Newcastle

Events

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

European Outdoor Film Tour: Newcastle

European Outdoor Film Tour is back with the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year. The brand new programme is packed with inspiring short films from the great outdoors, breath-taking athletic feats and inspiring stories. Get your tickets now for a night of inspiration and action! European Outdoor Film Tour is the most renowned outdoor adventure film event across Europe and is spreading globally. They brought the tour to Australia and New Zealand for the very first time last year, and are back with more this year. European Outdoor Film Tour is seen by more than 250,000 people annually, across 15 countries in 300 locations. European Outdoor Film Tour is a premium film tour experience. Unlike other tours, every film is handpicked and especially edited and produced for the tour by a team of expert film makers. They then show the films at the same time as they premiere in Europe which means you get them before they appear online or in other festivals. No casting. No actors. No makeup. This is real.

Start Date:
20/10/2018 View more details

John Denver Celebration Concert: Newcastle

The John Denver Estate and Metropolis Touring present The John Denver Celebration Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs and Videos. Timeless masterpieces including 'Take Me Home Country Roads', 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Annie’s Song', 'Thank God I’m A Country Boy' and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances. Hear John Denver’s voice and watch him perform on video screens while being backed live by members of his touring band! The John Denver Celebration Concert promises to be a night of heart-warming nostalgia. A must-see for John Denver fans! John Denver’s audio and guitar parts are heard via the PA and John sings lead vocals on almost all of the songs. There are some songs where Jim Curry will sing lead vocals also. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
18/12/2018 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

Matt Fraser - Medium with a Message Australian Tour

Wowza Events Presents Matt Fraser Medium with a Message. Matt Fraser is an internationally-renowned psychic medium and best-selling author of The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability. Over his dynamic career, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients around the world, performed at sold-out events across the country, and appeared on numerous televisions shows and media outlets… all with the mission of reconnecting friends and family with the spirits of those who are no longer with us. His vibrant messages of hope, comfort, and healing have touched the lives of all who meet him, making Matt one of the most gifted and genuine psychics living today. Psychic Medium Matthew Fraser is Dynamic. Electric. The Real Deal. At his popular Medium with a Message live group reading events, Matt connects those who have passed with the loved ones they have left behind. The messages he is asked to deliver frequently include names, dates, and locations he couldn’t possibly know, and only add to his long-established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased.

Start Date:
09/12/2018 View more details

Newcastle Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Newcastle! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars! Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website.

Start Date:
12/01/2019 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

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:
16/02/2019 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

Scene and Heard Festival

Crack out that old band shirt, dust off those Doc Martens and bust open that ancient box of glowsticks. It doesn’t matter which scene you were in or which scene you thought you were in, Scene and Heard is here for you. Scene and Heard is where you belong. Say hello to a brand-new festival that isn’t just a line-up but an immersive journey back to when Spotify didn’t exist, and that 1999 triple j Hottest 100 CD was the only thing repeating on the car stereo. Scene and Heard brings together a boom box full of talent in its first year including The Living End, Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Sneaky Sound System, Killing Heidi and more. Featuring a whole range of other goodies including a classic car display, vintage vinyl fair and markets, food trucks plus small batch craft brews and premium suds it's the ultimate Sunday sesh - reinvented.

Start Date:
05/11/2018 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 Empire Strips Back

After a sold-out, critically acclaimed tour of the United States, The Empire Strips Back team returns home to sneak in their largest Australian tour yet—including a return to Brisbane and Adelaide! For the many that missed out on previous tours be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more! So get your tickets now and come along to celebrate everything Star Wars. "The best episode of Star Wars I’ve ever seen..." - Nathan Fillion "The Empire Strips Back has been packing out Australian theatres since 2011...and is poised to take on the United States." - The Guardian "Fun, high energy, and not at all what I could've ever expected." - SYFY "The attention to detail in the costuming is astounding, the enthusiasm and energy of the dancers unparalleled in this galaxy or any other." - LA Weekly

Start Date:
09/02/2019 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 One Equal Music (Newcastle)

Australia’s leading vocal ensemble, The Song Company, ends their 2019 season program on a high note. Journey with them as they sing of a peace once thought unattainable; a celebration of one hundred years since the ending of the Great War. The poetry of 17th-century metaphysician John Donne and the late playwright Douglas Muecke form the twin doors to a world of remembrance and resurgence in a program framed by newly-commissioned music by three Australian composers: Ruth McCall, Ella Macens, and in his 75th year, Ross Edwards.

Start Date:
01/11/2018 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