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.

Tanks Unplugged November 2018

Fri 23 Nov
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

A Tanks’ series that showcases the best of live and local music.
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British India - Nic The Poet Tour

Sat 24 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Guitarist and founding member of British India Nic Wilson has announced he will retire from music at the end of this year.
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The Beautiful Girls ‘Beautiful World Tour’

Thu 29 Nov
$42 / $36.25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Fresh from another successful month-long European tour, The Beautiful Girls are pumped to bring their Beautiful World tour back home for the Australian Summer.
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The Rubens - Lo La Ru Album Tour

Thu 13 Dec - Fri 14 Dec
All tickets $48 inc b/fee

The Rubens Lo La Ru Album Tour
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Sat 19 Jan
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Calexico make panoramic frontier music that effortlessly crosses borders, cultures and genres.
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Aloe Blacc

Wed 20 Feb
All tickets - $51.00 inc b/fee

Don’t miss this global superstar when he performs in Cairns for one show only.
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Eves Karydas - summerskin Tour 2019

Sat 23 Feb
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australia’s rising pop queen, Eves Karydas, is taking her new record summerskin on the road this coming February.
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Keb' Mo'

Sat 13 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

A modern master of American roots music.
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Wed 24 Apr
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Nahko is returning to Cairns for Bluesfest Touring, featuring a solo performance at Tanks Arts Centre!
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The Bamboos

Fri 17 May
$43 / $38 (CONC) inc b/fee

Award winning eight-piece powerhouse, The Bamboos, continue to redefine Australian Soul music and cement their reputation as harbingers of musical evolution.
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