LIVE MUSIC returns with 2021 SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER concert on Nine


Mushroom Group, Visit Victoria and Nine have partnered to turn the lights back on in the live music industry by announcing 2021 SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER.

The series of COVID-Safe concerts, filmed across multiple venues, will feature a roll-call of Australia’s premier artists performing in Victoria’s most stunning locations.    

This festival of live music and celebration of Victoria’s best travel destinations will culminate in a music spectacular held in Mallacoota.

The showcase event will also feature highlights from the 2021 SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER concerts held around the state in the preceding week.

Hosted by David Campbell alongside co-hosts Jane Gazzo, Kate Gudinski and Madeline Slattery, the epic broadcast will feature a who’s who of Oz music, including:

  • Jimmy Barnes, 
  • Tones And I,
  • Missy Higgins, 
  • James Reyne, 
  • Daryl Braithwaite, 
  • The Teskey Brothers, 
  • Archie Roach, 
  • Ross Wilson, 
  • Birds  Of  Tokyo (with the MSO), 
  • The Living End,
  • Something  For  Kate, 
  • Vika & Linda, 
  • Gordi 
  • and many more.  

Nine Program Director, Hamish Turner, said:

“We’re honoured to be able to team up with Mushroom Group and Visit Victoria to broadcast this incredible initiative.

Live music is such an important part of Australian culture. It gives a platform to so many talented musicians and brings joy to the audience.

I hope by broadcasting 2021 SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER on Nine, we can remind audiences of their love for live music and that we have hope for a better year for all ahead. 

We’d also encourage our viewers to get out and explore all that’s great about Victoria, especially after the particularly tough year the state endured.”

Chairman and Founder of the Mushroom Group, Michael Gudinski, said: 

“Musicians have been busting to get back on stage before real live  audiences and it’s fantastic that we can stage these concerts at such amazing locations  and iconic venues  across Victoria.  

The phenomenal  success of last year’s Music  From The Home Front  highlighted  a huge appetite from the public for live music on television and I’m thrilled that  with this Nine broadcast  everyone across Australia has an opportunity to experience the  2021  SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER shows, even if they can’t be at them in person.”  

For details and tickets for the live concerts head to

2021 SOUNDS BETTER TOGETHER SPECIAL EVENT Saturday, January 30, 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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