Matt Corby & Middle Kids Announced For Melbourne’s ‘Live At The Gardens’ Series

6 June 2024 | 6:00 am | Ellie Robinson

Matt Corby will perform a special full-band show at the idyllic Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne, joined by none other than Middle Kids.

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Earlier this week, the team behind A Day On The Green announced Live At The Gardens, a new concert series heading to the idyllic Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne (Naarm) this November – now, they’ve announced that Matt Corby will headline the first show on the program.

The one-of-a-kind performance is scheduled for Saturday November 16, with tickets going on sale at 10am next Tuesday (June 11) – following a pre-sale that kicks off at the same time this Friday (June 7) – available here.

Flanked by a full live band, Corby will showcase highlights from all three of his beloved studio albums (the most recent being Everything’s Fine, which arrived last March) as well as his recent standalone singles Desert Land (which hit streaming last October) and Same Page (a joint effort with Jillian Joux that dropped just last month).

Opening the show will be none other than Middle Kids, riding hot on the heels of their own recent third album, Faith Crisis Pt 1, which arrived back in February of this year.

In announcing Live At The Gardens on Monday (June 3), Chris Russell – chief executive and acting director of the Royal Botanic Gardens – said of the exciting new concert series: “This exciting collaboration seamlessly blends the stunning natural beauty of Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne with world-class entertainment to create an unforgettable concert experience that celebrates music, nature, and the vibrant culture of Melbourne.

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“We look forward to welcoming nature and music lovers to what will undoubtedly be one of the year's most memorable events.”

The sentiment was shared by Michael Newton, director of Roundhouse Entertainment, who said in his own statement: “We are thrilled to launch Live At The Gardens, a one-of-a-kind music festival, creating an experience that celebrates music, nature and community.

“The team at Roundhouse are honoured to have the opportunity to work with the renowned Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to stage this new event, allowing people to enjoy live music under the stars in a beautiful garden setting. We look forward to announcing an eclectic mix of performers in the coming weeks.”