A brand new outdoor concert series is coming to the steps of the iconic Sydney Opera House. In partnership with touring giants Live Nation, the Opera House Forecourt will play host to the appropriately named On the Steps series in February 2015.
On the Steps is part of the Opera House’s 2014-15 summer lineup. Over a week in late February 2015 the series will present “up to six concerts”, which will take place in the surroundings of the Opera House Forecourt, beneath the building’s famous white sails.
“Having presented so many great artists at the Opera House over the years, Live Nation welcomes the opportunity to curate a week of very special open-air events in one of the world’s most breathtaking performance spaces,” Live Nation Australasia President and CEO Michael Coppel said.
The Forecourt has already hosted a slew of celebrated international acts, including Sting, Massive Attack, Jack Johnson and The National. The first artists for the 2015 On the Steps series are expected to be announced soon.
Despite Live Nation teasing an announcement for tomorrow morning, it’s unlikely that it is connected to this Opera House outdoor concert series. The Live Nation Facebook post contains simply an image of the time and tomorrow’s date along with the hashtag “#WhatAreYouWaitingFor”, which is also the name of a recent Nickelback single. The Canadian band will be on tour in the US in late February, the same time On The Steps will take place.
The Sydney Opera House launched its summer program earlier this month with the announcement of its Music At The House lineup. The program includes 20 performances between December 2014 and April 2015, with artists such as Lykke Li, Flying Lotus, Little Dragon, Mogwai and Sinead O’Connor set to play the building’s iconic Concert Hall.
For more information on the full Summer at the House program head to the Sydney Opera House website.
UPDATE 14/11/14: The first artist announced for the On The Steps outdoor concerts series is Australian folk rock siblings Angus & Julia Stone, who will play at the Opera House Forecourt on Friday, 29th February 2015 as part of their summer national tour. See ticket details below.
Angus & Julia Stone at On the Steps 2015
Tickets will be are available midday Friday, 21st November 2014.