The ambitious COVID recovery scheme was announced by the NSW Government in June, with over 1000 gigs to be played in eight different regions of the state over the month of November and culminating with the ARIA Awards in Sydney at the end of the month.
Artists who are playing the Great Southern Nights event include Ocean Alley, Tash Sultana, Missy Higgins, The Teskey Brothers, Birds Of Tokyo, Tex Perkins, Thelma Plum, Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley, with almost 50 other key names being announced today.
They’ll be playing shows in both metropolitan and regional areas of the state, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Country NSW, the Hunter, North Coast, Regional NSW, the South Coast and Sydney, with NSW Minister for Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres saying that “the program is developing every day.”
“We are excited to get this COVIDSafe show on the road in consultation with NSW Health,” Minister Ayres said.
“The calibre of artists who have put their hand up to be part of the inaugural Great Southern Nights event is fantastic, and we’re stoked that many artists have asked to play in regional NSW.”
“Plus, we have around 900 gigs with established and emerging artists being programmed by Sydney and NSW venues in collaboration with ARIA. Great Southern Nights will make a real difference for communities recovering from drought, bushfires and COVID-19.”
Check out all the confirmed artists below.
Find out more about Great Southern Nights via their website.