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Andrew O'Keefe Shouts Johnny O'Keefe Newcastle

Johnny O’Keefe was the pioneer of rebellious Australian rock and roll, a predecessor to the likes of Bon Scott, Jimmy Barnes, and Michael Hutchence that succeeded him. Often labelled as Australia’s Elvis, his explosive live shows left a mark on the best of the best in global rock royalty including Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison. See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
22/11/2019 View more details

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

Buildcorp Wallaroos vs. Japan (Newcastle)

The Buildcorp Wallaroos are set to play a two-Test series against Japan this July, with the first match being played at No.2 Sportsground in Newcastle. This will be the first time the Wallaroos have played a standalone Test on home soil in over 10 years, giving fans the chance to show their support and get behind the national women's Rugby team. With an action-packed precinct, and two curtain-raiser games to be played before the Test match, it's set to be a full, family-friendly afternoon of high-quality entertainment both on and off the pitch. Tickets on sale on Ticketek from Thursday 18 April.

Start Date:
13/07/2019 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

East Coast Championships and Festival of Bands

The East Coast Championships and Festival of Bands will feature Brass and Concert Bands from the Hunter, Central Coast and Sydney. They will compete in the Championships sections in the morning events and then provide entertainment programs in the afternoon sessions featuring traditional brass and concert band music favourites along with other entertaining music selections from movies, stage and screen and modern popular classics. The event will be hosted in the wonderful acoustics of the University of Newcastle Conservatorium of Music.

Start Date:
09/06/2019 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

Grapes of Mirth: Comedy- Wine - Music- Festival

Grapes of Mirth is heading to the historic The Station in Newcastle, and they're bringing the Hunter Valley with them! Combining their three favourite things; comedy, wine and people. And when they say wine, they're talking about six of the Hunter Valley's best wine producers! On Saturday, May 11, get ready for seven hours of comedy, music, wine, gourmet grub and good times. Six of Australia's best comedians, and of course your host, Merrick Watts. Nazeem Hussein | Denise Scott | Chopper | Rebecca De Unamuno | Luke McGregor | Sam Simmons. Your host is Merrick Watts, your DJ is Pedro Moshman! All tickets include your take-home glass and four wine tastings or your first glass of wine. You'll be able to explore their Pop-up mini Hunter Valley on the day. And of course, there will be plenty of local beer and cider on offer.

Start Date:
11/05/2019 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:
06/08/2019 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

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

Puttin' On The Ritz Newcastle

Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz is back by popular demand and gliding its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time. Presented by Mellen Events, Puttin’ On the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. This wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of West End stars including six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energetic dancers.

Start Date:
02/06/2019 View more details

Sparke Helmore Newcastle City Triathlon

The 27th 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:
23/02/2020 View more details

Spiegeltent Newcastle

The world-famous Spiegeltent returns to Newcastle's Civic Park for another huge month of top-shelf comedy, music, cabaret, dance and much more from Thursday 23 May to Sunday 16 June. The four-week festival is headlined by the seductive new cabaret extravaganza, Deluxe Deluxe, from the award-winning creators of Blanc de Blanc that enthralled audiences at The Spiegeltent Newcastle in 2018. A sexy and hilarious adults-only night out, Deluxe Deluxe is hosted by world-renowned artist, Scot Nery (HBO Comedy Festival and television's The Tonight Show) and features the glitterati of international circus and cabaret talent including aerial artist, Penelope Elena (GER); the witty vocal stylings of, Laura Hughes (AUS/USA); rule-bending ‘invertebrate’, Anthony Rodriguez (USA); exotic temptress, Zoe Marshall (AUS); beautiful-dangerous tigress, Ailona (RUS) and the drop-dead-gorgeous, Busola (UK). Deluxe Deluxe promises to deliver an evening beyond even the wildest imagination! The 2019 program also includes American blues and roots sensation, Charley Crockett, who will be joined by Sienna Ferrell to make their Newcastle debut under the beautiful Victoria Spiegeltent. Australian comedy legends Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Matt Okine, Rhys Nicholson and Joel Creasey are also part of this year’s stellar line-up performing at The Spiegeltent Newcastle.

Start Date:
23/05/2019 View more details

The Newcastle Flame: Storytelling

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:
06/04/2019 View more details

The Song Company Power Cords Attached - The Omnific - Newcastle

The Song Company presents the sounds of Perotin and metal band The Omnific in collaboration with featuring Matthew Fackrell, Toby Peterson-Stewart, Susannah Lawergren, Ethan Taylor, Koen van Stade, Mark Donnelly, Antony Pitts. A collaboration across genres with a uniting interest in the deep resonances of vocal cords, struck strings, and powerful harmonies. A cluster of rising stars from Melbourne, The Omnific has already made a name for their unique rhythmic interplay and wordless metallic fantasias. The Omnific’s two five-string bass guitarists’ classic duo Kismet and other works are interleaved with multi-voice chanting and improvisation from the male voices of The Song Company in music from Magister Pérotin’s masterpiece Viderunt omnes and its late 12th-century inspirations, echoed by a high soprano in his most haunting of songs, Beata viscera.

Start Date:
09/05/2019 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

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

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day

On the last Saturday of April at 10 am local time worldwide, events begin, starting in the earliest time zones of Samoa mass Tai Chi and Qigong sessions and exhibitions are held that are free and open to the public. Then, as the planet turns events unfold all across New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America, and finally ending this worldwide wave of energy with the final events in Hawaii. The Tai Chi Centre will be hosting a morning of celebration and everyone is welcome. No experience is required just come and play Tai Chi with them, watch the demonstrations and share your energy with the rest of the world. One World, One Breath

Start Date:
27/04/2019 View more details