Newcastle

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

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+. 

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Gigs in Newcastle

Fri 8 March

  • On Sale Soon

    Bar on the Hill - Newcastle University, Callaghan

    FREE EVENT

    Gin & Jams

    7:00PM

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  • The Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton

    Trinity Woodhouse

    7:30PM

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  • The Newcastle Hotel, Islington

    AWOL

    8:00PM

    SKORN, Near Death Experience, Network, Feel The Pain, Thantu Thikha, Skinned Alive

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  • Civic Theatre - Playhouse, Newcastle

    Austin Mackay

    8:00PM

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  • Selling Fast

    The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

    Bob Evans

    8:00PM

    Georgie Winchester & Belle

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  • King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    The Porkers

    8:00PM

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Sat 9 March

  • James Blundell

    The Newcastle Hotel, Islington

    This is a free entry event

    James Blundell

    6:30PM

    Supported by Jarrad Wrigley

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  • Anna Lunoe

    King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    Anna Lunoe

    8:00PM

    Supported by Hoie and DJ Pannak

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  • The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington

    FREE EVENT (Register for Tix)

    Avalanche

    8:00PM

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  • The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

    Eliza and the Delusionals

    8:00PM

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  • Civic Theatre - Playhouse, Newcastle

    Maple Glider

    8:00PM

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  • The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

    FREE EVENT

    Phoenix Pritchard Duo

    8:00PM

    Joe Moore Duo & DJ Matt Shepherd

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  • Kate Ceberano

    Belmont 16s - Spinnaker Room, Belmont

    Kate Ceberano

    8:30PM

    Supported by JR Reyne

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  • The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

    Every Day People

    9:00PM

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Sun 10 March

  • Dan Sultan
    Sold Out

    Civic Theatre - Playhouse, Newcastle

    Dan Sultan

    3:30PM

    Supported by Bec Sandridge

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  • The Newcastle Hotel, Islington

    Daydreaming Soundsystem

    4:00PM

    jyc., Bo Bella

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  • Cub Sport

    King Street (Bandroom), Newcastle West

    Cub Sport

    6:00PM

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  • Elixir (feat. Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Ben Hauptmann)

    Lizotte's, Lambton

    Elixir (feat. Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Ben Hauptmann)

    6:00PM

    Supported by Jack Carty

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  • The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

    FREE EVENT

    Grace Aberhart Band

    7:30PM

    Genie Loci & Daisy Chain

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  • Dan Sultan
    Sold Out

    Civic Theatre - Playhouse, Newcastle

    Dan Sultan

    7:30PM

    Supported by Bec Sandridge

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  • On Sale Soon

    King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    AGS

    8:00PM

    Ft Lowblow

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  • Ninajirachi

    King Street (Nightclub), Newcastle West

    Ninajirachi

    8:00PM

    Supported by Donatachi and 1NN353LF

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Tue 12 March

Wed 13 March

  • On Sale Soon

    Bar on the Hill - Newcastle University, Callaghan

    All Good Party People

    4:00PM

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Fri 15 March

  • Civic Theatre Bar, Newcastle

    FREE EVENT

    Bleu Collective

    5:00PM

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  • The Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton

    Finnian Johnson

    7:30PM

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  • Godlands

    King Street (Warehouse), Newcastle West

    Godlands

    9:00PM

    Supported by Bmar and Hoie

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Sat 16 March

  • The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

    FREE EVENT

    Harrison Hoven

    5:00PM

    Mess at Midnight & DJ Matt Shephard

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  • The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington

    FREE EVENT (Register for Tix)

    HERD IMMUNITY (EP Launch)

    8:00PM

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  • The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

    Party Latte

    9:00PM

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Sun 17 March

  • On Sale Soon

    King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    AGS

    8:00PM

    ft Hoie & Lemon Joe

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Wed 20 March

  • On Sale Soon

    Bar on the Hill - Newcastle University, Callaghan

    All Good Party People

    4:00PM

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  • Selling Fast

    The Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

    Gretta Ray

    7:30PM

    + Supports

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Thu 21 March

Fri 22 March

  • Civic Theatre Bar, Newcastle

    FREE EVENT

    Nina Romeru & Chain Daisy

    5:00PM

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  • The Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

    Ben Leece & Left Of The Dial

    6:30PM

    Grand Pricks, Emily A. Smith

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  • The Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton

    Abbie Ferris

    7:30PM

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  • The Presets
    Sold Out

    King Street (Bandroom), Newcastle West

    The Presets

    8:00PM

    Supported by Ravee Tapes

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Sat 23 March

  • Civic Theatre Bar, Newcastle

    Dashville Presents

    Skyscraper Stan & The Commission Flats

    2:00PM

    Magpie Diaries

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  • The Great Northern Hotel, Newcastle

    FREE EVENT

    Argus Duo

    5:00PM

    Mess at Midnight & DJ Matt Shephard

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  • Trophy Eyes
    Just Added

    King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    FREE EVENT

    Trophy Eyes

    6:30PM

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  • Hoodoo Gurus
    Sold Out

    Bar on the Hill - Newcastle University, Callaghan

    Hoodoo Gurus

    7:30PM

    Supported by Spy V Spy

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  • Selling Fast

    The Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

    Bad//Dreems

    8:00PM

    + Supports

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  • Drapht
    Selling Fast

    King Street (Warehouse), Newcastle West

    Drapht

    8:00PM

    Supported by Dazastah, Conflikt & yungblonde

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  • The Wickham Park Hotel, Islington

    FREE EVENT (Register for Tix)

    Pat Capocci Band

    8:30PM

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  • The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

    Dlove

    9:00PM

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Sun 24 March

  • Ruby Fields

    King Street (Warehouse), Newcastle West

    All Ages - Matinee

    Ruby Fields

    4:00PM

    Supported by Woofer

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  • The Newcastle Hotel, Islington

    Catnips

    5:00PM

    Butterknife, Lost Plaza

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  • Sneaky Sound System
    Just Added

    King Street Hotel, Newcastle West

    FREE EVENT

    Sneaky Sound System

    6:30PM

    Supported by Hot Potato Band, Jump, Skyepaint, DJ K-Lee

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  • Ruby Fields

    King Street (Warehouse), Newcastle West

    Ruby Fields

    8:00PM

    Supported by Jet City Sports Club

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