Must-See Music Acts for May

May 7, 2018

Looking to get your gig on? Then May has you well and truly covered with an eclectic mix of acts set to heat up the country as the weather begins to cool. Check out our top picks at the jump and let us know who you’re keen to see take the stage…

Angus & Julia Stone

Our favourite brother-sister combo deal has just announced they’ll be hitting up Splendour this year. Couldn’t nab a ticket? Don’t stress, you can catch the duo on their current national tour in support of their latest album release, Snow. With a bunch of dates already sold out, you’ll want to jump on these final tickets before they fly out the door.

Darwin, Ski Club
Saturday, 5th May
Tickets: Official Website

Sydney, Enmore Theatre
Monday, 14th May
Tickets: Official Website

Adelaide, Flinders University Plaza
Friday, 25th May
Tickets: Official Website

Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre
Sunday, 27th May
Tickets: Official Website

Ice Cube

As one of the founders gangsta rap, Ice Cube is set to tear the Opera House down when he takes to Aussie soil this month. With an exclusive set designed especially for Vivid LIVE, this is a one-in-a-lifetime gig you are not going to want to miss. Expect all the classics from the iconic rap legend as he takes to the stage. #StraightOuttaSydney

Sydney, Sydney Opera House
Friday, 25th May – Monday, 28th May
Tickets: Official Website

The Lulu Raes

This Aussie five-piece band is one to watch. Blending surfy rock with indie pop, The Lulu Raes have a sound that is all their own. Having toured with the likes of Sticky Fingers and Polish Club, as well as performing a slew of local festivals, these boys are now taking the to the road to tour their debut record, Lulu, across the country.

Adelaide, Rocket Bar
Friday, 11th May
Tickets: Official Website

Sydney, Oxford Art Factory
Saturday, 19th May
Tickets: Official Website

Gold Coast, Soundlounge
Friday, 25th May
Tickets: Official Website

Newcastle, The Small Ballroom
Friday, 1st June
Tickets: Official Website

Peking Duk

After countless festival shows and shoeies, Peking Duk are set to take their The Wasted Tour across the country. The dance duo are known for throwing one hell of a party, and you can bet that this will be no different, with Jack River, Samsurah and Kwame set to support. If their latest clip is anything to go by, expect a lot of 70s suits, choreographed dance moves and shots on this tour.

Brisbane, The Tivoli
Friday, 4th May – Saturday, 5th May
Tickets: Official Website

Melbourne, Festival Hall Melbourne
Saturday, 12th May
Tickets: Official Website

Confidence Man

Looking to get down? Confidence Man have you covered. Hot on the tail of releasing their debut album, Confident Music for Confident People, the dance group are set to makes waves on their national tour this month. Triple J even called these guys the “best up-and-coming live band in Australia” – to much Twitter furore. Grab a ticket and decide for yourself.

Brisbane, The Triffid
Friday, 4th May
Tickets: Official Website

Perth, Capitol
Friday, 11th May
Tickets: Official Website

Sydney, Metro Theatre
Friday, 18th May
Tickets: Official Website

Is your favourite act not paying a visit to your hometown? Grab a couple of mates and make a trip out of it. We’ve got you covered (literally), with accommodation in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Newcastle, Perth and Sydney.

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