Bernard Fanning and Matt Corby


TEG Live and Live Nation


The Greatest Southern Nights

with special guest Matt Corby
Support from Merci, Mercy

In great news for fans of live music, TEG Live and Live Nation Australia have teamed up with the New South Wales Government to present The Greatest Southern Nights - a limited series of COVID safe shows at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena this Summer.
On Saturday December 5th Bernard Fanning will headline this historic return to live music. 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 live music, this is sure to be a night to remember.

The Greatest Southern Nights event series is a co-promotion between TEG Live and Live Nation Australia, with support from the New South Wales Government, and marks the crescendo of NSW’s 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 go on sale at 10:00am on Tuesday 10 November via Ticketek Australia 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.
Geoff Jones, Chief Executive of Promoter TEG, said the Greatest Southern Nights concerts are part of a crucial push to reignite the live industry and thanked the NSW Government and Destination NSW for their crucial support.
“These shows are vital for our industry because they will show that we can stage big live concerts safely and that Australians cannot wait to get out and share great live entertainment experiences with their friends and family,” said Jones.
“We have seen the successful and safe return of large crowds to major live sport and it is time for live music to make a return at scale at a world class venue, Qudos Bank Arena, which we will operate in a reduced, COVID Safe capacity for these shows,” Jones added.
Roger Field, President co-promoter of Live Nation, said these concerts would not be possible without the help of NSW Government and Destination NSW.  “After eight long months of zero arena shows, these concerts will see great musicians bring thousands of fans back together. Not only will these two wonderful nights of entertainment deliver significant employment but they are sure to inject a vital economic boost to our industry and the economy.”
The Greatest Southern Nights concerts are supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and form the grand finale to its Great Southern Nights partnership with the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA).
More info here


Personalise your experience by telling us what you like, and we'll keep you in the know with regular updates on upcoming events, the latest Arena news, and promotional offers and pre-sales.

My Preferences: