The sounds of summer

Aussie artists bring live music back to tropical north Queensland.

Live music is back with four top Australian artists performing at Cairns Summer Sounds in February.

John Butler (4-5 Feb), Tones and I (13-14 Feb), Bernard Fanning (20-21 Feb) and Amy Shark (26-27 Feb) will rock Cairns Performing Arts Centre (CPAC) in a series of concerts presented by Cairns Regional Council and Tourism and Events Queensland.

Cairns Summer Sounds is the latest in a long line of major cultural events hosted by the city.

Cairns Mayor Bob Manning said the city was looking forward to welcoming music fans.

“Cairns is well known as a gateway to the region’s magnificent reef and rainforests but more recently we have gained recognition as a centre for arts,” Cr Manning said.

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“More than 5000 music lovers are expected to attend Cairns Summer Sounds at CPAC and will be treated to stellar performances by renowned artists in a state-of-the-art venue.”

Cr Manning said arts and entertainment were important to the region’s economy.

“These shows reinforce Cairns as a destination for high-quality entertainment, enticing visitors to our region and providing our local hotels and traders with a much-needed boost,” he said.

“The arts and entertainment community was one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 so it is fantastic so see the industry getting back on its feet and we are delighted to host these stellar artists in Tropical North Queensland.”

Cairns Summer Sounds ticket holders can access exclusive deals at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort and the Crystalbrook Collection’s Riley, Flynn and Bailey Residences.

Visit RACQ Travel or call 1300 888 449 to make the most of your trip to Cairns.