Working class man to rock capital

Former Cold Chisel front man Jimmy Barnes will headline the Canberra's annual Australia Day concert this month.

The show, on the lawns of Parliament House on January 25, will also feature electronic duo The Presets.

National Australia Day Council program director Tam Johnston said securing Barnes for the concert was a “huge coup.”

“Jimmy Barnes is such an iconic Australian musician and front man,” Ms Johnston said.

“His fan base cuts across generations and goes back to the 1970s

“His voice is unique.

“As soon as you hear it, you know you are listening to Jimmy Barnes.

“We are thrilled to have him as the headline act for the concert.”