I should have noted this much earlier (when I booked the tickets), but following the success of last year’s Countdown Spectacular, which I followed all around the country, the promoters are repeating the exercise this year. The new twist is we also get international performers this time around, although there’s still plenty of Aussies to keep things flowing. Not everyone on the list thrills me, but the bias towards acts I just don’t care about is a lot less prominent this year. Here’s the ones I’m actually excited about, in billing and nationality order:
Here’s the one’s I’m less fussed on, although they are, as I said, a much better set than last year’s oddities:
Everything kicks off tonight in Newcastle, so expect a report soon after.