Being one of the only places that has live music in Sydney seven days of the week, the many stages of Cockle Bay Wharf are a hidden treasure for Sydney music lovers. So you can take your pick of performers with emerging and established artists playing at different venues on the promenade and upper levels of the Darling Harbour waterfront.
Below you'll find the weekly live music guide at Cockle Bay Wharf.
It doesn’t get better than dancing under the Sydney stars on Café Del Mar’s rooftop terrace. With weekly live music and special appearances from big names, this Mediterranean-style restaurant and bar is a must do for music lovers.
Enjoy the golden hour with a view over Darling Harbour. Sunset Sessions at Café Del Mar are all about great cocktails, great music and chilled Sunday vibes. The iconic rooftop terrace plays host to some of the world's favourite electronic acts and local musicians. Why not add bottle service and a VIP dining experience to your Sunset Session?
Sunset Sessions are on at Café Del Mar every Sunday from 12pm - 10pm. Find out who is playing next Sunday here.
From old-school rock to new school soul and beautiful acoustic, Tokio Hotel Live are serving up live music and some of the best espresso martinis in town. Right on the Cockle Bay Wharf promenade, you’ll have views of Darling Harbour as you dance to some of Sydney’s favourite musicians. We’ve got the details on their party nights, check out their gig guide for more information.
Monday – Wednesday
EMBRACE showcases brilliant new acts from around the country. Featuring many artists from The Voice TV series, EMBRACE starts at 8pm and goes until late.
Thursday night is dedicated to pop-rock. Head down to Tokio Hotel Live and you’ll see the most exciting new pop-rock bands from Australia and the world. The bands start at 8.00pm, followed by Pee Wee Perris until late.
Friday – Saturday
Celebrate the weekend and hit the Tokio Hotel Live dancefloor with some of Sydney’s most elite party bands and artists. The music starts at 8pm and if you stick around, you’ll catch DJs from 11pm until late.
Blues, Soul and Motown are the remedy for the end-of-weekend blues. And Tunes by the Sea at Tokio Hotel Live is the place to get your dose. Be there from 5:30pm to watch the sunset and catch the first act.
If you love seeing live DJs, Home The Venue will be your party paradise. It is Sydney's leading superclub with multiple rooms and every genre of music to make you dance and nine different bars.
Home The Venue opens Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights plus special events. Home to Voodoo Fridays, Homemade Saturdays and S*A*S*H Sundays, check their gig guide to see whose playing and when.
Indulge your senses at Adria Bar and Restaurant. With a scattering of cushioned outdoor seating and romantically lit indoor tables, you can sit back and enjoy the tastes of the Adriatic while acoustic acts and DJs provide a lively soundtrack. The team at Adria Bar and Restaurant host live music every Friday and Saturday night from 5pm.
Ever wondered what pairs perfectly with woodfired-pizza and authentic Italian? The crew at Baia The Italian have the answer: and it’s not an Aperol Spritz. They’ve discovered that acoustic music and cibo delizioso are a match made in heaven. Visit Baia The Italian on Wednesday or Friday and you’ll enjoy relaxed acoustic tunes from local artists.
Get the party started at Blackbird Café. With iconic cocktails, views over Darling Harbour and the perfect playlist from resident DJs. It’s the perfect place to start or end your night. resident DJs hit the decks every Friday and Saturday night from 7pm until late. Make sure you get their early to get a waterfront table!
Not sure what to see first? With live music seven days a week at Cockle Bay Wharf, there’s plenty of chances for an encore.