The iconic Utzon Room deep in the bowels of the Sydney Opera House is playing host to a special series of concerts over the next few months, featuring a bevvy of established and emerging First Nations artists.
Starting on September 19 and running through to early January, the First Nations Concert Series is about letting indigenous artists take up space on one of the most legendary stages in the country.
The series features a range of artists from hip-hop to indie, and each performance is part of a partnership between the Opera House and Airbnb, continuing on the whole Experiences series they’re doing at the moment – where the public get the chance to get in on intimate gigs and events with some of the country’s best creatives and performers.
The First Nations concert series is kicking off with a bang in mid-September, featuring a huge, thumping gig from hip-hop acts DOBBY and Tasman Keith, hosted by MC and Triple J‘s Hau Latukefu, who will be bringing solid RnB, hip-hop, and spoken word to the space. It’ll likely make the walls vibrate, purely from the level of energy on the stage.
On December 12, the series gets soulful and deep with Radical Son as he explores hopelessness and healing through what will be a really bloody powerful performance within the country’s famous sails. Accompanied by pianist Callum Macdonald, Radical Son sings about his Kamilaroi and Tongan heritage through songs that will absolutely kick you in the chest with soul and strength
And to kick well into 2019, Tia Gostelow is headed to the Utzon Room to absolutely destroy all of your feelings with her devastatingly gorgeous indie tunes. Tia’s from the Lama Lama peoples from the Eastern Cape York Penninsula, and considering she’s constantly finding herself on festival lineups, 2019 is set to be a red hot year for her. Having the chance to catch her in a very intimate setting is an opportunity you’re not gunna want to let slip by.
Tickets for the series are going for $30+bf, and you can grab yourself a spot in the room from the Sydney Opera House website now.