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The Cairos: Following on from the release of their debut album earlier this year, the Brisbane-based, indie, pop-rock band make their way to Sydney. With their party-infused rock sound they have supported the likes of Powderfinger, The Temper Trap and You Am I in the past but now break out with headline shows of their own.
Thu, Dec 18, Newtown Social Club
Jingle Bell Rock: This year’s five-day Christmas At The House concert series kicks off over the weekend with Eddie Perfect and Emma Pask set to take the stage accompanied by a 48-piece orchestra and carollers first. They will have you swept up with festive cheer as they perform seasonal hits such as Frosty The Snowman, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree.
Fri-Sun, Dec 19-21, Sydney Opera House
Mountain Sounds Festival Launch Party: For those that can’t wait for the Mountain Sounds festival the team behind it are bring some of the main acts to the Oxford Art Factory this week. East, Olympic Ayres, Hockey Dad and I Know Leopard are all due to take the stage and show of their individual sounds. Not only will music be featured but there will also be live-art installations to help kick of the festival party festivities.
Fri, Dec 19, Oxford Art Factory
Emma Donovan & The Putbacks: Known for her fusion of reggae, roots and soul within her passionately written songs, Donovan has recently joined forces with Melbourne soul outfit The Putbacks to record their recently released album. Be sure not to miss this opportunity to hear one of Australia’s great voices.
Sun, Dec 21, Newtown Social Club
Christmas Carol Singalong: The second half of the Christmas At The House series follows on with Rachael Beck set to light up the Concert Hall with a mix of traditional carols and Yuletide songs such as Silent Night, White Christmas, Jingle Bells and Winter Wonderland. Santa Clause is also tipped to appear before every performance making this a perfect family friendly event.
Mon-Tue, Dec 22-23, Sydney Opera House
NYE On The Harbour: As one of the hottest locations and tickets for New Years Eve, Cargo Bar has secured Hermitude, Yolanda Be Cool, Crooked Colours and Hayden James to help ring in the new year with a great soundtrack while overlooking Sydney Harbour and all the pageantry that involves. This event already sells itself with the names included but there are even more yet to be announced.
Wed, Dec 31, Cargo Bar