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Great Southern Nights Music Festival

Head to The Granville Centre during Australian Music Month this November for a series of live music events.

Cumberland City Council is proud to participate in the Great Southern Nights Festival. Held at the Granville Centre, Great Southern Nights is a music event which will bring 1,000 COVID-safe performances to live music venues in Greater Sydney and regional NSW in November for Australian Music Month. Great Southern Nights will culminate in Australia’s premier music industry event, the ARIA Awards.  

Please note: In line with NSW Health COVID-19 safety guidelines, registration is required upon entry to The Granville Centre and we ask all guests to adhere to social distancing whilst inside. Numbers are limited due to the guidelines, so please be advised there is a chance you may be turned away if the venue reaches capacity.


Friday 20 November - 5pm to 8pm

DANDANA - 5pm to 8pm

Dandana is an Arabic music ensemble experimenting in classical and contemporary Arabic music performance. Dandana and Friends will enliven The Granville Centre for Great Southern Nights. Ensemble Dandana is a project supported by Arab Theatre Studio, an independent organisation of contemporary artists and creative producers based in Western Sydney.

Friday 27 November - 5pm to 8pm

Akala Newman - 5:10pm

Akala Newman is an Indigenous multidisciplinary artist from Sydney. Every song she writes is a separate fantasy world where she invites you to escape. She wrote and released two singles in 2019, "Heart for Free" and "Shine on me". Her music is electric and mesmerising, although stripped back in her live shows to show the true power of her poetry. She recently released a new single and music video "Burnt For You" in 2020 which highlights the Black Body as strong and beautiful, using her platform as a site of self-representation and autonomy.

Spvrrow - 5:45pm

SPVRROW; a young poetic songstress from Greater West Sydney, fills space with warm sounds and poise. Along SPVRROW’s newly birthed but promising career thus far, she has worked amongst respected artists such as Kaiit, Solange Knowles, Genesis Owusu and Masta Ace, making her home of Sydney known proudly! SPVRROW has made appearances through Sydney’s scene, deeply inspired by the vocal aroma of musicians such as floetry and SZA, marking her space in Australia’s growing music industry.

Mirrah - 6:30pm

Passionate Sydney based Hip-hop / Soul & experimental artist, whose aura aims to protect the culture of Hip-hop and it’s art form through her music & music mentorship programs. Mirrah reflects authenticity as an artist who invites you in, through her strong lyrical messages of self-empowerment, positivity, and unity as a rhymer and singer. Her actions as a Youth worker and music mentor equally compliment her brand.

A.GIRL - 7:20pm

A.GIRL is the family nickname given to 20 year old hip hop artist Hinenuiterangi Tairua. Raised in Western Sydney, A.GIRL calls Australia home but the connection to her family’s Maori homeland of Te Hapua in the north island of New Zealand runs deep. The title of her debut single ‘2142’ (pronounced twenty-one forty-two) is the postcode where she lives and is about the dark side of living in her area. ‘2142’ received community radio support and garnered strong support from worldwide tastemakers. In February 2020 A.GIRL was crowned Next Big Thing at FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards. In July, 2020 Angel crushed her feature on triple j’s LIKE A VERSION rapping Kanye West’s Jesus Walks. According to respected music blog Purple Sneakers, it was the ‘best Like A Version of the year’, and ‘A.GIRL stole the show’.