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News June 25, 2018

Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett, Living End on Red Hot Summer Tour 2019

Jimmy Barnes, Joan Jett, Living End on Red Hot Summer Tour 2019

Jimmy Barnes is headlining the bill of Red Hot Summer Tour 2019, over a lineup that includes Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, The Living End, Diesel, Richard Clapton and Chocolate Starfish.

Barnes has just wound up his successful international talk tour around his second memoir Working Class Man and announced he’s taking a few months off.

Jett has seen a revival in America of late, where anthems such as I Love Rock N Roll, Cherry Bomb, Crimson & Clover and Do You Wanna Touch are being synced in movies and TV shows, adopted by a new generation of female rockers, and streaming results of her Bad Reputation album saw it certified gold in the US.

In past years, the Red Hot Summer national tour has tended to sell out months ahead.

Promoter Duane McDonald, who established the festival over nine years ago, had a strong vision from the start of bringing world-class rock acts to regional areas.

“Our ethos starting out was to take the type of artists you would see performing at festivals in metro centres, and bring them to the regions,” he says.

“Music fans are everywhere, and just because they don’t live in a capital city doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have access to some of the best live acts.

“We are so proud to have grown the festival to encompass dozens of shows – across three different series annually – with bills that include some of the world’s most iconic artists.

“We are excited about 2019 and Series One is going to rock the socks off of music fans!”

Tickets are on sale at 9 am AEST on Thursday, June 28.

Stage One of the travelling festival stops at:

Saturday, January 12 – Mary Ann Reserve, Mannum, SA

Sunday, January 13 – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley, WA

Saturday, January 19 – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington, VIC

Saturday, January 26 – Country Club Lawns, Launceston, TAS

Sunday, January 27 – North Gardens, Ballarat, VIC

Saturday, February 2 – Roche Estate, Hunter Valley, NSW

Sunday, February 3 – Bella Vista Farm, Baulkham Hills, NSW

Saturday, February 9 – Sandstone Point Hotel, Brisbie Island, QLD


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