The NSW government is remaining tight-lipped on the plans for the Great Southern Nights festivals.
The government, in conjunction with the Australian Recording Industry Association, is bringing 1000 gigs to venues across the state in November.
Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst have all indicated they're interested.
But Tourism Minister Stuart Ayres has not responded to questions about when the locations will be chosen or how they will be determined.
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Mr Ayres said "an advisory committee of industry leaders" would be involved with the curation of the program.
"The NSW government have never done anything like this before and we are not aware of anything comparable in Australia. The event is incredibly unique because it's been created with COVID-safe parameters in mind, whatever they may be at the time," he said.
"It means that you might be able to see some of Australian music's leading artists at a very intimate, regional gig in a venue that has nurtured emerging NSW artists for decades."
Australian artists such as Jimmy Barnes, Paul Kelly and Tones and I, as well as hundreds of local musicians, have already signed up to be involved.
More announcements on the Great Southern Nights events are expected to be made in due course.