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New Event Set to Transform Manly’s North Head

A unique outdoor event with 20 nights of iconic performances featuring some of Australia’s biggest names in entertainment is set to transform Manly’s North Head this autumn. 

Night at the Barracks will feature contemporary music, theatre, ballet, dance, rock, opera and jazz over five weekends from 24 February to 27 March 2022. 

Supported by the NSW Government through Destination NSW, the month-long program will convert one of Sydney’s iconic outdoor settings into a stunning venue under the stars. 

The line-up includes legendary Australian performers Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, David Hobson, Lucy Durack, John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra, Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson, Giuseppina Grech and Lorenzo Rositano, Queensland Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Australian Rock Collective and many more.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Minister for Trade and Industry, Stuart Ayres said the diverse event program would provide a welcome boost for the Northern Beaches and Sydney visitor economies. 

“This is a great example of an innovative approach to rebooting and growing our visitor economy, by celebrating our unique assets and outstanding local talent,” Mr Ayres said. 

“Night at the Barracks will feature 20 nights of performances providing something special for all concert-lovers, be they visitors or locals. 

“The concert series will support local businesses by drawing people to Manly and surrounds, while also providing employment for more than 650 performers and event staff which is critical for the creative industries at this time.” 

Member for Manly James Griffin said the event would be like no other held in Manly before. 

“We are working hard to reboot the Manly visitor economy and create new and exciting reasons for people to enjoy Manly, year round. Manly has so much more to offer than our beautiful beaches,” Mr Griffin said. 

“We hope attendees will make the most of this rare opportunity to enjoy the area in a new light, explore Manly, support local restaurants and cafes, and take a staycation here on the Northern Beaches.” 

Night at the Barracks, North Head is also supported by the Commonwealth Government’s RISE Fund and Northern Beaches Council. 

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