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Season 02 | 23

Bringing irrepressible energy, incandescent songcraft and compelling artists on the rise, Season 02 | 23 seeks to dim the lights and lean into extraordinary sounds.

Backed by a world-class 360-degree spatial audio sound system, 02 | 23 will host iconic guitarists to transfixing soul, mesmerising folk, and a seamless blending of indie and electronic textures, and breakout performances by emerging and renowned musicians.

Switched On: Ásgeir

Friday 2 June

One of Iceland’s most successful exports, Ásgeir’s distinctly Icelandic sound blends acoustic and electronic music with his trademark lilting vocals.


Switched On: Cash Savage and The Last Drinks

Saturday 3 June

A pillar of Melbourne’s music and queer communities, Cash Savage and her colossal band The Last Drinks celebrate the release of their new album, So This Is Love.


Singular Voices: Ichiko Aoba with Laura Jean

Tuesday 6 June

Two singular artists known for their strikingly atmospheric music and intimate, powerful lyrics combine in a double bill performing solo and unaccompanied.


Switched On: Yazmin Lacey

Wednesday 7 June

In a short time, Yazmin Lacey’s become known for making intimate experiences feel both deeply personal and universal through a beat driven take on soul and R&B.


02 | 23 | Standing

For the very first time at City Recital Hall and for the first time at in a purpose built concert hall in Sydney, Season 02 | 23 features three general admission standing shows.

Switched On: Cerrone

Thursday 8 June

Endlessly sampled, often imitated yet never duplicated. Few artists can claim to be truly genre-defining, but Cerrone is undoubtedly one of them. A pioneer of the French filter sound and a revered producer amongst the likes of Larry Levan, Nile Rodgers and Francois K, Cerrone has remained a legend of the genre from its inception to its revival. 

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Switched On: The Pharcyde with Masta Ace & Marco Polo

Friday 9 June

Los Angeles alternative hip hop pioneers The Pharcyde celebrate 30 years of their ground-breaking debut album with a block-rocking golden era party alongside legendary NYC wordsmith Masta Ace – can’t stop, won’t stop!

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Switched On: Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever with RVG

Saturday 10 June

Heroes in a hot minute, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are a tour de force of sprawling, angular guitar riffs that leave just enough room for infectious pop melodies and bright, shimmering moments.

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02 | 23

Switched On: Obongjayar

Friday 16 June

Obongjayar brings characteristic poeticism and drum-driven, oozy club beats to CRH’s Switched On series with his latest album, genre-defiant Some Nights I Dream of Doors.


Singular Voices: Amanda Brown's 'Eight Guitars'

Friday 30 June

Go-Betweens legend Amanda Brown enlists some of Australia’s most talented artists to help bring together a live performance of her debut solo record, 20 years in the making.


02 | 23 | Past Shows

Outernational: Femi Kuti and The Positive Force

Thursday 6 April

Femi Kuti and the Positive Force take the political activism and irresistible grooves of Fela’s Afrobeat to jazz and funk-fuelled heights.

Image: Jess Gleeson