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John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins 

Coming Home Tour

Two of the most authentic and loved figures in Australian music, John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins take to the iconic steps of Sydney Opera House this summer to deliver new and old favourites for an unmissable double-bill that’s sure to make music history. 

John Butler Trio & Missy Higgins set times*

Stella Donnelly: 5.50pm 
Missy Higgins: 6.45pm
John Butler Trio: 8.30pm 

*Subject to change without notice

On the Forecourt

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Coming Home Tour

Beloved Australian singer-songwriters and music icons John Butler Trio and Missy Higgins make their headline Opera House debuts for an unmissable double-bill on the Sydney Opera House Forecourt this summer in front of Sydney’s stunning harbour. Reuniting two artists whose early careers were closely intertwined,  both will perform over a decade of cherished hits from their respective back catalogues alongside new music, on one of the world’s most spectacular outdoor stages at sunset.

After a nearly 20-year career as solo artist and with revered collective John Butler Trio, multi-platinum, six-time ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter John Butler will finally make his Sydney Opera House headline debut this February. Together with fellow collaborators Grant Gerathy and Byron Luiters, the trio will perform cherished hits alongside new music through their signature, progressive lyrics and genre fusion style of folk, rock and blues. The euphoric return to the stage after a four-year hiatus is marked by the personal, fifth album Home.

Fresh from mesmerizing 83,000 Ed Sheeran fans at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, Melbourne singer-songwriter Missy Higgins will showcase her phenomenal music career in a dreamy Sydney Opera House debut performance on the Forecourt this summer. First emerging on the Australian music scene as a 17-year-old student after winning triple j’s Unearthed competition, Higgins quickly became the quintessential Australian voice with her authentic nature, honest lyrics and irresistible melodies, garnering her three number one albums and nine ARIA awards. Taking a break in 2009 to complete an Indigenous Studies course and delve into acting, Higgins returned to music reinvigorated, producing three more albums including her latest offering and fifth studio release, Solastaglia. 

Joining these two national treasures on the forecourt for this special double bill is Perth’s breakout indie starlet, Stella Donnelly, who has spent 2018 charming Australian and international audiences with her bittersweet  songs playing SXSW, The Great Escape and numerous world and national tours.

Presented by Sydney Opera House by arrangement with Frontier Touring.

Set Times*

Stella Donnelly: 5.50pm 
Missy Higgins: 6.45pm
John Butler Trio: 8.30pm 

*Subject to change without notice


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