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Strikeback III

Update: Change of venue! Strikeback III will now be held at Camp Shortland, Newcastle Foreshore, opposite Nobby’s Beach. See the for the latest information.

StrikebackThe stage is set for Strikeback III, Newcastle’s own colossal all ages event. This year, the festival boasts an astonishing 70 artists, from a huge range of genres, styles and levels of experience. To accommodate the large number of artists performing on the day there will be six stages. Strikeback III is organised by Laurie Mahon.

  • Date: Saturday September 30th
  • Venue: Camp Shortland, Newcastle Foreshore – View Map.
  • Times: 10am – 11pm.
  • Passouts: over18s – all day, under 18′s – no passouts after 4pm.
  • Tickets: $45 presale, $55 on the door. Tickets available from The Drum Shop Newcastle, Beaumont St. Beat, The Rock Shop, The Lab (40a King St), The Bar on the Hill, Music Centre Gosford, Sydney Moshtix outlets, and local bands.

Strikeback is a Licenced All Ages Event i.e. everybody is welcome to come but there are separate areas where over 18′s can buy and drink alcohol.

This year’s lineup includes The Sleepy Jackson, Faker, Josh Pyke, Karnivool, Bliss N Eso, Bodyjar, Wolf & Cub, TZU, The Hot Lies, Behind Crimson Eyes, Ground Components, Laura Imbruglia, The Devoted Few, Jinn, Avalon Drive, Something With Numbers, Bagster, Sleight of Hand, The White Room, The Veld, The Common Code, Riviera, Heartbreak Club, dog_boy_lover, Bright Yellow, Lefta Centa, Meridian, The Nickson Wing, Amathyst, Lout, The Seabellies, The Wireflys, Cornstalk, Mojo Juju, The Floors, Escape Route, Crab Smasher, Emetic, The Zeal Room, Montana Fire, Benjalu, Big City Exile, Cimatree, Vitus, The Clap, 12 Mile Tombstone, Short-Stack, Head of State, Tirany, Urban Freeflow, Jewels, Virus Crawl, Castro!, Schlauncher, The Tremendous, Men Who Drip With Germs, The Trends, Dr Chachito & The Fruit Eating Pandas, Grand Temps, Nancy In The Bath, Ambleside Circuit, Same Old Story, One Man Down, Little Miss Oblivious, All Jokes Aside, Fergus and Repercussion.

Strikeback sponsors include: Triple J , Myspace, The Drum Media, Southern Cross Ten, Access All Areasand Big Apachee .

For more information visit the Strikeback ’06 MySpace page at or the Official Strikeback Homepage at

Posted on September 10th, 2006 in Events

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