We can finally say with some assurance, live music is back!
Canberra International Music Festival – 30 April to 9 May
The Canberra International Music Festival will see a total of 41 events, including 22 unique concerts and nine free events take over the Capital. This year, the Festival’s theme is ‘Pole to Pole’, inviting attendees on a musical adventure around the globe, exploring important themes of global community during a time of strain. The program will be full of contrast, with early music from Spain, new music from Australia, the very best of European traditions and music from the Middle East and Poland.
SIX the Musical – 23 April to 15 May
Remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak, SIX the Musical follows the six wives of Henry VIII as they retell their story, their way, in a high-octane 75-minute global musical phenomenon. Playing at the Canberra Theatre Centre for three weeks only, you do not want to miss this energetic pop musical!
Haiku Hands – 7 May
Haiku Hands are bringing their singular, rebellious, and outright fun sound across the country this month during their ‘We Got Vinyl’ Australian Album Tour. The trio’s work ranges from hip-hop to pop, electronic to dance, and everything beyond. Performing at UC Refectory, catch them live during their only show in Canberra.
Alice Skye – 12 May
Showcasing her latest sophomore album ‘I Feel Better But I Don’t Feel Good’ to venues across the country this month, Alice Skye has been making waves with her magnetic songwriting and unique storytelling. Once private bedroom scribbles now articulated lyrics on love, loss and life, Skye’s new album sees her expand the boundaries, bringing grungier and heavier sounds into her work. Catch her live at the Canberra Theatre Centre for one night only.
Bootleg Rascal – 13 May
Hitting the road on an Australian headline tour in support of their upcoming album ‘Sloppy Seconds’, Bootleg Rascal are bringing their energetic indie flare to Canberra. Since their inception in 2013, the group have frequently released critically praised music and have been supported by MTV, Rage, NME and triple j. After having to reschedule their 2021 show, the group are ready to take to the stage at UC Refectory.
Taylor Swift Red Party – 14 May
Taylor Swift has re-released her popular album ‘Red’ and to celebrate ANU are throwing a party. While every song you know and love from the album will be playing, you’ll get to sing and dance along to all your other favourite Taylor songs too.
Meg Mac – 23 May
Bringing her soulful intensity centre stage, Meg Mac is doing the rounds, hitting 5 major cities over the next two months after a two-year pause. Debuting her new single ‘On Your Mind’, Meg Mac is ready to show off her thrilling and transformative single plus all the songs you know and love at the Canberra Theatre Centre.