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Ones To Watch Returns To Sydney

Continuing the momentum from a resoundingly triumphant gathering in Naarm/Melbourne, Live Nation is poised to unleash its groundbreaking, exclusive live music exploration series, ONES TO WATCH, once again in New South Wales. This time on Gadigal land, this edition promises an unforgettable experience at the revered Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, the 22nd of June.

Presenting an extraordinary lineup of Australia’s most promising rising stars, ONES TO WATCH shines a spotlight on the vibrant tapestry of emerging talent that the country has to offer. Serving as an industry barometer, this captivating showcase unveils the artists who stand on the cusp of soaring to international acclaim. Backed by the unwavering support of Live Nation, these remarkable talents not only have the opportunity to mesmerize a room filled with industry influencers, but also forge meaningful connections that can shape their careers in profound ways.

Embarking on its newest chapter, this immensely popular series welcomes an exceptional lineup of gifted performers ready to command the stage. Brace yourself for the magnetic presence of Lola Scott, hailing from Sydney, as she weaves her enchanting melodies. Prepare to be captivated by the soul-stirring prowess of Bella Amor, representing the vibrant Gold Coast, as she unleashes her powerful sonic tapestries. And be transported by the evocative artistry of Sam McGovern, originating from Perth, as he delivers a breathtaking fusion of diverse influences. Together, these remarkable talents promise an unforgettable showcase of sonic diversity and boundless creativity.

“This has been a long time coming for us, as it will be our first time coming to central Sydney. It is a destination with such a vibrant music scene with so many of the industry’s biggest exports coming from the great city. We look forward to showcasing three of the best up and coming artists in the country as part of Ones To Watch.”  – PAUL LYNCH, LIVE NATION AUSTRALIA

In a groundbreaking move, Live Nation extends its support for the artists participating in the prestigious ONES TO WATCH event by granting them an incredible $10,000 contribution each towards Live Nation curated touring endeavors. This generous investment encompasses a wide range of opportunities, spanning from captivating showcases to intimate club shows and beyond. By making this commitment, Live Nation demonstrates its unwavering dedication to championing emerging artists not only within the confines of their esteemed event series but throughout their entire artistic journey. This unprecedented support signifies Live Nation’s profound belief in the transformative power of live music and their relentless pursuit of empowering the next generation of musical visionaries.

This latest instalment of Ones To Watch is set to take place at Oxford Art Factory, Thursday 22nd June.

Written by John Zebra