Winter is a time to indulge in Australia and Brisbane is matching other state capitals (Hobart with Dark Mofo, Sydney with Vivid and Melbourne with Rising) with a festival of music in June including Cerrone, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, Desire Marea and Ásgeir. Taking place at the Brisbane Powerhouse – a 1920s power station turned contemporary art haven – the series of events promises to warm the spirits in the first half of June.
French disco artist, drummer, singer-songwriter and record producer Cerrone is bringing his electronic funky beats to Brisbane Powerhouse with a performance featuring a compilation of his reworked catalogue. He has sold over 30 million records worldwide, including his influential and popular tracks from the 70s ‘Love in C Minor’, ‘Supernature’ and ‘Give Me Love’.
Cash Savage has spent the past decade making tough and tender rock’n’roll with her band, The Last Drinks. Earlier this year saw the release of two singles ‘Keep Working At Your Job’ and ‘$600 Short On The Rent’, the latter of which was the focus single for their highly anticipated album So This Is Love, released 28 April 2023.
South African-based artist Desire Marea has gained international recognition for his work as a musician and traditional Nguni spiritual healer. Desire’s music-making process is rooted in his connection to his ancestors, channelling different spirits, truths, and the essence of light to heal people through his music. His latest album On the Romance of Being, was recorded live with an ensemble of thirteen musicians.
Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir is one of Iceland’s most successful exports, Ásgeir has spent the 10 years since his record-breaking debut album pushing the boundaries of his textured, thoughtful brand of folk-pop.
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Tickets and information for all shows available at Brisbane Powerhouse
1 June –Cash Savage and The Last Drinks
2 June –Cerrone by Cerrone
3 June –Ásgeir
15 June –Desire Marea