Music Australia

Sat 06 October

16 Lovers Lane

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$59–$79 | Arts Centre Melbourne

One of the most literary albums ever made by an Australian band.


A Brisbane band whose reach proved limitless, The Go-Betweens formed the musical backdrop to countless Australian lives. Their 1988 release 16 Lovers Lane is recognised as one of the finest Australian albums of all time and has a devoted international following. The apotheosis of founders Grant McLennan and Robert Forster’s long-term collaboration, it was also the final release before the band dissolved.

Now, three decades after its release, three of the album’s creators—Lindy Morrison, Amanda Brown and John Willsteed—are joined by Dan Kelly, Danny Widdicombe, Luke Peacock and special guest artists from across the spectrum of Australia’s music scene to recreate the songs and sounds that place this iconic album at the heart of a generation.


Lindy Morrison
Amanda Brown
John Willsteed


Dan Kelly
Danny Widdicombe
Luke Peacock


Jen Cloher
Alex Gow
Dave Graney
Laura Jean
Paul Kelly
Clare Moore
Rob Snarski
Romy Vager

A concert version of 16 Lovers Lane was performed in Brisbane as part of Queensland Music Festival in 2017.

PHOTO | Robyn Stacey