Music

Tanks Arts Centre is the leading contemporary music venue in the region, voted Cairns’ Best Entertainment Venue for seven years (and counting!) in the Cairns Post HIT Awards.

Every month Tanks launches a diverse program of live music acts complimented by events such as the World Music Series, Jazz Up North, Music Botanica, Tanks Unplugged, Tanks Up Late and our yearly Bluesfest Touring Sideshows. Tanks has earned the reputation as a premier force in entertainment in the Far North Queensland region.


Donna Davis - Unseen

Fri 1 Jun - Thu 14 Jun

Donna Davis navigates the intersection between art and science to develop works that capture and create sites of ecological observation.
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Cosmic Psychos

Fri 1 Jun
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s greatest export since Crocodile Dundee, Cosmic Psychos are hitting the road following the upcoming release of their 11th studio album, Loudmouth Soup.
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Dan Sultan - Killer Solo Tour

Sat 2 Jun
$40 / $35 All tickets inc b/fee

Leaving his incredible band at home, the Killer Solo Tour will see the Melbourne musician strip things back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar.
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The Whitlams 25th Anniversary Tour

Fri 8 Jun

The Whitlams are marking 25 years in the business
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Yemen Blues

Sat 9 Jun
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Yemen Blues’ original sound and world-renowned live performances have invented a new language in contemporary music, provoking joy wherever they play.
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Vera Blue

Fri 29 Jun
All tickets $54 inc b/fee

Vera Blue, one of Australia’s most exciting breakthrough artists, has announced her first ever headline show in Cairns, after a recent standout performance at Groovin The...
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Bungalow featuring Mike Rivett

Fri 3 Aug
$26.25 / $21.00 (CONC) inc b/fee

With their feet planted in the cool school tradition of jazz, Bungalow lays bare their hearts, holding them out for the audience to behold.
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Kasey Chambers - Campfire Tour

Thu 9 Aug
Show Ticket Only Adult - $61 Child (under 15yrs) - $42 Show Ticket + CD Bundle $61 + $15.50 (CD & postage component) = $76.50

Join Kasey Chambers by the “Campfire” for a musical journey through the stories of places, people, cultures and sounds that have inspired one of Australia’s most revered ...
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Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Sat 15 Sep
All tickets $56 inc b/fee

Witnessing Melbourne Ska Orchestra live is explosive and infectious.
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