Relive your glory days at UON’s fist Bar on the Hill Alumni Reunion

Regurgitator headlines line-up of local  talent and Aussie exports.... Pull out the leg warmers and get your crimping iron ready; Newcastle’s musical and social institution, Bar on the Hill, has announced the fist ‘Back to the Bar’ reunion concert,  a chance for all Alumni to come back to campus and celebrate UON’s 50th anniversary. From the swinging 60’s to 90’s Aussie rock royalty and hits from today, the Bar on the Hill will revisit the classics at this unique gig on Thursday the 22nd of October.


Headlined by ARIA award-winning artists Regurgitator and featuring Aussie rock legend, drummer from the Screaming Jets, Craig ‘Rosie’ Rosevear as MC, UON graduates are invited to relive their glory days at this special event as part of the University’s 50th anniversary celebrations. 


The musical journey through the decades will showcase the best local talent and Aussie exports while channelling a multitude of genres and songs from the last 50 years. It’s been nearly 10 years since alternative-rockers Regurgitator performed at the Bar on the Hill; returning for this special event they’ll be joined by a line-up that features hip-hop artist Citizen Kay, New Zealand singer and guitarist Bernie Segedin, the jump-jive jazz, swing and rhythmic blues of Fish Fry/Pow Wow, and DJ Benny P.


“For many of us the Bar on the Hill was one of the central haunts of our formative uni years,” said Rosevear, proud UON graduate and owner of Rosie’s School of Rock in Newcastle. 


“This is a fantastic way to acknowledge the achievements of the University over the past fie decades, by inviting the community to come and celebrate with UON graduates at an iconic institution, the Bar on the Hill. Not only are we celebrating 50 years of world-class education, but 50 years of strong ties between the University of Newcastle and Hunter communities.” 


Rosevear said the stellar line up and broad styles of the artists will appeal to every generation and music taste.  “Bring your picnic rug for a relaxed afternoon of music through the decades before really kicking up your heels to three-time platinum award winners, Regurgitator,” he said. 


Back to the Bar is hosted by the Hunter Alumni Network and will be a highlight of the University’s Homecoming celebrations – a three day festival of events across Callaghan campus and the city from 21 to 23 October. Tickets are on sale now at

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