Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy


Australia’s favourite Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy is heading back to our shores in May 2022 with all his fan’s favourite tracks plus some new music in tow!

Originally planning to tour Down Under back in May 2020, his sold out run of shows had to be postponed when international borders closed.  But now we’re back in business, Kennedy will be visiting most of the original tour locations – Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney - plus upgrading some venues and adding a show in Melbourne to allow more fans to get in on the craic!

“Australia, it brings me so much joy to finally announce our rescheduled tour dates for this May! This has been a long time coming and I couldn’t be more excited to be coming back to this beautiful land. All previously purchased tickets remain valid - thank you so much to everyone who held onto theirs throughout the last two years. I can only promise you this will be incredibly special. Sadly, we were unable to reschedule the Perth shows due to current COVID restrictions, but we’ve added a new show in Melbourne on 19 May which will be going on sale this Friday at 9am local time. I can’t wait!” said Dermot Kennedy.

Dermot Kennedy has come a long way from busking on the streets of Dublin, with 23 million Spotify listeners and over 2.5 billion total streams, he has the best-selling debut album in his native Ireland of this millennium. 

Without Fear, Dermot’s impassioned debut hit #1 on the UK chart and sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide, making him a platinum-selling artist in over 12 countries.  His singles, “Outnumbered”, the Meduza collaboration “Paradise,” and “Power Over Me” were all certified Gold, with “Paradise” streaming over 500 million times.

Earlier in 2022 Dermot released a galvanizing version of his most recent single, “Better Days” featuring GRAMMY-nominated duo EARTHGANG. The dynamic collaboration saw Kennedy seamlessly marrying his love of hip-hop with his signature brand of authentic folk-laced pop, resulting in a powerful reimagining of the popular track.


New dates have been confirmed for the previously rescheduled Dermot Kennedy events at Forum Melbourne. New tickets for the rescheduled shows will be emailed to ticket holders in the next few weeks.

The Saturday 2 May 2020 show will now take place on Wednesday 18 May. 

The Sunday 3 May 2020 show will now take place on Tuesday 17 May.

A new show has also been added for Thursday 19 May and tickets are on sale now.


Victorian Entertainment Program: As part of the Victorian Entertainment Program, you can claim back 25% of your purchase (up to $125) when you spend $40 or more. More info here:


If you are attending this event, please find some useful information below.

Do I need to be vaccinated? You can show your vaccination status via the Service Victoria app, or by storing the certificate in your digital wallet, or presenting a physical certificate. Patrons with physical certificates will also be asked to show photo ID. 

Masks: As it is no longer a government mandate, patrons can wear a mask at their own discretion while at the venue. 

Further information on our COVID Safe measures, including our Conditions of Entry can be accessed here.

Mobile/Emailed Tickets: Download your tickets before you arrive.

Box Office Collections: If you are collecting tickets from the Box Office, the card holder must be present with the payment card used for the booking and a government issued photo ID.

Booth Ticket Holders: Please go to the Box Office on arrival at the venue to collect your wristband and drink card and our staff will then direct you to your booth.

Purchasing Tickets: Only purchase your tickets from our official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster or Ticketek and not from any unauthorised or secondary ticket sellers, as they do not guarantee access to the venue.

Age Recommendations: You must be 18 years or over to attend this event. Valid Proof of Age photo ID is required by all patrons (Australian Driver’s License, Victorian Learners Permit, Passport, Proof of Age Card, Keypass). Photocopies and photos of ID will not be accepted.

Location: Forum Melbourne is located at 154 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000.

Parking: Discounted parking rates are available at some nearby Wilson Car Parks. More info here.

Accessibility: Forum Melbourne is committed to making performances accessible to the widest possible audience. For further information about accessibility or to organise early entry call 03 9299 9800 and press 3 for our Accessibility Line or more info here.

Cloakroom & Security: A complimentary cloakroom is available upstairs at the venue. Due to security requirements, you may be asked to show the contents of your bag to venue staff.