19 September 2018

Aloe Blacc to perform at Closing Ceremony

Aloe Blacc's music has touched the hearts and souls of global audiences.

Grammy-nominated artist Aloe Blacc will perform at the Closing Ceremony of the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 presented by Jaguar Land Rover. Get your tickets today.

From his 2010 breakthrough hit ‘Need a Dollar’, to his feel-good anthems like his most recent hit ‘Brooklyn in the Summer,’ Blacc’s music has touched the hearts and souls of global audiences. His intensely charged track like the acoustic version of ‘Wake Me Up’, the massive hit he sang and co-wrote for Swedish DJ Avicii topped the charts in more than 100 countries.

The man behind the music is also an overwhelmingly positive voice for social change, working alongside groundbreaking producers such as Pharrell Williams and using his own profile as a Grammy nominee for Best R&B Album to make a difference.

The Invictus Games  message resonates deeply with Aloe Blacc, after his good friend and collaborator Avicii earlier this year died by suicide.

“When I signed a major-label contract, I recognised the power of having a larger audience, and I promised myself that I’d use my voice for social change,” said Blacc.

He is focussed on making music meant to inspire a positive shift in mindset.

“When things happening in the world seem so terrible and dark, it’s so easy to get stuck in all the negative. But I try to do whatever I can to help people out of that. I want my music to be the light,” he said.

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 is proud to have Blacc perform at the Closing Ceremony, not only for his music and the great hits he will perform, but also in recognition of the outstanding work Blacc and his Australian wife and singer Maya Jupiter do globally.

“As one of the most exciting performers in the world and a passionate advocate for mental health, Aloe Blacc couldn’t be a more perfect artist for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Closing Ceremony,” said Invictus Games Sydney 2018 CEO Patrick Kidd OBE.

“We are very proud to have him on board to help celebrate the conclusion of a fantastic week.”

Blacc will take to the stage at Qudos Bank Arena on 27 October alongside Australian alternative rock band Birds Of Tokyo with more acts to be announced in the countdown to the Games.

The Invictus Games will be held in Sydney from 20-27 October 2018. Five hundred competitors from 18 nations will compete in 13 sports (11 medal sports) with events being staged across Greater Sydney, including at Sydney Olympic Park and on and around Sydney Harbour.

A month out from the Games 75% of tickets have been sold and supporters are urged to get in quick so as not to miss out on the Closing Ceremony.

"I want my music to be the light."

Aloe Blacc