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Father’s Day for the man who loves everything live

Psst! It's Father's Day on Sunday 3 September. Here's some great gift ideas...

What do you get the man who already has you in his life?

While we appreciate that’s a pretty tall task, we’ve rounded up some of the best events to impress any fella who loves the live-life.

From the most anticipated sporting fixtures and all-day festivals, to legendary gigs and side-splitting comedy, there’s something to suit all his moods.


Paul McCartney

The rock and roll legend is heading down under for the Australian leg of his One On One tour. With a setlist packed with Beatles hits, you’ll be guaranteed endless brownie points for bagging Perth tickets.

A Day On The Green

Live music on a winery? Don’t mind if we do. A Day On The Green is back with John Farnham, Hoodoo Gurus, Stevie Nicks, Elton John and many more for 2017.

Red Hot Summer 2018 Tour

Suzi Quatro and John Farnham lead the Red Hot Summer line-up for 2018, with tickets flying out for all dates across Australia.

Richard Clapton

Legendary singer/songwriter Richard Clapton is hitting the road in support of his new album, The House of Orange. Plus, he’s kicking it all off on the 10th anniversary of his return to Sydney’s State Theatre.

Midnight Oil 

The Great Circle World Tour rolls into Australia this November, reuniting the Aussie rockers with their long-adoring fans. Now’s your chance to make sure your dad doesn’t miss out!

Classic Deep Purple Live!

Live for the first time in 40 years, former Deep Purple bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes tours Australia this September, AND he’ll be playing some of Deep Purple’s biggest hits.



Tom Gleeson

You know that comedian your dad watches on TV all the time? Well now he can lol uncontrollably in person!

The Book of Mormon

Finally, an excuse to get your dad to the theatre. Prepare to share some inappropriate laughter courtesy of one of the world’s funniest musicals.

Joel McHale

Comedian and Community star, Joel McHale, is en route to Australia with his hotly-tipped stand-up tour. Melbourne dads can catch him at the Comedy Theatre on 12 September.

Kevin Bridges

This hilarious Scot is finally returning to Australia after selling out all venues on his last visit in 2014. You’ll be a total hero for securing tickets to one of these September shows.

Carl Barron

He’s back and he’s taking over Sydney’s State Theatre this October. See the Aussie fave blend structure with chance for the latest installment of Drinking With A Fork.


Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix

Etihad Stadium will host the QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix for the third year this October. Perfect for anyone who loves fast sport, adrenaline-fueled action and amazing stadium atmospheres.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Head out to Phillip Island this October for the Australian Moto GP; motorsport’s finest will be there to burn up the Victorian track in the hope of glory.

Adelaide 500

Adelaide 500 is celebrating its 20th anniversary next March, continuing its run as Australia’s largest domestic ticketed Motorsports event. Basically, it’s heaps of fun.

Wallabies v South Africa

He’ll need his cheering hat on as the Qantas Wallabies look to reclaim the Rugby Championship. First up, they face the mighty All Blacks at nib Stadium on 9 September.

Rugby League World Cup

The world’s very best Rugby League players will be live in action at Perth Rectangular Stadium on 12 November, as they battle it out to be crowned 2017 World Cup winners.

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