1300 join THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage in New York City this June

May 11 2023

THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage in New York City just got even larger: electrifying Sydney hip-hop outfit 1300 has been added to the lineup on Saturday 17 June, joining the Australian artists already announced Amy Shark, Budjerah, L-FRESH The LION, Peach PRC and Spiderbait.

Presented by Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage and Sounds Australia, in association with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage is an unmissable free mini-festival celebrating Australian music, right in the heart of New York City in Central Park.

Now in its third year, the event annually attracts thousands of New Yorkers keen to experience the breadth, diversity, and history of Australian sounds. At the inaugural showcase in 2019, almost 5000 people came to THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage to see A.B. Original, Hermitude, The Teskey Brothers, Tkay Maidza, San Cisco and WAAX perform.

After a hiatus enforced by COVID lockdowns and international travel restrictions, THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage returned last year with a stellar lineup which featured Baker Boy, Electric Fields, G Flip, Haiku Hands, Peking Duk and You Am I.

2023 is set to be just as exciting for so many reasons. 1300, L-FRESH The LION and Peach PRC will all make their US debuts at THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage. It will be one of Amy Shark’s first performances outside of Australia since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic – and her stint as a judge on Australian Idol.

Having supported Vance Joy across the world in 2022, and fresh from supporting Ed Sheeran on his recent Australian tour, Budjerah has set himself up for a massive year. And with their cover of Ram Jam’s ‘Black Betty’ going viral on TikTok, many in New York will be thrilled for the long-awaited return of cult heroes Spiderbait.

“We are so excited to host THE AUSSIE BBQ at SummerStage once again this year. This key partnership allows us to support and showcase some of the best new artists from Australia, furthering our mission to bring the world to New Yorkers’ for free” shares Erika Elliott, SummerStage Executive Artistic Director.

THE AUSSIE BBQ SummerStage is a free event, with gates opening at 4PM. Set times will be announced closer to the day. For more information on the artists showcasing, head to soundsaustralia.com.au/summerstage2023.

Sounds Australia is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry in accessing international business opportunities. The fundamental purpose is to provide a centralised, whole-of-industry service to activate the world’s best networking, performance, and business-matching opportunities for export-ready Australian artists and music businesses at international showcase events.

Sounds Australia is a joint partnership between the Australian Government Office For The Arts, the Australia Council for the Arts, APRA AMCOS, ARIA, PPCA, Create NSW, and the South Australian Government.