Here are all the biggest concerts, tours and festivals coming to Australia in 2025


2024 has already been a mammoth year for new music in Australia, with fans treated to new albums from some of the biggest stars both at home and abroad. Thankfully, the busy release schedule has translated to an equally stacked touring calendar, as the first half of 2024 alone saw everyone from SZA to Fred Again.. and Bring Me The Horizon head Down Under for unmissable shows. Find more info on 2024 concerts and tours in Australia here.

As the upcoming year proves, these acts were merely a taste of the greatness yet to come. If you thought this year’s touring calendar was bustling, then it’s time to purchase a new diary, with hot-ticket events filling out much of 2025. From the massive stadium tours of international pop acts to the long-awaited return of star-studded festivals, here’s our rolling list of all the biggest concerts, tours and fests hitting Australia throughout 2025.

Here are the concerts, tours and festivals coming to Australia in 2025:

You Me At Six
Dates: January 24 – January 31

In what will mark their final Australian tour, beloved British rockers You Me At Six will bring their farewell tour to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. News of the two-date run comes off the announcement of You Me At Six’s split after 20 years as a band, and fans will get their final fix with a decades-spanning, two-hour setlist.Holding Absence will join You Me At Six for their Australian shows.

Find tickets for You Me At Six’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Childish Gambino: The New World Tour
Dates: February 1 – February 11

Fresh off the surprise release of ‘Atavista’ – a reimagination of his 2020 album ‘3.15.20.’ – Childish Gambino has locked in a string of Australian shows for February. Joined on all dates by Amaarae, Donald Glover will perform at Brisbane Entertainment Centre (February 1), Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena (February 4) and Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne (February 7 and 8), concluding the run on February 11 at Perth’s RAC Arena.

Find tickets for Childish Gambino’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD): Greatest Hits Australia Tour
Dates: February 12 – February 23

Heading Down Under for the first time since 1987, Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark will make their triumphant return in February. Celebrating their 45th anniversary, the electro-synth band’s seven-date tour will include a career-spanning setlist of both their ’80s hits and tracks from their most recent album, ‘Bauhaus Staircase’.

OMD kick off the tour at Perth’s Red Hill Auditorium on February 12, before two back-to-back shows at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney from February 15. OMD will then take to Adelaide Entertainment Centre on February 18, ahead of two sets at Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on February 20 and February 21. The final tour date is slated for February 23 at Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall.

Find tickets for Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Billie Eilish: Hit Me Hard and Soft: The Tour
Dates: February 18 – March 8

Fresh off her critically acclaimed third album ‘Hit Me Hard and Soft’, Billie Eilish will bring the namesake tour to Australia throughout February and March 2025. The anti-pop prodigy will perform three shows at Brisbane Entertainment Centre from February 18 to February 21, before embarking on a four-date run at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena from February 24 to February 28. Eilish rounds out her Australian tour with four shows at Melbourne’s ​Rod Laver Arena from March 4 to March 8.

The tour is sold out, but you can find info on Billie Eilish’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Chris Stapleton: Chris Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow Goes Down Under
Dates: February 25 – March 7

Chris Stapleton’s debut Australian tour kicks off at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena with back-to-back shows from February 25, with additional dates slated for Brisbane Entertainment Centre on February 28 and March 1. Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena will then host the country star’s shows on March 4 and March 5. Stapleton’s All-American Roadshow has so far taken him to venues in Canada, the UK and the US, and comes off the back of his 2023 Grammy-nominated album, ‘Higher’. He’ll be joined on all dates by blues rocker Marcus King.

The tour is sold out, but you can find info on Chris Stapleton’s 2025 Australia tour here.

NIKI
Dates: March 5 – March 13

As part of what will be her biggest headline tour to date, NIKI will embark on a four-date tour of Australia next March in support of her upcoming third studio album ‘Buzz’. While venues have not yet been announced, the Indonesian singer-songwriter has locked in dates for Perth (March 5), Brisbane (March 7), and Sydney (March 9), with a final show slated for Melbourne on March 13. ‘Buzz’, the follow-up to 2022’s ‘Nicole’, will arrive on August 9, and has spawned the single ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’.

Find info on NIKI’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Roxette: Roxette In Concert
Dates: March 5 – March 16

It’s been nine years since Roxette last visited Australia, and the Swedish pop rockers are making up for lost time with a national Australian tour next March. Roxette will make their long-awaited return with a performance at Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth on March 5, before a show at Melbourne’s Margaret Court Arena on March 7. The following two nights, the duo will take to Sydney’s ICC Theatre (March 8) and Win Entertainment Centre in Wollongong (March 9), with Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Hobart’s MyState Bank Arena rounding out the jaunt on March 11 and March 13, respectively.

Roxette’s Australian tour also includes two shows as part of A Day On The Green 2025, where they’ll take to the festival stage for dates in the Hunter Valley (March 15) and Mount Cotton (March 16). Roxette will be joined on all dates by Boom Crash Opera, with Jon Stevens sharing the stage for their A Day On The Green sets and the Perth show.

Find tickets for Roxette’s 2025 Australia tour here.

Cigarettes After Sex: X’s World Tour
Dates: March 11 – March 17

Coming in support of their upcoming third studio album ‘X’s’, Cigarettes After Sex’s Australian tour includes dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The dream pop band will take to Rod Laver Arena for two nights on March 11 and 12, before two sold-out shows at the ICC Theatre in Sydney on March 14 and 15. Cigarettes After Sex will conclude the Australian run at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on March 17. ‘X’s’ – which has so far been previewed by singles ‘Tejano Blue’ and ‘Dark Vacay’ – is set for release on July 12, 2024.

Find tickets for Cigarettes After Sex’s 2025 Australia tour here.

CMC Rocks QLD 2025
Dates: March 21 – March 23

After a mammoth 2024 edition that featured sets from the likes of Lainey Wilson, Chris Young, and Casey Barnes, CMC Rocks QLD will continue its run as Australia’s biggest country music festival with a three-day event in March. The 2025 edition will return to its home of Willowbank Raceway in Ipswich, Queensland, promising a lineup of seasoned legends, rising stars and unmissable homegrown talent. CMC Rocks’ 2025 lineup will be revealed later this year.

Find info on CMC Rocks 2025 here.

Knotfest Australia 2025

Knotfest’s 2025 edition will include a headlining performance from festival creators Slipknot, who are marking their 25th anniversary. While official dates and venues for 2025 have yet to be announced, the 2024 edition was staged in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in March with headliners Pantera, Lamb of God and Disturbed. Punters who had tickets to Knotfest 2024 will have exclusive access to the first release of tickets for Knotfest 2025, which is the festival’s third Australian edition, having made its debut Down Under in 2023.

Stay up to date on Knotfest Australia 2025 here.

With reporting by Tom Disalvo.





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