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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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Damien Rice

Second show on sale now!

Making his long-awaited Sydney Opera House debut, beloved Irish singer/songwriter Damien Rice brings his cathartic live show to the Concert Hall – for one performance only.

Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill

13 Mar 2023

Legendary riot grrrls and feminist icons Bikini Kill return to Australia for their Sydney Opera House debut, bringing their defiant sound and fury to the Concert Hall for one show only.



17 - 18 June 2023

R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the Queen of Soul. ARETHA is a powerful memoir, live on stage, that celebrates the life and music of one of the greatest voices in history.