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Darren Hanlon Live in Watchem

Presented by Arts Mildura and Catch the Sun for SemiArid SOUNDS

December 2, 2022 7:00 pm

The Church Watchem

Darren Hanlon is hitting the road and heading to Watchem for a very special SemiArid SOUNDS gig. After rain and extreme weather events cancelled our One Night In Watchem gig, we are coming back for a great night of entertainment just before the silly season gets too silly. 

In March this year Hanlon released his 6th studio album Life Tax. It proved to be his most pared down effort to date, full of lyrically dense narrative tales and emotional love songs.

In support of this release Hanlon dove into a year of touring, his busiest in many years. With his new live band made up of musicians from the album itself he did a lap of Australian before jetting off on two separate tours of Europe. These included a support run with his old buddies the Magnetic Fields and an appearance at lauded UK festival End of the Road.

Now he will cap off the year in usual fashion with a series of solo shows around Australia leading up to Christmas.

To make sure audiences are able to make it to Watchem safely busses will be leave from Wycheproof, Birchip and Donald.

A Mallee Visual Artist will be in residence at The Church to work with young people for the evening.

Bar will be operating all evening (strictly no BYO) with food also available from 7pm.

7:30pm – Zoe Fox
8:30pm – Darren Hanlon
10:00pm – The Wranglers
$30 pre-sales
$40 at the door
Under 16’s free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Supported by the Australian Government’s Arts and Cultural Development Program, Regional Arts Australia and Regional Arts Victoria. 


Arts Mildura would like to acknowledge the Latji Latji, Nyeri Nyeri, Ngintait, and Wergaia people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work, along with their neighbours the Barkindji, Maraura, Mutti Mutti, Tatti Tatti and Wotjabaluk people.

We pay our respects to each of these communities and to their elders past and present.