The pearly shells of the Sydney Opera House are synonymous with Australia's image – an iconic and irreplaceable part of Sydney's skyline. Their Music at the House program welcomes a myriad genres from electronica to mod rock. Then, of course, there are plenty of opera and classical performances on every week.
Whether it's a big name international or a local indie band, Sydney's got a banging bunch of venues ready to house them. From intimate stages to blow-out arenas, here are the best spots for feeling the guttural punch of live sounds. We've collected the best music venues in Sydney for you to slap your wrist band on and mosh in.
If you're more interested in sitting down and tapping your fingers, have a look at Sydney's best live jazz clubs. Or, perhaps you're in the mood to party hard with a live DJ, have a peek at the best clubs in Sydney.