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  1. ELLIE GOULDING’S DELIRIUM TOUR 2016

With her electrifying performance, Ellie Goulding is set to set ablaze the hearts of many in Brisbane and Melbourne this October. Showcasing the finest of her work, Delirium-the undisputed chartbuster album, this English songwriter and singer will be accompanied by the band Years & Years, and fellow musician Asta. With two performances set to take place on the 5th and 8th October 2016 at 59 Gardens Point, Brisbane CBD, from 6:30pm and Batman Avenue, East Melbourne respectively, this tour is expected to be one of its kind. In case you miss the midweek performance, be sure to catch the weekend event to get the best of English and Australian music.

 

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  1. THE DIRE STRAITS EXPERIENCE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

You may call it a return to the good oldies, and you are right! Disbanded over twenty years ago, The Dire Straits produced electrifying rock music back then. Known for their timeless hits like Sultans of Swing, Money for Nothing and Walk of life, the Straits continue to experience a phenomenal rebirth with more and more young people falling in love with their songs. This seemingly growing fanbase coupled with the successful UK and Europe tour has played in favor of Australia this October 2016. With Chris White and Chris Whitten set to grace the performances, artists who have worked closely with renowned rock stars will be present to support them. This is one experience you cannot afford to miss. Here is a schedule of the shows you may want to attend.

  • 12thOctober 2016 – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, Melbourne, from 8:00 pm

 

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  1. TECH N9NE AUSTRALIA TOUR FEATURING ARTIST KRIZZ KALIKO AND STEVIE STONE

The hip hop master is at it again! In the wake of all sold out 2015 shows in Australia, Tech N9ne is back with a bang. This November, he will again showcase his stage prowess, with two special guests- Krizz Kaliko and Stevie Stone. Expect nothing less than ecstatic rap experience that will leave you wildly charged with excitement. Here is a calendar that will help you choose the event you want to attend.

  • 9th& 10th November 2016- Two Show Pass, Prince Bandroom, MELBOURNE

Tickets are already on sale for both general admission and VIP packages. If you purchase a VIP ticket, you will get an exclusive meet and greet Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and Stevie Stone. You will also get the rare opportunity to take a photo with the three icons on your personal camera.

 

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  1. STONEFIELD – AS ABOVE, SO BELOW TOUR

Make a date with the four sisters again! Best known for their outstanding stage performance, the Stonefield band continues to be cherished by many in Australia. This October and November, the band is on a tour to popularize their new psych-rock album, As Above, So Below- a masterpiece that will leave you awed. More than 20 shows scheduled, here’s a few:

  • 20th October 2016 – Kay Street, Traralgon from 8pm
  • 27th October 2016 – Grand Hotel Mornington
  • 28th October 2016 – Westernport Hotel, San Remo from 8pm

Tickets are still on sale, for persons above 18 years old. So, grab one to secure a chance for the event near you.

 

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5. LOST PARADISE

As the year draws to a close, you want to finish it in style. Set to offer a life-changing experience, the Lost Paradise is a three days annual music festival running from the 29th -31st December 2016 in Glenworth Valley, 65 km North of Sydney. Get to treat yourself and family to a festive end-of-year camp. With a Lost Feast ticket, you get access to mouthwatering meals, served in a celebratory style. This will offer you the opportunity to meet and interact with new people.

Gracing the occasion will be a number of famous bands like Bad Dreems, Gang of Youths, Flower Truck, and Flight Facilities; just to mention a few. With a wide variety of music genres, you have assured satisfaction, as you will get to dance to your cherished tunes. Do your best to reserve your place in this big show.

STUART GODDARD

Guest journalist Stuart Goddard has worked behind the scenes in the music industry for many years and has recently branched out into tour managing and promoting. When not on the road helping acts tour the world, he likes to spend his time writing about the tours he’s involved with. At the moment, he works as a content manager at www.MetropolisTouring.com.