Must-See Musical Highlights in May

Published April 29, 2024

As the calendar turns to May, the music scene comes alive with a variety of not-to-be-missed performances. From orchestral fusions to indie festivals, May's lineup provides something for every music enthusiast.

Ngaiire and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra

May begins with a powerful blend of R&B and classical music as Ngaiire joins forces with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on May 4. This collaboration will elevate Ngaiire's future-soul melodies to new heights, following her successful 2022 live album release commemorating the Opera House’s 50th anniversary.

Nag Nag Nag IX: The Anti-Festival

For those looking to explore the gritty underground music scene, the Nag Nag Nag IX festival lands at Portugal Madeira Club, Marrickville on May 10-11. Described as the event for those who shy away from mainstream festivals, attendees will enjoy a variety of genres from local and interstate bands.

Jungle's Dance Party

The London-based dance music group Jungle promises to turn Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park into a dance extravaganza on May 21-22. Jungle, known for their alluring blend of genres, will play tracks from their latest feel-good album Volcano.

Kaiit's Vibrant Show

Singer-songwriter Kaiit, another formidable talent of PNG descent based in Melbourne, brings her neo-soul sound to the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre on May 24. After winning an ARIA for Best Soul/R&B Release, Kaiit's theatrical performance, introducing her concerts, festival, artists