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 NorthTanks 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.


Havana Meets Kingston Sound System

Thu 24 Oct
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Whether you love Reggae, Cuban or just dancing this will be a very unique and exciting show!
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Anna Setton - Brazilian Bossa Nova

Sat 2 Nov
$35 / $30 (CONC) inc b/fee

Brazilian singer and guitarist, Anna Setton, has performed all over the globe in iconic theatres and jazz festivals, from Rome to Barcelona and New York.
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Natalia Mann - The Sonic Earth

Fri 8 Nov - Thu 14 Nov

Listen. If all the world is vibration, then what does it sound like? If you can turn up silence, how do you play it?
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Hammerhead

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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Mama Kin Spender with Choir

Sat 9 Nov
$36.75 / $31.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender.
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Nano Stern (Chile)

Fri 22 Nov
$40 / $35 (CONC) inc b/fee

A master at his own musical language, Nano Stern has created a sound that blends his youthful expression of the folk music of Chile with his dedication to the traditional...
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Kasey Chambers The Captain 20th Anniversary Tour | SOLD OUT

Fri 29 Nov
$67 adults / $47 children (under 16) inc b/fee

Twenty years ago Kasey Chambers released her ground-breaking debut album The Captain. It was a pivotal record that remains the cornerstone of her outstanding career.
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Cairns Tropical Lashes Drag Extravaganza

Sat 30 Nov
$17.95 / $23.20 (VIP) inc b/fee

Considered one of Cairns most exciting and exhilarating events of the year, the only event that takes you on an amazing journey of Drag, with amazing performers, unbeliev...
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Flame.Music - Robbie-V and The Cosmonauts and Stone Alley

Fri 6 Dec
$12.60 / $10.50 (CONC) inc b/fee

Six piece, Robbie-V & The Cosmonauts, serve up super phat funk grooves with a dash of hip hop.
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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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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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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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