A smorgasbord of live gigs are back for your entertainment delight, and to kick it off New South Wales will again play host to the Great Southern Nights festival, celebrating Australia’s energetic music industry. The bright city lights of Sydney will set the stage from 8-24 March for some of the biggest names in the business and the exciting faces of emerging talent. Come to the Harbour City for the music, soak up the arts and culture scene, rediscover the iconic sites, and let the beating heart of the city make you feel alive.

Feature Artists

Spend your nights in Sydney moving to the music of some of the country’s most notable artists including King Stingray with their unique “surf-rock” sound, Montaigne and Gold Fang. Grab tickets to see world famous electronic duo Vallis Alps at the CBD’s Metro Theatre or Jawbreakers at Arq; chill out to one of country's most esteemed performers Fanny Lumsden at Leichhardt. Bounce to the beats of rapper Sophiya at Mary's Underground and hip hop artists YNG MARTYR at Oxford Arts Factory.

Then there's BARKAA, Becca Hatch, Big Skeez, KYE and Pop Crimes: The Songs of Rowland S Howard and more. That's 14 featured gigs in 17 nights so you better start planning.


Live Music Gig Trail - Saturday 23rd March

Sydney’s Hollywood Quarter precinct in Surry Hills will be loud and colourful as the Great Southern Nights Gig Trail guides music lovers around to the sounds of live tunes at several late-night venues.

Bursting with cultural expression, this tight knit community will come alive on the final weekend with streetlights shining down on musicians and a fun-time crowd wandering the city streets revelling in the lively atmosphere.

Pop in for a drink, stay a while to witness some brilliant live music and experience a culinary feast of the senses at one of Sydney’s best restaurants all within a stone’s throw. 





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