The Necks


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Friday 2 June & Saturday 3 June

6pm | Doors open
7pm | Performance


First release (Standard) | $45 (available until allocation exhausted)
Final release (Standard) | $60
Companion Card | Free


Friend Members receive 15% off ticket pricing for this event.

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"The greatest trio on earth." — New York Times

Defying genre and convention, The Necks combine keys (Chris Abrahams), bass (Lloyd Swanton) and drums (Tony Buck) to create a meditative and immersive musical experience. In a career spanning more than thirty years, The Necks have carved out a world-wide reputation as purveyors of an utterly transporting kind of improvised sound which leaves audiences simultaneously transfixed and rejuvenated.

The Necks


The trio have released 21 studio albums across their storied 30 plus year career, including the ARIA Award-winning Drive By (2003) and Chemist (2006). The band also composed the ARIA-nominated soundtrack to the cult Australian film The Boys, and of their most recent works, Body (2018), is praised by Pitchfork as “one of the most powerful albums in the band’s catalogue” and, Three (2020), described by The Quietus as “so rich in timbre, texture and well-placed interval that the experience is stiflingly psychedelic”.

Relax under the soaring skeleton of Otto the blue whale and breathe deeply as The Necks perform 100% original improvisations over the course of an unforgettable evening (two sets each night).

These performances are 18+. Photo ID is required for entry and for purchases from the bar.

Limited seating available on a first come first serve basis.

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