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With the mid-year festival season gearing up, there’s plenty of international acts on their way south. It can be easy to become overwhelmed with choice as more artists announce sideshows by the day.

So to help you out, we’ve compiled a handy dandy list of five international artists you can’t miss this April. Take a look down below. From here on it’s up to you.

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If you do one thing for all of April, make sure it’s hitting up one (or more) of these gigs. They are sure not to disappoint.

Ray Lamontagne

It’s been 10 years since Ray Lamontagne has blessed Australian with his smooth and soulful blues stylings. But he’s finally back and touring, alongside making his Bluesfest debut. Hitting up Sydney and Melbourne for a handful of intimate gigs, you won’t wanna miss this one.

24th April, 7:00 PM
State Theatre, Sydney

25th April, 7:00 PM
State Theatre, Sydney
Tickets

27th April, 7:00 PM
Palais Theatre, Melbourne

28th April, 7:00 PM
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tickets

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Shakey Graves

This Austin native looks every part the Americana country and blues singer. But don’t let that fool you. While his work traditionally fits that mould, his latest album was a departure of his usual style. Taking his band to Sydney and Melbourne, Shakey Graves is sure to wow audiences this year.

22nd April, 8:00 PM
Factory Theatre, Sydney
Tickets

23rd April, 8:00 PM
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Flogging Molly

If you’re looking for high energy Irish-American punk, you can’t go wrong with Flogging Molly. Think The Dubliners and The Pogues. These guys are here to blow your minds, so head along and thrash about… it’s gonna be a fun time.

14th April, 8:00 PM
The Croxton, Melbourne
Tickets

17th April, 8:00 PM
170 Russell, Melbourne

18th April, 8:00 PM
Metro Theatre, Sydney
Tickets

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Trevor Hall

If Flogging Molly gets your heart racing, then Trevor Hall will bring you back to earth. His soothing and uplifting blend of folk, blues and roots is the perfect antidote to all of life’s miseries.

Often singing of love and happiness, audiences in Sydney and Melbourne are in for a treat with this particular artist. Not to be missed.

17th April, 8:00 PM
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tickets

18th April, 8:00 PM
The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets

Also appearing at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Jungle

If you’re not yet on the Jungle train, now’s your time to jump on. The British band expertly take influences from disco and funk, blending them together in a sound that’s both sweeter and smoother than honey.

If you’re looking for a night of good beats that you can groove to, this is the one for you.

24th April,
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets

26th April
The Tivoli, Brisbane

27th April
The Espy, Melbourne

28th April
The Espy, Melbourne

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April 5, 2019

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