Budjerah to headline first Nova Red Room for 2023


Budjerah will perform his new single Therapy, along with hits from his two EPs

Kicking off a year for live music on the Nova Network, Budjerah will be performing live and exclusively for Nova’s Red Room on Monday, 27 February in Sydney.

The multi-award-winning artist has just released his new single Therapy, co-written by Sarah Aarons and Stint.

Budjerah Live In Nova’s Red Room will be held at the Piper Rooms at Ovolo Woolloomooloo. Budjerah will perform his new single Therapy, along with hits from his two EPs, at the exclusive invite-only event.

Brendan Taylor, NOVA Entertainment’s group program operations director said, “Budjerah is one of the most engaging and entertaining emerging Australian artists. He’s had a rapid career trajectory, impressing the music industry and fans with his unique talents, and we couldn’t be more excited for Budjerah to headline our first Nova’s Red Room for 2023.

“Nova has always been committed to providing a platform to support the hottest emerging Australian and international artists and providing music fans with unique, up close and personal experiences.”


The 20-year-old Bundjalung descendant hails from the northern NSW coast. Guided and produced by Matt Corby, Budjerah released his debut single, Missing You, just over two years ago and has since released two EPs, 2021’s debut self-titled release and 2022’s ‘Conversations’.

The two-time ARIA Award-winning artist took home ‘Breakthrough Artist’ in 2021 and ‘Best Soul/R&B Release’ in 2022 and was recognised with an APRA for ‘Most Performed R&B/Soul Work’ for Higher. In 2022 Budjerah completed his first global headline tour, performed at an array of festivals, and supported Vance Joy on his Australian, North American and UK tours.

Last year he was also named GQ’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year and was recently nominated for ‘Best Single’ and ‘Best New Artist’ at the 2023 Rolling Stone Australia Awards, and ‘Aussie / Kiwi Legend Of The Year’ at the 2023 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award.

Following his appearance on Ed Sheeran’s track ‘2Step’, Budjerah is currently performing in some of the country’s biggest venues as support on Ed Sheeran’s Australian stadium tour with Maisie Peters.

Listeners can win their way to attend the exclusive Nova’s Red Room by tuning into Nova’s Kate, Tim & Joel drive show and Smallzy’s Surgery or entering via The Nova Player.

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