From The Veronicas to The Amity Affliction, here are the best upcoming Australian gigs and festivals you can’t miss

From The Veronicas to The Amity Affliction, here are the best upcoming Australian gigs and festivals you can’t miss


Live music lovers are spoilt for choice across the next three months.

Fellow live music lovers, we’ve missed out on way too many gigs, concerts and festivals over the last year. Now that shows are back in a big way, getting a ticket to see your favourite Australian acts is becoming a task and a half, due to the high pandemic-induced FOMO demand.

Fret not – our friends at Tixel have you sorted with last minute ticket transfers. As a dedicated ticket resale platform, Tixel ensure that no seat, or standing space, goes to waste without the added fraud experienced by other resale sites.

Here are 15 upcoming gigs and festivals with tickets up for grabs on Tixel.

Keep up with all the latest music news, reviews and interviews here.

Hiatus Kaiyote

On hiatus for the last few years, Hiatus Kaiyote are officially back, with their new album Mood Valiant now out in the world. Join them as they broadcast the mesmeric 12-track release at the beautiful Forum Melbourne on Thursday July 1.

Where: Forum Melbourne

When: Thursday September 9

Grab tickets here.

Bliss n Eso

This Sydney hip hop trio have been a staple on the Australian music circuit for the last two decades. 21 years later and six albums in, with another to come in August, Bliss n Eso have still got it. Don’t believe us – see them for yourself at the Metropolis in Perth on Saturday July 3.

Where: Metropolis, Fremantle

When: Friday August 13

Grab tickets here.

Paradigm Festival

This isn’t a warehouse party – it’s a collective of movers and shakers with a shared love of music, art and people. Based in the industrial precinct of Port Melbourne, Paradigm Festival will see spaces transformed into dance halls to accommodate artists such as Freedom Fighters, Blastoyz, Megapixels, Zen Mechanics and more.

Where: Port Melbourne Industrial Precinct, Melbourne

When: Saturday July 3

Grab tickets here.

Spacey Jane

Spacey Jane have fast become arguably Australia’s hottest emerging band with hit ‘Booster Seat’ voted number two in last year’s triple j Hottest 100. With multiple sold out shows from this tour already under their belt and a scrapbook of rave reviews to go with it, you’ll regret missing out on a chance to see these space cadets.

Where: Miami Marketta, Gold Coast

When: Thursday September 9

Grab tickets here.


Dubbed the burning man of regional Queensland and northern New South Wales, Modifyre not only builds a temporary village for the festival, but builds a community of creative thinkers. From performance to workshops, music and community camping, Modifyre isn’t just an event, it’s an experience.

Where: Yelarbon State Forest, Yelarbon

When: Wednesday July 7

Grab tickets here.

The Amity Affliction

The Amity Affliction’s Everyone Loves You… Once You Leave Them Australian tour has been in such high demand that second shows were added in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Any wonder with their namesake album smashing charts in 2020 and the stacked lineup of supports they prepared – WAAX, Void of Vision and Nerve Damage filling out the bill.

Where: Metro City, Perth

When: TBA. The event has been postponed

Grab tickets here.

Young Franco

One of Australia’s most exciting producers right now, Brisbane-raised, Sydney-based Young Franco hits Enmore Theatre for the final show of his Australian tour. Expect a fresh spin of his new track, ‘Come Thru’ – the artist’s first new song of 2021.

Where: Enmore Theatre

When: Saturday July 10

Grab tickets here.

Winter Sounds

Emma Donovan, C.W. Stoneking, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks, Freya Josephine Hollick, Jazz Party and more – a stacked lineup has been prepared as part of Daylesford’s Winter Sounds music festival – an intimate weekend of performances in the country. Both a chance to travel regionally and to see live music – why not!?

Where: Various venues across Daylesford

When: Friday July 16

Grab tickets here.

The Veronicas

Australia’s pop-punk queens The Veronicas proved at Good Things in 2019 why their live show is larger than life – their ‘Untouched’ wall of death antics sending the crowd into a spin. Bring a kaiju into their kingdom and you’ve got yourself a blockbuster banger of a song, album and tour.

Where: Forum Melbourne

When: Tuesday July 27

Grab tickets here.

RootBound Festival

Music, art, education and landcare rolled into one, RootBound Festival is a sustainability-focused, eco-conscious three-day celebration held in Forrest Beach, Queensland. On the music front, over 50 artists will hit the Rootbound stage, including Tijuana Cartel, Mr Licka, Alice Spacedoll and Missfit.

Where: Mungalla Station, Nywaigi Country, Queensland

When: Friday July 30

Grab tickets here.

Good Times

The town of Tocumwal will be transformed into a cultural hub as Good Times rolls into the Murray River region. Josh Teskey, Ash Grunwald, and Cash Savage & The Last Drinks are headlining shows while lantern parades, storytelling workshops and much more pop up in different corners of the historic town.

Where: Various venues throughout Tocumwal

When: Friday July 30

Grab tickets here.

Flight Facilities

A Friday night with Flight Facilities sounds fantastic, doesn’t it?! Going down as part of the annual Darwin Festival, Flight Facilities will be touching down alongside the energetic Confidence Man and rising Brisbane singer-songwriter and producer Sycco.

Where: Darwin Ampitheatre

When: Friday August 13

Grab tickets here.

Carl Cox & Eric Powell Mobile Disco

Gear up for some big dancefloor beats when electronic music maven Carl Cox and British partner in crime Eric Powell come to Ivy Precinct. The Carl Cox & Eric Powell Mobile Disco recently came to Darwin for the first time ever and will transform the Sydney venue with all their notable floorfillers and house numbers.

Where: Ivy Precinct, Sydney

When: This show has been postponed. Date is TBA.

Grab tickets here

This feature was completed in partnership with Tixel.