June's Premier Live Music Events You Can't Miss

Published June 4, 2024

June is brimming with exceptional live music experiences you won't want to miss. As the month unfolds, brace yourselves for soulful sounds, genre-defying performances, and music that echoes cultural resilience.

Grentperez's Homegrown Soul

Emerging from western Sydney, Grentperez – or Grant Perez – has taken the music scene by storm. With his unusually mature and soulful voice for someone just 22 years old, he's become a local sensation. Rise to fame with his gold single Cherry Wine and millions of streams, he's already snagged an APRA award for emerging songwriter of the year. Catch him live at Tumbalong Park on June 8 for an unforgettable free performance alongside other talents like Budjerah and the First Nations hip-hop group, 3%.

Yves Tumor's Avant-garde Act

Expect a theatrical extravaganza from Yves Tumor, known offstage as Sean Lee Bowie, who has drawn comparisons to iconic figures like Bowie, Prince, and Grace Jones. Don't miss Yves Tumor's striking performance at Carriageworks on June 10 to experience their headline-worthy attention to avant-garde artistry.

No Fixed Address: Legends Return

First Nations reggae-rock pioneers No Fixed Address, who led the wave of Aboriginal music onto international stages, are set to awe audiences once again at the Machine Hall Precinct on June 12. Their politically empowered music, backed by decades of accolades, will be complemented by supporting performances from Stray Blacks.

Blonde Redhead's Dreamy Soundscapes

The New York-based dream pop veterans Blonde Redhead bring three decades of mesmerizing melodies to the City Recital Hall on June 15. Revered for their insistent originality and having revived their sound with a recent album, they continue to enchant fans from across generations.

Jess Ribeiro's Intimate Songwriting

On June 22, Melbourne's indie-folk artist Jess Ribeiro will showcase the intimate and hopeful nuances of her music at The Great Club. Her third album, Summer of Love, suggests not just introspection but also humor and healing, all of which promise a moving live experience.

More Musical Delights

This packed month also features a segment of other homegrown Australian talents such as Missy Higgins and Luke Hemmings, complemented by international acts like Fever Ray and Sky Ferreira. Hip-hop enthusiasts can look forward to Yasiin Bey and Xzibit, while disco devotees get their groove with Boney M. With so many artists and genres represented, June’s music calendar is set to satisfy all music lovers.

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