Some of the heaviest hitters in Oz music have signed on to a state government initiative aimed at restarting our decimated live music industry.
Great Southern Nights is a NSW Government initiative in partnership with ARIA to bring 1000 coronavirus-safe gigs to the state this November and chart-toppers Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins, Tones and I, Birds Of Tokyo are just some of the acts taking part.
The gigs will be held throughout Sydney and regional NSW during November and Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the initiative would help drive tourism in the state while re-invigorating the state’s live music industry.
“This celebration of outstanding Australian artists and incredible live music venues across NSW gives us all something to look forward to, from event-goers to industry,” he said.
“We’ll be able to get out and see Sydney and regional NSW come to life with some of
Australia’s top acts including Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly, Missy Higgins and Tones and I
alongside emerging artists in unexpected places.”
The exciting program, which will also feature the likes of The Jungle Giants, Thelma Plum, The Presets, Amy Shark, Tash Sultana, The Teskey Brothers and The Veronicas is also open to emerging artists and venues across the state.
Both artists and venues are encouraged to hit up the Great Southern Nights website to register their interest.