Night At The Barracks announce full program; bringing 9 nights of iconic performances to Manly in 2023

It's time to welcome back Sydney's best outdoor venue...

Sydney’s best outdoor venue The Barracks is here – and what better way to make an entrance than with 9 nights of incredible music and performance? That’s right, Night At The Barracks is set to land in September and October with a program that is not to be missed.

Making its home in North Head Manly, perched high above Sydney Harbour, The Barracks takes performance outdoors and under the stars – giving you the chance to experience your favourite acts in a whole new, unforgettable, and unique way.

For the venue’s opening program, audiences will get to enjoy some of Australia’s biggest names in music, opera, jazz, and contemporary dance across four jam-packed weekends in September and October.

Performers includes Hoodoo Gurus, Missy Higgins, Kate Ceberano with The Metropolitan Orchestra, Tom Burlinson Big Band (Sinatra and the Kings of Swing), Rolling Stones Revue featuring Adalita, Tex Perkins, and Tim Rogers, Bjorn Again, James Morrison’s Motown Experience, History Of House – Groove Terminator & Soweto Gospel Choir, and Tina Arena.

Night At The Barracks – North Head, Manly NSW

  • September 15, 2023, – HOODOO GURUS
  • September 23, 2023, – MISSY HIGGINS
  • September 24, 2023, – TOM BURLINSON BIG BAND
  • September 30, 2023, – BJORN AGAIN – TAHNK ABBA FOR THE MUSIC
  • October 7, 2023, – TINA ARENA

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The Barracks on North Head is a historically significant and treasured space on the doorstep of Sydney that will have a new lease of life with the announcement of this all-star concert series.

Night At The Barracks Ticketing Info

Family Tickets

Bringing the family along to any Night at The Barracks? Family tickets include seating for two adults and two children.

VIP Dine and Show Package

For the complete VIP journey, combine premium seating with pre-event dining at Q Station’s Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar.


– Best available Platinum tickets

– 2 course early pre-event dinner (Friday) or late lunch (Saturday & Sunday)

– Bottle of wine (between 2)

– Shuttle transfers from the Boilerhouse to the Barracks & back to Manly Wharf after the event.

– Priority venue entry + VIP ‘fast queue’ bar service

– 2 complimentary drink vouchers (per person)

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Cunard Royal Treatment Package (18+ Only)

Indulge in a taste of luxury with the Cunard Royal Treatment package including two Platinum tickets. Begin your journey with priority venue entry, followed by a visit to the prestigious Cunard Champagne Bar to collect your bottle of H. Lanvin & Fils Champagne, your unique Cunard keepsake, and VIP event lanyards. As an extra special add-on, you will receive four entries into Cunard’s 7-night Cruise Giveaway!

*Only for purchase for 18+. ID may be checked on site.

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Getting to Night At The Barracks


There is no parking located in the Barracks precinct. There are a very limited number of parking spaces located in St Pauls, which need to be booked in advance alongside your ticket.

Alternatively Manly CBD has many parking spots. Northern Beaches Council, as part of their partnership with Night at the Barracks, will offer any ticket holders a flat $5 evening fee in Whistler or Peninsula carparks in Manly. Simply show the parking attendant your ticket on exit to redeem .

From these locations you can book yourselves onto the shuttle bus mentioned above or of course walk. 

Shuttle Service

Once guests arrive in Manly, Night at The Barracks have a dedicated shuttle that must be pre-booked in advance.  on a first come first serve basis in addition to your event ticket. See the event website for more information on how to book.

The shuttle bus stop is located at Manly Wharf, Belgrave St, Stand E-G.


There are many more options for travelling to The Barracks including ferry, water taxi, bus, foot, and more. Find more information on all your options here.

Night At The Barracks Program

Hoodoo Gurus

Friday 15 September 2023

Hoodoo Gurus – 1000 Miles Away

The legendary Hoodoo Gurus are coming to the Manly for what is sure to be an incredible opening night of Night at The Barracks magic. They are by any measure, one of the most enduring rock bands of all time with 9 gold and platinum records and accolades including being inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame, the Gurus have remained one of the most popular and successful musical acts Australia has ever produced.

Missy Higgins

Saturday 16 September 2023

Missy Higgins – Futon Couch (Official Video)

The nine-times Platinum, six-time ARIA Award winning album was the first of her five domestic #1’s. Her 2007 follow-up, ‘On A Clear Night’ followed with another chart topping single, ‘Steer’, plus RIAA gold-certified U.S. breakthrough hit, ‘Where I Stood’.

Most recently, Missy received the Melbourne Prize for Music 2022. The triennial award honours Victorian artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to Australian music and to cultural life.

Kate Ceberanowith The Metropolitan Orchestra

Saturday 23 September 2023

Kate Ceberano – Brave Official Music Video

Australian music icon Kate Ceberano takes the stage with The Metropolitan Orchestra, led by conductor Sarah Grace Williams, for an awe-inspiring performance. “My Life Is a Symphony” showcases Kate’s illustrious four-decade career, featuring her beloved pop hits like “Brave” and “Pash,” as well as captivating renditions of timeless classics such as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Mirror Ball.” A truly unforgettable experience.

Tom Burlinson Big Band

Sunday 24 September 2023

Tom Burlinson returns after 25 years with “Frank – A Life in Song,” paying tribute to Frank Sinatra and other vocal Swing stars like Dean Martin, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jnr, Bobby Darin, Harry Connick Jnr, and Michael Buble. Backed by the All Star Big Band, Tom will perform the iconic hits that made these legends famous. Don’t miss this extraordinary show of music and entertainment.

Rolling Stones Revue Adalita, Perkins & Rogers

Friday 29 September 2023

Experience the Rolling Stones Revue as they pay tribute to the rock ‘n’ roll legends. Adalita, Tex Perkins, and Tim Rogers unite for an electrifying performance, showcasing the iconic Sticky Fingers album and a blazing set of Stones classics. Prepare for an unforgettable rock spectacle, with hits like Brown Sugar, Satisfaction, Jumping Jack Flash, Gimme Shelter, and the timeless Sympathy for the Devil. Don’t miss this incredible rock journey!

Bjorn Again – Thank ABBA For The Music

Saturday 30 September 2023

Bjorn Again Thank ABBA for the MUSIC 2023

Get ready, ABBA fans! The world’s top ABBA show, Björn Again, returns to the Barracks in Manly. Experience a captivating sing-along, dance-along extravaganza featuring ABBA’s timeless hits like “Waterloo,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” and “Dancing Queen.” With dazzling costumes, entertaining banter, and hilarious stage antics, Björn Again guarantees an unforgettable night.

James Morrison – Motown Experience

Sunday 1 October 2023

James Morrison’s Big Band Motown Performance | Studio 10

Join us for an evening of soul and jazz with multi-instrumentalist James Morrison. Experience the incomparable talent of this versatile jazz musician as he performs hits from James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and the Motown greats. With a 11-piece band, James presents authentic arrangements of classic Motown songs, sharing stories about their origins.

History of House Groove Terminator & Soweto Gospel Choir

Friday 6 October 2023

History of House, a collaboration between ARIA-nominated DJ Groove Terminator and Grammy®-winners Soweto Gospel Choir, is a thrilling journey through dance music history. Join the world’s greatest gospel choir, renowned for performances with Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Bono, Queen, and Celine Dion. Experience funky 70s disco, vibrant 80s pop, and dive into the evolution of house music from the mid-80s to the millennium. Groove Terminator, a prominent Australian DJ, guides you through this electrifying spectacle, which won Best Music Show at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.

Tina Arena

Saturday 7 October 2023

Tina Arena – Church (Official Music Video)

Australian icon, singer-songwriter, actress. Voted greatest female singer in Australia. 40+ years in the industry. World Tour starts at The Barracks in NSW. Young Talent Time cast member, longest-serving. Gold/platinum albums in every decade since 70s. Don’t Ask: 2 million copies, 10x platinum, album/song of the year at ARIA in 1995.

Night At The Barracks will transform The Barracks in North Head, Manly for 9 magical nights this September and October. Tickets via