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Paul Kelly, Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins & More to Play Red Hot Summer Tour 2023

The Red Hot Summer touring festival will return in 2023, with a slew of shows across the country between January and April. Headlining the series will be national treasure Paul Kelly, who shares the bill with former Powderfinger leader Bernard Fanning, Missy Higgins, Hunters & Collectors‘ Mark Seymour, Vika & Linda and a collaborative set from Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley.

The run of dates will begin on Saturday, 14th January 2023 at Mornington Racecourse and will continue over the following weekends until it wraps up at Sandstone Point Hotel, QLD on 29th April. In between, there’ll be shows in Batemans Bay, Port Macquarie, Launceston, Hobart, Ballarat, Baulkham Hills, Wodonga, Toowoomba and more. Tickets will go on sale this Thursday, 1st September at 9am AEST – all through Ticketmaster.

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In an accompanying statement, Kelly said “the last two years have brought home how precious live music is to us and to those who come.” Kelly said that he and his band intend to “bring it, give our all and play each show as if it’s our last, because you never know what’s around the corner.”

Fanning expressed his eagerness to “get back on the road to do some ‘proper’ touring” following “almost three years of dribs and drabs and disruption”. He noted that he’d be playing many of the towns on the run for the first time ever and said he “can’t wait to get out there and play stuff from right across my career.”

Higgins also emphasised her excitement to get on the road again. “The past few years have shown us that we can’t take anything for granted and being able to tour again will be very special, it’s what I love to do most,” she said. “I’m also really looking forward to sharing the stage with such incredible Aussie artists.”

UPDATE 19/09/2022: New events added in Perth, Hunter Valley, Jacobs Well, Darwin and Cairns, as well as additional shows in Mornington and Bribie Island.

Red Hot Summer Tour 2023

  • Saturday, 14th January – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC SOLD OUT
  • Sunday, 15th January – Mornington Racecourse, Mornington VIC NEW SHOW
  • Sunday, 22nd January – Seppeltsfield, Seppeltsfield SA
  • Saturday, 28th January – Mackay Park, Batemans Bay NSW
  • Saturday, 4th February – Westport Park, Port Macquarie NSW
  • Saturday, 11th February – Berry Showground, Berry NSW
  • Saturday, 18th February – Country Club Lawns, Launceston TAS
  • Sunday, 19th February – Botanical Gardens, Hobart TAS
  • Saturday, 25th February – Bendigo Racecourse, Bendigo VIC
  • Saturday, 4th March – North Gardens, Ballarat VIC
  • Sunday, 5th March – Nowingi Place, Mildura VIC
  • Saturday, 11th March – Kent Reserve, Victor Harbor SA
  • Sunday, 12th March – Old Mount Gambier Gaol, Mount Gambier SA
  • Saturday 18th March – Sandalford Wines, Swan Valley WA NEW SHOW
  • Saturday 25th March – Roche Estate, Hunter Valley NSW NEW SHOW
  • Sunday, 26th March – Bella Vista Farm, Bella Vista NSW
  • Saturday, 1st April – Gateway Lakes, Wodonga VIC
  • Saturday, 15th April – Queens Park, Toowoomba QLD
  • Saturday, 22nd April – Broadwater Parklands, Southport QLD (Ian Moss performing solo)
  • Sunday, 23rd April – Harrigans Calypso Bay, Jacobs Well QLD NEW SHOW
  • Saturday, 29th April – Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD
  • Sunday 30th April – Sandstone Point Hotel, Bribie Island QLD NEW SHOW
  • Saturday 6th May – Botanic Gardens, Darwin NT NEW SHOW
  • Saturday 13th May – Cairns Showgrounds, Cairns QLD NEW SHOW

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