Shannon Noll, Lime Cordiale, Ash Grunwald and Wendy Matthews are just some of the newly announced acts who will perform as part of the 1000 COVID-safe gigs taking place across New South Wales this November.
After their first lineup announcement, they join the bill alongside over 60 other artists including The Veronicas, Birds of Tokyo, Jimmy Barnes and Tones And I, as well as many emerging local musicians.
With live music slowly returning across the country, there’s no doubt that Great Southern Nights will benefit both artists and punters. The newly initiated music event was created by the New South Wales Government to kickstart the comeback of live music and will hold over 1000 gigs, each taking place at various venues across the state for the entire month of November.
As Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres says, “Venues, artists, promoters, roadies and communities have told us how excited they are to host one or more Great Southern Nights gigs, and how important this initiative is to get their industry back on its feet.”
Perhaps the best part of the event is the combination of accessibility and diversity. The gigs will take place from Greater Sydney to regional areas meaning there’s a chance for everyone to see a gig near them. Meanwhile, the bill of artists is an eclectic mix of some of Australia’s biggest names as well as up-and-coming musos who are ready to showcase their talent.
With all participating venues adhering to the Government’s health advice and COVID-19 requirements, punters will also be able to attend multiple gigs across the event.
Keep an eye out on the Great Southern Nights website for the upcoming gig guide and ticket announcements.
Newly Announced Artists for Great Southern Nights
Phil Jamieson & Pat Davern