Live music in Sydney has been on life support for some time now and, although, things are beginning to look up, there is still plenty of room for improvement. Stormzy feature at the Enmore Theatre in Newtown  in July. Tove Lo at the Metro Theatre in Sydney. K. d.lang graces our stage at the Sydney Theatre, also, in the 7th month of the year. Velvet pack a punch at the Roslyn Packet Theatre in Walsh Bay. Fiona Joy Hawkins plays at the Intercontinental Hotel with her Blue Dream Ensemble. Great gigs are happening, just peruse our definitive gig guide for the second half of 2017.

Our Definitive Gig Guide for the Second Half Of 2017

In August, Sydney’s shores are visited by Ill Nino with Terror Universal at the Metro Theatre. The Radiators crank out some old tunes at the Miranda Hotel. Ian Moss turns back the clock at The Bridge Hotel in Rozelle. Mark Seymour is still at it at The Basement in Sydney. Ross Wilson is likewise a cool retro choice playing at The Juniors. Self Talk, Okin Osan and Zen Haircuts at The Record Crate. Arusha at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla. Sarah McLeod features at The Factory Floor in Marickville.

At the end of August at the Enmore Theatre you can catch a feast from the past, with Hoodoo Gurus, You Am I, Jebidiah and Adalita. September sees Chase the Sun at Leadbelly in Newtown. Alex Lloyd is at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla. Gang of Youths headline at the Hordern Pavillion in September. Christopher Cross soars on stage at the Enmore Theatre. Placebo does its stuff at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Richard Clapton keeps his shades on at the State Theatre and relives those Girls on the Avenue. Hugo Race gets down and dirty at Leadbelly in Newtown. Music is alive and well in Sydney in 2017.

Sydney cultural groups will enjoy ODESZA, The Kite String Tangle and Running Touch at the Enmore Theatre in September. Midnight Oil rediscover the magic a The Domain in November, with John Butler Trio and AB Original. Lorde is at the Forecourt, Sydney Opera House. UB40 spills some Red Red Wine at the Hordern Pavilion in November too. Dragon are at the Brass Monkey (I thought they were all dead). Sia, Charli XCX and Amy Shark at Allianz Stadium in December. Yusuf/Cat Stevens explodes at Qudos Bank Arena.  Paul McCartney also appears in Sydney in December 2017. Evan Carter and DJ Argy at Qudos Bank Arena.  These are some of the best gigs happening in the second half of the 2017.