Legendary Australian rock band Baby Animals will be first cab off the rank at Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday afternoon.
Legendary Australian rock band Baby Animals will be first cab off the rank at Coffs Harbour Showground on Saturday afternoon.

Baby Animals ready to rock the Showground on Saturday

ORGANISERS of the Red Hot Summer Tour have announced a change to the order of performance at Saturday's showground spectacular.

Originally set to take the stage before headliners Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes, the Baby Animals will now play first.

Baby Animals burst onto the Australian scene in the 1990s with a solid rock force and a sassy lead singer.

Suze Demarchi proved that girls could rock just as hard as guys and the Baby Animals soon kicked some impressive rock butt with hits such as Rush You, Early Warning and One Word.

The band scored themselves ARIA awards for best album and toured the globe with the likes of Bryan Adams, Black Crowes and Van Halen.

When they split in the mid-1990s they ended a special era of Australian music.

The band recently reformed and their inclusion on the Red Hot Summer Tour line-up is a rare chance for music fans to see an original rock at its best.

Saturday's revised lineup will have Dragon playing second before 90s rockers Chocolate Starfish, Ian Moss and Jimmy Barnes.

Coffs Harbour Showground Gates open at noon before the first act takes the stage.

To avoid the inconvenience of having items confiscated on entry, organisers Offbeat Operations are asking patrons to be aware of restrictions on the day.

The event is strictly over-18s and no pass-outs will be available.

They also advise that eskis, professional grade cameras, alcohol, umbrellas, shade structures, glass and sharp objects will not be allowed.

Patrons are welcome to bring sealed water bottles, picnic rugs, folding chairs, non-professional cameras and snacks.

Saturday's line-up

Noon Gates open
1pm - 2pm Baby Animals
2.15pm - 2.50pm Dragon
3.10pm - 3.45pm Chocolate Starfish
4.10pm - 5.10pm Ian Moss
5.30pm Jimmy Barnes


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