Presented by POLESTAR
15 iconic shows in one iconic location
Friday 9 September – Sunday 9 October 2022
Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, David Hobson,
Lucy Durack, John Foreman and The Aussie Pops Orchestra,
Sydney Dance Company, Australian Rock Collective, The Tap Pack
and more to be announced
NIGHT AT THE BARRACKS, NORTH HEAD, MANLY the inaugural concert series that was set to open on 24 February 2022 but was sadly postponed due to COVID-19 is going ahead in Spring 2022. The Producers are delighted to announce new dates including the majority of the original line-up of amazing artists – Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, Emma Pask, David Hobson, Lucy Durack, John Foreman and The Aussie Pops Orchestra, The Tap Pack, Sydney Dance Company, Tim Campbell and Bonnie Anderson and Australian Rock Collective will be ready to hit the outdoor stage at the historic barracks from 9 September to 9 October. More incredible acts will be added to the line-up in the coming weeks.
For the first time ever, audiences will bask in this enchanting location that is steeped in history and natural beauty while soaking up the artistry of Australia’s biggest names in music, theatre, ballet, dance, rock, opera and jazz.
Friday 9 September
If 2021 has been a rebirth year for multi-ARIA award-winning singer-songwriter, actress, and Voice Coach Jessica Mauboy, 2022 will be her watershed one. Making new music and continuing her role as a leader and disruptor, Jessica Mauboy returns to the stage for the sure to be incredible opening night of Night at The Barracks. Jessica Mauboy’s exciting new show will read as an anthology of Jessica’s global smash hits since her first solo album in 2008, elevating them to a new era of empowerment. Jessica Mauboy is a quadruple threat with a conscience, a woman with serious acting chops and multiple accolades, an accomplished songwriter and piano player, and she owns her effervescent and incredibly engaging energy. You’ll know a Mauboy song when you hear it because Jess makes every song her own, each tune laced with trills you instantly recognise as hers.
DAVID CAMPBELL: BACK IN THE SWING
Saturday 10 September
Australian ARIA award winner, singer and popular TV presenter, David Campbell is BACK and set to wow Night at The Barracks crowd with his acclaimed show ‘Back in the Swing.’ Featuring Campbell’s silky vocals and his full band, ‘Back In The Swing’ blends together genres of swing, ballads and R&B from artists such as Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra and Billy Joel, with the Aussie singer’s own personal style. Notable songs include Come Fly with Me, For Once in My Life and Walkin’ My Baby Back Home, which will be sure to keep The Barracks crowd singing and dancing along all night.
THE TAP PACK
Sunday 11 September
Australia’s hottest tap dance sensation, THE TAP PACK are bringing their high energy, tap comedy show to Night at the Barracks. THE TAP PACK conjure up a modern twist to the crooners and artists from the 50s through to the noughties! Featuring songs from Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr to Sheeran, Bublé and Beyonce, THE TAP PACK mix slick humour, high energy entertainment and world-class tap dance. Armed with their lovable on-stage larrikinism, they sing – they dance – they joke! They bring new, invigorating energy to a timeless style that the whole family can enjoy. Dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, THE TAP PACK is “old school cool” from the new kings of swing.
DAVID HOBSON AND LUCY DURACK IN CONCERT. ACCOMPANIED BY JOHN FOREMAN AND 45 PIECE ORCHESTRA
Sunday 18 September
One of Australia’s leading ladies of stage and screen Lucy Durack, and Opera legend David Hobson come together for the very first time with a 45-piece orchestra, led by renowned conductor John Foreman for this amazing and one-off show at NIGHT AT THE BARRACKS. Lucy and David will perform classics from productions such The Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahama, Into the Woods, Shrek, Wicked, 42nd Street, Mamma Mia, Les Miserables, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, La Boheme, Granada, L’elisir d’amore (Una Furtiva Laguma), Tosca (E Lucevan Le Stelle), Rigoletto (La Donna e mobile), the Merry Widow and La Traviata (Libiamo) and more. This two-hour Concert will be nothing like you’ve seen before and will enchant audiences of all ages.
AUSTRALIAN ROCK COLLECTIVE CELEBRATES THE BEATLES ‘LET IT BE’ ALBUM 50th ANNIVERSARY
Friday 23 September
Following two sold-out tours of The Beatles’ Abbey Road Live in 2019/20, The Australian Rock Collective (ARC) are returning in 2021 to present the final Beatles album in all its glory – Let It Be, marking the 50th Anniversary. ARC, comprised of Kram (Spiderbait), Darren Middleton (Powderfinger) Mark Wilson (Jet) and Davey Lane (You Am I) are self-confessed Beatles tragics, playing Let It Be from start to finish – followed by a second set of favourites spanning the breadth of the Beatles’ catalogue.
SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY.An exclusive double bill by RAFAEL BONACHELA
Impermanence Duet from ab [intra]
Saturday 24 September
Sydney Dance Company takes to the stage at Night at The Barracks this March with a transformative double bill of the sensational IMPERMANENCE fresh from its sell-out season, and the mesmerising duet from ab [intra] as featured in the Paris Opera Ballet’s Gala evening before touring France. Don’t miss this exclusive double bill as Sydney Dance Company take you on an electrifying journey through the power of contemporary dance.
SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS FEATURING JOHN FOREMAN AND THE AUSSIE POPS ORCHESTRA
Friday 30 September
Join us for a magical night: Popular Classics Under the Stars. Whether you’re a symphonic aficionado or orchestral newbie, you’ll be swept away by the magnificence of some of the world’s most glorious music. Performed by esteemed tenor Lorenzo Rositano, magnificent soprano Giuseppina Grech and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra.
80’s SYMPHONICA – The 80s reimagined by John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra starring the amazing TIM CAMPBELL and BONNIE ANDERSON.
Sunday 2 October
Remember the days of big hair, shoulder pads and catchy pop songs? The 80s are back, but this time with an orchestra! Join the incredible Tim Campbell, the fabulous Bonnie Anderson and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra for a brilliant night of your favourite 80s smash hits, complete with symphonic backing. Get ready to party – it’s time to cut loose!
JAMES MORRISON MOTOWN EXPERIENCE
Friday 7 October
The legendary James Morrison, accompanied by his talented band will blow you away with an unforgettable and entertaining Motown experience. This feel-good evening will get you on your feet and includes four soulful voices, a pumping rhythm section and some smouldering horns lead by the incomparable James Morrison. Songs include hits from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and all the Motown greats. This is one show not to be missed.
JAMES MORRISON BIG BAND FEATURING EMMA PASK
Saturday 8 October
James Morrison is renowned as one of the finest jazz players Australia has ever produced. Revel in this rare and sensational night of brassy sounds as James is joined on stage by acclaimed vocalist Emma Pask and his big band. You’ll be swingin’ from the first note as they bring you a heap of big band classics made famous by greats Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Gershwin and, of course, Frank Sinatra. Prepare to be blown away in a toe-tapping, show-stopping evening of entertainment for the whole family.
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Venue: The Barracks at North Head, Manly 33 N Head Scenic Drive, Manly
Season: Friday 9 September – Sunday 9 October 2022
Showtimes: Friday performances
6pm gates to the event site will open
7.30pm show / 9.30pm finish
Saturday & Sunday performances
3.30pm gates to the event site will open
5pm show / 7pm finish
Prices: from $69 (Transaction fees apply)
Groups: Ticketmaster groups via email email@example.com
Car Parking and Travel:
The simplest way to get into the event site is to walk from Manly Wharf but the Producers recognise this isn’t always possible. There will be limited parking available at St Pauls Catholic College Car Park, 124 Darley Road, Manly, for pre-booking with ticket purchase through Ticketmaster. Where possible the Producers encourage people to use the shuttle bus service from Manly which needs to also be pre-booked through Ticketmaster.
For more information see the travel page www.nightatthebarracks.com.au/gettingthere
There are many ways to get to the event in its beautiful North Head location. The journey to this hidden gem certainly adds to the sense of adventure. The Producers would like to remind guests to consider the local residents, and particularly wildlife that lives in the area, and for this reason please don’t attempt to drive up into the site, as there is no parking, and the Producers want to avoid additional cars moving up and down Darley Road.
Night at the Barracks North Head Manly is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW