Sarah Blasko

10AM THURSDAY 9 MARCH: One of Australia’s most commanding live performers, Sarah Blasko is the first artist to be announced for this year’s Festival of Voices, as part of her ‘The Soloist’ national tour.

Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah Blasko will lay bare her extraordinary songwriting and iconic voice, taking the stage solo and stripped back. As the only Hobart date of her national tour, Sarah will play the Theatre Royal on Wednesday 12th July for Festival of Voices.

Sarah says of the tour: “It feels like the right time to challenge myself, take the leap & finally do some headline shows on my own. I’ve slowly been gathering the courage after enjoying a few solo support spots overseas a few years ago. I’m hoping to reimagine material from all of my albums & premiere some new songs as well. I want this to be a really unique & transformative experience for both myself & the audience”.

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015’s stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the multi-platinum selling, three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most compelling live performers in Australian music.

Tickets for the Festival of Voices show will go on sale with the rest of the program on Friday 28 April, however, fans can access a special pre-sale before the general on sale date through the Festival of Voices website at

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