Following a cracker set of live music performances last year in its inaugural season, Night At The Barracks returns to Manly this September and October, with another all-star line-up.
Night at the Barracks – Manly’s very own major concert series based up at North Head – will have legendary Aussie band Hoodoo Gurus kicking off proceedings on 15 September under the stars up at North Head. It’s rightly already a sell out show, but the music festival still has a lot on offer available, if you’re quick. Australia’s biggest names in music are either offering solo shows or joining forces for fantastic revues of classic tunes.
Alongside Hoodoo Gurus, the line-up includes Missy Higgins, the first Sydney performance from Kate Ceberano with The Metropolitan Orchestra performing her new album My Life Is A Symphony, Tom Burlinson Big Band performs Sinatra and the Kings of Swing, Rolling Stones Revue featuring Adalita, Tex Perkins and Tim Rogers, Bjorn Again, James Morrison’s Motown Experience, a debut Sydney performance of History Of House featuring Groove Terminator & Soweto Gospel Choir, and concluding with the iconic Tina Arena with a Sydney exclusive show as the last performance to wrap up the concert series.
Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car brand, are returning as Presenting Partner this year, along with continued support from Northern Beaches Council, Cunard, Gage Roads, Manly Spirits and new partners, Engie and Tempus Two.
Northern Beaches Mayor Sue Heins said it was great to have such a major event back after previous success.
“We’re so thrilled to have this sustainable event return to the area. It is a great drawcard to support local businesses and the entertainment industry while our community and visitors will enjoy performances by singing royalty with a picture-perfect backdrop – it’s the perfect night out,” Cr Heins said.
The event won Northern Beaches Event of the Year last year and will once again be striving towards carbon neutrality. Behind the series is a Manly-based company Second Sunday, with locals Cam Coghlan and Brendan Maher at the helm. This is no small enterprise, this is the team behind Australia’s ‘Oscars’ the AACTA awards, major sports events as well as big names like The Killers, Sam Smith and Rudimental.
Behind the series is a Manly-based company Second Sunday, with locals Cam Coghlan and Brendan Maher at the helm. This is no small enterprise, this is the team behind Australia’s ‘Oscars’ the AACTA awards, major sports events as well as big names like The Killers, Sam Smith and Rudimental.
“This year we will be working with Engie to power the site from 100% renewable energy, our clothing merchandise is made from 100% recycled material, there will be no single use plastics on site, and we will be once again encouraging ticket holders to use public transport. In addition to this there will also be bike racks on site to encourage visitors to cycle to the event,” Cam said of the series.
“This is a really magical site, there’s just nothing like it anywhere. Ticket holders can journey into this enchanting location steeped in historical significance and natural beauty, gazing up into the night sky whilst experiencing some of Australia’s most extraordinary talent.”
The event will also host an array of local food and beverage providers bringing you a taste of the Northern Beaches. In addition to this, the local team at North Head behind Night at the Barracks will proudly be supporting businesses in the surrounding area – including Manly Observer. A portion of each ticket sale also goes to local charities Bear Cottage and Lifeline Northern Beaches.
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New shows just announced!
Organisers have just announced the addition of a totally new show, ‘Yesterday’s Gone – The Fleetwood Mac Legacy’ on Friday, 22 September.
This will be a mix of great Australian performers – feat. Lisa Mitchell, Kav Temperley (Eskimo Jo), Charlie Collins and Karen Lee Andrews – all of Fleetwood Mac’s incredible hits including Landslide, Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Everywhere, Songbird, Gypsy, Little Lies, Dreams, Say You Love Me and many more.
With a career spanning over 50 years, Fleetwood Mac are one of the very rare bands who have managed to remain influential and popular to multiple generations throughout each decade of their existence. With viral videos, dance mixes and multitudes of cover versions keeping their songs at the front of mind, Fleetwood Mac’s incredible catalogue of songs continues to gain new fans every year.
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