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.


Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier & The Men

Fri 28 Jun
$45 / $40 (Concession, Children 6-17 years) / Children under 5 free on laps (prices include booking fee)

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier are set to launch their 10th album together, The Words Of Men and will perform it at Tanks for one special night alongside their first alb...
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Fanta Stick Taiko Beat: Fusion of Japan - World Music Series

Sat 29 Jun
$26.25 / $21 (CONC) inc b/fee

Featuring internationally acclaimed Japanese Taiko musicians and the Cairns Taiko cohort, this exclusive performance fuses Japanese tradition with the 21st century in wha...
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Emily Wurramara | Flame.Music

Sat 6 Jul
$25 / $20 (CONC) inc b/fee

Queensland Music Award winner, prolific songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Emily Wurramara, is a seasoned musician who has toured her sound nationally and abroad, perf...
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Emma Pask

Fri 19 Jul
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Her effortless honest stage presence combined with her powerful vocal ability, leaves audiences spellbound and inspired.
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The Cope Street Parade

Fri 2 Aug
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Cope Street Parade does love songs as no others can.
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Jim Moginie and the Family Dog

Sat 3 Aug
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Back in 2006 Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog to promote his first solo album Alas Folkloric. They have now hit the road again on the back of the new alb...
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Hoodoo Gurus

Thu 8 Aug
All tickets - $64 inc b/fee

Join the Hoodoo Gurus in this rare, intimate rock gig at the Tanks.
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Salmonella Dub Soundsystem

Fri 9 Aug
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Introducing The Salmonella Dub Soundsystem - The Dub’s little Mashup Bro.
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Pierce Brothers

Fri 16 Aug
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

After sell out shows across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and Australia, twin brother duo, Pierce Brothers, have established themselves as a figurehead in the folk, blues and r...
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Pub Choir

Mon 19 Aug
All tickets - $16.50 inc b/fee

Everybody can sing, and Pub Choir is on a mission to prove it.
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Jon Stevens - The Noiseworks & INXS Collection

Thu 5 Sep
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jon Stevens is considered one of the country's best musicians and a legend on the live music scene.
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Melbourne Ska Orchestra - One Year of Ska

Sat 7 Sep
One price $58 (price includes booking fee)

Don't miss the skankin powerhouse that is, Melbourne Ska Orchestra.
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Justin Townes Earle

Fri 13 Sep
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

No stranger to the Southern Hemisphere the formidable singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle, on the back brilliant new album The Saint of Lost Causes, will be playing at ...
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Emma Louise - Lilac Everything Tour

Sat 14 Sep
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Emma Louise will be bringing her Lilac Everything Tour home to Cairns this September.
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Seeker Lover Keeper

Sat 5 Oct
All tickets - $45 inc b/fee

Beloved Australian indie folk supergroup, Seeker Lover Keeper, are made up by Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby.
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Regurgitator - Quarter Pounder - 25 Years of Being Consumed

Fri 11 Oct
$47 / $42 (CONC) inc b/fee

REGURGITATOR quarter pounder tour - 25 years of being consumed!
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The Turner Brown Band

Fri 18 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Australian slide guitarist Dom Turner, (Backsliders), together with Ohio-based lap-slide guitarist and vocal sensation Nikki D Brown, form an uplifting gospel-soul-funk m...
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Hammerhead - Jazz Up North

Fri 8 Nov
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

Jason Bruer's powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50s and early 60s 'Ha...
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