The NSW Government’s live music initiative Great Southern Nights has added over 30 new artists to complete a stellar line-up performing from 18 March to 10 April.

Ball Park Music, Confidence Man, Illy, Kate Ceberano, Marcia Hines, Montaigne Sheppard and The Jungle Giants are among the headline performers added to an already star-studded line-up for the three-week program being delivered by Destination NSW and Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).

Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, and Minister for Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said Great Southern Nights will be a celebration of live music that will stimulate the NSW visitor economy.

“I am thrilled that so many more talented artists have joined Great Southern Nights, which already includes the likes of Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Jimmy Barnes, Courtney Barnett, Jessica Mauboy, Peking Duk and The Veronicas,” Mr Ayres said.

“The live music scene makes a significant contribution to our social and economic wellbeing. As part of our roadmap to recovery it is vital that we get it back on its feet.

“This will create jobs for artists and crew, revenue for venues and drive visitation to large parts of regional NSW that have done it tough over the past few years.

“Hundreds of Great Southern Nights gigs will take place right across NSW, from Byron Bay to Albury and Sydney to Broken Hill. With almost half of the gigs in regional NSW there is good chance there will be one somewhere near you.”

ARIA CEO Annabelle Herd said Great Southern Nights will reignite the NSW live music scene after an extraordinarily challenging time for the industry.

“Great Southern Nights will have artists, crew and music venues back to doing what they love and do best – putting on shows and getting people out to experience the joy of live music again” Ms Herd said.

“Great Southern Nights was such a huge success in 2020 and is exactly what our industry needs right now, so we’re excited to see Australia’s best talent wanting to be involved in 2022.

“We’re proud to play an integral part in this vital project at this much needed time.”

Household names, emerging talents and grassroots local acts will take part in Great Southern Nights from 18 March to 10 April.

To see the full line-up and book tickets, visit the gig guide at

Great Southern Nights program announcement content including VNR, broll, images, destination guides and talent Q&A are available from the Destination NSW Media Centre HERE 

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