9 Gigs You Can’t Miss This January!

January means a new year, when we try to uphold resolutions and prepare for the year ahead. We’ve picked 0 unmissable gigs that will get you partying well into the new year.

The xx

British indie trio The xx are back in Australia in support of critically acclaimed album I See You. Here the three musicians bring together their strengths in a perfect balance of dreamy, minimalist pop and the smooth RnB beats of producer Jamie xx. This tour promises to be their best yet, the band joined by singer songwriter Kelela and DJ/rapper Earl Sweatshirt. 

Catch The xx on these dates:

January 13th | Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne
January 17th | Riverstage, Brisbane
January 20th | The Domain, Sydney

More info and tickets can be found here.

Liam Gallagher

Lead singer of iconic 90s band Oasis and one half of the famously feuding Gallagher brothers, Liam Gallagher has made a name for himself as one of the most prolific figures in modern music. With the entire Oasis back catalogue and a new solo album in his repertoire, fans should expect a high energy performance in Gallagher’s first down under solo tour.

Catch Liam Gallagher on these dates:

January 4th | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
January 5th | Festival Hall, Melbourne

More info and tickets can be found here.

The Kooks

Brighton indie-rockers The Kooks are coming to Australian shores in support of their new greatest hits album, showcasing a massive career of hits starting with the 2006 5-time platinum selling Inside In / Inside Out. With the new album also came two new singles including “Be Who You Are”, showing the boys are still ready and waiting release more massive hits.

Catch The Kooks on these dates:

January 3rd | Festival Hall, Melbourne
January 5th | Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

More info and tickets can be found here.

Falls Festival

Of course this gig guide wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the biggest music event in January: Falls Festival. One of Australia’s biggest festivals, this years lineup includes the previously mentioned Liam Gallagher and The Kooks, as well as Flume, Glass Animals, Methyl Ethel, Run the Jewels and tons of other massive Australian and international acts.

Falls Festival runs on these dates:

December 28th-31st | Lorne
December 29th-31st | Marion Bay
December 31st-January 2nd | Byron Bay
January 6th and 7th | Freemantle

More info and tickets can be found here.

Jordan Rakei

New Zealand born, Australian raised and now London based Jordan Rakei is an international talent. The multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer made waves throughout Europe and North America with his first EP Groove Curse, and Jordan has followed up with a slew of soulful releases. He’s been working hard on a new live experience, so make sure you get along to a show when Jordan hits your city.

Catch Jordan Rakei on these dates:

January 5th | Rosemount Hotel, Perth
January 11th | The Triffid, Brisbane
January 12th | Metro Theatre, Sydney
January 13th | Corner Hotel, Melbourne

More info and tickets can be found here.

Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project

Australian music legends Yothu Yindi are bringing a special one-off show to Sydney, with a massive cross generational bill of talent. Expect the hits and new material in an electronic set which promises to get people out of their seats and grooving. Joining Yothu Yindi & the Treaty Project is revered Sydney hip-hop band The Herd, known for their incomparable live sets. The Herd will bring out special guests Nooky and Radical Son. Also joining is up and coming Arnhem Land rapper Baker Boy, who rose to prominence after releasing massive track “Cloud 9” in 2017.

Yothu Yindi and the Treaty Project will play Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on January 12th. More info and tickets can be found here.

Everything Everything

Manchester indie rockers Everything Everything are back on Aussie shores, playing a run of Falls Festival sideshows in support of new album A Fever Dream. Over their past four albums, Everything Everything have shown themselves to be one of the most interesting acts to come out of the UK, their experimental sound producing massive hits like “Cough Cough” and “Distant Past”. Don’t “Regret” missing out on these shows.

Catch Everything Everything on these dates:

January 3rd | Metro Theatre, Sydney
January 5th | The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

More info and tickets can be found here.

FOMO Festival

The worst thing about massive festivals is that there is always the risk that your two favourite bands will be playing at the same time. The beauty of the annual Fear of Missing Out festival is that there’s no clashes: all acts play the same stage, meaning no clashes. This year they’ve gone all out, with Post Malone, SZA, RL Grime, Kaytranada and tons more heading up the lineup.

Catch FOMO on these dates:

January 6th | Riverstage, Brisbane
January 7th | Elder Park, Adelaide
January 11th | Festival Hall, Melbourne
January 13th | Parramatta Park, Sydney

More info and the full lineup can be found here.

Foster the People

American indie pop kings Foster the People are bringing their massive catalogue of hits as well as new album Sacred Hearts Club to Aussie audiences this January. They’ve played their infectious hits to crowds at massive festivals including Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Coachella, and have been nominated for massive awards including a Grammy. Don’t miss the chance to sing along to massive hits like “Pumped Up Kicks” and “Call It What You Want”.

Catch Foster the People on these dates:

January 4th | The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
January 5th | Enmore Theatre, Sydney

More info and tickets can be found here.