An emerging Wollongong indie-pop band is thrilled to be amongst veterans and chart toppers from the Australian music industry for a month-long concert series in early 2022.
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Lead singer of the Illawarra group Jess Beck said their inclusion was the "little boost" they needed after a tough year.
"When the poster came out and seeing we'd made it on with all those huge acts, it was like a little push to keep going and hang in there," she said.
Great Southern Nights will see more than 50 artists perform across nine NSW regions from mid-March, and feature more than 500 COVID-safe gigs in around 350 venues.
South Coast venues on the program include Anita's Theatre in Thirroul, UniBar and Uni Hall at the University of Wollongong, plus the Milton Theatre at Milton.
Artists to perform include the aforementioned Higgins and Reyne, plus Jessica Mauboy, Meg Mac, Sneaky Sound System and Baker Boy.
However, there are many other revered artists on the state-wide series like Jimmy Barnes, Amy Shark, Archie Roach, Peking Duk, Hoodoo Gurus, Violent Soho, Ruby Fields, Haiku Hands, and The Veronicas, to name a few.
"The calibre of artists now putting their hand up to be part of Great Southern Nights highlights the huge appetite for live music from both artists and fans," Minister for Jobs, Investment and Tourism Stuart Ayres said.
Pirra will be playing at the Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale on March 18 as part of the concert series.
However, local fans who don't want to wait quite that long can catch them at La La La's this Friday, December 17, with a quirky theatrical show planned.
Ms Beck said they're tunes would be accompanied by some space-themed elements, with sentiments to the film Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.
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