One of Britain’s foremost political folk songwriters, Grace Petrie, is set to take Australian stages by storm in September and October 2024.


Described by The New Yorker as “an effervescent charm-bomb of a performer” and the USA’s Huffington Post as “a millennial’s Billy Bragg,” Petrie’s Australian tour will be more than just a series of concerts; it’s a rallying cry for change, an opportunity for collective experience, and a celebration of the power of folk music to speak to, and for, the people.

A seasoned road dog who has spent more than fifteen years clocking up tours in her own right and with artists including Billy Bragg, The Guilty Feminist, Hannah Gadsby and Frank Turner, Grace has made her mark in the folk, LGBTQI+, political and comedy scenes to build a growing following across the world.

Lauded by critics and fans alike, Petrie’s latest self-released studio album ‘Build Something Better’, produced by folk-punk legend Frank Turner and released in March 2024, reached number 1 on the UK download and folk charts and top 30 in the main UK album charts. Described as her most articulate and poignant album to date, it is heralded for its blend of personal and political themes that strike at the heart of current societal issues.

Critics have been quick to praise the album, with musicOMH highlighting it as a “soundtrack for better times to come” and Full Pelt Music acclaiming it as the latest statement from an artist of “unparalleled natural talent”.

After battling the limitations of the COVID-19 lockdowns, Petrie re-emerged on the music scene with a rejuvenated passion and drive. Her most recent tours across the UK and Ireland, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have captivated audiences with the raw energy and urgent social commentary of her performances.



25th September: The Rechabite, Perth

26th September: Trinity Sessions, Adelaide

27th September: The Altar, Hobart

28th September: Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane

2nd October: Corner Hotel, Melbourne

3rd October: Ainslie Arts Centre Main Hall, Canberra

4th October: Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

5th & 6th October: Dashville Festival, Lower Belford