Red Hot Summer 2022 announces Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, more

They've got some unfinished business...

Red Hot Summer Tour have some unfinished business, so in 2022 they are stretching their 10th anniversary celebrations out a little further and getting the huge lineup back together for a trip around Australia.

When we say huge, we really mean HUGE.

Leading the way are ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors. They’ll be joined by a smorgasbord of Australia’s finest including James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera. 

Summer is set to kick on a little longer than usual. With dates from February to May 2022, the tour will visit New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, and Queensland.

Red Hot Summer 2022 Tour Dates

  • February 20, 2022, – Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW
  • February 26, 2022, – Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC
  • March 5, 2022, – Kiama Showgrounds, KIAMA NSW
  • March 12, 2022, – Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
  • March 13, 2022, – Muwerang-Kent Reserve, VICTOR HARBOUR SA
  • March 19, 2022, – North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC
  • March 26, 2022, – Gateway Lakes, WODONGA VIC
  • April 2, 2022, – Sandalford Estate, SWAN VALLEY WA
  • April 10, 2022, – Bella Vista Farm, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW
  • April 23, 2022, – Broadwater Parklands, GOLD COAST QLD
  • April 30, 2022, – Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
  • May 1, 2022, – Noosa & District Sporting Club, NOOSA QLD
  • May 14, 2022, – Cairns Showground, CAIRNS QLD

Tickets go on sale Thursday 14 October

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Hunters & Collectors – Throw Your Arms Around Me (1990)

We are thrilled to be able to return to the stage in 2022 with this magnificent line-up and revisit many of the shows that were lost to COVID. We continue to be blown away by the support we have received from audiences. To everyone who has and continues to support us and the live music industry, you are the reason we do what we do and keep creating these memories. We can’t wait to see you in 2022.

Promoter Duane McDonals\d

The Red Hot Summer tour was launched in 2011 with a three-band lineup touring across six shows throughout Victoria, New South Wales, and South Australia. Fast forward a decade, and Red Hot Summer has become a staple on the Australian music calendar, taking in stages in major cities and regional centres and ensuring the music-loving public has access to top-quality festivals no matter where they live.

Originally reforming for the tenth anniversary of Red Hot Summer in 2020, live performances from Hunters & Collectors are a rare experience these days. The legendary band disbanded over two decades ago and – before this reunion – had only performed again a handful of times. With over one million albums sold and hit singles including ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’, ‘When The River Runs Dry’, and ‘Holy Grail’, the outdoor festival environment was made for Hunters & Collectors.

The Living End – Prisoner Of Society (Video)

The Australian rock royalty continues throughout the lineup.

From his time fronting the legendary Australian Crawl through to his successful solo career, James Reyne’s set is sure to be packed full of singalong classics. So too is The Living End’s. With two decades spent putting on blistering live performances, and their eighth album almost ready to drop, fans better be ready to dance.

The Angels will bring four-decades of Australian anthems to the Red Hot Summer stage, alongside recently reformed ’90s rockers The Baby Animals.

Killing Heidi celebrated a pretty big anniversary back in 2020, two decades since the release of their rock-pop debut Reflector. As did Boom Crash Opera, who ticked off 30 years since their ARIA Top 10 record These Crazy Times arrived.

More than ten years of Red Hot Summer and it just keeps getting better.

Red Hot Summer 2022 will begin in Sydney before heading around Australia from February to May. Tickets are on sale via