*This event has been cancelled. All existing ticket buyers will be contacted and will automatically receive a refund shortly.*

With each year that passes, the love for Melbourne's adopted son Gordon Koang grows.

For the legendary South Sudanese performer—and his cousin and accompanist, Paul Biel—playing music is about bringing people together as well as something even greater. In performing a blend of traditional rhythms and lyrics that dance between English, Arabic and his native language, Nuer, their ultimate mission is to raise awareness of the asylum seeker experience, and earn the money they need to reunite their own family in Australia someday soon.

With sold out shows, festival slots both here and overseas and, more recently, the Levi's Music Prize, Gordon Koang can spread his message of peace, love and unity to more and more people.

As Gordon performs from his eleventh record, Unity—released on the Music in Exile label in August and named a feature album on both RRR and PBS—his joyous sounds of love and hope will ring out especially loudly into The Malthouse Courtyard.

"WHETHER HE'S SINGING IN ENGLISH, ARABIC, OR NUER, HE EMOTES LIKE SOMEONE WHO'S USED TO MAKING HIMSELF HEARD OVER RAUCOUS CROWDS"
— Pitchfork

 

Penny Drop presents Gordon Koang on Malthouse Outdoor Stage.

Key image: Okay Photo (Michael Rees-Lightfoot)

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 22 Jan - 5.30pm
LATE SHOW (DOORS) Fri 22 Jan - 8.15pm

Tickets

SINGLE $40.00 - 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 /

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. Please make a wheelchair booking here.

BOOKING FEES /

All online orders incur a $2.50 booking fee.

YOUR VISIT /

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