Frequently asked questions

Great Southern Nights is not a touring festival. Great Southern Nights is a series of individual gigs (1,000 total!) that will take place in various venues across NSW, throughout November 2020.

The Great Southern Nights event has been established by the NSW Government to stimulate the revival of the live music, entertainment, hospitality and tourism sectors, in the recovery phase of COVID-19. All NSW live music venues were encouraged to apply for a financial contribution from Great Southern Nights to host a show and be part of the official program. This process has now closed. The event is being delivered by Destination NSW, in partnership with ARIA and will form part of Australian Music Month (November).

A full gig guide of Great Southern Nights events will be published on the website on Saturday, 17th October.

All tickets to Great Southern Nights shows will be sold directly via the participating venues, with links to purchase from the gig guide. Sign up to our mailing list below and stay tuned to the Great Southern Nights website for further information on participating artists and venues.

Great Southern Nights events will take place right across NSW, from Greater Sydney to regional NSW - so there is a good chance a Great Southern Nights gig will be happening near you.

Visit the Great Southern Nights website for further information about the program.

The Great Southern Nights program will be announced on the 17th October. Please visit the website on this date for the full program.

All participating venues in Great Southern Nights will be required to meet the prevailing NSW Government health advice and COVID-19 requirements when hosting their event.

All tickets will be sold by the respective venues and/or their third-party ticketing outlets. Great Southern Nights will not be responsible for any ticket sales.

We encourage you to talk directly to your local venue about their intention to host a Great Southern Nights event and how you can be involved.

A full gig guide of Great Southern Nights events is available on the website. As suppliers you are encouraged to then contact the venue directly and negotiate any opportunities.

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