Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

Catch great live music and gorgeous views over the harbour every Saturday as the sun goes down.
Concrete Playground
Published on January 12, 2023


Cockatoo Island's perennial Sunset Sessions are making a welcome comeback in 2023. For those who aren't familiar with the scenic gig series, the Sunset Sessions are held every Saturday on the lawns of Cockatoo Island's Biloela House to synchronise with the sun setting over the Sydney Harbour. So yes, it's a bona fide date night bonanza.

In addition to one of the best views in town, you'll be treated to intimate open-air sets from a batch of talented up-and-coming Australian artists. The 2023 series will feature a diverse genre-spanning lineup that includes captivating Inner West troubadour Dominic Breen, angel-voiced singer-songwriter Huck Hastings, and R&B-pop purveyor Ashli. Scroll for the full artist lineup.

Singer-songwriter Sam Windley will kick off the Sessions on January 21.

Sunset Sessions take place 5pm-8pm every Saturday evening, kicking off from Saturday January 21 and running up until April 1.

They're not just for the romantically inclined, either. It's also a family-friendly affair with free tickets for kids under 12. And if you really want to make a weekend of it, you can stay a night on Cockatoo Island in one of the many accommodation options on offer (which range from the budget BYO tent approach to deluxe waterfront glamping to the Harbour View Apartments located right near Biloela Lawn).

Full artist lineup for the 2023 Sunset Sessions:
21 January - Sam Windley & Dominic Breen
28 January - Hayley Mary & Jordan Kenny
4 February - Carla Geneve & Lee Sullivan
11 February - Huck Hastings
18 February - Ashli & Ainsley Farrell
25 February - Kyoshi
4 March - Saint Barae
11 March - Lucy Parle & AODHAN
18 March - June Jones & Punko
25 March - Big Wheels
1 April - Teddie

Sunset Sessions tickets are $35 each or free for children under 12.


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