One of my favourite things to do is see live music, whether it be a local band or a bigger international musician touring, it’s something I always try and make time for. Last year I documented my favourite concerts I attended throughout 2015 and I thought I would do the same for this year as it’s always nice to look back on these awesome musical moments. So here are 4 amazing gigs I went to in 2016…
M83 in May
M83 are one of my favourite bands and having seen them once before and being completely blown away, I knew I had to go to another one of their shows when it was announced they were touring Aus again. The only way to describe them live is grand, epic and just plain bloody explosive. They did such an awesome mix of old and new material and I must say hearing their new stuff live has made me appreciate it so much more! “Go” is definitely one of my favourite songs of 2016. See the setlist here.
Flight Facilities + Sydney Symphony Orchestra in September
This was one of those of those concerts I KNEW I had to book tickets for as it would definitely be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Flight Facilities perform live with an entire orchestra. The orchestra really took their sound to a whole new level, it was so cool! The highlight was hearing Clair de lune live with the orchestra which was so so magical (highly recommend watching the video). This was a truly special gig and I’m so glad I got to experience it. See the setlist here.
Bloc Party in January
Bloc Party seem to love coming to Sydney in the summertime to do gigs, but hey I’m not complaining. This was my 5th time seeing them live and they never disappoint. Hearing songs from Silent Alarm brings back SO many memories of living in London in 2005/2006, it was pretty much my soundtrack for the time I lived there. See the setlist here.
The Jezabels in October
The Jezabels are one of my favourite Sydney bands and after seeing them many times before, it seems each time they just get better and better, Hayley Mary is such a fierce frontwoman! I was initially meant to attend this concert back in March, but it was cancelled due to the keyboardist Heather needing cancer treatment which was heartbreaking, so it was a little bittersweet when they rescheduled the tour a few months later when Heather was well again. Epic gig, definitely one to remember. See the setlist here.