After the successful performances from homegrown artists based overseas, including Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue, Driift is thrilled to announce that the first Australian produced premium Livestream will be coming to you from the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, with none other than Courtney Barnett.
Setting the tone as the first of the Australian-produced events, Courtney Barnett will perform a global Livestream on Thursday 17th December, available across multiple time zones for audiences around the world, as well as some very special screenings at select cinemas, including Luna Leederville, across Australia on the same day. The performance is the first full-band show she will have performed since the sold-out Corner Hotel bushfire fundraising gigs in early January.
While Barnett’s hometown of Melbourne was in lockdown for over 100 days, she was forced to swap the tour-bus for an apartment and lay low. Indeed, 2020 was the year that Barnett’s seemingly never-ending global touring schedule ground to a halt. It’s been an opportunity to regroup, think deep and rest. Eventually, it became an opportunity to write and create too.
Now re-emerging, Barnett plans to bring together her band (Bones Sloane, Dave Mudie and newest member Lucy Waldron on cello) to one of Australia’s most extraordinary buildings, the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne for a very special, very beautiful, one-night-only live event. They’ll perform some of her classics and premiere a bunch of brand new compositions.
Working with film-maker Derry Sheehan, Barnett and band will perform smack-bang in the middle of the exhibition hall. The grandiose landmark has been an iconic presence in Barnett’s home city for 140 years and is now in the custodianship of Museums Victoria. The builder in 1880 was David Mitchell, father of famed operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba, Courtney Melba Barnett’s namesake.
Fans can purchase tickets to watch the live streaming concert, on sale from 9 AM AEDT Friday 27 November, and with no audience in attendance, the only way to see the show will be to buy a ticket to the Livestream.
In an Australian first, a very select group of fans will also have the opportunity to watch the event live in cinemas including Luna Leederville, across the country, on the same day.
Tickets on sale: $22 & $16.50 concession (Please note a $1.50 surcharge applies per ticket when purchasing online)
Exclusive screening December 17th at 7:00 PM Luna Leederville.