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.

Tanks presents a diverse program of live music acts complimented by events such as the World Music Series, Jazz Up North, Flame.MusicTanks 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.


Northlane - 4D Tour

Sat 25 Jan
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Off the back of a huge sold-out national headline tour, Australia’s elite metallers Northlane are playing at Tanks as part of their 4D regional tour.
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The Beautiful Girls - Seaside Highlife: Greatest Hits Tour

Sat 8 Feb
$42 / $37 (CONC) inc b/fee

The Beautiful Girls are taking their new album to the people, playing it live, large as life and twice as much fun.
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True Vibenation

Sat 15 Feb
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

Big bass. Big beats. Big Horns. True Vibenation do everything big.
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C.W. Stoneking

Fri 28 Feb
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

For C.W. Stoneking, the road continues to call, and rumour has it he is on his way to Cairns for an intimate solo performance at Tanks.
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Bobby Alu

Fri 13 Mar
$30 / $25 (CONC) inc b/fee

With nothing but beats, rhythms and good vibes, Byron Bay ukulele strummer, drummer and singer is hitting the road in celebration of his third album 'Flow', and he’s stop...
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The Black Sorrows

Fri 20 Mar
$45 / $40 (CONC) inc b/fee

In the wake of Joe Camilleri's 49th album, Citizen John, The Black Sorrows extend their Lover I Surrender Tour to Cairns.
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The East Pointers - World Music

Sat 21 Mar
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, The East P...
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Boy & Bear 'Suck On Light Tour' With special guests

Fri 27 Mar
$49 / $44 (CONC) inc b/fee

After the most tumultuous period of their lives both personally and professionally, Boy & Bear are back with another national tour, and Cairns we made the bill.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie

Wed 15 Apr
All tickets one price $65 (inc b/fee)

No one could ever accuse Academy-Award winning Buffy Sainte-Marie of taking it easy.
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John Mayall

Thu 16 Apr
$57 / $52 (CONC) inc b/fee

For more than five decades, Blues Hall of Fame inductee John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, earning him the title, "The Godfather of British Blues", and n...
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Ian Moss - Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour

Thu 23 Apr - Fri 24 Apr
All tickets - $63.50 inc b/fee

Hot on the heels of the recent metro Matchbook 30th Anniversary Tour dates, Ian Moss is taking the iconic album on the road and he’s stopping in at Tanks for two special ...
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