Ready to rock at Muwerang-Kent reserve

Hunters and Collectors headline the Unfinished Business tour that will stop at Muwerang-Kent Reserve in Victor Harbor. Photo: Supplied.
Hunters and Collectors headline the Unfinished Business tour that will stop at Muwerang-Kent Reserve in Victor Harbor. Photo: Supplied.

Large music events are starting to make their way back to the Fleurieu Peninsula, after they were forced to hibernate due to COVID-19.

On Monday, it was revealed a huge Red Hot Summer tour lineup would be spending a day and night in Victor Harbor, performing at Muwerang-Kent Reserve on Sunday, March 13 next year.

The tour, titled Unfinished Business, is headlined by Hunters and Collectors, and will also feature sets from James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi, and Boom Crash Opera.

Hunters and Collectors are banding together for the tour - one of the rare times they have done so since their disbanding 20-odd years ago - and lead singer Mark Seymour could not be more excited to hit the road again.

He was keen to get the tour underway, seeing as the lineup was first conceived at the beginning of 2020.

It had been pushed back due three "cataclysmic events" - a flood in Sydney, then the bushfires in New South Wales, then COVID-19 - so he hoped people would get out and have a dance at Muwerang-Kent Reserve.

"The whole experience is going to be fresh and I think it will be a great reminder to everyone how good we've got it when it's working," he said.

Seymour has been on the Red Hot Summer Tour before and said it was an innovative and fun event, made special by hitting regional towns.

"That's the thing about the Red Hot Summer junket: it gets in everywhere, it's a really popular festival because it's really mobile, it's a really celebratory atmosphere, and it just reaches parts of Australia that none of our festivals get to, because it goes to where people live and I think that's a fantastic idea," he said.

"Australians really appreciate rock 'n' roll music, their own brand of rock 'n' roll music."

He hoped the shows would "raise people's spirits after a long period of gloom and sadness".

"I think that the atmosphere will be really positive and uplifting, and people will feel a sense of community and enjoy each other's company, and just do some very natural bonding with each other like what human beings are good at doing: listening to really loud, powerful, passionate rock 'n' roll music," he said.

"It doesn't get much better than that - and it'll be in your own backyard."

The Unfinished Business tour marks the Red Hot Summer Tour's 10th anniversary and organisers hope to make it the best yet. Promoter Duane McDonald said he could not wait to hit all 13 stops on the Australia-wide tour.

"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," he said.

"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."

Tickets for the Red Hot Summer Tour are on sale from 10am on Thursday, October 14 at www.ticketmaster.com.au.

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