ROCK legend Jimmy Barnes will return to the Border in December to again grace an outdoor stage at the Kinross Woolshed Hotel.
The former Cold Chisel frontman will be joined by pop singer Vanessa Amorosi at the Thurgoona gig, which will be Barnes’ second show at the Kinross after impressing a 6000-strong crowd at the venue last year.
Kinross owner Nic Conway said Barnes’ return was great.
The venue has negotiated with Albury Council over traffic management at major events, with provisions made for a shuttle bus to run between the Kinross and an extra parking area at a nearby large private property, known as Kywanna.
Mr Conway hoped a crowd of 5000 Barnes and Amorosi fans would show on December 10.
“I would think, based on the success of last year, that there would be a big crowd again,” he said.
“I wouldn’t think there’d be many who came last time who wouldn’t want to come back ... (Barnes) belted out plenty of Cold Chisel stuff, which brought the house down.”
Recent hits from Amorosi include This Is Who I Am, Hazardous and Mr Mysterious.
“I’ve dropped her name since she’s been on the bill to a few people who have raved about her performances and said listening to her albums is great but seeing her live is an awesome experience,” Mr Conway said.
The venue will also offer 20 marquees on the night, with a minimum of 30 people in each, for corporate packages aimed primarily at Christmas parties.
Mr Conway said booking Barnes for a second gig was an important move for the Kinross’ reputation among concert promoters.
“One thing that was important after the success of last year was to be able to continue on with consistency,” he said.
“It’s significant that we’re able to do it again and not have to put it off for a year.
“We, in time, hope that
promoters are ringing us looking to bring out events to the Kinross based on (past successes).”
Tickets to the event, titled the Kinross Christmas Party, are available from tomorrow from the hotel and Ticketmaster.