Night At The Barracks announce full program; bring 16 nights of iconic performances to Manly in 2022

It's time to welcome Sydney's newest outdoor venue...

Sydney’s newest outdoor venue The Barracks is here – and what better way to make an entrance than with 16 nights of 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 five jam-packed weekends in September and October.

Performers include Jessica Mauboy, David Campbell, James Morrison, Josh Pyke, The Rubens, Something For Kate, David Hobson, Lucy Durack, John Foreman and the Aussie Pops Orchestra, Australian Rock Collective, and more – so no matter what you’re into, Night At The Barracks has got you covered.

Night At The Barracks – North Head, Manly NSW

  • September 9, 2022, – JESSICA MAUBOY
  • September 10, 2022, – DAVID CAMPBELL: BACK IN THE SWING
  • September 11, 2022, – THE TAP PACK
  • September 17, 2022, – SOMETHING FOR KATE
  • September 24, 2022, – SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY
  • September 25, 2022, – THE RUBENS
  • October 1, 2022, – BJORN AGAIN
  • October 2, 2022, – 80’S SYMPHONICA
  • October 6, 2022, – WINSTON SURFSHIRT
  • October 8, 2022, – JAMES MORRISON BIG BAND SHOW
  • October 9, 2022, – TIM FINN

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 30 March @ 11am AEDT

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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.

The first of its kind in this new, open-air performance space, the series will provide employment to more than 650 performers and event professionals.

Night At The Barracks Ticketing Info

Platinum Tickets

Experience your favourite artist in the best seats in the house. Plus, enjoy exclusive priority venue entry, and fast queuing for bar and dining area access. 

Family Tickets

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

VIP Dine & Show Experience

For the complete Night at the Barracks VIP experience, combine Premium Reserved Seating with a pre-event dining experience at Q Station’s Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar. 

After an early two-course dinner or late Sunday lunch, you’ll be transferred directly to Platinum reserved seating to enjoy the show with VIP entry, a welcome cocktail and fast entry and bar access.


  • Platinum seating and a VIP lanyard
  • Two-course early pre-event dinner (Thursday-Saturday) or late lunch (Sunday) at the  Q Station’s Boilerhouse Kitchen & Bar
  • Bottle of wine (between 2 people) from the Boilerhouse Night at The Barracks range 
  • Shuttle transfers from the Q Station Reception to the Barracks and back to Manly Wharf after the event.
  • Priority venue entry plus VIP ‘fast queue’ bar service 
  • Complimentary Manly Spirits cocktail on arrival at Night at the Barracks

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

Jessica Mauboy

Friday 9 September 2022

Jessica Mauboy – Glow (Official Video)

Multi-ARIA award winning singer-songwriter, actress, and The Voice Coach Jessica Mauboy returns to the stage for what is sure to be an incredible opening night of Night at The Barracks magic. Since her first solo album in 2008, Mauboy has released a string of global smash hits – so prepare to enjoy them all under the Sydney sky.

David Campbell: Back In The Swing

Saturday 10 September 2022

David Campbell – Come Fly With Me (Live)

Australian ARIA award winner, singer and popular TV presenter, David Campbell is back with his acclaimed show Back in the Swing. Featuring Campbell’s silky vocals and his full band, the show 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.

The Tap Pack

Sunday 11 September 2022

Australian ARIA award winner, singer and popular TV presenter, David Campbell is back with his acclaimed show Back in the Swing. Featuring Campbell’s silky vocals and his full band, the show 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.

Josh Pyke & Emma Donovan and The Putbacks

Friday 16 September 2022

Josh Pyke – If You Don't Know Me, Who Am I (Visualiser)

Since breaking out to widespread success with the release of his debut album Memories & Dust in 2007, multi-ARIA Award winner Josh Pyke has cultivated a strong community of supporters around Australia and beyond. Josh will be bringing his full band to perform songs from across his seven albums.

Acclaimed Indigenous vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The Putbacks burst on to the Australian scene with their album Dawn in 2014, announcing a new voice in Australian soul music. 

Something For Kate

Saturday 17 September 2022

Something For Kate – Monsters (Official Video)

Something For Kate have been a household name for 20 years and have had five Top 10 platinum and gold selling albums, won Australian Music Industry Critics Awards for their live performances, had 15 songs in the triple j Hottest 100, and have toured with everyone from David Bowie to Death Cab For Cutie. At The Barracks, Something For Kate will perform tracks from across their acclaimed catalogue.

David Hobson and Lucy Durack: In Concert

Sunday 18 September 2022

Lucy Durack Performs 'Already Home' | Studio 10

One of Australia’s leading stage and screen performer 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 one-off show. Lucy and David will perform classics from productions such as The Wizard of Oz, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahama, Into the Woods, Shrek, Wicked, Les Miserables, and a stack more.

ARC Celebrate The Beatles’ Let It Be Album

Friday 23 September 2022

ARC perform The Beatles 'Come Together' | Triple M

Following two sold-out tours of The Beatles’ Abbey Road in 2019/20, The Australian Rock Collective (ARC) are returning in 2022 to present the final Beatles album in all its glory – Let It Be. ARC features Kram (Spiderbait), Mark Wilson (Jet), Davey Lane (You Am I) and Darren Middleton (Powderfinger). Together they’ll perform Let It Be in full, from start to finish, followed by a second set covering the breadth of the Beatles’ rich catalogue.

Sydney Dance Company

Saturday 24 September 2022

Fresh from a recent sell out season, Sydney Dance Company are set to bring their transformative double bill of Impermanence featuring the Australian String Quartet, and the mesmerising duet from ab[intra] as featured in the Paris Opera Ballet’s Gala in a night of electrifying contemporary dance.

The Rubens

Sunday 25 September 2022

The Rubens: Hoops (Official Video)

In their esteem career so far, The Rubens have amassed four multi-Platinum singles, four Gold Singles, a Platinum album, a Gold album, have won multiple ARIA, APRA and J awards, and won the 2015 triple j hottest 100 for their single ‘Hoops’. 

Symphony Under The Stars

Friday 30 September

Featuring John Foreman and his Aussie Pops Orchestra, enjoy some of the world’s most glorious music performed by esteemed tenor Lorenzo Rositano and magnificent soprano Giuseppina Grech. Whether you’re a symphonic aficionado or orchestral newbie, you’re sure to be swept away.

Bjorn Again

Saturday 1 October

Bjorn Again perform ABBA's hit Waterloo

Björn Again are back playing all of ABBA’s biggest hits in an action-packed, highly entertaining concert. They’ve performed over 7000 in over 120 countries worldwide, are endorsed by the members of ABBA, and are regarded as the most successful tribute show of all time. 

80’s Symphonica

Sunday 2 October 2022

night at the barracks 80s Symphonica

Remember the days of big hair, shoulder pads and catchy pop songs? The ’80s are back, but this time with an orchestra. Join Tim Campbell, Bonnie Anderson and John Foreman’s Aussie Pops Orchestra for a brilliant night of your favourite ’80s smash hits, complete with symphonic backing.

Winston Surfshirt

Thursday 6 October 2022

Winston Surfshirt – There's Only One Feat. Genesis Owusu (Official Music Video)

Six-piece Northern Beaches collective Winston Surfshirt have spent the past six years establishing themselves as one of Australia’s finest indie-R&B outfits. Building a dedicated fanbase off the back of two dreamy albums and a handful of unforgettable collaborations, they combine a classic west coast hip-hop sound with the snap of psych-pop and a uniquely Australian charm.

James Morrison: Motown Experience

Friday 7 October 2022

James Morrison’s Big Band Motown Performance | Studio 10

The legendary James Morrison and his band – including four soulful voices, a pumping rhythm section and some smouldering horns – are ready to bring you a night of unforgettable Motown tunes. All the Motown greats are in the mix, including James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and more.

James Morrison and his Big Band

Saturday 8 October 2022

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 Morrison is joined on stage by his big band to bring you a stack of classics made famous by greats including Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Gershwin and, Frank Sinatra.

Tim Finn

Sunday 9 October 2022

Regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Tim Finn is returning to Sydney in a rare solo performance to revisit some of the incredible songs from across his career.  Having established himself in the early ’70s as a founding member of Split Enz, and later as a member of Crowded House alongside his brother Neil, Finn has penned some of the most treasured songs in contemporary music. Tim will perform songs from Split Enz, Crowded House, and his solo albums.

Night At The Barracks will transform The Barracks in North Head, Manly for 16 magical nights this September and October. Tickets via