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Gig Alert: Rock The Bowl

MELBOURNE music fans are rejoicing with the announcement of Rock The Bowl, a mega music event featuring some of Australia’s hottest entertainers in February next year.

Capped at 3,000 due to Covid restrictions, the Live at the Bowl event will feature Aussie music royalty Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and The Black Sorrows with Darlinghurst.

The event was an incentive by the promoters of the Red Hot Summer Tour, to bring back a little love to both Melbourne, who suffered the longest and strictest lockdown of the Australian COVID-19 pandemic, and the music industry, which has been one of the hardest hit.

Rock The Bowl: Live at the Bowl will be held on Friday 12th February 2021 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne.

Set times:
6:40PM – Darlinghurst
7:30PM – The Black Sorrows
8:35PM – Daryl Braithwaite
9:45PM – Jon Stevens 

Feature Pic: Daryl Braithwaite (Supplied)

Festival Alert: Summer Nights Live

SYDNEYSIDERS are in for a treat this Australia Day weekend with some of Australia’s hottest acts heading to Parramatta Park for the inaugural Summer Nights Live festival.

On January 25th and 26th, music fans will be able to celebrate summer with the country’s creme de la creme including The Veronicas, Kingswood, Jon Stevens, Bonnie Anderson and Jackie Brown Jr.

Melbourne rockers Kingswood and Queensland pop sisters The Veronicas will kick the festivities off on Monday 25th with Jackie Brown Jr, followed on Tuesday 26th by Aus rock royalty Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, The Dead Daisies, INXS), the all-star ARC (comprising Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, Mark Wilson from Jet, Kram from Spiderbait and Davey Lane from You Am I) with this year’s The Masked Singer winner Bonnie Anderson.

The COVID-safe event will be one of the first for some of the artists and fans alike post-lockdown.
“It has been too long, far too long,” Kingswood’s Fergus Lincare said.
“If we had to wait any longer to play big stage rock ‘n’ roll show I think our collective heads would in perfect synchrony explode.
“And what a festival, in such a beautiful part of the world, to come and save us, and bring the music back to the people. We can’t wait.”

Summer Nights Live is part of the City of Parramatta’s full Summer Nights program, which includes the Crescent Summer Series in Parramatta Park.

Tickets go on sale at 12pm local time today, Tuesday 15th December via the links below.

If you need help deciding whether to buy tickets, check out this hectic fan-shot video of The Veronicas performing ‘Untouched‘ live at Good Things Festival complete with a wall of death:

Feature Pic: The Veronicas at Good Things Festival by Brittany Long

Summer Nights Live 2021

monday 25th january | Australia Day Eve
The Veronicas + Kingswood + Jackie Brown Jr

Tuesday 26th January | Australia Day
Jon Stevens + ARC + Bonnie Anderson

Red Hot Summer Tour Hitting FNQ

DUE TO popular demand, promoters have added one more date to the Red Hot Summer Tour next year, taking the show to Far North Queensland in May.

Headlined by Jimmy Barnes and Hoodoo Gurus, the tour will also take Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and The Living End‘s Chris Cheney around the country.
Killing Heidi will appear in Cairns in lieu of Vika & Linda.

Tickets are selling fast for all shows – some have already sold out.
Cairns will go on sale pre-sale Tuesday 8th December from 9am and general sale Thursday 10th December from 9am local time.

A full list of all shows can be found below.
For tickets and info visit the official website or the links below.

To get you pumped for a (red hot) summer show, check out Barnesy and Stevens performing ‘Good Times‘ live together at Hotter Than Hell a few years ago in this fan footage:

Feature Pic: Killing Heidi by Brittany Long

Red Hot Summer Tour 2021


Sunday 14th March | Royal Botanical Gardens, Hobart Tas

SATURDAY 27th march | Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum SA *Sold Out*

Sunday 28th March | Seppeltsfield Wines, Barossa Valley SA

Saturday 10th April | Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA

Saturday 1st May | Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD* Sold Out*

Sunday 2nd May | Queens Park, Toowoomba QLD

Saturday 8th May | Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island Qld

Sunday 9th May | Harrigans, Jacobs Well QLD * Sold Out*

Saturday 15th May | Cairns Showgrounds, Cairns Qld

Festival Alert: Byron Bay BLUESFEST

BYRON BAY BLUESFEST will be going ahead in 2021 with an all-Australian lineup – the first in the festival’s 32-year history.

“With Australia’s international border restrictions in place, we must officially announce that the international artists previously included on our 2021 lineup will not appear at Bluesfest next Easter,” festival organisers said in a Facebook post.

“In our First Artist Announcement in July we advised, should international artists not be able to perform at the Bluesfest 2021 event, we will present you with the finest ALL-AUSSIE lineup, and we believe we have delivered.”

The COVID-19 pandemic had previously cancelled Bluesfest’s original 2020 plans, which included Crowded House, Alanis Morrissette, Patti Smith and Dave Matthews Band – it was the first time the event had ever been cancelled.

The all-Australian lineup will now feature the likes of Jimmy Barnes, Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley, Ziggy Alberts, The Teskey Brothers, John Butler, Xavier Rudd, The Cat Empire, Kasey Chambers, The Church, The Waifs, Jon Stevens, John Williamson, Ian Moss, The Living End, The Angels, Russell Morris, Briggs, Ash Grunwald, Kate Miller-Heidke and many more.

The event is more than 70 percent sold out. The event will be held from April 1-5 2021, at Tyagarah Tea Farm, Byron Bay. Tickets and info can be found here.

Feature pic: Tash Sultana by Brittany Long

Hay Mate- Band Together To Help Aussie Farmers

John Farnham leads an extraordinary line up of Aussie artists performing at Hay MateA Bush Christmas Appeal for Our Aussie Farmers, which will raise much-needed funds for Rural Aid in a massive concert in Mornington mid-December.

Joining Farnham will be Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi, John Williamson, The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda, Russell Morris, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tim Wheatley and Little Georgia.

Farnham said being part of Hay Mate was a no-brainer.
“Farmers are the backbone of this country,” he said.
“I understand what they are going through. They are doing it tough through this drought. Not only do we want to help out, we want to show them that they have our support.”

All profits raised from the massive Sunday event will go to Rural Aid’s Buy A Bale campaign. Rural Aid is one of the leading rural charities in Australia and have been championing the cause to farmers doing it tough. The Buy A Bale program supports farmers and rural communities throughout Australia, delivering hay and other essential items for those who have no feed left for their livestock. One of the key supporters of the Hay Mate event, Woolworths, has a long and strong history of supporting Australians in need, particularly in times of drought and disaster. Their continued support with Hay Mate will keep championing the cause for funds for drought-affected families.

Rural Aid CEO Charles Adler said everyone behind the Hay Mate concerts were to be commended for coming together to put on the event.
“They have recognised a need and are committed to supporting our farmers and families,” he said.
“I cannot say enough in terms of their generosity to this cause. The Hay Mate Buy A Bale program has so far distributed over $3-million worth of fodder to farmers around Australia. But, with the worsening drought and the need for a lot more, the commitment has been made to distribute more through the funds that will be raised at the Hay Mate concert.”

The Nine Network will be broadcasting the Hay Mate concert from 8pm on December 15 on Channel 9, continuing its ongoing support of Australian farmers. Head of content, production and development Adrian Swift said the network is committed to helping farmers who are suffering through the worst drought in 100 years.
“The job isn’t over yet,” he said.
“Working with Rural Aid and Aussie music legends like John Farnham represents another massive opportunity to show support and raise more funds.
“Hay Mate will be a major television event featuring some of Australia’s biggest musical acts.”

Organiser Glenn Wheatley, who is one of the driving forces behind the Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers said the success of the event is about everyone coming together for a united cause.
“There are times when we need to stand together to support those in need, and our farmers are doing it tough,” he said.
“I can’t thank the performers enough for agreeing to participate. Their support to this cause is enormous. It is a credit to them, and I do hope Australians get behind this bush Christmas appeal to support our farmers. December is the perfect time to get together – celebrate Christmas early and help out our fellow mates – come and join us for this very special event in Mornington on December 15.”

Hay Mate – A Bush Christmas Appeal For Our Aussie Farmers will be held at the Mornington Racecourse on Sunday, 15th December. Tickets go on sale at 9am AEST on Friday 1st November 2019. To donate to the appeal, visit the Hay Mate website.