Please note: This concert includes smoke and haze effects.


Norwegian pop princess and mistress of the dark arts, AURORA, performs in Melbourne for the first time.

Phenomenally talented songwriter AURORA joins us from Bergen, Norway just out of her teens. Her fantastical, assured debut All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend is filled with euphoric pop moments that belie the introspective nature of her thoughtful lyrics. Live, AURORA is a force – it’s hard to take your eyes off her – and she has mesmerised TV audiences with performances on Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Colbert amongst others. Check out her breakout single ‘Running With Wolves’ here.

The songwriter Aurora Aksnes, who has been writing songs since the age of 13, lives in the Norwegian city of Bergen, hometown of such acts as Röyksopp, Erlend Øye and many other pop musicians. Her sound is reminiscent of singers like Agnes Obel or Florence + The Machine. After her performance at the CMJ Music Marathon in 2013, the New York Times called her a “remarkable newcomer”. Three years later, she’s about to conquer the world with her beautiful pop gems.

Kerstin Schulenburg, Contemporary Program Manager at Melbourne Recital Centre says: “We’re bursting with excitement and anticipation as we welcome Norwegian pop princess and mistress of the dark arts, AURORA, to Melbourne for the first time. Her debut album All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend may not be out until March, but from the tracks we’ve heard so far, we predict that AURORA is well on the way to superstardom.”

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


AIRLING 7:30 – 8pm
INTERVAL – 8pm – 8:30pm
AURORA 8:30 – 10pm


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