Spotify’s Front Left Live Returns to Australia for a Second Year, Celebrating the Best Genre-Defying New Music

Melbourne, Australia, has long been a music epicenter and live music hotspot. In keeping the music discovery game strong Down Under, Spotify has announced the return of our playlist event Front Left Live—moving from Sydney to Melbourne—on Wednesday, October 9.

This is the second consecutive year that Spotify has staged Front Left Live. The show will feature some of the world’s most genre-defying artists from near and far, including Tove Lo, who will perform exclusively in Australia for the Spotify event, Tones And I, girl in red, BENEE, and Electric Fields, with a special international guest soon to be announced. 

The showcase-format event is based on Spotify’s Front Left playlist, which boasts over 500,000 followers and has helped several rising Australian and Kiwi artists expand their fan bases at home and around the world—and vice versa. 

Here’s a look at some of the diverse artists slated to perform at Front Left Live:

  • Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo, best known for her hits “Habits,” “Talking Body,” and “Cool Girl,” is headlining the event in an exclusive Australian live performance. The artist struck a chord with local fans when she collaborated with Aussies Flume and Daniel Johns on “Say It” in 2016.  
  • Up-and-coming Australian indie pop star Tones and I started as a busker in 2018. Yet she has amassed the number one song on Spotify’s Australia Top 50, a number one single on the ARIA chart, tracks in 157 playlists worldwide, and over 40 million streams—in under four months. 
  • girl in red, the Norwegian singer-songwriter and self-produced artist Marie Ulven, is an innovative, authentic voice who’s building a global fan base on Spotify from the confines of her bedroom studio.
  • Auckland, New Zealand-based BENEE melds indie, R&B, and pop on her debut album FIRE ON MARZZ. Her breakout single “Soaked” has been streamed 21.5 million times since its release earlier this year.
  • Electric Fields, the Adelaide, Australia-based duo of producer-composer Michael Ross and vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding, combines an exciting blend of traditional Aboriginal culture and language with modern electronic beats.

Fans around the world can tune in to the exciting sounds of Front Left.