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What The Folkstival!

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Thrilled to announce that I’m playing my 1st music festival in China on 20 May! 😇🎶🌸 I feel isolated from gig life since moving to China but this is going to make my Beijing memory extra special ✨ What The Folkstival located just pass the 5th Ring Road on the way to Beijing airport.
It’s family-friendly from 2pm till late. Bring your kids, family and friends and grab early bird tickets before the 17th 🎶 See you there?

Artist Talk with Kim Yang and UpbeatCBR

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Ainslie Arts Centre, 30 Elouera St, Braddon ACT 2612

One of Canberra's most beloved singer-songwriters is leaving town!

In this special in-conversation style event, Upbeat's founder, Ruth O'Brien, will talk with Kim about what she's learned in recent years about how to build a career in music being based in Canberra. The chat will cover a mix of insights around songwriting, marketing yourself as an artist, building your audience and practical tips for next steps in your career as an independent artist. There will also be a Q & A at the end and a chance to mingle and meet others in music in Canberra.

Make sure not to miss out on this exclusive event with the beautiful, Kim Yang.

Kim Yang is a Taiwanese-Australian singer-songwriter, her ethereal voice, evocative lyrics and soothing instrument fingerpicking capture the attention of passers-by.

Kim has supported and shared the stage with ARIA awarded artists including Katie Noonan, Josh Pyke, Ben Lee, Kate Ceberano and Fanny Lumsden. She is a regular at big gigs and festivals, including the National Folk Festival and Sydney Folk Festival this year.

Since 2019 Kim has released two EPs, one live album and received various grants from artsACT, including to produce her upcoming new project. Her music has been aired regularly on Double J radio and premiered on triple J.

This year Kim has been nominated as Artist of the Year by MusicACT and performed at the Australian of the Year ACT Awards ceremony.

Kim is currently expanding her skills as a songwriter and a home producer since receiving two arts grants from artsACT. She has been co-writing with various artists, including Katie Wighton (All Our Exes lives in Texas) and working on a few self-produced songs for her upcoming release in 2023.


Farewell, Canberra! Kim Yang Farewell Show with band

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Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra

It all started in 2017, from busking to big stages and touring, Taiwanese-Australian songstress Kim Yang has been known as one of the most active musicians of Canberra.

As Kim is set to move overseas for a few years from 2023, this show is her farewell and a thank you to her beloved Canberra people.

Believe this, it's really hard for Kim to leave. This is not a goodbye, life is always unexpected, sometimes we just have to roll with it.

Kim will be performing a solo set and a set with her wonderful band. Join Kim and her band for a fun and intimate lunch time show.

Band members:

  • Kim Yang - vocals & guitar & ukulele
  • Hayden Kinsman - keys
  • Matt Nightingale - bass & back up vocals
  • Naomi Smith - drums, flute & backup vocals
  • Viktor Rufus - electric guitar

$30, $15 concession price

Kim Yang band live @ Floriade NightFest 2022, Stage 88

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Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Parks, ACT

Taiwanese-Australian songstress Kim Yang sings about love, life, and mental health. Her original songs are thought-provoking and dynamic and have impressed her audiences across the east coast during her vinyl tour this year.

Kim has supported and shared the stage with ARIA awarded artists including Katie Noonan, Josh Pyke, Ben Lee, Kate Ceberano, Fanny Lumsden and Steve Kilbey. Kim recently serenaded big crowds at the National Folk Festival and Sydney Folk Festival with her genuine stage presence.

Kim will be bringing her all-star 5-piece band to this year’s Nightfest for the first time.

Come grab a drink and unwind at NightFest. Tickets on sale now.


Kim Yang @ Sydney Folk Festival 2022

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Early Bird season tickets available. Now on sale until 11:59 July 24


Kim Yang + Hayden Kinsman @ The Alby for Woden Arts Program

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The Alby, 45 Furzer Street, Phillip ACT 2606

In 2022, the Woden Arts Program presents free live music at the Alby on the last Thursday of each month from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. This FREE series of lunchtime concerts, features a new artist each month.

Join us on Thursday 28 July for Kim Yang and Hayden Kinsman at the Alby, at 45 Furzer Street, Phillip ACT 2606. And if you can’t get to the venue – join by watching Tuggeranong Arts Centre Facebook page, all concerts will be live streamed.