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Line-up revealed for Great Southern Nights festival including Jessica Mauboy and Missy Higgins


Line-up revealed for post-lockdown Great Southern Nights festival – including Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, Amy Shark and Missy Higgins










An extraordinary line-up has been unveiled for the 2022 Great Southern Nights festival in Sydney.

The post-lockdown event will feature the musical talents of Jessica Mauboy, Amy Shark, Jimmy Barnes, Peking Duk, Missy Higgins and Baker Boy.

It will be held from March 18 to April 10 next year and will reignite live entertainment in Australia after a dire year filled with lockdowns caused by the Covid pandemic. 

Talented list: The line-up has been revealed for the post-lockdown Great Southern Nights festival including Jessica Mauboy (pictured), Jimmy Barnes, Amy Shark and Missy Higgins

Talented list: The line-up has been revealed for the post-lockdown Great Southern Nights festival including Jessica Mauboy (pictured), Jimmy Barnes, Amy Shark and Missy Higgins

‘It has been such a tough year for live music. We need all the help we can get and this is such a great initiative,’ Amy Shark told The Daily Telegraph.

‘I just can’t wait for us all to be back together doing what we love,’ she added. 

NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres is delighted that Great Southern Nights will be bringing live music back to Australia.

'I just can’t wait for us all to be back together doing what we love': Pop singer Amy Shark (pictured) said the government-funded Great Southern Nights festival was a 'great initiative'

‘I just can’t wait for us all to be back together doing what we love’: Pop singer Amy Shark (pictured) said the government-funded Great Southern Nights festival was a ‘great initiative’ 

Great Southern Nights celebrates the very essence of live music in Australia. It’s about getting artists on stages, gigs in venues, and audiences back enjoying performances by our talented creatives right across the state,’ Mr Ayres said. 

The festival was previously held in November 2020 and delivered 1,000 Covid-safe gigs at more than 300 venues across NSW.

About 75,000 tickets were sold at last year’s gigs, and a similar number are expected to be sold at the 2022 festival. 

Big: The festival was previously held in November 2020 and delivered 1,000 Covid-safe gigs at more than 300 venues across NSW.  Pictured: Jess Mauboy at Great Southern Nights 2020

Big: The festival was previously held in November 2020 and delivered 1,000 Covid-safe gigs at more than 300 venues across NSW.  Pictured: Jess Mauboy at Great Southern Nights 2020

The event will be supported by ARIA and Destination NSW in an effort to get well-known artists performing in both regional areas and capital cities.  

More artist announcements are expected to be made soon by the event organisers. 

Expressions of interest have also been opened up to the public to nominate live venues across the state to be a part of the Great Southern Nights festival.

Expressions of interest can be made here.

A return to live music: The event will be supported by ARIA and Destination NSW in an effort to get well-known artists performing in both regional areas and capital cities. More artist announcements are expected to be made soon. Pictured: Jimmy Barnes

A return to live music: The event will be supported by ARIA and Destination NSW in an effort to get well-known artists performing in both regional areas and capital cities. More artist announcements are expected to be made soon. Pictured: Jimmy Barnes



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