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If you love live music, listen up. 1000 gigs are coming to Sydney and NSW

Monday 13, Jul 2020

Great Southern Nights is an NSW Government initiative delivered by Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) to support the recovery of the live music, entertainment and hospitality industries.

The celebration of live music venues across NSW will be an amazing antidote to the challenges and restrictions presented by COVID-19, bushfires and the prolonged drought.  

Great Southern Nights is a big step forward for the state’s live music and hospitality community that has been hit hard in recent times. Among the 20 headline acts to play across the music event are:

  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Birds of Tokyo
  • Missy Higgins
  • The Jungle Giants
  • Paul Kelly
  • Thelma Plum
  • The Presets
  • Amy Shark
  • Tash Sultana
  • The Teskey Brothers
  • Tones and I
  • The Veronicas

Industry research by Music NSW indicates that live music generates approximately $3.6 billion and 23,000 jobs for the NSW economy.

All music events will be programmed in line with current Government health advice regarding physical distancing and venue capacity of public gatherings.

Music lovers, venues and artists can register now -