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Violent Soho, DMA’S Lead Season Finale Of ‘The State of Music’

As The State of Music heads towards the final episode of its first season, some of the biggest names in Aussie music have joined the lineup.

Press shot of Violent Soho

ARIA chart-toppers Violent Soho will appear on the final episode of 'The State of Music' this Friday

Ian Laidlaw*

The State of Music is gearing up for its final episode of its first series, and to celebrate, organisers have gone all out, recruiting some of the biggest names in Aussie music.

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, Something for Kate, and so much more taking part in the livestreamed concert.


Now, with the sixth and final episode of its first series going to air this week, some of the biggest names in Aussie music have joined the bill for its biggest event to date.

Featuring the likes of DMA’S, Violent Soho, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (who celebrate the release of their new record that same day), fans of Aussie rock will also catch the likes of Frente, The Cat Empire, Stella Donnelly, and The Temper Trap, who will be joined by The Australian Children’s Choir.

The lineup doesn’t end there though, with Alice Skye, Katy Steele, Olympia, The McClymonts, Casey Barnes, Brad Cox, and more on the bill as well.

The event will see Jane Gazzo joined by Ryan Fitzgerald 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 Six
Hosted by Jane Gazzo and Ryan Fitzgerald

Alice Skye
Brad Cox
Casey Barnes
Jack Gray
Katy Steele
Little Quirks
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
Stella Donnelly
The Cat Empire
The McClymonts
The Temper Trap with The Australian Children’s Choir
Violent Soho

Friday, June 5th, 7:30pm AEST
More info: Victoria Together