EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS

Born from a shared love for classic American soul and the protest music of Indigenous Australia came the winning collaboration between vocalist Emma Donovan and rhythm combo The Putbacks.

Fresh from the release of their hugely anticipated record Crossover—recognised by fans and critics alike, and featured on both RRR and PBS—Emma Donovan and The Putbacks celebrate their seventh year together. Since dawning on the scene in 2014, they've merged the band's fluid and raw instrumentals with Emma's signature and singularly bruising and impassioned songwriting.

At the centre of it all is her unforgettable voice. The one that started out singing church songs, before stepping into the secular with her family band, The Donovans. When it collides with the dynamic and experienced players of The Putbacks, it transports and transcends. Wherever they want to take you, all we ask is that you're ready to go along.

"DONOVAN REMINDS US THAT CONVINCING PROTEST SONGS ARE BY NO MEANS A THING OF THE PAST"
— The Monthly

Penny Drop presents Emma Donovan & The Putbacks on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Key image: Supplied

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.

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Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

EARLY SHOW (DOORS) Fri 29 Jan - 5.30pm
LATE SHOW (DOORS) Fri 29 Jan - 8.15pm

Tickets

SINGLE $50.00 - Please note, tickets must be purchased in pairs

Location

Malthouse Outdoor Stage

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions

Train

Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.

Tram

The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes

DURATION /

The performance start time for the early show is 6.30pm. The performance start time for the late show is 8.45pm. Set time 60 mins approx.

ACCESSIBILITY /

Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements.

BOOKING FEES /

All online orders incur a $2.50 booking fee. Please make a wheelchair booking here.

YOUR VISIT /

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a COVID-Safe venue. Find out what we're doing and how you can help keep everyone safe here

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