Mushroom 50 Live: Australian Music’s Glorious Evolution

As the curtain fell on a historic night at Rod Laver Arena, Mushroom 50 Live stood tall as a testament to the remarkable journey of Australian music. The Mushroom Group, celebrating 50 resounding years in the industry, orchestrated an electrifying spectacle that fused the past, present, and future of Aussie music in a once-in-a-lifetime extravaganza.

The evening was presented as part of, ALWAYS LIVE, which is a state-wide celebration of live contemporary music. The biggest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, creating memorable music moments right across Melbourne and Victoria.

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The lineup? A dream woven from the fabric of Australian music history. From the anthemic sounds of ‘Working Class Man’ to the infectious melodies of ‘Sweet Disposition,’ the stage was graced by over twenty iconic artists who have carved their names into the country’s musical legacy.

The evening commenced with the raw power of Jimmy Barnes and the soulful tunes of Vika & Linda, from there the audience was taken on a whirlwind journey through the rich Mushroom catalogue.

The event wasn’t just a homage to the past; it was a celebration of the future. Alongside the legendary acts, emerging talents like Merci, Mercy, and DMA’s, hinting at the promising future of Australian music.

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Special moments weren’t limited to live performances. Pre-recorded messages and surprise appearances from global icons like Ed Sheeran reminded us of the profound impact Mushroom has had music worldwide.

Rod Laver Arena was transformed into a melting pot of emotions, nostalgia, and sheer admiration for the enduring legacy of Michael Gudinski.

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Mushroom 50 Live was more than just a concert; it was a commemoration of five decades of music that has woven itself into the very fabric of Australian culture. As the final chords echoed, the night concluded, leaving hearts full and memories etched in the minds of all fortunate enough to witness this historic event.

ALWAYS LIVE is running at various locations across Victoria until 10 December. 


Disclaimer: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Common State