Spotify’s first Australian concert based on Front Left indie playlist
Spotify is staging its first major public concert in Australia, based on the music of its indie playlist Front Left.
Held in Sydney on October 11, the free Front Left Live is also the first concert by the streaming service in the Southern Hemisphere.
The bill includes Cosmo’s Midnight, Baker Boy, Noongar MC Dallas Woods, Hatchie, Kota Banks and CXLOE.
An international name will be announced closer to the date, as will be the exact location of the show in inner-city Sydney.
Fans have to register in a ballot to be picked out and advised two weeks before.
The Front Left playlist (formerly Indie Mixtape) is popular with music creators and listeners looking for the most exciting new names.
Alicia Sbrugnera, head of shows and editorial at Spotify Australia & New Zealand says, “Front Left couples extensive data-driven insights and classic human instinct to serve up the best Australian music alongside the most exciting acts to emerge from overseas.
“It is a playlist defined by its diversity.
“Front Left Live will bring fans closer to the artists they love by bringing a mixture of everything that Spotify Australia has brought to the fore this year; from artists making waves in 2018.”
In America, Rap Caviar Live and Hot Country Live have proven a success, as did the UK show Who We Be Live.
The next Rap Caviar Live is held next month in New York City and headlined by Chance The Rapper.