N.B. The Spiegeltent Newcastle 2020 season is postponed, please check https://newcastlelive.com.au/category/spiegeltent/ for updates as they become available (updated Tuesday, 17 March 2020).
There’s something really special about seeing live music performed in the Spiegeltent in Newcastle. And with the 2020 line up looking this good, you’d be crazy to miss it.
There’s a certain feeling of anticipation walking into the Spiegeltent for a gig. It’s like anything can happen here, and it often does. Performances from artists you’ve seen before often take a different twist just because the space demands it.
It’s also one of the most intimate spaces we’ve seen. You almost feel like you’re part of the performance with the venue offering vantage points you just don’t get as a member of the audience anywhere else.
Spiegeltent Newcastle Live Music lineup
As we’ve said above, live music takes on a whole new life when it’s performed in the Spiegeltent Newcastle. Below you’ll find a guide to the live music performances hitting Newcastle for the 2020 season.
FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK
Freya was dubbed as one of the artists Leading The New Country Renaissance by digital radio station, Double J, and for good reason. Freya is truly an Icon in the making and her live performances have earnt her a legion of fans searching for new sounds. Her music tells contemporary stories with country and indie rock feels.
We reckon her performance at the Spiegeltent in Newcastle will be something we are talking about for months after.
DATE: WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2020
TIME: 06:30 PM
Renée is an enduring and enigmatic performer with an incomparable career that has evolved over four decades. From sassy blues singer to consummate entertainer her live shows continue to amaze with the power of her music and voice.
The Renée Geyer gig at Spiegeltent Newcastle is one of the highlights of the 2020 live music program and tickets are sure to be a hot commodity.
DATE: THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2020
TIME: 6:30 PM
CATRIONA MCKAY AND CHRIS STOUT
Soundscapes and intimate musical moments. That’s what’s in store for ticket holders for Catriona Mckay and Chris Stout at Spiegeltent Newcastle. Inspired by the traditions of their native Shetland and Dundee.
The duo’s performances are both magnetic and engaging, and you’ll be left wondering how just two people can make the sounds that will fill your ears.
DATE: SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020
TIME: 5:00 PM
SHADES OF BUBLÉ
You’ve never heard the hits of Michael Bublé quite like this before! Making their way to Newcastle direct from New York, Shades Of Bublé will take you on a musical ride with tight harmonies, smooth choreography and dashing good looks.
For fans of Michael Bublé and Sinatra’s big-band standards, exciting covers of Motown and rock-and-roll classics this is a must-see!
DATE: SUNDAY 29 MARCH
TIME: 3:00 PM
SON – SUSAN O’NEILL
Hotpress magazine says she’s a ‘ballsier Adele’, but we reckon she’s got something Adele could never come close to. Her shows feature a soulful and husky-voice accompanied by guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal.
If you like your music delivered with a powerful blend of the old soul with a new edge, this is one artist you should put in your calendar.
DATE: WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL
TIME: 6:30 PM
Spiegeltent Newcastle Musical Comedy lineup
Like your live music served up with some good laughs? The 2020 season of Spiegeltent Newcastle is ALL over it.
THE KRANSKY SISTERS
If you’ve never seen the Kransky Sisters, don’t miss this opportunity to see them in this amazing space.
From Abba to Daft Punk, Sia to Steppenwolf, these three eccentric sisters with their eclectic mix of instruments including musical saw, tuba, old reed keyboard, and kitchen pots, have cooked up a very special sweet and sour serving of well-known songs gleaned from their old wireless at home. Hot out of the oven, with stories of their recent adventures, these oddball Queensland Sisters reminiscent of your old aunties, will leave you wanting seconds!
DATE: SATURDAY 18 APRIL
TIME: 4:30 PM
FAT MUSICALS: A BODY OF WORK
As we told you a few weeks ago, we’re pretty excited about this one! The people behind the Mother’s Ruin cabaret performance that stunned the audience at the Spiegeltent Newcastle are bringing their new show, Fat Musicals: A Body of Work this year’s season.
Littered with songs from musicals that feature two leading ladies, Fat Musicals takes on Chicago, Calamity Jane, Frozen, Sideshow, A Chorus Line, Wicked and Cats. DO NOT miss this show!
DATE: THURSDAY 9 APRIL
TIME: 6:30 PM
Outrageously funny and brutally honest. There’s not a lot we can tell you about the icon that is Carlotta that hasn’t been said before. Armed with amazing wit and songs from Barry Manilow, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman and her dear friend Peter Allen, Carlotta is heading back to the Spiegeltent Newcastle in 2020.
Here’s your chance to see a national treasure up close and personal in this beautiful, intimate venue.
DATE: SATURDAY 28 MARCH
TIME: 5:00 PM