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It only feels right that Live Nation Australia have a special homecoming event up their sleeves to cap off what has been an epic roll out of ONES TO WATCH events throughout 2023. 

Unearthing a whole new wave of fantastic Australian talent to packed rooms of industry professionals and stakeholders at invite-only events in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane so far this year, Live Nation Australia are proud to announce that the game-changing live music discovery series returns to Melbourne for its second round this October 26th.

This new ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE  event in Melbourne also ties into Live Nation Australia’s dedicated efforts to supporting the Australian music industry, kicking off a fundraising campaign to aid Support Act during Ausmusic Month, giving attendees the opportunity to donate upon entry.

Following on from its wildly successful event in Brisbane, held during BIGSOUND 2023, this month’s lineup of showcasing artists for the Melbourne ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE  event continue to elevate the standard when it comes to the selection of incredible Australian talent primed to perform. 

Featured here, the ONES TO WATCH audience will see Los Angeles-based Australian pop artist Blake Rose headline the event.

Blake Rose, originally from Perth, has been taking strides in solidifying his platform internationally, decamping to Los Angeles to chase his music dream. A talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer, Blake Rose has accrued over 100 million streams off the back of successful tracks including ‘Lost’ and ‘Gone’. Releasing his debut EP, A World Gone By, to critical acclaim, Blake Rose has supported the likes of Noah Kahan, Boys Like Girls and more. Most recently, his 2023 EP, You’ll Get It When You’re Older, has cemented his status as a pop name not to be slept on.

Returning to host this new edition of Melbourne’s ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE is music journalist and champion industry all rounder, Tait McGregor. McGregor, who has hosted numerous ONES TO WATCH events throughout this year, has had extensive experience in various levels of music industry capacities; as a host and journalist, she has worked across titles and brands including Rolling Stone Australia and the ARIA Awards, while also championing the next wave of brilliant Australian talent through her own endeavours.

With two exciting emerging Australian artists to be announced, Melbourne’s next ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE event is an unmissable mark on the springtime calendar.

‘We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting yet another Live Nation OTW showcase in the vibrant city of Melbourne. Which is without a doubt, one of the live music capitals of the world. We have carefully selected three exceptionally talented artists to grace the stage, these acts have captured our attention for quite some time, and we excited that they will now be a part of the OTW platform.’ PAUL LYNCH

2023 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the team at Live Nation Australia and ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE. Its successful series of events have seen the likes of bella amor, Keenan Te, Lola Scott, Mitch Santiago, BOY SODA, STUMPS, Sam McGovern and PANIA amongst the talented names to perform. 

Artists who have already charted their own impressive journeys in music, being able to see them thrive even further on the ONES TO WATCH Backed by VODAFONE stage around the country, and then further amplified across global ONES TO WATCH platforms, has certified that Australia has some of the best musicians currently to do it.

Since its establishment in North America, the ONES TO WATCH series has been able to support and promote artists such as Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and Halsey early in their careers. So far in Australia, ONES TO WATCH has platformed artists including  Forest Claudette, Teenage Joans, Carla Wehbe, ZPLUTO, WIIGZ, Hoodzy, East AV3, Colourblind and Saint Lane at events around the country. 


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