The Summer Concert Tickets You Need to Buy Now

Lauren Powell
by Lauren Powell

This summer, there’s an influx of brilliant acts visiting the country for our entertainment, so we’re curating the ultimate gig guide so you don’t miss any of your favourite beats. From iconic, you’d-be-crazy-to-miss artists like Fleetwood Mac and Elton John, to more mainstream players such as Mumford and Sons and Taylor Swift, this summer really does have it all. Scroll down to take your pick from this impressive list of concerts and festivals.

Fleetwood Mac

PHOTO: Herbert Worthington

When: October 22  November 21, 2015

Where: Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Hunter Valley and Pokolbin.

Why: All five band members are back together showcasing their endless list of classic hits over their four-decade career. All hail Stevie Nicks.

Buy your tickets here.

Hozier

PHOTO: Courtesy of Sony Music

When: 28th October  6th November, 2015

Where: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Why: The Irish solo-act is playing in some of the most beautiful and well regarded venues performing his soulful tunes including hit song Take Me To Church.

Buy your tickets here.

AC/DC

PHOTO: Josh Cheuse

When: 4th November  8th December, 2015

Where: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne.

Why: Following the release of their fifth album, Rock Or Bust, the legendary rock band is coming home to Oz to get heads banging and toes tapping. A thrilling performance is a certain anytime Angus Young is involved.

Buy your tickets here.

Mumford and Sons

PHOTO: Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

When: 7th November  12th November, 2015

Where: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

Why: It’s been years since this swoon-worthy British rock band graced our shores so we’re in for a treat from these musical masterminds. Their lucky Sydney fans can enjoy a special all-day Gentleman of the Road event with special guests such as Jake Bugg, Future Islands and The Vaccines.

Buy your tickets here.

Tame Impala

PHOTO: Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

When: 7th November  21st November, 2015

Where: Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Why: Hailed as an ingenious voice in a new era of globe-hopping Australian music, Tame Impala and front-man Kevin Parker will perform their pop gems around the country including a special performance at the Opera House for the Sydney leg of the tour.

Buy your tickets here.

Rudimental

PHOTO: Courtesy of Warner Music

When: 27th November 10th December, 2015

Where: Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Why: British dance group Rudimental is coming back down under to get the party started again. The four-piece will be performing a long-list of hits to devoted Aussie fans.

Buy your tickets here.

Ed Sheeran

PHOTO: Ben Watts

When: 28th November  9th December, 2015

Where: Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney.

Why: Because Ed Sheeran loves Australia as much as we love him, he is back for a second time in just 12 months. Sheeran will be taking the stage solo with every single sound on stage being produced by just his voice, guitar and a series of loop pedals.

Buy your tickets here.

Sam Smith

PHOTO: Courtesy of EMI Music

When: 28th November  1st December, 2015

Where: Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide.

Why: After being forced to cancel his April tour, Sam Smith is back in town to perform his unforgettable ballads and sing-a-longs in the biggest stadiums the country has to offer.

Buy your tickets here.

STEREOSONIC 2015

PHOTO: Courtesy of Stereosonic

When: 28th November  6th December, 2015

Where: Brisbane, Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle.

Why: Australian dance music fans are in for a treat this year with big acts including Armin Van Buuren, Peking Duk, DJ Snake and Major Lazer taking the stage.

Buy your tickets here.

Taylor Swift

PHOTO: Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

When: 28th November  12th December, 2015

Where: Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Why: Off the back of selling four million copies worldwide of her latest album 1989, the incredibly talented Taylor Swift will be the first female solo artist to play stadiums on back-to-back Australian tours. To top it off, Vance Joy will be supporting her—a dream combo.

Buy your tickets here.

Elton John

PHOTO: Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

When: 5th December  19th December, 2015

Where: Hunter Valley, Brisbane, Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Sydney.

Why: The tour is titled the “All The Hits Tour” which says it all. Seeing Sir Elton John and his band perform live once in your life is an absolute must. It’s not often you are able to sing along to every single track, but Elton makes sure of that.

Buy your tickets here.

Falls Festival 2015

PHOTO: Courtesy of Falls Festival

When: 28th December, 2015  1st January, 2016

Where: Lorne, Marion Bay and Byron Bay

Why: Falls is the ultimate festival for indie lovers. This four-day music and arts fest offers beautiful seaside locations and seriously impressive acts over New Years. This year, revellers will be enjoying the musical talents of The Wombats, Fleetwood Mac, Foals and Hilltop Hoods.

Buy your tickets here.

Field Day

PHOTO: Courtesy of Field Day

When: 1st January

Where: The Domain, Sydney.

Why: Kick-off 2016 with a bang alongside Disclosure, Fight Facilities, The Wombats and Django Django under Sydney’s city skyline.

Buy your tickets here.

James Bay

PHOTO: Courtesy of Universal Music Australia

When: 30th January  7th February

Where: Fremantle, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Why: This British folk singer-songwriter has been making some major waves in recent years and his Aussie tour certainly won’t disappoint.

Buy your tickets here.

Which concerts and festivals will you be attending this summer? Tell us in the comments below!

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