SUMMERNATS MAJOR NEW CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCEMENT
Jimmy Barnes has announced today that he requires back and hip surgery which will unfortunately prevent him from performing live for several months. This means Jimmy can’t perform at Summernats 35. The Aussie rock icon is completely confident of making a full recovery and has already committed to headlining Summernats 36 in January 2024.
The Summernats team have been working around the clock to pull together an awesome Aussie music line-up for Friday night at Summernats 35. Friday night's mega Aussie rock show will now star Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite, DIESEL and Shannon Noll in a four-hour super concert.
Andy Lopez from Summernats said “We were really disappointed to hear about Jimmy’s situation, and we’re sending him all our love and good vibes for his recovery. At the same time, we wanted to make sure we delivered something really special for our fans, and this is definitely the biggest night of music we’ve ever put on at the Nats. Jon Stevens is going to play his Noiseworks classics and all the great songs from his time fronting INXS."
"DIESEL has to be one of Australia’s coolest rock and rollers with his killer band and a swag of hits. Everyone loves Nollsy. Personally, I can’t wait to hear 10,000 Summernats fans sing Horses with Daryl Braithwaite. We wish Jimmy all the best and can’t wait to see him at Summernats 36.”
Jimmy Barnes said “I’ve been jumping off PA’s and stomping around stages for nearly 50 years, but it’s finally caught up with me”, explains the Australian rock icon.
“I’ve had niggling back and hip issues for years, but things suddenly got a lot worse over the last few weeks and I’m now in constant and severe pain. As everybody knows, it’s against my religion to blow out gigs but the Doctors tell me I need an operation as soon as possible.
"As much as it kills me, I have to get this fixed so I can jump around onstage for another 50 years. I’m disappointed to miss out on Summernats in January, but with Jon, Daryl and DIESEL jumping in it’s going to be a great night. And I’m really happy to announce that I will be there at Summernats 36, January 2024."
Saturday night is also massive at Summernats 35 with Aussie hip hop royalty Bliss N Eso headlining with dance music legends the Stafford Brothers and Australia’s favourite party DJ Brooke Evers.