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What’s sounding good at the Opera House this Feb - Mar 2024

Sydney Opera House

Give your ears a treat this February and March by catching a concert on one of the world's most iconic stages. From post-punk to jazz to zamrock, there's an eclectic mix of genres and artists ready to rock the night away with you. Read on to find your next gig.

WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) 4 March 2024

The Zamrock pioneers still sound like the future.

- Pitchfork

If you like Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Ngozi Family, Amanz you’ll LOVE WITCH.

This year they released their first album in 12 years Zango, and are performing in Australia for the first time ever. Their Opera House performance will be the first in Aus! They pioneered the genre ‘Zamrock, exploding onto the post-colonial Zambian music scene in the 70s and igniting a movement.

Top track: Waile

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Wilco 21 March 2024

Wilco remain startlingly brilliant alt-rock greats.

- The Guardian

If you like Spoon, Uncle Tupelo, The Flaming Lips, Jeff Tweedy you’ll LOVE Wilco.

Wilco are returning to Australia for the first time in more than a decade with an ambitious new album, Cousin. They will also perform in intimate 360 in-the-round set-up, adding another layer of immersion.

Top track: Evicted

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Angélique Kidjo 6 March 2024

Radiating star-power … a hugely compelling performer.

- Sydney Morning Herald

If you like Miriam Makeba, Youssou N’Dour, Ladysmith Black Mambazo you’ll LOVE Angélique Kidjo.

This is Kidjo's first headline return in five years and the Concert Hall Foyers will be transformed into an African Bazaar before her performance to celebrate! This will feature live percussion workshops with the talented Lucky Lartey, stalls from Ki-Simba and The Social Outfit + an African-themed selfie wall and drinks.

Top track: Free & Equal

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Yussef Dayes 5 March 2024

One of this generation’s finest, Dayes’ set is a display of technical mastery.

- The Guardian

If you like Yussef Kamaal, Alfa Mist, Masego, Kamaal Williams you’ll LOVE Yussef Dayes.

Dayes is at the peak of his powers, releasing his debut solo album Black Classical Music this year, and selling out The Royal Albert Hall in London performing his new album.

Top track: Rust

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters 31 March - 2 April 2024

A man with short hairs and beard in a jacket.

Electrical atmosphere in barnstoring show.

-The Guardian

If you like Nick Lowe, Squeeze, The Jam you’ll LOVE Elvis Costello & The Imposters.

Returning for the first time in 17 years, he’s a legend in the music industry with a more than four decade career and 30+ albums under his belt.

Top track: My Mood Swings

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