All The Gigs Worth Your Hard Earned Cash This Summer

By Sophie Oddo
16th Oct 2018

If you're like us, then some of life’s most joyous moments have come from watching live music acts.

Whether it’s a sold-out stadium tour, a three-day music festival, or a small and intimate gig, there’s no denying the sweet, sweet serotonin that comes from witnessing talented artists up on stage, doing their thang.

So to help you direct your savings, we’ve partnered with RAC Arena to bring you a hitlist of all the best gigs worth spending your cold hard cash on this summer.


Mel Bester, aka the talented 20-year-old artist E^st, will end 2018 with a national tour including a much anticipated Perth date. Originally from South Africa, Mel moved to Australia when she was a kid and quickly immersed herself in the local music scene. Her music is poppy and definitely makes you want to groove. You'll probably best know her for the hit tune "Life Goes On" which came in at #63 on Triple J's Hottest 100 this year, and trust us, sounds even better LIVE.

When: November 24
Where: Jack Rabbit Slim's
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Mumford & Sons

This Brit band splashed onto the scene nearly 10 years ago when they released their rock hit, "Little Lion Man" that then went on to hit number 1 in the Triple J Hotest 100 in 2009 (where has the time gone, right?!). Now four albums and a heap of awards later, these talented folk are gracing us with their presence once again for their Delta Tour.

When: January 27
Where: RAC Arena
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We're sure you've heard of these guys before, but in case you haven't, this English drum and bass band have an absolute knack for releasing bangers with the hottest, new and emerging artists on the billboard charts. There's no denying you've got a surplus amount of talent when you have the likes of Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, Macklemore and John Newman thrown into the mix, so make sure you don't miss this gig.

When: February 17
Where: RAC Arena
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Set Mo

Sharing a love of deep house and sexy disco sounds, Sydney DJ duo Set Mo have a knack for crafting absolute bangers. Throw their music on at pre-drinks and you know everyone’s going to whip out the Shazaam app. Currently on their Stamina Session tour, their dynamic set will be touching down in Perth mid-October.

When: October 20
Where: Rock Rover
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Kevin Hart

Bringing his hysterical Irresponsible Tour to RAC Arena, world renowned funny man Kevin Hart is set to perform for the masses on a 360-degree stage. Tickets are selling fast and well worth it for the washboard abs you’ll have after belly-laughing from start to finish.

When: 3 Dec
Where: RAC Arena
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Young Franco

This Sydney DJ and producer is only 23 years young and has already graced the stages of Falls and Splendour in the Grass. Young Franco is the kind of guy you want around at your parties to get everyone in a good mood, with beats that are almost impossible to sit still to. 

When: 24 Nov
Where: Racquet Stadium
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Jim Jefferies

Arguably one of the world’s most outrageous comedians, Jim Jefferies quite literally has no boundaries when it comes to his shows. Not for the faint-hearted, his Night Talker Tour is electrifying, controversial and freakin’ hilarious. Best yet, the homegrown Aussie is coming back home for it!

When: 8 Dec
Where: RAC Arena
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Florence + The Machine

It’s been a decent few years since Florence has treated Perth with her heavenly voice and TBH we are low-key losing it at the fact she’s returning once again. Make sure to bring the tissues to this one because she’s deadset, THAT mesmerising.  Oh Flo, we’ve missed you.

When: 12 Jan
Where: RAC Arena
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Total Giovanni

These Melbourne boys make some of the funkiest beats we’ve ever jammed to, so it’s no wonder their national Euphoria Tour is selling like hotcakes. Described as “sexually charged discotheque,” this is the kind of music that you can (and will) groove to for hours on end. Sign us up!

When: 26 Oct
Where: Jack Rabbit Slim’s
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Phil Collins 

It wouldn’t be a round-up without including a global music legend. Praise be! Phil Collins is set to make his much-anticipated return to Australia in January next year with his raved about, Not Dead Yet Live! Tour. PS: His 16-year old son Nicolas is following in Dad’s footsteps as lead drummer and we almost shed a tear.

When: 28 & 29 January
Where: RAC Arena
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What are you waiting for!?

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