BERNARD FANNING with special guest Matt Corby

One of Australia's biggest stars

In fantastic news for fans of live music, TEG Live and Live Nation have teamed up with the New South Wales Government to present The Greatest Southern Nights – two major COVID Safe concerts at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena for more than 12,000 fans.

The concert on Saturday 5 December will be headlined by one of Australia’s biggest stars, Bernard Fanning. Bernard has accumulated one of the most celebrated and distinct songbooks on the Australian rock spectrum. A multi-award winning and platinum selling artist, his solo career now spanning 15 years, Fanning has firmly cemented his position as one of Australia’s finest songwriters and lyricists. From the country folk-tinged charm of his multi-platinum debut solo album Tea and Sympathy to the rock grooves and horn breaks of its follow up Departures and the exquisitely crafted Civil Dusk / Brutal Dawn – a two-part album series released across 2016 and 2017.

Joining him for this very special evening will be Matt Corby. For a decade, the multi-platinum-selling musician has been pushing his own boundaries, embracing a journey of self-discovery that’s seen him wrestle a few pre-conceptions and stare down his share of demons. With two ARIA Song of the
Year awards and a #1 debut album behind him, Corby can genuinely lay claim to some hard-earned perspective.

With support from the wonderful Merci, Mercy, an affordable ticket price and a city of five million people eager for the return of live music, this is sure to be a night to remember. The Greatest Southern Nights concerts will be co-promoted by TEG Live and Live Nation, with support from the New South Wales Government, as part of its Great Southern Nights initiative to kick-start the recovery of the live music, hospitality and tourism industries which have been so dramatically impacted by the pandemic.

This concert will be held with a commitment to a COVID Safe environment, with a reduced capacity of just over 6,000 in a venue that can normally hold around 21,000 fans. TEG Live and Live Nation will work closely with and comply with all requirements of the public health authorities in respect to these shows. While operating at reduced capacity, this event will mark the largest indoor music event held in Australia since the shutdown of the live entertainment industry in March, due to the pandemic.

Tickets are priced at $101.70 and will go on sale at 10:00am on Tuesday 10 November via Ticketek is the only authorised seller. Do not pay more than the prices listed for your tickets.

Bernard Fanning said that these gigs are crucial to getting the industry back on its feet and workers back into jobs: “I’m so happy to be part of the reopening of the live music scene in NSW. It’s a great opportunity to get people safely together again, but just as importantly, to give the music industry workers whose lives have been so upended by COVID, a chance to get back to doing what they do best.”