More than 2000 people watched some of the greats of Australian rock on Saturday.
More than 2000 people watched some of the greats of Australian rock on Saturday. Contributed

Barnsey rocks on at Coffs Harbour concert

BY THE time Barnsey left the Red Hot Summer Tour stage at the Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday, more than 2000 music-lovers had been given more than their fill of top-shelf entertainment.

Unlike big events in capital cities, in Coffs Harbour the artists felt free to mingle with the crowd, microphone in hand, while performing.

Sharni Secombe from Offbeat Operations - the Coffs Harbour company that brought the show to town - said the strong support shown for the event increased the chances of big names stopping off in the city during tours.

After great sets from Dragon, the Baby Animals, Chocolate Starfish and Ian Moss, she said the sight of Jimmy Barnes taking the stage with his son and daughter would live long in the memory of all those who were there.

"We had over 2000 people turn up, the concert itself ran so smoothly, weather was very kind to us all day and as the sun went down Barnsey hit the stage to bring the show home; a great end to a successful concert," she said.

"To have Jimmy Barnes' daughter take the lead on stage to Rolling on a River with her dad and with his son playing drums, this concert will be remembered for a long time to come."

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes.
Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes. Blainey Woodham

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