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What's On Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter | April 2024




What's On in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & the Hunter this April 2024?


 

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TUESDAY 2 APRIL

Tom Jones at Newcastle Entertainment Centre Tom Jones’ Ages & Stages tour marks the first time he has returned to Australia since 2016 the announcement of which also coincides with his national tour, including a special stop for the Byron Bay Blues Festival. Tom has sold 100 million records and remains influential in the music industry. In true Tom Jones style, he is set to take Newcastle by storm! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au


FRIDAY 5 APRIL

Dashville Nights with Ben Lee at Dashville campground Join Ben Lee for the first Dashville concert of the year, sure to be filled with romantic anthems, clever wordplay and indie pop classics. Food will be available on the day, as well as breakfast should you decide to camp overnight! Don’t miss out on the autumn atmosphere - For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.dashville.com.au


FRIDAY 5 – SUNDAY 7 APRIL

Newcastle SailFest at Newcastle Harbour Whether you’re looking for a fun weekend activity or are someone who enjoys walking the foreshore, SailFest has something to show you. As Newcastle’s celebration of sailing, the event promotes life on the water to the local community. With various race locations throughout Newcastle, it will be easy to find a space to watch the event as it unfolds.


SATURDAY 6 APRIL

One Act Play Festival at Warners Bay Theatre The festival is a theatre competition showcasing short, sharp, and original one-act plays. The plays explore our society through performance while further developing playwrights' and performers' skills and expertise. The Festival will bring the best of the best from local communities to a Lake Macquarie stage. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.arts.lakemac.com.au


SATURDAY 6 APRIL

CORNFEST at Stag and Hunter Hotel CORNFEST returns for its third year with four cities, six bands, and some good corn fun! It will be headlined by the one and only Claude Hay and the Kung Fu Mustard. Get ready for a wild and unforgettable night at CORNFEST 2024 at The Stag & Hunter—where good corn and good times collide! For more information, visit www.Oztix.com.au


SATURDAY 6 APRIL

Australian Plant Society Newcastle Group Plant Sale at Hunter Wetlands Education Place For people who want to grow, study, share and enjoy native plants, this plant sale is for you! $4 plants available for purchase between 9:30 AM – 2 PM. The plant sale only happens twice a year, aiming to promote an appreciation of their uses and beauty. All proceeds help fund the ongoing expenses such as the purchase of soil and equipment, keeping the Plant Society doing their thing!


SATURDAY 6 APRIL

RUOK? Fundraiser Car Meet at Speers Point Park

Here's the RUOK? Fundraiser reboot! Sakura Project Society will work alongside some of Newcastle's local car crews to make this one of the biggest meets of the year in support of RUOK? Day. Entry is a gold coin donation, and you can expect to see trade stalls, raffles, sausage sizzles and media coverage. For more information, visit www.allevents.com.au/newcastle


SUNDAY 7 APRIL

Hill to Harbour at Wharf Road, Newcastle As a freshly distinguished stand-alone event, the Hill to Harbour is a 12km running event staged on the first weekend of April from Bar Beach to Carrington. See the scenic coast and harbour foreshore of Newcastle at its best! For more information or to register, visit www.hilltoharbour.com.au


THURSDAY 11 APRIL

Jazz Saxx at the Pub at Foghorn Brewery Enjoy Foghorn Brewery’s best food, handcrafted beer, and extensive wine list in its marvellous historic venue. Be entertained by exceptional musicians from Newcastle’s own Sax Blue, a quartet of sax players from Dungeon Big Band led by the evergreen Rod Barnes OAM. Your ticket is all-inclusive of a two-course meal, live entertainment, and by Newcastle Music Festival and Foghorn Brewery Newcastle as part of Newcastle Food Month 2024. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.foghornbrewery.com.au


THURSDAY 11 APRIL

Modus Carnival at Modus Brewery Modus Merewether is turning into a carnival celebration! The vibes are high, and the team is bringing a slice of New Orleans, Spain, Cruz and Venice to Newcastle. Attend dressed in your best carnival masks, outfits, and accessories, and get ready to enjoy roving carnival-themed street food, Modus Cerveza, beer bottle pinata, and drinks package. Dance to carnival music all night long! For more information, visit www.mobrewing.com.au


WEDNESDAY 10 – SUNDAY 14 APRIL

Girls Like That at Civic Theatre This reality-set play offers a glimpse into the world of teenage girls. The viciously funny, eye-opening, often uncomfortably honest play sheds light on the overwhelming feeling of self-consciousness and mean girls. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.civictheatre.com.au


SUNDAY 14 APRIL

A Kind of Hush: the Magic of Karen Carpenter by Katie Noonan at Civic Theatre Join Katie Noonan, Melinda Schneider and Abby Dobson as they sing in celebration of the magic of Karen Carpenter’s voice and artistry. For more info or to purchase tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au.


SUNDAY 14 APRIL

Milo Edwards: Sentimental at Newcastle Comedy Club

UK Comedian Milo Edwards will join us in Newcastle for a very sentimental evening; Milo elaborates on the significance of being complicated subject matter, dealt with in an incredibly clever, life-affirming, and uplifting way. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com.au

FRIDAY 19 APRIL

Hot Potato Band Family Concert at Rathmines Theatre For an afternoon of family fun, get along and take in the sounds of a larger-than-life brass band – Hot Potato Band! The energetic and quirky musical performance is suitable for all ages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.lakemac.com.au



FRIDAY 19 – SATURDAY 20 APRIL

Dawn French is a Huge Twat at Civic Theatre Dawn French, the Queen of British comedy, returns to the stage with her one-woman stand-up show ‘Dawn French is a Huge Twat’. The comedy show details the times in her day-to-day work life when she has jumped the gun or made a silly mistake. Always a huge hit with Aussies, Dawn’s last tour of the country included 38 shows – so you’d better get in quick, as she’s in high demand! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


EVERY FRIDAY

Live Music at Battlesticks The beautiful Battlesticks at Scratchleys is the perfect place to meet up with friends for a drink, grab a bite to eat and listen to the sounds of your local musicians! Every Friday from 3PM-6PM, the hottest up-and-coming Newcastle artist will be performing while you enjoy the last of the warmer afternoons on the water! For more information, visit www.scratchleys.com.au


SATURDAY 20 APRIL

Rosé Wine Garden at Customs House April is Newcastle Food Month, and Customs House does not want you to miss out on the fun! Bring your friends and enjoy rosé all day and boogie to live music while overlooking the picturesque Newcastle Harbour and enjoying some of the greatest drops from the Hunter Valley. Want to know more? Visit, www.customshouse.net.au


SUNDAY 21 APRIL

The Imperfects at Civic Theatre Join co-host trio Hugh Van Cuylenburg, Ryan Shelton and Josh Van Cuylenburg as they discover how perfectly imperfect we all are whilst making you laugh, feel and think. The new stage show emphasises the importance of being vulnerable with one another to more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


MONDAY 22 – WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL

Possum Magic at Civic Theatre Monkey Baa Theatre Company is delighted to bring the magical words of Mem Fox and Julie Vivas’ Possum Magic to life with this theatre adaption. The book captivated young readers, and now the musical continues the legend – featuring spellbinding magic, puppetry and original music; this play is one the kids will love! For more information visit www.monkeybaa.com.au, or to purchase tickets, www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


FRIDAY 26 – SUNDAY 28 APRIL

The Singleton Show at Singleton Showground The Singleton Show is back for another year of fun – with the return of horse riding, wife carrying competitions, Fashion on the Field, reptile displays and more! The possibilities are endless. For more information, visit www.singletonshow.com


SATURDAY 27 APRIL

The Yoga Café at The Maitland Collective Start your weekend right and enjoy an energising 45-minute yoga session hosted by The Yoga Shed in the gorgeous grapevine outdoor pergola area behind Maitland St Collective Cafe. Hang around after for a coffee and mingle with your fellow yogis. For more info, visit www.events.humanitix.com.au


SUNDAY 28 APRIL

The World of Musicals at the Civic Theatre The World of Musicals in Concert is a show tailored for the entire family. It has graced stages around the world, featuring a world class ensemble of all-star performers who sing classic hits, emotive ballads, and big screen anthems. Secure your seats today to a show inspired by many but unlike any other. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.civictheatrenewcastle.com.au


SUNDAY 28 APRIL

Newcastle Wedding Fair 2024 at Newcastle City Hall Join the wedding planning and styling experts this April as they connect you with the best local vendors and suppliers to make your special day easier! Gather your friends and make a day of it. Here's to loving and marrying you. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.oztix.com.au

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