Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Dual Icons at North's Bash; Barnsey, Stevens and Company

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Dual Icons at North's Bash; Barnsey, Stevens and Company

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LEGENDARY rocker Jimmy Barnes and his enormously popular daughter Mahalia will team up with another Aussie rock icon, Jon Stevens, for a heart-stopping celebration at the Sucrogen Townsville 400 in July.

Barnes and Stevens will provide an incredible spectacle as they each perform some of their greatest hits on the night while Mahalia Barnes will make a special appearance along with her sister, Elly May, and brother Jackie as part of the band for Barnesey's classics.

Mahalia was controversially voted out from Australian hit TV show The Voice having been the odds-on favourite to win the singing contest.

She is an established vocalist in her own right and emerging star of the future.

Stevens will share the Saturday night concert alongside Barnes. Both are among Australia's greatest-ever artists. Barnes led a revival of the famous Cold Chisel when they reformed for V8 Supercars' 2009 Sydney Telstra 500, a concert which led the band to reform with amazing success.

Stevens has also enjoyed great success with V8 Supercars as one of the most popular acts when fronting his Noiseworks band at last year's Sydney Telstra 500.

The buzz of the on track action during the three day racing event will be complemented by the Aussie rock legends.

This year's Sucrogen Townsville 400 event returns to the popular one-night concert format, and V8 Supercars CEO David Malone said the chance to see these legends of Australian rock music was a free opportunity for race fans to see these legends together.

aJimmy Barnes has been wowing Australian audiences since his Cold Chisel days, he's got such a string of hits, and an incredibly impressive back catalogue to draw from,a Mr Malone said.

aJon Stevens is another big-name Aussie rock legend, fronting two institutions of Australian music, Noiseworks and INXS. We're thrilled to have these guys on board for our supercharged weekend of classic action on and off track. …

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