He is fresh out of a stint in the African jungle as a contestant on “I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here” but in a little over six weeks, Aussie rocker Shannon Noll will be back in Dubbo as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour.
The celebration of Australian music will return to Lazy River Estate on Saturday, April 28, and will feature a stellar lineup that includes Noll, as well as The Black Sorrows, Mark Seymour and Icehouse.
The tour has built a huge following by taking some of the nation’s greatest musicians to regional areas, with this year’s event to follow on from the hugely successful 2016 show that featured James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite and ‘Whispering Jack’ John Farnham.
Tickets have been on sale since the lineup was announced back in October, and while the event isn’t a sell-out just yet, there aren’t many tickets remaining.
When he spoke to the Daily Liberal late last year, Mr Noll admitted he was looking forward to returning to Dubbo after being involved in the 2017 event.
“Going to Dubbo is like going home for me because it is so close to Condo,” he said, referring to the city’s geographical proximity to his home town of Condobolin.
“I had a great time there this year as part of the Red Hot Summer Tour and to come back with some of these great bands that I grew up listening to is something I’m really looking forward to.
“The great thing about Red Hot Summer is that it really is a celebration of great Aussie music, and to share a stage with the guys I did this year and then to have some great groups lining up next year is something I just shake my head at.”
Icehouse front man Iva Davies is also looking forward to his first working visit to Dubbo.
“I approach places I haven't been with a kind of wide-eyed fascination these days,” he said.
“With something as dynamic as a rock and roll show, inevitably things go wrong and it’s only with that sense of humour that we get through a two-hour set and we enjoy ourselves.”
Tickets are available by contacting Ticketmaster or the Dubbo Visitor Information Centre.
- 1.40pm: Boom Crash Opera, 2.35pm: Pseudo Echo, 3.30pm: Shannon Noll, 4.35pm: The Black Sorrows (w Vika and Linda), 5.45pm: Mark Seymour, 6.55pm: Baby Animals, 8.10pm: Icehouse