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Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, and Amy Shark announce concert series

Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes and Amy Shark announce concert series to bring music industry out of lockdown


Australian musicians are banding together to lift NSW‘s music industry out of lockdown

The 2022 Great Southern Nights concert series has been announced for March and April and features a stellar line up. 

Performing will be the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes, Missy Higgins and Amy Shark. 

Wow! Australian musicians are banding together to lift NSW’s music industry out of lockdown. The 2022 Great Southern Nights concert series has been announced for March and April and features a stellar line up. Pictured: Jessica Mauboy 

Additionally, rapper Baker Boy and electronic duo Peking Duk are likewise taking part. 

Considered a reboot for the live music and hospitality industries, it is a NSW Government initiative.  

It is supported by ARIA and Destination NSW, and was first held in 2020 and hosted over 1,000 COVID-Safe gigs, with around 75,000 tickets sold. 

Legends: Performing will be the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes (pictured), electronic duo Peking Duk and Amy Shark

Legends: Performing will be the likes of Jessica Mauboy, Jimmy Barnes (pictured), electronic duo Peking Duk and Amy Shark

On stage: Additionally, rapper Baker Boy and Missy Higgins (pictured) are  taking part

On stage: Additionally, rapper Baker Boy and Missy Higgins (pictured) are  taking part

NSW Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres told The Daily Telegraph on Tuesday: ‘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’. 

Amy Shark added: ‘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.’

Singer Amy Shark said: '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 is pictured

Singer Amy Shark said: ‘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 is pictured 

The singer-songwriter added that musicians are keen to ‘be back together’ doing ‘what they love’. 

The website for the event says it hopes to become an, ‘effort to kick-start live music, during the recovery phase of COVID-19.’

It promises: ‘Great Southern Nights COVID-Safe gigs will take place right across NSW once again in 2022 – so there is a good chance a gig will be happening near you.’ 

Love of the gig: The singer-songwriter added that musicians are keen to 'be back together' doing 'what they love'

Love of the gig: The singer-songwriter added that musicians are keen to ‘be back together’ doing ‘what they love’

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