PASSPORT TO AIRLIE 2016 – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN !

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Applications for Passport to Airlie 2016 Battle of the Bands Competition are now open!!! We are pleased to announce that this year’s Passport to Airlie will be held at one of Newcastle’s premier live music venues THE STAG & HUNTER. Heats will be held on Sundays 3.00pm – 7.00pm over five weeks from August 14th to September 11th. One winner from each …

PIRATE METAL @ THE VAULT – THIS FRIDAY!

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OK Newcastle Metal lovers, The Vault are hosting a pirate themed all Metal party this Friday, June 24th at level One, Newcastle Leagues Club. Brisbane band Lagerstein will be docking the SS Plunderberg in the port of Newcastle for one night and the crew of Captain Gregarrr, The Majestic Beast, Neil Rummy Rackers, The Immobilizer, Mother Junkst, Jacob, The Fiercest Pirate …

WHAT’S HOT AT THE SWAMP HOUSE THIS WEEK

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We love our music videos here at The Swamp House, these are the top three on our play list this week ‘in no particular order’ KONGOS ‘Take It From Me‘ track one from their new album ‘Egomaniac’ released earlier this month. A band of four brothers KONGOS is  Johnny (accordion, keyboards, vocals), Jesse (drums, percussion, vocals), Daniel (guitar, vocals), and …

WOLLOMBI MUSIC FESTIVAL – 24TH SEPTEMBER, 2016

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A small festival with a big foot stomping heart…. Now in its 7th year, Wollombi Music Festival has become a real highlight in the calendars of live music lovers across the region. This music festival has all the right ingredients, an energy packed line-up of artists across two stages, onsite camping, plenty of good food, craft beers, markets and yes it …

GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS SIGNS AUSSIE ROCK ICONS

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Fiercely independent Australian rock label, Golden Robot Records has announced the signing of four more outstanding Australian rock acts to their roster. Joining them is Rose Tattoo, Steve Kilbey, The Superjesus and Sarah McLeod. They join a growing roster at Golden Robot Records, which already boasts an array of top line acts including Moon, The Lockhearts, Mi-Sex, Toe to Toe, Nick Barker …

‘ELSEWHERE’ GOES TO NEW HEIGHTS

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It was always going to be a hard task for the crew at Elsewhere to top the locations of 2015’s two hugely successful shows, Elsewhere ‘The Lighthouse’ (Nobbys) and Elsewhere ‘lock-up’ (Maitland Gaol). Well….. they have done it and gone to new heights in the process with ELSEWHERE ‘ROOFTOP’   Elsewhere was born from a desire to challenge the way live …

BLUES EXPRESS STOPS @ THE STAG, THIS WEEKEND

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This is one for all you Newcastle Blues purists out there! Ross ward’s ‘Wards Express‘ will be hitting The Stag stage this Friday, June 17th. Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter Ross Ward’s first ‘Bluesfest’ appearance was in ’95 , where the idea for the band ‘Ward’s Xpress’ was conceived. That’s a little over twenty years of keeping a band working that is musically committed to …

HIP HOP DOUBLE HEADER @ THE CAMBRIDGE, THIS WEEKEND!

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Newcastle Aussie Hip-hop fans, The Cambridge hotel is where its at, with two of Australia’s best throwing down the rhymes this weekend!! Friday June 17th Adelaide’s, The Funkoars will be hitting the stage with special guests WILSO, GREY YARD and BIRDZ Saturday June 18th, Urthboy will be turning it on for the Cambo crowd. Joining urthboy will be L-FRESH The LION and …

DASHVILLE SKYLINE 2016 – FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT

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Dashville is a secluded, privately owned Venue and camping ground located at Belford in the heart of New South Wales’ Hunter Valley and home to some of the best boutique music festivals on offer.  SKYLINE is the newest addition to Dashville’s festival lineup which includes the much-loved GUMBALL and PIGSTY IN JULY. SKYLINE celebrates everything Americana, Alt-Country, and Psychedelia with live music …