The Street Machine Summernats has today announced that at long last, Jimmy Barnes will rock out the Summernats main stage headlining the festival’s biggest ever music line-up.

Barnesy is joined by Bliss N Eso, Shannon Noll, Stafford Brothers and Brooke Evers across two massive nights of music at Exhibition Park, Jan 6 and 7, 2023.


For an artist who has seen and done it all and lived to tell the tale, Summernats 35 is the perfect place to mix the madness of the event, perfect January weather, and great Australian rock and roll. With nineteen number one albums under his belt, the twice inducted ARIA hall-of-famer said he was excited to be playing in Canberra.

“It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally playing Summernats! I’m looking forward to belting out some rock and roll for everyone at Australia’s home of horsepower. I can’t wait to see you all there.”

Keeping the rock vibe pumping is multi-platinum recording artist and mad petrolhead – Shannon Noll. Since his first Summernats performance that saw a packed crowd sing along to What About Me as well as an outright win in the celebrity lawn mower racing, Nollsie has been keen to come back and join in the mayhem that is the Summernats.

“I had an amazing time at Summernats 33 performing, racing lawn mowers, and even judging the mullet competition. I can’t wait to be back at Summernats with Jimmy Barnes.”

Saturday night is a high-energy party with three huge acts lined up to light up Exhibition Park – Bliss N Eso, Stafford Brothers, and Brooke Evers.

Summernats repeat offenders Bliss N Eso are no stranger to the event having partied both on and off stage with the die-hard car fans. “Summernats is one of our favourite places to connect to our fans. Most people know we love cars and we’re stoked to be back in Canberra to tear up the stage.”


Joining them on Saturday night are international DJ sensations the Stafford Brothers and Brooke Evers. They’ll bring their own brand of electronic party action from the biggest clubs in the world all the way to Canberra.

“We have a massive set planned for the punters,” says Matt Stafford – one half of the sibling duo. “It’s always good to be home in Australia and Summernats is a great way to kick off 2023.”

Summernats co-owner Andy Lopez said “We wanted to make our 35th party really special, and Barnesy has to be one of, if not the most, requested artists by our Summernats fans. So, we got him, and then went really big with Nollsie, Bliss N Eso, Brooke Evers and the Stafford Brothers. Summernats 35 is going to be huge.”

Summernats is four days of high-octane extreme auto action including Australia's top street machine competition, the motorised insanity of the Burnout Masters, horsepower heroics, Australia's biggest motor retail trade show, two massive nights of concerts, and so much more. It's all set against a backdrop of burnt rubber, rock and roll, and screaming crowds as we search for the Street Machine Summernats Grand Champion.

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