FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MEDIA RELEASE
Tickets on sale 8.30am (SA Time) Thursday 24th September 2015
As one of the hottest summer festivals on the calendar, the annual SOUNDS BY THE RIVER at the magnificent Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum is once again bringing out an incredible line-up of the best talent in the Australian Music Industry. The 2016 event features the proverbial who’s who of Oz rock royalty; featuring Jimmy Barnes, Noiseworks, The Angels, Mark Seymour & The Undertow, Mental As Anything and The Badloves.
Jimmy Barnes needs no introduction to Aussie audiences. As a legend both from his time fronting Cold Chisel and his top charting solo career, Barnes has toured the breadth of Australia. He has an enviable back catalogue that makes for incredible live performances with songs like Working Class Man, When Your Love Is Gone and No Second Prize to name a few. It has been a few years since Jimmy Barnes has headlined SOUNDS BY THE RIVER, so it is no surprise that his return is highly anticipated. The 2016 SOUNDS BY THE RIVER gives rock fans a chance to see Jimmy Barnes at his best.
Noiseworks are Australian rock legends and are well reputed for their incredible live shows. They are adored by music fans and critics alike. The multi-ARIA nominated band features some of the best musicians in the country and have produced a swag of incredible songs, such as Take Me Back, Love Somebody, Touch, Freedom, Miles and Miles and In My Youth to name a few. The band sold in excess of 1.2 million albums with 15 hit singles before calling a break in the early 1990s. They are now back and they are rocking harder than ever.
When it comes to great Aussie rock, it doesn’t come much better than The Angels. It’s been over four decades since brothers Rick and John Brewster co-founded the iconic band and have penned some of Australia’s most anthemic tracks. The Angels are widely reputed for their killer live shows. Fronted now by Dave Gleeson, The Angels have had a massive couple of years, not only celebrating their 40th anniversary, but also releasing an album of all-new material. With hits like Long Line, Marseille, Be With You, After the Rain, Shadow Boxer and Mr Damage to name a few.
When it comes to one of the country’s most prolific songwriters, the name Mark Seymour is one of the first to pop to mind. Mark Seymour and the Undertowhave been steadily touring the country promoting their latest release Mayday, demonstrating to audiences why this talented songsmith has endured such longevity in the Australian music scene. With a back catalogue of songs such as Throw Your Arms Around Me, Holy Grail, Football Train, Do You See What I See and When The River Runs Dry, to name a few, any time in the company of Mark and his band is a treat for all music lovers.
There is no doubt, Mental As Anything are legends in the Australian music industry – both for their iconic hits and the folklore behind the band. What started as a group of students, posing as a band in order to get free beer, evolved into one of the country’s most prolific groups. Their spawn of hits from the band include The Nips Are Getting Bigger, Too Many Times, If You Leave Me Can I Come Too?, Live It Up, Rock ‘n’ Roll Music and Mr Natural to name a few.
The Badloves are an Australian institution. Established in Melbourne in the late 1980s, they have made an indelible imprint on the local scene, from their original compositions to their collaborations. Described as having a ‘neo-hippy, retro’ sound, they have an impressive back catalogue including the likes of Green Limousine, I Remember, Lost and Memphis to name a few. They’ve toured with icons of the Australian and international music scene, and are revered for their live shows. The band called it quits in 2010, only reforming in 2015.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Thursday 24th September 2015
Saturday 16th January 2016
Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA
Ticketmaster 136 100 | www.ticketmaster.com.au
Mannum Visitor Information Centre 1300 626 686
For more information, please visit www.soundsbytheriver.com.au