FIB Tour Guide: 5 Aussie Music Acts You’d Be A Fool To Miss This Spring

As the Aussie music festival season looms ever closer, a handful of our favourite home grown acts are stepping out on National tours, so we’ve done the hard yards and sorted out your Spring social calendar!

Gang of Youths. Image credit: Happy Mag

Amy Shark: ‘Night Thinker’ tour

From taking out the silver medal in triple j’s Hottest 100 last year, to an almost uninterrupted tour streak (hopping from Groovin’ the Moo, supporting Milky Chance, to Splendour in the Grass) and her first EP debuting at #2 on the ARIA charts – Amy Shark is proving she is one hot Aussie act we’re bound to ‘adore’.

Amy Shark. Image credit: Music Feeds

Friday 18th August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 19th August – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday 24th August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast
Friday 25th August – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Saturday 26th August – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Thursday 31st August – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 1st September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 8th September – The Gov, Adelaide
Saturday 9th September – The Capitol, Perth

Gang of Youths: ‘Go Farther in Lightness’ tour

For anyone that has witnessed Gang of Youths jamming in the flesh, you’ll know they’re one band not to miss! High stage energy and insanely uplifting and soul-warming tracks make these guys one of the best Aussie bands to catch live. Pro tip: Listen to ‘Magnolia’ in the morning, you’ll literally jump out of bed and fly kick into the day like it’s your bitch. Now just imagine watching these guys live…

Gang of Youths. Image credit: The Music

Thursday 31st August – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday 1st September – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Wednesday 6th September – Festival Hall, Melbourne
Friday 8th September – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Wednesday 13th September – Odeon Theatre, Hobart
Friday 15th September – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday 16th September – Metropolis Theatre, Fremantle

Jack River: ‘Fool’s Gold’ tour

Jack River. Image credit: Bandsintown

Jack River (aka Holly Rankin) is taking her catchy single ‘Fool’s Gold’ out for a spin. Holly will also be lending her glittering support to none other than Midnight Oil in Coffs Harbour this October, whilst punching out recording sessions for her forthcoming debut album. This electric lady means business!

Thursday 7th September – Landsdowne Hotel, Sydney
Saturday 9th September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne


Ali Barter: ‘A Suitable Girl’ Tour

Ali Barter. Image credit: Happy Mag

Barter is packing up her limited edition tea towels and jetting around the country to prove she’s more than just a suitable gal.

Friday 25th August – Workers Club, Geelong VIC
Friday 1st September – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine VIC
Friday 8th September – Corner Hotel, Richmond VIC
Saturday 16th September – Rosemount Hotel, WA
Friday 22nd September – The Northern, Byron Bay
Thursday 28th September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 29th September – The Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Saturday 30th September – Sunday 1st October – Yours & Owls Festival, Wollongong
Sunday 1st October – Transit Bar, Canberra

The Kite String Tangle: assorted festivals, supporting ODESZA and London Grammar

Danny Harley aka ‘The Kite String Tangle’. Image credit: The Music

Electronic producer Danny Harley is taking his solo project The Kite String Tangle on a national excursion, showing Seattle electronic duo ODESZA and British pop trio London Grammar around our beautiful sunburnt country.

 Saturday 19th August – The Last Frost, Wollongong University, Wollongong
Friday 15th September – Supporting ODESZA, Forum, Melbourne
Saturday 16th September – Supporting ODESZA, Enmore Theatre
Sunday 17th September – Supporting ODESZA, Enmore Theatre
Saturday 23rd September – Supporting London Grammar, Riverstage, Brisbane
Friday 6th October – Fat Controller, Adelaide
Saturday 7th October – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday 13th October – The Triffid, Brisbane
Saturday 14th October – Red Deer Music & Arts Festival, QLD

Gosh, after all this we better catch you guys around the traps this Spring. Beers on you, yeah?