Deadly Hearts

Celebrating music, culture and connection, Australia’s incredible next generation of First Nations artists perform in this very special event.

This phenomenal festival-style event - inspired by ABC Music’s Deadly Hearts albums - features multi award winning musician, writer, performer and artist, Dan Sultan, 2019 National Indigenous Music Awards nominee, Tia Gostelow, 2020 Music Vic award winner for Best Emerging Artist, Kee’ahn, and 2019 Triple J Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative winner, Aodhan.

Hosted by Oxfam Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala viral comedy star Steph TisdellDeadly Hearts will be a celebration of identity in homage to those who have shaped and inspired these remarkable artists and showcasing some of the finest musical talent the country has to offer.

This performance is exclusive to Adelaide and for one show only.

Dan Sultan is a multifaceted, multi award winning musician, writer, performer and artist. Along with many records spanning many different genres and styles, hes also an accomplished author as well as trying his hand at acting. Winning a total of 6 ARIA Awards to date including Best Male Artist, he also boasts an array of other accolades over a timespan of more than a decade that showcase his diverse and ever evolving career.

Tia Gostelow is a singer-songwriter who grew up in the regional QLD town of Mackay. In 2018 Tia released her debut album ‘Thick Skin’ which won ‘Album of the Year’ at the Queensland Music Awards, scored Triple J feature album and saw her sell out a national headline tour in Australia.

Kee’ahn released her debut single, 'Better Things', in May 2020 and was immediately thrust into the Australian music psyche with its message becoming a mantra for many struggling through the challenges of lock down and a changed world. 2020 saw her recognised with multiple awards and nominations in the National Indigenous Music Awards and the Music Victoria Awards.

Aodhan won Triple J’s Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative at just 15 with his self-produced ‘When Your Eyes Speak’. This Dharawal singer/songwriter fuses heartfelt writing with soulful musicality to create beautiful coastal-folk flavoured tunes.

Doors open at 2.30pm, performances from 3pm.
Full set times to be announced.

In order of performance:

1. Aodhan
2. Kee’ahn
3. Tia Gostelow
4. Dan Sultan

Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre in Association With HOTA, Home Of The Arts & ABC Music


Event details

Venue: Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre

14 June 2021