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Apia Good Times Tour Newcastle

The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its seventh anniversary with seven of Oz music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
13/06/2019 View more details

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Newcastle

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll. The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada. More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour. This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences. Presented by World Expeditions. For more details visit the website.

Start Date:
09/05/2019 View more details

Battle Cup Challenge

Battle Cup Challenge is the ultimate competitive knock-out assault obstacle gauntlet to test your strength, speed, and agility. There will be three race categories to choose from. Beginner - the Battlers, intermediate - the Warriors and advanced - the Commanders. Everyone gets to test the gauntlet in Round One, however, the second round is when it gets serious - one false move, and you’re out! And your team will join the body count. There will only be one triumphant team per category. Will your team be the Battle Cup Champions?

Start Date:
10/08/2018 View more details

Danny Bhoy

Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019! Considered one of the biggest selling comedians in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland, he has recently taken the US by storm and is on his way back to Australia with a collection of new hilarious stories and observations.

Start Date:
01/05/2019 View more details

Eddie Izzard Wunderbar World Comedy Tour: Newcastle

Eddie Izzard is about to make the world laugh again with his new world comedy tour 'Wunderbar'. Five years after his last comedy tour 'Force Majeure' made comedy history—having played 45 countries including all 50 US States and in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever—Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally bizarre view of life, love, history and his 'theory of the universe'. 'Wunderbar' first came to life at La Nouvelle Seine, a floating theatre in Paris on the Seine where Eddie began to improvise his new show in French. He then hopped from country to country and continued developing the show, improvising in Berlin in German. Now after more development in English, Eddie is ready to share 'Wunderbar' with the world, but will make sure the language fits the country! See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
08/03/2019 View more details

Float Your Boat

Float Your Boat is an open challenge for boat owners to dress up their boats with lights and take part in a flotilla parade held over two nights on beautiful Lake Macquarie.

Start Date:
28/06/2019 View more details

Live at the Foreshore

This will make you 'feel like dancing!'', they're back at their picturesque ocean-side home with the festival's biggest lineup yet. Following a brief year off, our day-long party in the sun returns bigger and better than ever with a huge selection of talent. It's the perfect place to chill on a camping chair or spread out on a picnic rug as one huge stage plays host to hit after hit-maker and surprise guests. Full live performances by: Leo Sayer - Kate Ceberano - Marcia Hines Playing only the hits: Shannon Noll - 1927 - Thirsty Merc - Pseudo Echo - Wendy Matthews - The Badloves - Eurogliders - MiSex - Dale Ryder - DV8

Start Date:
16/03/2019 View more details

Newcastle Music Festival

Newcastle Music Festival is an annual good music festival held in August each year. Spanning an average of 12 days, the Festival hosts anywhere between 18 and 30 concerts and recitals as well as masterclass and competition events. The annual Festival attracts performers from overseas and other world class guest performers based in Australia along with brilliant local musicians. Patrons attending will not only see and hear some stunning performances of wonderful music (and maybe a world premiere or two or three), but will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful beaches of the area, the scenic harbour, the great café lifestyle and the chance to visit the vineyards of Pokolbin and the Hunter.

Start Date:
07/08/2019 View more details

Newcastle Pride Festival

The 2019 Newcastle Pride Festival is Newcastle’s second Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Pride Festival. Thursday, 22 August: Serving in Silence exhibition – Local History Lounge, Newcastle Library. This exhibition showcases the history of LGBTIQ military service in Australia since World War II via photographs, objects, documents and life stories. Friday, 23 August Launch event: Twisted Cabaret – Newcastle City Hall. An night of twisted camp carry-on in one of Newcastle’s most unique and prestigious venues. Saturday, 24 August: Pride Fair Day - Foreshore Park, Newcastle East. A community family Fair Day with music, market stalls, community information stalls, food stalls, youth workshops, children’s activities, Doggywood parade, drag shows and other entertainment. Saturday evening, 24 August: Heaven and Hell Dance Party Dance party featuring DJ Victoria Anthony | DJ Mason Andrews and entertainment. There will also be a Return to the 80’s Dance party featuring DJ’s and drag shows from Pipers. Sunday, 25 August: Short ‘n Curlies Matinée and High Tea Enjoy a Sunday afternoon matinée of Short Queer Films hosted by comical movie reviewers David and Margaret, while enjoying a high tea and a glass of bubbly.

Start Date:
22/08/2019 View more details

Newcastle Writers Festival

The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates national and regional literary talent over three days each April. More than 100 writers and thinkers participate in 70 sessions - half of which are free - that include panel discussions, readings, book launches and one-on-one interviews. Previous guests include Tim Flannery, Stan Grant, Charlotte Wood, David Marr and Hugh Mackay. The Festival is held in the Civic cultural precinct, which includes Newcastle Art Gallery and Newcastle Museum. It is close to the city's bars, cafes and restaurants. Guest writers praise the friendly audiences and dedicated team of volunteers. The Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates its sixth anniversary in 2018.

Start Date:
05/04/2019 View more details

NewRun - Newcastle's Festival of Running

As one of Australia's leading regional running events, NewRun is staged in the most iconic venues in Newcastle and offers plenty of opportunity to test your fitness around this beautiful coastal city. The event is proud to partner with local organisations including Surf Life Saving Clubs, and other running, sport and service clubs. Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new personal best or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this festival of health and fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.

Start Date:
07/04/2019 View more details

Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle National Final

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is the country's biggest grassroots, boardriders event series with AUD150,000 in cash and prizes. The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle is officially sanctioned by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective state qualifying events and the national final.   It involves more than 60 of Australia's best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and culminates in a large scale National Final for 24 clubs where one club will be crowned Australian Champions.

Start Date:
15/02/2020 View more details

Pint of Science (Newcastle)

Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!). In 2019 the festival will run on May 20, 21 and 22. Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.

Start Date:
20/05/2019 View more details

Port to Port MTB

Celebrating its fifth year anniversary, Port to Port MTB is a four day mountain bike stage race in NSW. It’s full of epic trails through forests, wine country, hinterland, coastline and mountain bike parks and all washed down with excellent local wine, craft beer and tasty bites. Discover The Hunter Valley and Newcastle’s awesome trails and single track with new terrain and scenery every day. Choose to ride all four days or just the weekend stages. Go hard or cruise along and enjoy the ride, with the right amount of challenge for weekend warriors and experienced riders. Hosted in the spectacular Newcastle region – there’s plenty of time to enjoy the ride on and off the bike. What are you waiting for? Grab your family, grab your mates and let the good times roll! Register today on the website.

Start Date:
23/05/2019 View more details

RAW Comedy - Newcastle heat

Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition! For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson. Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash! For more information or to sign up head to their website.

Start Date:
22/02/2019 View more details

Semsational Vintage

Join Vigneron Jessica McLeish and the McLeish team to celebrate Vintage 2019 with a feast of seasonal flavours paired with McLeish Wines. Enjoy a Champagne on arrival, followed by a five course degustation menu created by acclaimed Chef Rodney Scales matched to eight McLeish Vineyard and Reserve Range wines. Paymasters Restaurant is the perfect setting located in the historic East End of Newcastle, overlooking the picturesque Newcastle Harbour.

Start Date:
21/02/2019 View more details

Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Newcastle

By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano. Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.

Start Date:
12/03/2019 View more details

Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon

The 25th annual Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon is on again. The event will be staged from the Queens Wharf area on Newcastle Harbour, one of the most picturesque courses in Australia. Offering Olympic/Standard, Sprint and Corporate/Enticer distance triathlons, the event has a course to suit all levels of fitness, from novice to elite. They look forward to seeing you in Newcastle. Strict race limits apply! Enter soon so you don't miss out.

Start Date:
24/02/2019 View more details

Surfest Newcastle Australia

Surfest Newcastle Australia is Australia's biggest festival of surfing and provides a wide array of action in-and-out of the water for both locals and visitors. The 2019 festival will see 11 different surfing events with more than 800 competitors taking place in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens local government areas. In addition, there will be the Sacred Tree Markets at Stockton and the Drop Festival at King Edward Park. Entry to all events is free.

Start Date:
02/02/2019 View more details

The Drop Festival | Newcastle

Back for its second year running, The Drop Festival returns in 2019 bigger and better than before and this time dropping in on Surfest in Newcastle. The Drop takes place alongside the three Australian World Surf League Championship Tour events at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast, Bells Beach in Torquay and Margaret River in WA – with two exciting additional stops WSL Qualifying Series events at Surfest Newcastle and the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro in Manly. The Drop Festival is a proudly local, environmentally sustainable event. Encouraging a lifestyle of good food, art and community culture to be enjoyed with your favourite people. The Drop Festival 2019 in Newcastle is 18+.

Start Date:
16/03/2019 View more details

The Frank Burkitt Band

"The sincerity and heart that emanates from his song-writing is endearing, to say the least. I believe people who are truly great at their craft make what they do seem easy." - Janise Kumar, muzic.net.nz Come join the band for fantastic night of music and entertainment. The Frank Burkitt Band are gathering their instruments and hopping over the ditch from their New Zealand home for a 17-date tour across Victoria and New South Wales. Following on from the success of their March 2018 Australian tour in support of their second album Raconteur, this tour will support their new live EP Lost But Alive (out 30 December). Starting at Yackandandah Folk Festival, they will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and a host of smaller towns along the way. Touring this time as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk. Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song.

Start Date:
28/03/2019 View more details

The Newcastle Flame

Newcastle Flame is a brand new event for those passionate about the art of storytelling. Join them for an intimate evening of adventure, replete with tales of life changing excitement from a tantalising variety of storytellers. If true stories are your game, then attend the Newcastle Flame! You’ll hear thing to make you think, you’ll hear things you wont believe.

Start Date:
10/11/2018 View more details

The Olive Tree Market

The Olive Tree Market is Newcastle and the Hunter's Leading Contemporary Art and Design Market held on a monthly basis in the heart of Newcastle's cultural precinct . Founded in 2008 Olive Tree has been instrumental in the renaissance of the thriving creative scene in Newcastle. The Olive Tree Market is the perfect place for those who place value on beautifully designed, well made, locally produced handmade goods with a strong emphasis on ethical production and sustainability. Meet the makers, discover a curated line-up of the best local and Australian design, sample delicious gourmet artisan food and take in the festival atmosphere of this bustling event. Visitors can shop eat, drink, enjoy live music, and shop some more!

Start Date:
03/03/2018 View more details

The Song Company Presents: Treble Helix Unlocked (Newcastle)

Ethereal interlocking harmonies from the turn of the 16th century sung standing around a beautiful facsimile of the Eton Choirbook. One of the greatest surviving glories of pre-Reformation England, The Eton Chioirbook is a giant 500-year-old manuscript from the royal foundation at Eton College Chapel. – a stone’s throw from Windsor Castle. This sequence of music from the Chiorbook features a thrilling setting of the Magnificat, heartrending motets, the earliest polyphonic Passion by a named composer, and an extraordinary 13-part canon by the man in charge of the Choristers at Eton, Robert Wylkynson. Continuing a journey begun with the partbooks of Bryd-Round-Table and Machaut’s manuscript in True-Love-Story, we read the music of the Eton Chiorbook from a beautiful Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music facsimile, all gathered around a central music stand.

Start Date:
21/02/2019 View more details

This is Not Art

This Is Not Art - known to friends as TiNA - is a national emerging arts festival with a focus on independent, emerging and experimental arts practices. Celebrating Newcastle as a creative city, the festival takes place annually over the Labour Day long weekend (September/October). Since 1998 thousands of people have gathered in Newcastle's CBD each year to share ideas, test work, and meet like-minded creatives and potential collaborators. The festival is made up of approximately 150-190 free events, ranging from panel discussions to hands-on workshops, performances to parties. It provides a space for artists, performers, writers, thinkers, theatre-makers, dancers, and tech-heads to gather, play, share ideas and innovate. Most events are free and many invite audience participation. A number of programming streams converge under the umbrella of the TiNA festival. This year co-presenters include the National Young Writers Festival, Critical Animals and Crack Theatre Festival, with Special Guest We Don't Dance, a Newcastle based music and collaborative arts collective.

Start Date:
03/10/2019 View more details

Travelling Film Festival Newcastle

The Travelling Film Festival (TFF) will be returning to Newcastle on 24-26 June 2016. More information and updates to be announced in May 2016. Make sure you stay in the loop by visiting their Facebook page for updates, special offers and exclusive competitions! For more information, please visit the website.

Start Date:
21/06/2019 View more details

Tucked and Loaded

Are you ready for an inclusive dinner and dance party? Then they have got this for you! Welcome to Tucked and Loaded! The newest addition to Timber Productions. Gather your friends and start your night off with a dinner and show by local Drag Performers, included is a cocktail on arrival followed by a two-course dinner and drag show. Once the dinner is concluded, you will have access to the Tucked and Loaded dance party, where you will dance the night away, with Drag performances every hour from 11pm. If you aren’t ready for the dinner and show, just join them for the Dance Party! Grab your tickets now! Dinner and Show (Tucked and Loaded Dance Party included). Tables of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10. Email them for large groups or different sizes. Tucked and Loaded Dance Party (from 11pm) .

Start Date:
23/02/2019 View more details

Urzila Carlson – Loser

Loser is almost always negative—I’ve lost my keys, a relative, my mind, money, dignity…it’s only positive when you lose some weight. Why? If you meet someone awesome, would you not want to be more of that person? Why can your friends not see your fatness but your family and doctor can see nothing but your fatness? Why is losing so hard? The truth is, we're all losers in some form and at some point, we’ll hit our rock bottom. Are you prepared? Get ready losers, join the award-winning comedian Urzila Carlson as she tackles our failures. What’s the worst that can happen? "Belly laughs and guffaws aplenty." - The Music "Effortlessly likeable.. stream of belly-laughs." - The Age Presented by Live Nation.

Start Date:
14/06/2019 View more details