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THE STATION: Everything you need to know about The Station grand opening Newcastle this weekend

The Station will launch with a massive party on Saturday, 29 September from 5:00 pm

Revitalising Newcastle is putting the finishing touches on the former Newcastle train station, ready for a launch celebration for all of Newcastle to enjoy!

The newly named The Station will be unveiled this Saturday 29 September, with a free party that includes four live music acts, food, drink and a host of entertainment for the whole family.

The theme for the family-friendly evening is ‘old-world glamour’. Expect a magical atmosphere, live music, roaming entertainment and a tantalising range of food and drinks.

Bring the family from 5 pm at the corner of Watt and Scott Streets – entry is free!

Come along and celebrate as we officially open the next chapter of the former Newcastle railway station, with a family-friendly and FREE community event!

It will be an event like no other as we arrive at Newcastle’s next must-visit destination – ‘The Station’.

DATE: Saturday, 29 September 2018
TIME: From 5:00 pm
WHERE: The Station (Corner Watt & Scott Streets Newcastle)
TICKETS: Entry to the event is FREE!


Four live music acts will keep your toes tapping throughout the night, ranging from energetic brass and jazz to soul and ska.

From 5:00 pm

Georgie is a renowned performing artist who possesses rare vocal talent. Having collaborated in various musical projects over the years, she now embarks on a solo musical journey. Georgie’s voice lends itself to a vast array of styles, though Miss Jones explores blues & country sounds while anchored into soul.

From 6:00 pm

Half Nelson is a unique mix of musicians, from a wide variety of backgrounds. From the New Orleans Jazz to Free Improvisation and all manner of music along the way. This combination has helped to forge a band dedicated to the era of jazz they love The 1920’s to the 40’s.

From 7:00 pm

After years of working with bands from Africa to the Middle East and honing his reggae, ska and mento expertise, Nicky has drawn on his musical journeys and philosophies to produce his first-ever solo work, Planet Juice. This collection captures songs that have been sitting in the bag for years to new tunes – freshly squeezed.

From 8:00 pm & From 9:00 pm

This band of enthusiastic musicians and performers began their journey at a winery on the NSW south coast in June 2009 when band leader, Simon Ghali, gathered a handful of his musician friends to play (what he thought was) a one-off gig. Simon was asked to create a lively outfit that required no power, and so the idea of Hot Potato Band’s roving/acoustic performance was born. It wasn’t long before the band gained popularity, performing at weddings, events, and jazz festivals up and down the coast of NSW.


There’s so much happening at this event. Discover a quirky, fantastical and surprising atmosphere in the heart of the city. Fog machines and festoon lighting will set the mood while silver service butlers, shoe-shine boys, roaming acrobats, artists and a fortune teller transport you to a time of old-world glamour. Delve into our city’s past and glimpse the future with Newcastle Region Library’s fascinating photo gallery, alongside a tech hub showcasing some of our city’s brightest thinkers. At the end of the night walk away with a keepsake, The Station’s very own newspaper!

Here’s a list of things not to be missed.

> Local street food vendors and grazing tables laden with sweet treats will tantalise your taste buds.

> Madame Tulalah’s ‘most unfortunate’ fortune telling machine

> Acrobatic adagio performances

> Glitter face and beard paint station

> Newcastle Region Library’s black and white photo gallery

> The University of Newcastle’s technology hub

> Blackjack and roulette tables (with play money, of course)

The Station
Grand Opening
Saturday, 29 September 2018

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