We Love KB Blog

9th February 2017

Sunset at the Soundshell Concert Series: A how-to guide

The popular fortnightly Sunset at the Soundshell concert series hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder is a celebration of live music and pays tribute to popular bands and is supported by local musicians.

INXS tribute band plays Sunset the Soundshell concert series Kalgoorlie Boulder

Sunset at the Soundshell 2017 is here! Photography: Louise White on behalf of the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder

Read on to learn how to make the most of your night across the upcoming concerts to be held at the Centennial Park Soundshell on Great Eastern Highway in Kalgoorlie Boulder this Summer.


The support acts begin at 6:30pm. Get in early to claim your spot on the grass before the concert begins. You can also stock up on food and drink at one of  the many food vendors before the music starts.

There’s ample parking next to Centennial Park and along Great Eastern Highway but when we’re talking 3000 people or more you might like to consider carpooling with friends or having a designated driver doing runs back and forth.

Bring with you:

  • Picnic blanket and/or camping chairs
  • An eski for your cool drinks and snacks
  • A rug or jumper for when the sun goes down (or even a poncho if this weather keeps up!)
  • Your singing voice and dancing shoes!


Whilst there are many food and drink stalls staffed by local food vendors and not for profit groups, think sausage sizzles, poffertjes or brownie kebabs, there is the possibility of a line. Pack yourself a picnic of crackers, cheese and fruit to starve off the hunger before lining up. The park and concerts have a BYO license so you can bring alcoholic beverages. For the safety of yourself and those around you it’s best to avoid glass and go for plastic or cans.

Friends enjoy a picnic on the grass at Centennial Park Kalgoorlie at the annual Sunset at the Soundshell Concert Series

Enjoy a nibbles platter with friends – Photography: @aprils_place Instagram


C’mon! You know the words!

Three out of four concerts this Summer are bands you know and love and you know the lyrics! Don’t be afraid to sing along to your favourites. We’re all there to have fun and in such a big crowd, no-one will know it’s you anyway.

(the other performance is one your kids might know. Nathaniel from Australian X-Factor performs on March 11th)

Young woman singing to INXS rock music at Sunset at the Soundshell concert in Kalgoorlie Boulder

Bring your singing voice. Photographer: Louise White on behalf of the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder


The Sunset at the Soundshell concert series are hosted by the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder purely for our enjoyment. The CKB events team deliberate every year what bands will make your evening memorable and strive to put on a good show. Make your memories last forever by taking some happy snaps. Don’t forget to upload them with hashtags #SunsetsKalgoorlie and #WeLoveKB

Person in crowd of concert in Kalgoorlie Boulder holding up phone to record band on stage

Making memories Photography: Melissa Drummond on behalf of the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder


We’d hate for anyone to miss out on these fantastic family orientated events so share the details with your friends and family! You can send an invitation via the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder Facebook events page or send them the link to this article.

As these concerts are for all ages, you of course can bring your kids! Ensure their comfort with rugs and a pillow in case the party goes past bedtime. Consider writing your phone number on a wristband or on their arm. If anybody gets separated make your way up  to the side of the stage and City of Kalgoorlie Boulder staff will assist you. Littlies might also feel more comfortable with a pair of earmuffs.

Friends having fun at the INXS Tribute band Sunset at the Soundshell Kalgoorlie Boulder | We Love KB

Fun for all ages! Photographer: Louise White on behalf of the City of Kalgoorlie Boulder


We hope you enjoy these free concerts as much as we do! Don’t forget amongst all of the fun and frivolities to dispose of your rubbish thoughtfully. All children under 18 must be accompanied  by adult and yup, for everyone’s enjoyment, these concert are smoke free.


Four concerts will be held at Centennial Park in Kalgoorlie Boulder over this Summer beginning Saturday January 28th.

Saturday January 28th: INXS Tribute Band
Saturday February 11th: Crowded House Tribute Band **VENUE CHANGE to Goldfields Arts Centre, licensed venue no BYO**
Saturday February 25th: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Saturday March 11th: Nathaniel, X-Factor Australia

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