Best of the Dungog Festival 2015

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The 2015 Dungog Festival gets underway this Thursday. Film, food, art, craft, music and culture await all those making the trip to Dungog this week. With so much on over the four days, we thought we’d give you the ‘heads-up’ on some of the highlights you don’t want to miss. 

Essential Info

Tickets

A lot of the great stuff happening in Dungog during the festival is 100% free. But there are a number of packages available for the ticketed events. For instance a ‘5 Film Package’ will cost you $80 and a ‘Starry Night Concert + Camping Package’ is on the list for $140. Find out more here.

Getting to Dungog by car from Newcastle

Getting to Dungog by Train

Due to track work the trains will be replaced with buses over the weekend of October 24 and 25. You can find out more by visiting nswtrainlink.info


Best of the Dungog Festival on Thursday

> FOOD: LONG TABLE DINNER ON DOWLING STREET

6:30PM–12:00AM

This year, the night begins with Peruvian foodie film Finding Gaston, at the James Theatre, after which guests stroll up to Dowling St for canapés and sparkling wine, followed by a relaxed 3 course meal.


Best of the Dungog Festival on Friday

> MUSIC: STEVE SMYTH

7:00PM-8:00PM at Jubilee Park

He blew us all away at Elsewhere, The Lighthouse and now one of our favourite rockers, Steve Smyth is brining the noise to Dungog.

> FILM: SUCKER

4:00PM–5:30PM at the James Theatre

Based on comedian Lawrence Leung’s critically acclaimed and award-winning solo stage show, this warm and humorous coming of age story traces the apprenticeship of a Chinese-Australian teenager into the world of con-men. Led by a winning performance from YouTube sensation John Luc (aka mychonny) and British star Timothy Spall as the young man’s dubious mentor, Sucker is an engaging comedy full of twists and surprises.


Best of the Dungog Festival on Saturday

> MUSIC & CULTURE: STARRY NIGHT CONCERT

6:00PM–11:30PM at the Dungog Showground

The legendary ARIA award winning Paul Mac, along with special guest vocalist Ngaiire, will set the night ablaze showcasing his latest album Holiday From Me and other dance hits.

> FOOD: GROWER’S MARKET

9:00AM–1:00PM on Dowling Street

Take some fresh country produce home. Pick up a bag of fresh, seasonal fruit and veggies grown right here in Dungog and on surrounding farmlands. Spring has sprung and there is a bountiful selection of produce to choose from.


Best of the Dungog Festival on Saturday

> FILM: SONG OF THE SEA

11:00AM–12:30PM at the James Theatre

Inspired by Ireland’s rich Celtic folklore, this Oscar-nominated tale is a sumptuous hand drawn animated feature. After the death of their mother, young Ben and his mostly mute sister are shipped off to their grandmother in order to give their grieving father some respite. When young Ben discovers his annoying little sister is a Selkie—a mystical Irish sea creature—the two embark on a wondrous adventure to return home and solve the mystery of her new powers.

> FOOD: LONG LAZY LUNCH

12:30PM–3:30PM Starting at the RSL

What better way to round off your Festival weekend than with the Long Lazy Lunch? A new event this year, join us for delicious fare, in stunning heritage surroundings, overlooking Dungog. We can’t tell you much more—the location is top secret! Meet us at the RSL half an hour prior to the lunch start time and we’ll drive you to the location. Food, wine and adventure await! A chance to see another side of Dungog, in all its sparkling glory.


 

WHAT: The Dungog Festival
WHEN: From Oct 22 – 25
WHERE: Dungog
MORE INFO: dungogfestival.com.au

 

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