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.


Doug Anthony Allstars: Near Death Experience

Fri 30 Jun - Sat 01 Jul
$49 inc b/fee

Monster Gods of comedy The Doug Anthony Allstars (DAAS) are coming back to Tanks.
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A Night of Stars

Thu 6 Jul
$31.50 / $26.25 (concession) / $21 (student & youth) inc b/fee

A Night of Stars promises to be an exciting celebration of classical music.
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Singing Up Country featuring Yirrmal, Emily Wurramara and Kahl Wallis

Fri 7 Jul
$31.50 / $26.25 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

A NAIDOC Week event featuring three formidable young Australian artists Yirrmal, Kahl Wallis and Emily Wurramara.
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Ed Kuepper Restrung with Queensland Symphony Orchestra

Fri 28 Jul
$42 / $36.75 (CONC) inc b/fee

See this Australian rock legend like you’ve never seen him before.
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You Am I

Fri 11 Aug
$44 / $38.85 (CONC) inc. b/fee

Tanks presents bona fide superstars You Am I, for one night only.
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Baby et Lulu

Fri 25 Aug
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

The irresistible fun and folly Baby et Lulu and their live band, boasting some of Sydney’s finest musicians, create is a rare commodity.
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Pete Murray Camacho Tour

Fri 8 Sep
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

With a performance certain to be lapped up by new and old fans alike – be sure to get your tickets early, this show is sure to sell out.
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An Evening with Tex, Don and Charlie

Fri 15 Sep
$46 / $40.95 (CONC) including booking fee

Stopping in at the Tanks for an intimate night of story-telling, the band will play songs from their rare, special recordings.
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Ajak Kwai (Sudan)

Fri 22 Sep
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Soulful and funky afro-beats.
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The Ollie McGill Trio

Sat 7 Oct
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) All prices include booking fee

Ollie McGill returns to Tanks to perform his progressive style of jazz
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