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16 Lovers Lane Sydney Festival 2018



This 30th anniversary reimagining of The Go-Betweens’ 16 Lovers Lane revisits the soundtrack to a generation. The classic Australian album, performed live by band members and very special guests.

In 1988 The Go-Betweens released their sixth album, the exquisite 16 Lovers Lane, the final of their classic era. It contained some of their most beloved and enduring songs including Streets of Your Town and Clouds, but the quintet’s split the following year meant that the album has never been played in its entirety.

With the blessing of guitarist/singer Robert Forster, this 30th anniversary reimagining of 16 Lovers Lane sees the album’s co-creators – drummer Lindy Morrison, guitarist/bassist John Willsteed, and multi-instrumentalist Amanda Brown – perform the album in full, complete with b-sides. To bring this much-loved collection of songs to life, the band is completed by Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe and Luke Daniel Peacock, plus an all-star line-up of guest vocalists.

Joining the acclaimed ensemble are The Church’s Steve Kilbey, The Preatures’ Izzi Manfredi, Clouds’ Jodi & Trish, Royal Headaches’ Shogun, The Reels’ Dave Mason, The Blackeyed Susans’ Rob Snarski, The Apartments’ Peter Milton Walsh, Kirin J Callinan and RVG’s Romy Vager.

“One of the most literary albums ever made by an Australian band. Pull apart any of the lyrics and you have lines that could stand alone as poetry” The Guardian

“People still love these timeless songs and fully appreciate their importance to our cultural fabric.” The Music.
Tickets on sale at 9am on Monday 30th October.



  • Premium - All Tickets: $79.00
  • A Reserve - Adult: $69.00
  • A Reserve - Concession (Child under 16, F/T Student, Pensioner, Senior, Unemployed: $62.00
  • B Reserve - Adult: $59.00
  • B Reserve - Concession (Child under 16, F/T Student, Pensioner, Senior, Unemployed: $53.00

Notes: Handling and other fees may apply

Running Time:

  • 7:00pm - Front Doors
    7:30pm - Auditorium
    8:00pm - 16 LOVERS LANE
    9:45pm - Finish

Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice

  • Thursday, Jan 18, 2018
  • 8.00pm
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