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Newcastle Music Week 2008 at a Glance

Newcastle Music WeekFrom the 24th and the 31st of October 2008 Newcastle will be showcasing it’s local musical talent at a variety of events atround the city.

  • Boogie On Beaumont – Friday 24 – Beaumont Street – It’s a family affair as a dance party erupts across two stages on Hamilton’s famous restaurant strip. Beautiful and diverse music, food and culture are again on the menu.
  • Bassic Freakquency – Friday 24 – Cambridge Hotel – More bass, more bass, more bass, in the place to be. International and local electronica artists throw down an intense mixture of progressive groove, pulses, beats and sweat.
  • Punk N Grind – Saturday 26 – The Boiler Shop – One of NMW’s most popular and longest running events, Punk N Grind brings all ages and attitudes to the city centre for a celebration and outpouring of hardcore styles and genres.
  • The Boardwalk Sessions – Sunday 27 – The Brewery – Acoustic based stylings beside the beautiful harbour foreshore. Relax in the sunshine, soak up the sound then wash it all down with one of the many of ice-cold refreshments on offer.
  • Monday Metal Madness – Monday 28 – Cambridge Hotel – The most extreme event on the NMW calendar returns direct and straight to the point. Turn the volume to eleven, pack the black, throw forks, bang head, simple.
  • Full Strength Rock – Wednesday 29 – The Bar On The Hill – Rock with a capital YEAHHH struts around campus like the lovechild of Mick Jagger and Tina Turner. Great live original bands, Guitar Hero III Competition and the 1000-watt BBQ.
  • A Major Music Expo – Thursday 30 – Newcastle City Hall – A day of workshops, exhibitions, seminars and master classes from Australia’s premier artists, industry representatives and companies. All styles, levels and interests covered.
  • Civic Theatre Finale – Friday 31 – Civic Theatre Newcastle – Resonate – The Music Industry Showcase And Let There Be School Rock. The region’s finest emerging artists perform live at the historic theatre in front of many of the nations most respected industry representatives. A $20,000 prize pool is up for grabs.

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Posted on October 22nd, 2008 in Newcastle Music Week

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