Kate Tempest

with special guest Omar Musa

Kate Tempest


‘This isn’t a gig, it’s a reckoning.’ The Guardian *****

Critically acclaimed British spoken-word artist, rapper, poet, novelist and playwright Kate Tempest has shown dazzling command as an artist, expressing depth and compassion beyond her years. Since her emergence in 2011, the London-born artist has redefined what it means to be a wordsmith in the modern age.

In addition to her albums, she has published three poetry collections, one book-length poem, a novel and staged three plays. Along the way, she’s entranced audiences on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, been showcased on NPR’s Tiny Desk and garnered widespread critical acclaim from the likes of everyone from Forbes to The New York Times.

Returning to woo Melbourne audiences off the back of her third studio album, The Book of Traps & Lessons, she dials into the next phase of an already impressive and wide-ranging career, reaffirming her reputation as ‘an essential narrator for our time.’ The Telegraph (U.K.)

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Handsome Tours



Omar Musa support artist
Kate Tempest

Set Times

7.30pm – 8pm: Omar Musa
8pm – 8.30pm: Interval
8.30pm – 10pm: Kate Tempest