Promoter Andrew McManus will launch a new music festival in January and has picked up Jimmy Barnes to headline.
Under The Southern Stars will happen in Tuncurry and Mornington Peninsula over the weekend of January 6 and 7.
The festival is a bold move for McManus considering its proximity to juggernaut event Red Hot Summer targeting the same demographic in the same area. On January 20 Red Hot Summer has already sold-out at Mornington Racecourse with Suzi Quatro, The Angels, Baby Animals, Moving Pictures, Chocolate Starfish and Screaming Jets. Then on March 10 Red Hot Summer, again at Mornington Racecourse, features John Farnham, Daryl Braithwaite, Baby Animals, The Black Sorrows and 1927
Jimmy Barnes is the big draw card for Under The Southern Stars. “This is a bill I’m looking forward to being a part of!” said Jimmy Barnes. “This show will definitely rock. In the middle of summer, what would you want to do but get out with your mates and have a party? Join us. I think there will be a few surprises on the day”.
Jimmy’s brother-in-law Diesel is also on the bill as well as Richie Sambora + Orianthi. The Sambora Orianthi combo struggled to sell on their last Australian tour. Their tickets were slashed to $29 to get people in the room. Sambora + Orianthi will do their own headline shows for McManus in January as well.
In a group effort, also with Ash Grunwald, Richard Clapton and Dallas Crane, Under The Southern Stars is a strong line-up. Some punters may find the Hastings location on Western Port Bay a tussle to get to.