My TOP FIVE Australian music moments in 2023

#5: Kiss at the AFL Grand Final:

The entertainment at the AFL Grand Final tends to be scrutinised more than a player who ends the game with donuts on the stat sheet. To be fair no entertainment was going to be as iconic as Bad Girl Rhi-Rhi dropping her pregnancy announcement at the Super Bowl.

Nonetheless, KISS sent us back to the fiery rock-and-roll days of the 70's. Their usual glam-rock style partnered with the addition of mini-me air jammers on stage set the scene for one of the best AFL Grand Finals in recent years.

#4: Dom Dolla playing the Tomorrowland Stage:

From the Revolver Cage to the Tomorrowland stage, Dom Dolla has taken the 2023 Aussie dance music scene by storm. 2013 Jake was hit in the feels, watching Tomorrowland on Youtube sent him back in time and unlocked some core Swedish House Mafia and Avicii memories. Daddy Dom electrified the crowd at EDM’s Super Bowl equivalent; not to mention he is in the running to top the summer’s Triple J Hottest 100 countdown.

#3: Australia become’s Harry’s House:

The boa famine of early 2023 was a sight to behold when Harry mania took over Australia. The golden ex-One Direction star mesmerised fans across the country with his musical prowess and magnetic stage presence. I’m not embarrassed to say that he ranked highly in my Spotify wrapped this year. AS IT WAS!!!!

#2: Tay Tay pandemonium:

The ticket release that stopped the nation…

I counted six devices in my living room sitting in the waiting queue for those agonising hours trying to get T-Swizzle tickets for Jayde.
It’s okay, I got them in the end; but like everyone else my socials were filled with videos of workplaces coming to a halt to get a chance at seeing the relieving “Congratulations, You are going to Taylor Swift: Eras Tour”. Let’s take a quick moment of silence for the millions that missed out.

#1: Ed Sheeran rocks the MCG: 

Across two nights over 215,000 fans graced the MCG to watch one man and his loop pedal. Record attendances, a rotating stage and heartfelt tributes for Michael Gudinski and Shane Warne; this was by far the best musical experience of my life. Over 100,000 lights waving to A-Team for Warney was as breathtaking as the leggies he would use to send batters back to the pavilion.

People that know me best won’t be surprised to see Ed at the top of this countdown. I don’t go a day without Ed filling my earholes. Donning jeans and a t-shirt he is still the humble man that busked the London streets. Come back soon Ed!

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