December Gig Guide

December 4, 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we’ve compiled the top acts you can catch before year end. It’s officially summer which means good tunes and good vibes all around. This month, there’s a mix old school classics as well as some downright bangers to ease you out of the year that once was. Check out all the details at the jump and let us know who you’re keen to see this December.

Dean Lewis
Aussie singer-songwriter, Dean Lewis, rose to acclaim following the release of his hit single ‘Waves’ in 2016. Since then he’s dropped a string of singles, with his latest release ‘Be Alright’ becoming a global smash and racking up over 200 million steams on Spotify. No doubt there’s big things ahead for Mr Lewis, so check him out at these comparatively intimate gigs while you still can.

Perth, Astor Theatre
4th & 6th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Perth

Adelaide, The Gov
7th and 20th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Sydney, The Metro
8th, 12th, 13th, 21st & 23rd December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Square, ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf

Brisbane, The Triffid
9th, 11th, 28th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane, ibis Brisbane Airport

Melbourne, The Croxton Ballroom
15th, 16th & 18th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central

Paul Kelly
One of Australia’s most beloved and iconic singer-songwriters, Paul Kelly, will be taking to the road for his ‘Making Gravy’ tour after what can only be described as a stellar year. The tour, named after one of his most famous hits ‘How To Make Gravy’, will feature none other than brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone in support, as well as Alex Lahey, and is sure to rock the country.

Melbourne, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Friday, 14th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Streetibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartmentsibis Melbourne Central

Sydney, The Domain
Saturday, 15th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

Brisbane, The Triffid
Friday, 21st December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbaneibis Brisbane Airport

Twenty One Pilots
Your favourite angsty pop-rockers, Twenty One Pilots, are touring down under this month. Since bursting onto the scene in 2009, these fellas have had a pretty astronomical rise to the top with three top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and some crazy streaming numbers. Expect to hear hit singles ‘Stressed Out’ and ‘Ride’ as they take to stages across the country, plus tracks from their new album, Trench.

 

Perth, RAC Arena
7th December
Tickets: Ticketek
Accommodation: ibis Perth

Adelaide, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
10th December
Tickets: Ticketek
Accommodation: ibis Adelaide

Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
13th December
Tickets: Ticketek
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Street, ibis Melbourne Swanston Street, ibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartments, ibis Melbourne Central

Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
16th December
Tickets: Ticketek
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Square, ibis Sydney Darling Harbour, ibis Sydney King Street Wharf, ibis Sydney Olympic Park

Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
18th December
Tickets: Ticketek
Accommodation: ibis Brisbane, ibis Brisbane Airport

Shania Twain
Before Taylor, there was Shania. The OG Queen of country-pop has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female country artist of all time. That does impresses us very much. Get your twang on when Ms. Twain takes to Aussie stages across the country this month with shows in most major capital cities.

Brisbane, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
5th – 6th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Brisbaneibis Brisbane Airport

Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena
11th – 12th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Melbourne Little Bourke Streetibis Melbourne Swanston Streetibis Melbourne Hotel & Apartmentsibis Melbourne Central

Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
11th- 12th December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

The Presets and The Jungle Giants @ NYE In The Park
No NYE plans? No worries. What better way to send out 2018 than to party with some of the best local talent Australia has to offer. NYE In The Park will see a heap of epic acts, including The Presents, The Jungle Giants and Hayden James, take to the stage as you count down into the New Year. It’s on in Sydney’s Victoria Park and tickets are selling like hot cakes so get around it.

Sydney, NYE In The Park
31st December
Tickets: Official Website
Accommodation: ibis Sydney World Squareibis Sydney Darling Harbouribis Sydney King Street Wharf

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