Greatest Southern Nights - Ocean Alley

09 November, 2020

Greatest Southern Nights - Ocean Alley

TEG Live and Live Nation


The Greatest Southern Nights

with special guests JACK RIVER & RUBY FIELDS
Opening Support from Jack Botts
In great news for fans of live music TEG Live and Live Nation 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 November 28th, Ocean Alley will headline this historic return to live music, with special guests Jack River and Ruby Fields, together with Jack Botts.  
Australia’s beloved psychedelic-surf-rockers Ocean Alley have spent the past decade creating a unique lane for themselves as a proudly independent band, their vision and sound guided solely by their instinct and passion. The band debuted at #3 on the ARIA Album Chart with their ARIA-nominated third album Lonely Diamond (2020), garnering four-star reviews from the likes of NME Australia and Rolling Stone Australia. The album followed the success of 2018’s Chiaroscuro which propelled the band into national prominence with the double platinum-selling single ‘Confidence’ taking out #1 in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2018.
Joining the band for this very special evening will be Jack River and Ruby Fields.
As a climate ally, and a person of deep compassion for all, rising Australian star Jack River is gearing up to take on the world in 2020 with her new Stranger Heart EP. The EP dropped Valentine’s Day & follows up her 2018 debut LP Sugar Mountain that features platinum single “Fool’s Gold” and earned 3 ARIA Nominations and an APRA Nomination.

Hailing from the suburbs of Sydney’s South Coast, Ruby Fields is an Australian singer-songwriter who creates narratives that people feel a close connection to. Her use of simplistic but poignant lyrics in her work has garnered the attention of the international music industry and fans alike. Ruby Fields has sold out multiple national tours, performed to 20,000 people at Splendour In The Grass in 2019, toured the UK, performed a coveted Like A Version for triple j, and has been courted by labels in the US.
With such a strong bill, 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 $91.60 and go on sale at 10:00am on Monday 9 November via Ticketek Australia is the only authorised seller. Do not pay more than the prices listed for your tickets.

Ocean Alley said: “We’re absolutely stoked to be getting back on stage as part of Great Southern Nights. We've missed every part of touring - last year we spent every other day in a new city, so it's exciting to see live music making a comeback in NSW. The opportunity to headline Qudos Bank Arena in our hometown makes this show that extra bit more special for us, and we can't wait to finally play our latest album Lonely Diamond in a live setting.”
Geoff JonesChief 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).
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