- Category: Nightlife
- Last Updated: Monday, 27 December 2010 09:38
- Published: Sunday, 26 September 2010 16:37
- Written by Lee-Ann Khoh
Burswood Dome, Burswood: Part of the lavish Burswood Entertainment Complex that includes hotels, restaurants, nightclubs, bars and a 24-hour casino, the Burswood Dome is an indoor entertainment venue with a fibreglass roof. Apart from events such as the Hopman Cup and WWE, the Burswood Dome has also hosted a range of concerts including Michael Jackson on his HIStory World Tour and more recently P!nk, Guns N’ Roses, Kylie Minogue, Beyoncé, and Lady Gaga. Concerts have also been held at Burswood Theatre.
Challenge Stadium (formerly Perth Superdrome), Mount Claremont: A sporting complex that is home to the WA Institute of Sport, Perth Wildcats (basketball) and West Coast Fever (netball), Challenge Stadium has also played host to several Australian and international artists. Chris Isaak, Alice Cooper, The Backstreet Boys, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, and Wolfmother are just some of the acts to have performed concerts there.
Subiaco Oval, Subiaco: “Subi” is Western Australia’s biggest sporting stadium but major concerts have also been held there due to its large capacity. AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Robbie Williams, André Rieu, and Led Zeppelin (on their only Australasian tour in 1972) are among the big names to have played the Subi turf.
nib Stadium (formerly ME Bank Stadium, Members Equity Stadium, Perth Oval), Perth: The home of A-League soccer team Perth Glory and Super Rugby team Western Force is also blessed with better acoustics than most sports venues. nib Stadium has hosted The Who, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Elton John, Pearl Jam, among others.
Perth Concert Hall, Perth: Located in the heart of Perth, the Concert Hall is said to have among the finest acoustics of any music venue in Australia and regularly hosts the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Internationally renowned classical music ensembles such as the London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras have graced its stage, as well as more contemporary artists including k.d. lang and Tori Amos.
Belvoir Amphitheatre, Upper Swan: Jeff Buckley, Bjork, James Morrison, Nick Cave, John Mayer, Missy Higgins, La Roux, and many others have all played at the beautiful Swan Valley venue, about half an hour from Perth’s city centre. Please note that age restrictions apply depending on the artist; some events are 18+, some allow children over the age of 10, and some are all ages.
Metro City Concert Club, Northbridge: Also known as “Metros”, this popular four-level nightclub has hosted The Fray, Placebo, The Script, Birds of Tokyo, Cypress Hill, The Angels, Vanilla Ice, Ice Cube, among many others. Metro City is an 18+ venue with ID required.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of concert venues in Perth. You can find out more about what’s going on in Perth’s music scene and upcoming gigs in The Wire (a magazine that comes with Thursdays The West Australian), and free street press publications such as X-Press Magazine and Drum Media.
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