Kate Miller-Heidke announces Gold Coast date for Festival 2018

Kate Miller-Heidke has announced a national tour which includes major regional centres, as well as an appearance at Festival 2018 at Gold Coast and Cairns, which takes place as part of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Kate Miller-Heidke straddles the worlds of pop, folk and opera with aplomb. Spending much of the past year performing with symphony orchestras around the country plus winning the Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert, this tour announcement comes on the back of Kate’s headline announcement in the Woodford Folk Festival lineup.

Armed with an incredible set of brand new arrangements and backed by a string quartet, Kate Miller-Heidke will deliver her classically-trained vocals and alternative pop sounds while adapting many of her orchestral pieces into new arrangements. She’s joining forces with long-time collaborator guitarist Keir Nuttall as well.
Audiences can expect to hear exciting new versions of some of her most beloved songs, as well as surprises from the back catalogue. There will be adaptations of songs from her opera ‘The Rabbits’, as well as a sneak peak of some new material, as Kate road-tests songs for her next album.

If you’re new to Kate Miller-Heidke, you should know that the Border Mail described her as having “the finest vocals in Australian music.”

She has released four studio albums in Australia, including the top 5 albums ‘O Vertigo!’, ‘Nightflight’, and ‘Curiouser’, which spawned the multi-platinum hits ‘The Last Day On Earth’ and ‘Caught In The Crowd’. Her songs are stamped with witty humour and poignant insight – always touching.

Beyond her recorded music career, Kate Miller-Heidke has recently made forays into the world of music theatre, composing an opera ‘The Rabbits’ in 2015, which won 4 Helpmann Awards including Best Score and Best New Australian Work. She has recently finished work with Keir Nuttall on composing the music and lyrics for ‘Muriel’s Wedding: The Musical’, which makes its world premiere at the Sydney Theatre Company on 18 November 2017.

KATE MILLER-HEIDKE Queensland tour dates 2018 with String Quartet

Sat 30 Dec | Woodford Folk Festival | Woodford, QLD – ticketed event

Sun 31 Dec | Woodford Folk Festival (Duo Show*) | Woodford, QLD – ticketed event

Fri 12 Jan | Arts Theatre at QSU | Toowoomba, QLD – SOLD OUT
With Toowoomba Concert Orchestra

Thur 12 Apr | Cairns Esplanade, Festival 2018 | Cairns, QLD – free admission

Sat 14 Apr | Queensland Music Stage, Festival 2018 | Gold Coast, QLD – free admission

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