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What’s on this weekend in Newcastle?

If you’re looking to find out what’s on this weekend in Newcastle, you’ve come to the right place.

Whether you’re a local or just visiting for the weekend this is your chance to dive into everything Newcastle has to offer.

Yeah, the weekend!


WHAT’S ON THIS WEEKEND IN NEWCASTLE?

FRIDAY 19 JULY – SUNDAY 21 JULY

Below you’ll find some of the highlights from this weekend’s gig and event guide. To see what else is happening around the region click the button below to see all the listings in the guide.


VI-NIL RECORDS SHOWCASE

Vi-Vil will celebrate the release of their Indie Sounds From Newy & The Hunter compilation with a gig at The Hamo on Friday night featuring Drugs In Sport, Howlin’ Rats, Mucho Sonar, Butterknife, Trashed Again, Jan and Pit.

COLIN LANE & DAVID HOBSON: IN TAILS

David Hobson and Colin Lane have teamed up once again to perform their unique and hilarious experiment. If you’ve ever wondered how a comedian would go as an opera singer, and vice-versa, this is the show for you.

SCHOOL OF ROCK

Hunter Drama’s production of School Of Rock The Musical has taken over the Civic Theatre in Newcastle this weekend for a show you don’t wanna miss. If you loved the movie, you’ll love this show. It’s got all the catchphrases, jokes and rock n’ roll easter eggs you’re looking for. And the Hunter Drama kids in the cast are amazing!

AMBER LAWRENCE & ANDREW SWIFT

Two of the most talented and awarded names in Australian Country Music will hit the stage at Qirkz In The Hunter this Saturday.

LUKE HEGGIE

Luke Heggie is in town for the Newcastle Comedy Festival this Saturday with his latest show, Grogan. Warning – This show is not recommended for anyone who was brought up to believe nothing is their fault.

MEL BUTTLE LIVE: NOT HERE TO PUT SOCKS ON CENTIPEDES

The Newcastle Comedy Festival just keeps on giving and this show is one of our picks for the weekend. Mel is a regular on The Project, The Hundred, Question Everything, and a new contestant on the 2024 series of Taskmaster Australia. She is also everyone’s favourite mum on TikTok.

SCHOONER CARRYING CHAMPIONSHIP

It’s like the Olympics but with the important stuff… The first prize is 100 FREE beers, the second prize is 30 FREE beers, and the third prize well that is however many schooners you can carry! It’s happening at the Royal Crown Hotel Dudley this Saturday.

BEER YOGA ON THE ROGUE ROOFTOP

As part of the Kindle Festival, you can combine the relaxation of yoga with the fun of sipping a beer! Led by an experienced instructor, this event is perfect for all levels, whether you’re a yoga enthusiast or just looking for a new and exciting way to unwind. Breathe in the fresh air, soak up the scenic views, and let the good vibes flow.

LIVE WITH THE PINES: MICRO MUSIC FESTIVAL AT ADAMSTOWN BOWLO

The Adamstown Bowlo is celebrating a few massive wins by throwing a micro music festival with a big lineup. The event will also celebrate the new partnership between the Bowlo and 4Pines beer. So Cheers!

MY KIDS MARKET

Buy, sell and recycle pre-loved and new baby and kids goods at Sunday’s My Kids Market at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. You’ll find clothing, shoes, toys, puzzles, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs as well as other nursery and maternity items.