The Sydney Youth Music team are hosting their third gig, this time supporting Sydney’s hip hop scene and Youth Week in the City. The event will be held at Goodgod Small Club between 11-4.30pm on April 11, and headlined by breakdancer, rapper and writer Bam Bam, who’s mixtapes have already received 30,000+ downloads. Supports include Sydney-based rapper, spoken word artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Joelistics, as well as Sleepwalkers, Coda Conduct, Sarah Connor Music, Izzy and DJ Maniak. 

Sydney Youth Music is a newly-formed passionate group of young people committed to creating and organising live all-ages, drug and alcohol free music events within the City of Sydney.

Entry is by a gold coin donation. There will also be open mic opportunities.

Saturday 11 April 12pm – 4.30pm

Gouged Small Club, 53-55 Liverpool Street, Sydney

All ages, drug & alcohol free

Cost: Gold coin donation 

Event link can be found here.

Indent, the crew behind the annual Indent Tour, are inviting young event teams across NSW to submit expressions of interest to host the Indent Tour in 2015! Indent’s annual regional drug and alcohol free all-ages tour is the only tour of it’s kind in Australia.

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Spectrum Now, an inaugural festival sponsored by The Sydney Morning Herald and presented by ANZ happening in Sydney between March 11-29, will be marking the anniversary of Gallipoli in a special WWI commemorative concert which includes Cathedra, a new work by celebrated young Australian composer Andrew Howes.

Sydney Youth Orchestra will be performing the Australian premiere of Adrian Sutton’s War Horse Suite. The event will also feature a special performance of Loyal Creatures, a monologue by Morris Gleitzman. Both performances are inspired by War Horse and explores its moving themes from an Australian perspective.

In the second half of our concert, Dimity Hall and Julian Smiles will join SYO in a performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, followed by the concert concluding with the orchestral epic of Debussy’s La Mer. For more information head to 

24th February, 2015

First Aid Kit


Swedish band First Aid Kit will be touring Australia next month! The duo will be playing headline shows across the east coast, including an all ages show at the Enmore Theatre on Wednesday 11th March.

First Aid Kit write music that sounds like 70s-tinged folk rock, with big choruses, warm harmonies and soothing vocals. The duo is a sister act who have been making music together as First Aid Kit for 6 years and counting. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch them live on March 11!

WHAT: First Aid Kit All Ages Show

WHEN: 8pm, Wednesday 11 March

WHERE: Enmore Theatre, Enmore Road, Sydney

TICKETS: $69+BF through here.

For more gig details head here.

Birmingham’s Judas Priest have been around for nearly 40 years, and they are a powerhouse in metal. Not many heavy metal bands can do what these guys do. They tear up the stage with their brilliance every time they perform. And they have put out 17 records, sold over 46 million albums, and even won a Grammy award! They spent the majority of 2014 on the Redeemer of Souls Tour, touring throughout the USA and now they are heading to Australia for Soundwave festival and all ages sideshows! UK power metal gods Dragonforce will be joining them for the show – which means this is a double bill of British metal! Woah!

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Sydney psych-pop band Richard In Your Mind are embarking on an all ages east coast tour playing songs from their latest album Ponderosa and favourites from their previous three records!

Richard In Your Mind Vs The Space Octopus Tour

w/ Richard In Your Mind

The Union Hotel, North Sydney – North Sydney, New South Wales

7:00pm Friday February 13th 2015

Free Show

All Ages

For more information on Richard In Your Mind head here.


Our good friends at Mission Australia run a fantastic program called Sounds of the Street. It is facilitated by the Creative Youth Initiative (CYI) at Mission Australia, and provides a unique service – free creative programs for young people aged 16-25 who are facing hardship and challenges in their lives, such as homelessness, mental issues and substance abuse.

The latest group of young people participating in the program are launching their album titled, ‘From the Ground Up’ at The Red Rattler Theatre on Feb 5th. We highly recommend heading along, and showing your support for these incredible young musicians!


10th December, 2014

triple j Presents: Beat The Drum

triple j is celebrating 40 years by putting on a birthday concert called Beat The Drum in The Domain in Sydney on Friday 16th January. triple j have revealed the lineup which will feature acts like Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, Gotye, Powderfinger’s Bernard Fanning, Megan Washington and hip hop group Thundamentals, singer-songwriter Sarah Blasko, Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus), rockers DZ Deathrays, Hermitude, rapper Illy, Horrorshow, Paul Dempsey, Drapht, Briggs with Trials and more.

The festival will be broadcast live on triple j and they are promising “heaps of surprises along the way, including some incredible acoustic arrangements, unexpected collaborations and covers of legendary Australian hits”.  There will also be an exhibition, television documentary, book and CD released in the new year to commemorate the 40 year anniversary of the broadcaster.

Beat The Drum: Celebrating 40 Years of triple j features:

Hilltop Hoods
The Presets
The Cat Empire
You Am I
Vance Joy
Ball Park Music
The Preatures
Nina Las Vegas
KLP (DJ Set)

With new special guest appearances from:
Bernard Fanning
Briggs with Trials
Daniel Johns
Dave Faulkner (Hoodoo Gurus)
DZ Deathrays
Mark McEntee (Divinyls)
Megan Washington
Paul Dempsey
Sarah Blasko
Seth Sentry
Tom Iansek (Big Scary/#1 Dads)

Plus special guests:
Courtney Barnett
Owl Eyes
Tkay Maidza
Alister Wright & Heidi Lenffer (Coud Control)

+ more to be announced

Tickets on sale now
Friday, 16th January 2015
The Domain, Sydney
Tickets: via

Splendour In The Grass are looking for an intern to join their Byron Bay team!

 The Internship runs for approx 6 months – Commencing in February to August 2015 – Min 3 days a week

The successful applicant will need to have intermediate administrative skills. Key responsibilities will include:

• General office admin tasks – answering the phone, post, organising tickets and guest lists

• Meet and greet visitors at the front desk

• Order and maintain stationary and other office stock & supplies (inc kitchen and bathroom)

• Mail out venue posters, flyers etc

• Maintain list of regular suppliers and ensure best price and quality is obtained at all times

• Undertake lunch runs if and when required

• At Festival, assist staff as required

• Post Festival, help organise lost and found items and arrange return if possible

• Other general office and admin duties as required

• Assist with our various companies – Splendour In The Grass, Village Sounds, Secret Sounds Touring, Secret Sounds Connect, Falls Festival

The successful candidate will need to have:

• Excellent attention to detail

• A flexible availability of a minimum 3 days a week

• Excellent writing, spelling and grammar skills

• A keen interest in live music

• Must live in or relocate to the Byron region

Applications close Monday 5 January.

Head here for details on how to apply!

20th November, 2014

IGNITE: Heat the Street

This Saturday 23 November Kings Cross will be host to an incredible afternoon of free live music curated by award-winning, chart topping songwriter/producer Louis Schoorl. The event, called IGNITE: Heat the Street will be featuring the venues of Kings Cross that currently provide the jobs and opportunities for musicians.

This event is happening as part of ARIA Week, with The Live Music Office, the City of Sydney and APRA AMCOS coming together to reignite the live music scene in Kings Cross. 40 acts will perform across ten iconic Kings Cross venues, including The X Studio, Uliveto, Goldfish, Barrio Chino, Crane Bar, Kings Cross Hotel, Kit & Kaboodle, Sugarmill Hotel, New Hampton, The Bourbon and The World Bar.

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