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Great Southern Nights Kickstarts the Music Industry

More than 2,500 artists and 300-plus live music venues across NSW are primed for the Australian-first music event, Great Southern Nights, with tickets for over 900 gigs now on sale.

A NSW Government initiative, Great Southern Nights has been created to kick-start the recovery of the live music, hospitality and tourism industries in a COVID-safe environment.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Great Southern Nights would provide music lovers from across the country many reasons to get out in NSW this November.

“NSW will come alive with great Australian music from 5 November with gigs taking place in many of the state’s greatest music venues, pubs, bars, bowling clubs and wineries,” Minister Ayres said.

“Shows range from Jimmy Barnes playing The Sydney Coliseum in Western Sydney, Tones And I performing at the Civic Theatre in Newcastle and Ian Moss at Lizotte’s Restaurant, Matt Corby embracing the North Coast vibe at Brunswick Heads and Shannon Noll rocking out in Deniliquin.

“The NSW Government is proud to be getting artists, roadies, venues, hospitality staff and tourism businesses back to work through this ambitious initiative and now it’s over to the public to show their support by booking tickets to a gig or two, or more.”

Joining the featured artist line-up are Lime Cordiale, Jessica Mauboy, Vera Blue, Hoodoo Gurus and Ruel, keeping company among Australian music champions Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley, The Angels, Thirsty Merc and Kate Ceberano.

Check out for the gig guide and more details, book your tickets and start planning your Great Southern Nights adventure now!


Schedule of shows for City of Newcastle venues

As a key venue on the music touring circuit, Civic Theatre will host an eclectic series of gigs across the Theatre, Playhouse and City Hall from 7 – 24 November:

  • Saturday 7 November, The Playhouse – Jesse Madigan (album launch), supported by Casual Fan

  • Friday 13 November, Civic Theatre – Emma Pask

  • Saturday 14 November, Civic Theatre – Newcastle Music Collective artists Slapjack, Mango Avenue and Camino Gold

  • Saturday 14 November, City Hall – Middle Kids

  • Friday 20 November, City Hall – William Crighton

  • Saturday 21 November – City Hall Sounds with Y Project and Bad Vibrations. Performances by e4444e, Hamilton Alpine Club and Butter Knife

  • Tuesday 24 November, Civic Theatre – Tones and I

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