Sydney is the place to be for live music. Musicians travel from across the world to play in huge concert stadiums and smaller venues across the city. Check out Sydney's thrilling calendar of world class events and performances.
Concerts in Sydney
The Basement is one of Sydney’s most iconic clubs and has been a massive part of the live music scene since 1977. The venue can be found in Circular Quay and its 120-people capacity makes it a favourite with music fans who love its intimate shows, which range from jazz to rock.
If you’re a rock fan try the Metro in the city centre which has been Sydney’s best independent rock venue for over 20 years.
For performance art and live music events the Oxford Art Factory, in Darlinghurst, is an edgy, warehouse-like venue with multiple, flexible performance areas. Or head down to Frankie’s Pizza for a meal with live rock music and DJ’s til late every night.
Since opening its doors in 1908, the Enmore Theatre in the Inner West is the oldest running music venue in New South Wales and plays host to a wide range of live music events. SItuated on Enmore Road there’s plenty of clubs, bars and nightlife options in nearby Newtown for after the show.
Another big venue is the Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, The Hordern is now known for its dance and rock concerts. Sydney’s smaller live music venues and the city’s many pubs, bars and RSL clubs attract standout performers too, at a more affordable price. Check out jazz favourite 505 in Surry Hills and arty Marrickville performance space The Red Rattler.
The Sydney Opera House holds large concerts in its concert hall ranging from contemporary bands to operas and classical music in an unbeatable Sydney Harbour location.
Set among the restaurants and shops of Darling Harbour, you will find the ultramodern ICC entertainment theatre, which also hosts a thrilling calendar of world class events and performances.
Sydney has many major stadiums for fans to catch their favourite music acts at, such as the Quados Bank Arena in Sydney Olympic Park. Formerly the Allphones Arena, the stadium was built for the 2000 Olympics and boasts a 21,000 person capacity.