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WHAT’S ON LAKE MAC: Your guide to October in Lake Macquarie

Lake Mac is gearing up for one of the biggest months of gigs and events this year.

Set the reminders, grab your tickets and get set to get amongst all the action and live music throughout October.

One of the highlights will undoubtedly be the return of Skunkhour to the region.

Skunkhour emerged in the early 1990s when the Australian live music scene thought its best days had come and gone.

It was a period marked by the ascent of Grunge, the blossoming of Rave culture, and the initial sparks of Hip Hop’s influence. Somehow, this band out of Sydney managed to capture all the excitement of these new genres into one package. Then they went on to become one of the country’s most exciting acts.

You can check out the details for the Lake Mac gig below and info on what else is happening around the city in October.


A Journey Through Electronic Music and Art

Embrace the spirit of experimentation in the realms of electronic music and art with MonoDuo. This event invites you to explore and keep an open mind as it offers a diverse mix of dance music, spanning disco, house, world music, techno, breaks, and electro. Get ready for an immersive musical experience that will take you on a journey through a range of genres.

WHEN: 7 October, 2-9 pm
WHERE: Multi-Arts Pavilion, mima

Fast & Loud Festival

A Weekend of Action and Entertainment

On October 14 and 15, immerse yourself in the Fast & Loud Festival. This event promises an incredible lineup of action-packed activities both on and off the water. From exhilarating boat races to live performances, food markets, car shows, roving entertainment, and kid-friendly activities, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The foreshores of Lake Macquarie will come alive with excitement and entertainment.

WHEN: 14-15 October
WHERE: Across Lake Macquarie

Skunkhour Supported by SF Wrens

Live Music and Festival Vibes

Come and enjoy a wonderful night of live music with Skunkhour supported by SF Wrens under the stars at MAP mima in Speers Point Park. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and picnic. There will be a bar on site selling a variety of locally sourced beer, wine and cider as well as soft drinks and snacks including packets of crisps and chocolate bars. A can of beer or a glass of wine is $8. Soft drink is $3 per can and snacks are $3.

WHEN: 14 October, 5-9 pm
WHERE: Multi-Arts Pavilion (MAP mima)

Featuring Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren & Ben Hauptmann

A Night of Jazz and Folk

Prepare for a musical treat as Live Music Lake Mac, Craft Music, Sum Management, and Kin Music present ELIXIR featuring Katie Noonan, Zac Hurren, and Ben Hauptmann. This revered folk jazz trio will take you on a captivating journey through their Small Shy Truth Tour, with special guests Charm of Finches. It’s an evening of music that promises to stir your soul.

WHEN: 3 November, 7-9.30 pm
WHERE: Warners Bay Theatre, baramayiba


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