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Great Southern Nights to hit the city next month


Newcastle is set to be among the 300-plus venues primed to host Great Southern Nights next month.

The 900 gigs featuring more than 2,500 artists is a state government initiative aimed at kick-starting the recovery of live music, hospitality and tourism industries within NSW.

Local shows will include Tones and I performing at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre and Ian Moss at Lizotte’s Restaurant.  

Minister for Jobs, Investment and Tourism Stuart Ayres said Great Southern Nights would provide music lovers many reasons to get out in NSW this November.

 “The NSW Government is proud to be getting artists, roadies, venues, hospitality staff and tourism businesses back to work through this ambitious initiative and now it’s over to the public to show their support by booking tickets to a gig or two, or more.” 

Joining the feature artist line-up are Lime Cordiale, Jessica Mauboy, Vera Blue, Hoodoo Gurus and Ruel, keeping company among Australian music champions Kasey Chambers and Troy Cassar-Daley, The Angels, Thirsty Merc and Kate Ceberano.

Other Newcastle venues include the Playhouse, City Hall, Hamilton Alpine Club and Butter Knife.

Great Southern Nights will comprise 1,000 individual COVID-safe gigs across NSW during Australian Music Month – November.

Great Southern Nights is delivered by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA)

Tickets are now on sale at the Great Southern Nights website.

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