In an exciting celebration of music and culture, the eagerly anticipated Always Live 2023 program is set to ignite stages across Victoria from November 24 to December 10.
With a diverse lineup of over 165 artists and more than 60 events, this exceptional musical showcase promises an unforgettable experience for all attendees.
Christina Aguilera’s Triumphant Return
Pop sensation Christina Aguilera is set to grace the stage at Flemington Racecourse on November 25, marking her first performance in Australia in 15 years.
Presented under the Victorian government’s Always Live initiative, this one-night-only event will take concert-goers on a journey through Aguilera’s greatest hits, creating an electrifying atmosphere under the open sky.
A Multifaceted Musical Journey
The Always Live program offers an array of performances that cater to a wide range of musical tastes. International acts like UK singer Jessie Ware and Swedish DJ Eric Prydz are poised to captivate audiences with their extraordinary talents.
Also, making a notable appearance is UK-Indian musician Jai Paul, who will enthrall fans with a series of exclusive Victoria-only shows at 170 Russell.
Homegrown Talent Takes Center Stage
Always Live proudly highlights Australia’s homegrown talents, with Melbourne-based rock band Amyl and the Sniffers embarking on a statewide tour across Meeniyan, Ballarat, Torquay, Frankston, Warrnambool, and Thornbury.
Additionally, a First Nations lineup at Hamer Hall will feature the remarkable King Stingray, along with Tasman Keith, Emma Donovan, Uncle Bart Willoughby, and the Kulin Nations Songwomen, offering a captivating blend of Indigenous musical excellence.
Taylor Swift Tribute and More
For fans of Taylor Swift, the Northcote Theatre is hosting a spectacular tribute show that brings together beloved Australian performers such as Alex the Astronaut, Charley, Emily Wurramarra, and more.
This unique gathering promises an enchanting evening celebrating the chart-topping artist’s iconic discography.
A Remarkable Musical Melting Pot
The Always Live program boasts an impressive array of headliners, including The Cat Empire, Peter Garrett, Cosmic Psychos, Tones and I, A.B Original, The Veronicas, Budjerah, KAIIT, The Temper Trap, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Clare Bowitch, and many others.
These captivating artists will weave together a rich tapestry of musical genres and styles, showcasing the vibrancy and dynamism of contemporary live music in Victoria.
A Vibrant Showcase of Music and Culture
Always Live is not merely an event; it’s a testament to the thriving music scene that defines Victoria. With its commitment to diversity, innovation, and musical excellence, Always Live remains true to its goal of enriching the cultural fabric of the region.
As the program director, Emily Ulman, aptly puts it, “Always Live is committed to delivering a program that reflects and represents the unrivaled vibrancy and dynamism of contemporary live music in Victoria.”
An Unforgettable Experience
As the excitement builds, music enthusiasts can anticipate a dazzling 17-day extravaganza that stretches from Melbourne to regional areas, spanning stadiums, pubs, rooftops, and beyond.
The program’s unique blend of renowned international acts and local talents promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all attendees, solidifying Victoria’s status as the music capital of Australia.
In the words of Always Live board director Matt Gudinski, “An event like Always Live is what makes our great city what it is.” With its dedication to providing unique and exclusive musical encounters, Always Live 2023 is poised to deliver an unparalleled celebration of music, culture, and community spirit.