Home Music Music News

The Rubens, Something for Kate Join Latest State of Music Lineup

‘The State of Music’ is returning for its fifth instalment, with a veritable who’s-who of Aussie talent on display this Friday night.

2 panel image of The State of Music performers The Rubens and Something for Kate

'The State of Music' episode five will take place this Friday night, with some of Australia's finest on the bill.

Giulia McGauran*; Daniel Boud*

Some of Australia’s biggest names have joined the bill for the penultimate episode of the weekly The State of Music livestream.

First announced in early May, The State of Music was created in conjunction with Mushroom Group’s Michael Gudinski and the Victorian Government, and announced as part of the Victoria Together initiative.

Being broadcast each weekend, the six-episode series has so far seen the likes of Birds of Tokyo, G Flip, Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, the Hoodoo Gurus, and so much more taking part in the livestream concert.


Now, as The State of Music heads towards its final episode, it appears as though organisers are saving some of its best lineups for last, with a massive bill being announced for its fifth edition.

Featuring The Rubens in the headline position, viewers will be treated to spots by Leonardo’s Bride vocalist Abby Dobson, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows with Jade Macrae, Lime Cordiale, Mansionair, Odette, Something for Kate, and much more.

It doesn’t end there though, with Fergus James, Mitch King, and Nic Cester & The Milano Elettrica also joining the eclectic bill.

The event will see Jane Gazzo joined by Tim Blackwell for hosting duties when it all kicks off at 7:30pm AEST on Friday night. Viewers can catch the latest episode of The State of Music this weekend when it’s broadcast on YouTubeFacebook, and the newly-created Victoria Together website.

The State of Music

Episode Five
Hosted by Jane Gazzo and Tim Blackwell

The Rubens


Abby Dobson
D’arcy Spiller
Fergus James
Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows with Jade Macrae
Lime Cordiale
Mitch King
Nic Cester & The Milano Elettrica
Something for Kate
+ More

Friday, May 29th, 7:30pm AEST
More info: Victoria Together