One of the greatest benefits of being in a major Australian city is being blessed with the presence of legendary musicians and modern popstars alike.
Just last year, Adele played the biggest ever show in Australian history right here in Sydney – playing to 95,000 people on her first night and breaking the record once more with 100,000 the following evening, according to News.com.au.
It's clear that Sydney is a must-stop destination for international artists, so what's coming up this year that we're excited about? Let's have a look.
March 9, Hordern Pavillion
Fifth Harmony are driving the revival of girl groups in the States, keeping up with the UK's many successes. Formed from would-be-disqualified contestants from the second season of American X-factor, the group more than proved themselves to nay-sayer judges when the public voted them into third place.
Since then, the girl group has released three albums, with singles from each appearing in the Australian charts. Following the departure of Camilla Cabello at the end of 2016, the four remaining members have continued to release new music and tours. Now, they're headed to Sydney.
Hordern Pavillion is not far from the Macleay – only half an hour by bus or a comfortable 40 minute stroll inland.
March 13, Star Event Centre
James Blunt's debut album went platinum nine times in Australia alone.
Fans of the early 00's chart climber, James Blunt, will rejoice when they hear that he's playing two nights right here in Sydney.
The former military captain left the army after serving for six years in order to chase his musical dreams. This decision paid off well, with his first two albums peaking at number one in the Australian music charts. His debut, Back to Bedlam, went platinum nine times in Australia alone, and blew up even more in the UK, Ireland and France.
He'll be playing at the Star Event Centre in Pyrmont, easily accessible from the Macleay. Simply catch the 311 bus from 30 metres up the road from the hotel and ride it to Kent Street in the CBD. From there, it's only a 13 minute walk to the event centre.
March 15 – 17, ANZ Stadium
That's right, everybody's favourite ginger singer-songwriter is headed to Sydney in March. With two Grammy awards and a firm foothold on the Australian music charts, Ed Sheeran is bringing his best ballads to the stage at ANZ Stadium.
With three separate shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you'll have plenty of chance to catch him and have the rest of the weekend free to explore all of the incredible restaurants around your accommodation.
We recommend talking to our team at reception about organising a taxi to and from the venue.
March 21, Luna Park's Big Top
This English singer, born to Albanian parents, is setting records after the release of her debut album.
Dua Lipa made BRIT Awards history by receiving the most ever nominations for a female solo artist.
It was revealed earlier in January that Dua Lipa had made BRIT Awards history by receiving five nominations – not only the most for any act this year, but the most ever bagged by a female solo artist at the UK awards, according to NME.
Her first single, Be The One, peaked at number 6 in the Australian charts, and her song New Rules has received massive success internationally, peaking at number 2 here.
A trip to Luna Park to see one of 2017's strongest newcomers play may seem like quite a distance, but it's well worth it. Why not use an affordable ride-share app to quickly zoom into the CBD before catching a ferry across the harbour. From the water you'll see countless iconic Sydney landmarks and arrive at Milsons Point in roughly five minutes, only 260 metres from the Big Top.
If you're planning to head to Sydney in the coming months to catch your favourite musician play live, get in touch with us today so we can help to set you up with accommodation and a transport plan.