Live music is coming back

1000 COVID-Safe gigs across Sydney and NSW -

A new event to kick start the recovery of the live music industry

November 2020

In alphabetical order

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

+ 1000 Australian Artists in venues across NSW

Venues and Artists – Get involved now

Join these industry icons who will be among the line-up celebrating great Australian music

Great Southern Nights will bring 1,000 COVID-safe gigs to Sydney and regional NSW in November, giving artists a welcome boost and turbocharging live music venues across the state.

The event is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA to kick start the recovery of the live music, entertainment and hospitality industries.

Read the full NSW Government event announcement.

NSW live music venues and artists are invited to submit an expression of interest to be involved in Great Southern Nights by completing the form below.

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

Sign up for updates about Great Southern Nights including future program and ticket announcements:

Register your interest


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