Follow the tunes to the heart of the Hunter region where the vibrant town of Newcastle sets the stage for a star studded Great Southern Nights line-up from 8-24 March. There's over a dozen headline gigs as part of the 17 night music festival, and when the music stops a delectable food and wine offering awaits. So why not make a weekend of it and hit the road on the ultimate musical road trip with family and friends.

Feature Artists

The centre of town will be abuzz with artists galore including electronic duo The Presets at King St Hotel and the all female strong Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers at Hamilton Street Station. Crowd favourites Cub Sport will play at the King Street Hotel, alternative rock singer Dan Sultan will grace the stage at the Playhouse Theatre and the iconic Kate Ceberano can be seen at Belmont Sailing Club.

Bounce to the energetic beats of Anna Lunoe and Godlands, both performing at the King Street Club. ELIXIR (Feat. Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren and Ben Hauptmann) will share toe tapping tunes at Lizottes, legendary Peter Garrett and The Alter Egos at Newcastle City Hall and indie singer songwriter Ruby Fields at King Street Hotel.

The harbourside city will also welcome a touch of country with James Blundell making an appearance at Newcastle Hotel and crowd favourites Hoodoo Gurus will rock out Bar On The Hill.


Live Music Street Party - Saturday 23rd & 24th March

Ticketing allocation exhausted! 

Immerse yourself in the uber cool surrounds of this beachside city that’s known for its thriving art and live music scene. The iconic King Street Hotel is expanding outside onto Steel Street to celebrate the finale weekend of Great Southern Nights. Brace yourself for a weekend filled with well-known to up and coming artists, festival-inspired cocktails, mocktails, and a tantalising array of sizzling street food. 

Saturday afternoon kicks off with a full free program featuring local legends Trophy Eyes, Hey Astro, Loons, Butterknife and PIT, warming the crowd up for those that have purchased tickets to Drapht who will be sharing his infectious beats inside King Street Hotel, taking the stage at 8pm.  

Bring the whole family on Sunday for a day of dedicated children's activities, including face painting and roving entertainment. Hot Potato Band, DJ K-Lee, Jump, and Skyepaint will keep the atmosphere buzzing until 7 pm when Sydney's party starters, Sneaky Sound System, take the stage. And don't miss the captivating sounds of Ruby Fields, filling King Street Hotel's Warehouse twice – firstly at 4pm for all-ages and headlining at 8pm for 18+. 

Sign up to the waitlist.





Start planning your Great Southern Nights roadtrip and learn more about New South Wales’ diverse destinations and experiences at and

Share your experiences and Feel New moments with #GreatSouthernNights #FeelNSW and #FeelNewSydney.