Jimmy Barnes Carols by Candlelight
Jimmy Barnes to headline Carols by Candlelight

Jimmy Barnes will join an already powerful line-up of Australian music talent for the 2020 SeaLink Travel Group Carols by Candlelight.

The rocker is the final headline act to be announced for the unique broadcast event, which is to be streamed on 7plus and across four Adelaide pop-up locations on December 13

Jimmy says his virtual performance is one of many defining moments of 2020.

“As someone who loves performing live, 2020 has been a challenging year,” says Jimmy.

“As they say, the show must go on – and this is exactly what we did.”

He joins fellow artists Dami Im, Troy Cassar-Daley, Isaiah Firebrace, Annie Jones and Amber Lawrence in the one-hour televised event.

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“It’s a great line up of talent and even if it’s done virtually, we made sure we’re still able to spread some Christmas cheer this season,” says Jimmy.

While 2020 has been challenging, it has also been a productive year for the man affectionately known as Barnesy. His third memoir Killing Time, a series of non-fiction short stories from his time on the road, went straight to #1 on the book charts on its release in October.

Killing Time follows his popular autobiographies Working Class Boy and Working Class Man, which cemented Jimmy Barnes as a best-selling author, as well as a rock ‘n roll Aussie icon.

Carols by Candlelight will include pop, rock, urban and country genres

With Jimmy’s inclusion now announced for the line-up, the 2020 SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will include varied pop, rock, urban and country genres.

Streaming on 7plus and live at pop up locations across the city

In addition to the 7plus stream, the event will be publicly screened at Adelaide Town Hall, Odeon Star Semaphore Cinemas and both Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-in and Piccadilly Cinema, to lucky punters who are able to reserve tickets.

This year’s SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will be like no other, as the artists show glimpses into their personal life while performing from spaces like their home studios.


Adelaide Town Hall tickets can be reserved now.

To attend the other three pop-up venues you will need to email tix@activetv.tv with your venue choice and number of tickets required.

The 2020 SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will available to screen on 7plus from Sunday, December 13.

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