Why big music acts NEVER come to Canberra

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Sammy Rose

RoundABOUT Contributor

Big international artists never come to Canberra.

As Canberrans we travel to Sydney and Melbourne for the big shows, this year it’s been Pink, Taylor Swift, Post Malone, and the Jonas Brothers.

A public hearing into Australia’s live music industry has revealed our chilly weather, and lack of outdoor venue options are the main reasons why international music acts avoid the nation’s capital.

The inquiry is part of the federal government’s efforts to revive the country’s struggling arts and music sector, which has been struggling since heavy restrictions during the COVID pandemic.

Hit 104.7’s Wilko & Courts have a few ideas on how we can fix the issue…