Best summer concerts and gigs

Fact: Scorching days and balmy nights are always better with a side of live music. Here’s a round-up of the concerts, gigs and festivals you need tickets to this summer. There’s something to suit every taste.

Summer music festival

Sydney

  • Iris Dement

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, The Factory Theatre
  • Taylor Swift

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Allianz Stadium
  • LOVE @ PACHA

  • Saturday, Dec. 7, Ivy Pool Club
  • Jack Johnson

  • Dec. 10-12, Sydney Opera House
  • Alicia Keys and John Legend

  • Wednesday, Dec. 11, Allphones Arena
  • Metric

  • Thursday, Dec. 12, Enmore Theatre
  • Muse

  • Friday, Dec. 13, Allphones Arena
  • Human Nature Christmas Tour

  • Dec. 17–18, State Theatre
  • Alicia Keys

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, The Star Event Centre
  • John Legend

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, Sydney Opera House
  • Marquee’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations

  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, The Star
  • NYE at The House

  • Tuesday, Dec. 31, The House
  • The Angels

  • Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11, The Bridge Hotel
  • Paramore

  • Saturday, Jan. 11, Allphones Arena
  • Celtic Woman

  • Friday, Jan. 17, Sydney Entertainment Centre
  • Avicii True Tour

  • Saturday, Jan. 25, Centennial Park
  • Big Day Out

  • Sunday, Jan. 26, Sydney Showground
  • Dolly Parton

  • Saturday, Feb. 15, Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley

Melbourne

  • Gypsy & The Cat, Ben & Jerry Sundae Sessions Launch

  • Sunday Dec. 1, St. Kilda’s South Beach Reserve
  • Sam Buckingham and Wes Carr

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Revolver Upstairs
  • Passenger

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Palais Theatre
  • ACO Brandenburg Concertos

  • Wednesday Dec. 4, Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Leonard Cohen

  • Monday, Dec. 9, Palais Theatre
  • Paramore

  • Sunday, Jan. 12, Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • Jessica Mauboy

  • Friday, Jan. 24, Geelong Arena
  • We Are Scientists

  • Saturday Jan. 25, The Corner Hotel
  • St Kilda Festival

  • Saturday, Feb. 1, St Kilda
  • Miami Horror

  • Friday Feb. 14, The Corner Hotel

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Brisbane

  • Alicia Keys

  • Friday, Dec. 13, Brisbane Entertainment Centre
  • Jack Johnson

  • Saturday, Dec. 14, QPAC Concert Hall
  • City and Colour

  • Saturday, Nov. 30, Riverstage
  • Broadbeach Christmas Carols

  • Saturday, Dec. 14, Kurrawa Park, Gold Coast
  • Music by the Sea Festival

  • Friday, Jan. 10, Sandgate Town Hall

Adelaide

  • Muse

  • Wednesday, Dec. 4, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Alicia Keys

  • Monday, Dec. 9, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Paramore

  • Tuesday, Jan. 14, Adelaide Entertainment Centre
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, Adelaide Entertainment Centre

Perth

  • Justin Bieber

  • Sunday, Dec. 8, Perth Arena
  • Bon Jovi

  • Thursday, Dec. 12, Perth Arena
  • Pond

  • Thursday, Dec. 12, Metropolis Fremantle
  • Steel Panther

  • Thursday, Dec. 12, Metro City Club
  • Passenger

  • Friday, Dec. 13, Riverside Theatre
  • Carols by Candlelight

  • Saturday, Dec. 14, Kelmscott Baptist Church
  • Celtic Woman

  • Friday, Jan. 24, Riverside Theatre
  • Avicii

  • Monday, Jan. 27, Perth Arena
  • The National

  • Friday, Feb. 14, Belvoir Valley Amphitheatre

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