Hunters & Collectors, The Living End, Killing Heidi and more head to Ballarat for Red Hot Summer Tour 2022
10.10.2021

Hunters & Collectors, The Living End, Killing Heidi and more head to Ballarat for Red Hot Summer Tour 2022

Hunters and Collectors

The Red Hot Summer Tour returns to celebrate a belated 10th anniversary with the holy grail of all lineups.

Guaranteed to cool you down more than a Zooper Dooper, the Red Hot Summer Tour has announced a huge tour for 2022, bringing back the 2020 anniversary line-up that saw sold-out shows around Australia but was sadly derailed with the start of COVID-19.

Dubbed the ‘Unfinished Business’ tour, the mega line-up features some of the best in Aussie music, including ARIA Hall of Fame inductees Hunters & Collectors, James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera, celebrating the touring festival’s 10th anniversary.

The key takeaways

  • The Red Hot Summer Tour is back in 2022 to sort Unfinished Business with the return of its 10th anniversary line-up
  • Hunters & Collectors will headline with special guests James Reyne, The Living End, The Angels, Baby Animals, Killing Heidi and Boom Crash Opera
  • The touring festival will take to Ballarat on March 19

Keep up with the latest festival news via our website.

Hunters & Collectors performances are a rare thing indeed and a huge coup for music fans across the country. The legendary band disbanded over two decades ago and have only performed again a handful of times since – notably at The Sound Relief Concert in 2009 and a brief run five years ago. Banding together again specifically for the Red Hot Summer Tour is apt, considering that Hunters & Collectors voracious live performances are so well suited in a festival environment.

With prolific songwriter and strong vocalist James Reyne, Australian rock royalty The Living End, Aussie rockers The Angels, the reunited Baby Animals, rock-pop sibling duo Killing Heidi and party starters with Boom Crash Opera, this is going to be hot hot hot!

The tour kicks off in February 2022 and runs throughout New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland, with stops at the North Gardens in Ballarat on Saturday, March 19 and at Gateway Lakes in Wodonga on Saturday, March 26 2022.

Organisers are excited to announce the 2022 tour, something they have been working on solidly for the past 18-months.

“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,” says promoter Duane McDonald.

“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.”

The Red Hot Summer Tour is always a sell-out and bringing this massive lineup back to the stage in 2022 will see tickets go fast! With some of these shows rescheduled from 2020, there are only limited tickets available. Don’t miss these very special shows.

Tickets for the 2022 Red Hot Summer Tour go on sale at 10am local time on Thursday 14th October. Tour dates and more info can be found here