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Vance Joy performing in the Concert Hall. He is standing centre-stage under a spotlight and smoke facing a packed audience.
Vance Joy in the Concert Hall, 2016. Image: Kane Hibberd

Contemporary Music

World-class innovators of pop, electronic, rock and more

The Opera House’s Contemporary Music program presents artists both esteemed and beloved, singular voices performing in one of the major art forms of our time on one of the world’s most iconic stages, from the legends of today to those of tomorrow.

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Paul Kelly and his band – Time and Tide: Four Decades of Song
27 May 2022 - 31 May 2022
For this exclusive Australian premiere our unofficial Poet Laureate Paul Kelly returns to the Opera House, performing a specially curated career-spanning set tracing time across four special nights.
Astral People present Yussef Dayes (UK), Hiatus Kaiyote, JAY1 (UK), S1mba (UK), Youngn Lipz + more
03 Jun 2022 - 04 Jun 2022
Get ready for two massive nights of hip-hop, grime, soul, R&B and jazz as an all-star line-up celebrates 10 + 1 years of innovative multi-hyphenate music company Astral People.
02 Jun 2022
In their Vivid LIVE debut, Australia’s dynamic dancefloor duo Hermitude bring their genre-hopping, party-starting electro beats to the Northern Broadwalk.