What you need to hear in Sydney this Summer

We've got the inside scoop on all the hottest music shows coming to Sydney this summer

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Some of the world's hottest music acts are coming to Sydney this summer. Photo: StockSnap, Pixabay

As summer comes around, the fun tends to begin. Whether it’s going to the beach, or attending one of the endless events that the city puts on throughout summer it is all about getting your friends together and making it one big party. Here is the inside scoop on what’s hot in the music industry this summer.

Sia – Currently in the middle of her tour of Australia, the global megastar has just released her very first Christmas album. Sure to get everyone into the Christmas spirit early this year, it features 10 original singles that are sure to soon be categorised as ‘Christmas classics’. Sia finishes her Australian tour on December 2 at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.

The Weekend – The pop superstar embarks on the Australian leg of his tour this month beginning with Sydney shows on the 2nd and 3rd of December at Qudos Bank Arena.  Sure to be blasting out all of his hits from the popular Can’t Feel My Face to Starboy, this one is not to be missed.

Sam Smith – It has been way too long since the soulful singer has released an album and now that he finally has, we can all rejoice in the fact that he is also embarking on a world tour. We lucky Sydney-siders are the only Australian stop so there is no way anyone can afford to miss out on the opportunity. 2015 was the last time the Englishman came out to Australia and that was the same year he picked up 4 awards at the Grammy’s so no doubt this next performance will be special.  His only Australian show is at the Sydney Opera House on January 16.

Foo Fighters – Fresh off the release of their latest album Concrete and Gold, the American rock band is coming down under for 5 huge shows. They hit Sydney on January 27 at ANZ Stadium for what is sure to be a rocking good time.

Sydney City Limits – The only festival on the list but one that is sure to be a blast and a great way to finish off summer on the 24th of February. The sister of Austin’s Austin City Limits festival, it hits Sydney for the first time in 2018. Set in the beautiful Centennial Park in Sydney’s East, it is sure to be a success with the likes of Gang of Youths, Tash Sultana and The Avalanches performing amongst many other crowd favourites.