A folk-pop favourite brings the summer home
Making his return to the Australian stage for the first time since 2018, chart-topping, ARIA-award-winning folk-pop sensation Vance Joy is bringing new music from his latest album In Our Own Sweet Time to the Sydney Opera House for two shows on the stunning harbourside Forecourt – the perfect way to welcome the summer season. This will be the multi-platinum singer-songwriter’s first Opera House performance since he wowed the Concert Hall back in 2016.
Following his irresistible, ukulele-driven breakout single “Riptide”, which topped the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2013, Vance Joy soared to international acclaim with a multi-album deal on Atlantic Records and his 2014 full-length debut, Dream Your Life Away. An ARIA award for Best Male Artist soon followed, as did a sold-out North American tour, performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, and a handpicked opening slot on Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. Vance Joy’s 2017 follow-up album, Nation of Two, saw him launch his biggest global tour to date, including two sold-out shows at his hometown’s Rod Laver Arena. His most recent single is 2021’s heartfelt indie anthem, the Platinum-selling “Missing Piece”.
Supporting Vance Joy will be one of Australia’s hottest young talents, Indigenous singer-songwriter Budjerah, whose blend of old-school soul and contemporary R&B has dazzled audiences across the country, and rising Australian pop musician Mia Wray, nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the 2021 AIR Awards.
Friday 18 November 2022 with special guest Mia Wray
Saturday 19 November 2022 with special guest Budjerah
Presented by Sydney Opera House
This project is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Blockbusters Funding initiative.