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John Williamson "Winding Back" - A 50 Year Celebration

Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 8:00pm
Lighthouse Theatre
Approximate Duration: 
2 hours & 30 minutes

** Due to the Covid19 situation, John has postponed his tour until 2021. Tickets already purchased have been transferred to the new date, and the current ticket will be valid for entry. We apologise for any inconvneience.


A message from John:

How y’going folks

It is with sadness that I have to announce the postponement of my concert at the Lighthouse Theatre in Warrnambool on Thursday 25th June 2020, until 27th May 2021.


The Coronavirus is having such a devastating effect on everyone; their health, jobs, and financial security. It’s a terribly worrying time for so many. Like an increasing number of you, my musicians and crew have basically been shut down overnight.


I’ve been enjoying performing more than ever and will now look forward to sharing my 50th year with in my 51st year. I’m so frequently reminded by my loyal fans what joy and hope my music brings to people and I thank you for that and hope you can keep listening. 


In the meantime, let’s all take a deep breath, look after each other, stay safe and I will definitely see you along the road of song in the coming year.








The year 2020 will see Australian music icon John Williamson celebrate his 75th birthday, his 50th Anniversary in the entertainment industry and also a final big year on the road.

It was 1970 when John released his first song, ‘Old Man Emu’ which kick started a five-decade career crafting out some of Australia’s unofficial anthems, tender ballads and songs that captured the outback landscape and the people of the country. He has toured the country like few others selling over 5 million albums along the way and was recognized by being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2010.

With all that he has achieved, his combined milestones in 2020 will also have John officially announcing that 2020 will be his last major year of touring.

2020 will be John Williamson’s ‘Winding Back’ tour. John is hesitant to say he’s retiring, but acknowledges he won’t continue the regular touring he’s done consistently during his enduring career. ‘I think I’ve spent more time in airport lounges and travelling highways than most and I’m looking forward to winding back and tending to my garden. I’ll still perform at major festivals, but 2020 is about saying goodbye to a lot of the towns I’ve visited almost annually in the past fifty years.’

Perhaps John’s greatest legacy is making Australians proud of their country; of who they are.

Mallee Boy, True Blue, Fair Dinkum, or whatever you call him, there is no other performer who stirs the Aussie spirit as he does and 2020 could be the final time you get to experience his inspiring concert in your town or city.


Adults $59.00
Pensioner Concession $57.00
Children 13 & under $35.00

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