Featuring over 50 Australian artists across eight regions of New South Wales, over 1000 COVID-safe gigs will be played across NSW this November as part of the NSW Government's initiative to kick start the recovery of the entertainment, hospitality and tourism industries in response to COVID-19.
Presented by tourism and events agency Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), the event will take place during Australian Music Month, leading up to the 2020 ARIA Awards in Sydney.
Among the featured artists is Australian music royalty Jimmy Barnes, joined by contemporary favourites such as Birds of Tokyo, The Rubens, The Presets and Amy Shark.
These big names and many more will be playing gigs across the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Country NSW, the Hunter, North Coast, Outback NSW, the South Coast and Sydney.
This initiative will bring much needed support for artists, NSW live music venues and the industry as a whole in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the lasting effects of drought and bushfires in regional areas.
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen perhaps best summed up the ethos of the event, saying "We’re proud to play an integral part in this project to get artists, the industry and NSW live music venues back on their feet. The generosity and enthusiasm of everyone involved is testament to the importance of music to us all."
The full confirmed lineup, in alphabetical order, can be seen below.
For more information visit www.greatsouthernnights.com.au