GALLERY: PASSPORT TO AIRLIE SEMI-FINALS 2017 @ THE STAG

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Our gallery of all the action from Semifinals 1 and 2, Passport To Airlie (Newcastle) 2017 at The Stag and Hunter Hotel. 10 great bands and 10 super hot sets at Newcastle’s home of original live music, including Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Boneman, viAgro,  WYSPER, Diplazar, The Reo Fenders, Jackson and Arcades and Lions. Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Diplazar and viAgro will be hitting The Stag stage for the finals this …

GALLERY: HEAT 4 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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The last of the Heats for Passport To Airlie 2017 went down last Sunday, with the big fathers day crowd enjoying plenty of cool live music from five sensational local bands. On stage for the final heat of the comp. before the finals series kicks off, were Thomas Macokatic, The Pits, Red City, Slide Milligan and Stone Sun. Congratulations to heat 4 winners Thomas Macokatic, The …

GALLERY: HEAT 3 PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2017 @ THE STAG

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Well… Heat 3, Passport To Airlie 2017 would have to go down as the loudest heat in the Newcastle comps history with a rocking wall of sound from punksters viAgro, The Grounds and rockers WYSPER, giving the grand old Stag a good shake with three red hot sets. Some decibel relief came to our ringing ears with Sid Berry closing …

GALLERY: ‘LOUD LOVE’ @ THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH 2017

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‘LOUD LOVE’ was Organised by local musician Justin Ngariki and Music promoter Marcus Wright, celebrating the music of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave), Layne Staley (Alice In Chains/Mad Season), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver) & Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). LOUD LOVE‘s mission is to raise, suicide and depression awareness in our community, breaking down the stigma about talking about mental health in our society, “It’s about raising …

CHASE THE SUN ‘AIN’T NO LOVE’ TOUR @ THE STAG & HUNTER – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2ND 2017

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Aussie Blues-rock heavy weights Chase The Sun are on the road touring to celebrating the release of their killer new single ‘Ain’t No Love’ the second single from the band’s long-awaited third album. The tour will be rolling into Newie and hitting The Stag’s stage on Saturday, September 2nd. Celebrating 10 years together in 2017, Chase The Sun established themselves from the get go as crowd favourites at festivals …

MARK OLSON @ THE NORTHERN STAR – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD

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Mark Olson, a founding member of legendary American, Alternative Country/Rock band  The Jayhawks, will be touring Australia this September. Mark is touring to celebrating the upcoming release of his latest solo offering ‘Spokeswoman of the Bright Sun’,  with his wife and musical partner Ingunn Ringvold. With an intimate night of live music right here in Newcastle at The Northern Star, Hamilton, on Saturday, …

LOUD LOVE ‘A SUICIDE & DEPRESSION, AWARENESS EVENT’ @ THE CAMBRIDGE HOTEL – THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH

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Loud love, will see some of Newcastle’s finest musicians come together on stage, Thursday, August 17th at The Cambridge Hotel to raise, suicide and depression awareness. The Night will celebrate the music of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden/Audioslave), Layne Staley (Alice In Chains/Mad Season), Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver) & Kurt Cobain (Nirvana). On stage on the night will be a relative …

OWEN CAMPBELL BRINGS HIS ‘RISE’ TOUR WILL BE HITTING THE STAG & HUNTER THIS SUNDAY JULY 2ND

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Aussie Blues/Roots singer-songwriter, Owen Campbell has hit the road for a massive 25 show, East Coast tour to celebrate the recent release of his third studio album ‘Breathing Bullets’ and his new single ‘Rise’. Owen will be bringing the tour to Newcastle’s Stag and Hunter Hotel this Sunday, July 2nd, with special guest William John Jr.  Owen Campbell is one …

‘PASSPORT TO AIRLIE’ YOUR SHOT AT AIRLIE BEACH FESTIVAL OF MUSIC’S NATIONAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS!

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Airlie Beach was hit hard this year. Cyclone Debbie ripped through the premier tourist destination, devastating parts of the region. Now three months on, thanks to the determination of the locals, the area is open for business. The only thing missing is you. Now is the time to plan that well earned holiday and we have the best excuse for …

JOE PUG ADDS NEWCASTLE SHOW TO HIS JULY 2017 AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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In a world full of gifted and respected young songwriters, it is hard to stand out from the pack, so when two Artists do, you know it’s got to be special. Enter Joe Pug and Courtney Marie Andrews who will tour Australia together in July 2017. They will play intimate shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Meeniyan, Adelaide,  Bello Winter Music in Bellingen and a show just added right here in Newcastle …