Wollongong

Follow the tunes to the heart of the Illawarra where the vibrant town of Wollongong sets the stage for a star studded Great Southern Nights line up from 8-24 March. There's multiple headline gigs as part of the 17 night music festival, and when the music stops a delectable food and wine offering awaits. So why not make a weekend of it and hit the road on the ultimate musical road trip with family and friends.

Feature artists

Wollongong and Thirroul will host ten gigs as part of New South Wales’ 17 night music festival, Great Southern Nights, which is back in 2024 from 8-24 March. The exciting line up, including Alex Lahey, Gretta Ray, L-Fresh The Lion, Pania, Redhook, The Cruel Sea and The Vanns will grace the stages of the region’s iconic venues.

Emerging talent like Budjerah and icons James Reyne and Sarah Blasko are also gearing up to embrace the oceanside beauty and coastal calm of Thirroul when they perform at the beautifully historic Anita’s Theatre. 

 

 

 

 

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Gigs in Wollongong

Fri 8 March

  • The Iron Yampi, Port Kembla

    MAPLE GLIDER

    6:00PM

    Big Wheels, Lizzie Jack & The Beanstalks

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  • Wollongong City Diggers Club, Wollongong

    Daniel Townsend and We Mavericks

    7:00PM

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  • Budjerah

    Anita's Theatre, Thirroul

    Budjerah

    7:30PM

    Supported by Will Haynes

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  • Alex Lahey

    UOW UniBar, Wollongong

    Alex Lahey

    8:00PM

    Supported by Lola Scott and Hugs

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  • The Music Lounge, Wollongong

    Elixir [Katie Noonan Project]

    8:00PM

    Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren

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  • Towradgi Beach Hotel - Beer Garden, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Jet City Sports Club

    8:00PM

    GRXCE, Denim On Her, Lemonise

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  • G Flip
    Sold Out

    Towradgi Beach Hotel (WAVES), Towradgi

    G Flip

    8:00PM

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Sat 9 March

  • On Sale Soon

    Franks Wild Years, Thirroul

    Blank Realm

    3:00PM

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  • Reub Goldberg Brewing Machine, Tarrawanna

    TALL SHAUN & THE RESOLUTION BLUES

    6:00PM

    Nut Butter, Sam McMahon, Ren Steele

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  • Redhook

    UOW UniBar, Wollongong

    Redhook

    8:00PM

    Supported by The Art and Days Like These

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  • Dicey Riley's, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Crocodylus

    8:30PM

    Busted Head Racket, Tombeau and The Idiots, Openhouse

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Sun 10 March

  • North Wollongong Hotel, North Wollongong

    Radio Free Alice

    4:00PM

    Leroy Macqueen, MFV, Quarter Horse Club

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Mon 11 March

Wed 13 March

  • La La La's, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Roomates

    6:00PM

    Love & Able // Business Doing Pleasure // Giraffehead // The Summer Guppys

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Fri 15 March

  • UOW Unibar Main Room, Gwynneville

    Night of Dance

    DJ Boring

    7:00PM

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  • Towradgi Beach Hotel (WAVES), Towradgi

    Chloe Dadd

    7:00PM

    The Sweaty Bettys , Tawny Port

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  • L-Fresh The Lion

    La La La's, Wollongong

    L-Fresh The Lion

    7:30PM

    Supported by Kid Pharaoh

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  • Towradgi Beach Hotel - Beer Garden, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Press Club

    8:00PM

    Private Wives, Cool Jumper

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Sat 16 March

  • Franks Wild Years, Thirroul

    Dave Mason

    3:00PM

    Brendan Gallagher, Elmo Aoyama

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  • Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla

    Godtet

    4:00PM

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  • Five Barrel Brewing, Wollongong

    THE UPLIFTING BELL ENDS

    6:00PM

    GIMMY // HOT APPLE BAND

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  • Selling Fast

    Towradgi Beach Hotel (WAVES), Towradgi

    The Delusions

    7:00PM

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  • Pania

    La La La's, Wollongong

    Pania

    7:30PM

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  • The Music Lounge, Wollongong

    Mingus Amongst Us

    8:00PM

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Sun 17 March

  • La La La's, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Sleep Talk

    2:30PM

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  • North Wollongong Hotel, North Wollongong

    Kitschen Boy

    4:00PM

    Sophian, King ibis, Milk Incident

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  • Thirroul Railway Hall, Thirroul

    Sleepy Joe & The Bananas

    5:00PM

    Misso, The Sevilles

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  • Wollongong City Diggers Club, Wollongong

    Carefree Road Band

    7:00PM

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Wed 20 March

  • Dicey Riley's, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Local Showcase

    8:00PM

    Shawnee's Angels // Creeping Jenny // Darlems Court // Claimsmake

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Thu 21 March

  • Sarah Blasko

    Anita's Theatre, Thirroul

    Sarah Blasko

    7:30PM

    Supported by Lisa Caruso

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  • La La La's, Wollongong

    Party Dozen

    7:30PM

    w/ Special Guests

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Fri 22 March

  • Gretta Ray
    Selling Fast

    La La La's, Wollongong

    Gretta Ray

    7:30PM

    Supported by Lucy Sugerman

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  • The Cruel Sea
    Sold Out

    Anita's Theatre, Thirroul

    The Cruel Sea

    7:30PM

    Supported by Lose Content

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  • The Music Lounge, Wollongong

    Shark & Fox

    8:00PM

    We Mavericks

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  • Towradgi Beach Hotel - Beer Garden, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    The Slingers

    8:00PM

    Florian, Quite Like Pete

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  • The Teskey Brothers

    UOW UniHall, Wollongong

    The Teskey Brothers

    8:00PM

    Supported by Maple Glider

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Sat 23 March

  • UOW Unibar Main Room, Gwynneville

    HOON Fest

    Chimers // LSF // Left Lane // Blackout Fun Club

    3:00PM

    + MORE

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  • Servo Food Truck Bar, Port Kembla

    Shining Bird

    4:00PM

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  • Thirroul Railway Hall, Thirroul

    BABITHA

    6:00PM

    Sunscreen, Quarter Horse Band, Third Eye Stimuli DJ's

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  • Dicey Riley's, Wollongong

    FREE EVENT

    Dr Sure's Unusual Practice

    7:30PM

    Our Carlson // Twine // Saunter

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  • The Music Lounge, Wollongong

    Empty Voices

    8:00PM

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  • Franks Wild Years, Thirroul

    FREE EVENT

    Claire Anne Taylor & Rhys Scoular

    8:00PM

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  • The Vanns

    Towradgi Beach Hotel (WAVES), Towradgi

    The Vanns

    8:00PM

    Supported by Tyne James Organ // The Moving Stills // Surely Shirley // The Colliflowers // GOSH

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Sun 24 March

  • North Wollongong Hotel, North Wollongong

    Sunfruits

    4:00PM

    Sitting Down, Smart Casual, Dog World

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  • La La La's, Wollongong

    Bad Sundays

    Hellcat Speedracer

    9:00PM

    Naughty Boys

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