Bringing music to the thriving hub of Parramatta in the New Year, the inaugural Summer Nights Live festival is hosting a strong line-up for 2021!
On January 25 and January 26, music fans will be able to revel in peak Sydney summer vibes with the likes of The Veronicas, Kingswood, Jon Stevens, ARC, Bonnie Anderson and Jackie Brown Jr at The Crescent, Parramatta Park. The night time events are family friendly affairs, presented by the City of Parramatta Council in partnership with Live Nation, and Parramatta Park Trust.
Melbourne’s favourite rockers Kingswood make their triumphant return to Sydney after spending 2020 releasing three records and more recently returning to live stages, selling out ten shows in Melbourne’s newly reopened, COVID-safe live music environment. Queensland pop stars The Veronicas have been reintroducing their fire brand of music to fans at home in recent years, with international successes elevating the Origliasso sisters to new levels of renown, before returning home. The hit makers return to the stage in Sydney this summer for an unforgettable set. Kicking off the festivities will be none other than Jackie Brown Jr.
After a sell-out tour in 2019 Australian rock royalty Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, The Dead Daisies, INXS) will be headlining Australia day night. When it comes to ARC, the weight of the band’s accomplishments is heavy. Featuring members Darren Middleton from Powderfinger, Mark Wilson from Jet, Kram from Spiderbait and Davey Lane from You Am I, the band is a true testament to the history of modern Australian rock music. Joining them will be everyone’s favourite neighbour Bonnie Anderson.
For the artists involved, Summer Nights Live will be some of the first opportunities they will have had to perform since early 2020. The return of live music around the country is one many fans and artists alike have been hanging out for. And with the right measures now proving to be successful at a range of live music events tentatively rolled out recently, we’re looking forward to an exciting summer ahead.
“It has been too long, far too long! 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.“ Fergus Lincare, Kingswood
With health and COVID-determined safety in mind, festival organisers have established Summer Nights Live to roll out in accordance with COVID-safe protocols throughout. Capacity will be limited at the site in line with NSW Health regulations and only limited tickets available.
Socially distanced seating, as well as ticketed registrations and COVID-safe check-ins will also be implemented at Summer Nights Live to ensure that the events are executed to the highest of standards.
The concerts are an exciting addition to the City of Parramatta’s broader Summer Nights program, as well as the Crescent Summer Series in Parramatta Park.
“In 2021, our popular Australia Day event is undergoing an exciting transformation with a new concert series taking place over two nights in our City’s beautiful, World Heritage-Listed Parramatta Park. I look forward to welcoming people back into our great City with this exciting event that will feature incredible performances from a line-up of top Aussie artists.”
City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer
Tickets for Summer Nights Live are on sale through Moshtix from 12.00pm AEDT 15 December. For more information on how to access the park via public transport or car, visit Parramatta Park’s website.