March Gig Guide
Get ready to feast your ears with sweet tunes and your stomach with a beer this month. Zara Handscomb has all the details so you can catch what’s on in and around uni this month.
It’s been a hard time for all artists over the last few months (years), make sure to set aside some time to go out and support local acts this month.
Vice Chancellor’s Welcome & 2022 Commencement Address
Where: Derkenne Courtyard, Shortland Building.
When: Wednesday 2nd March, 10.30 am till 12 pm.
Meet your Vice-Chancellor Professor Alex Zelinsky AO as he welcomes you to the University of Newcastle for 2022 with a commencement address outlining his vision for your student journey.
Hot on the Heels of their Latest Video Release “June”, 2021 UoN Band Comp Winners SlapJack will be playing at the Vice-Chancellor’s Welcome in the Derkenne Courtyard. Catch them playing at 10.30 am.
Stick around for a Q&A with the VC plus coffee vouchers, FREE cold drinks and doughnuts (GF).
Everyone who attends is invited to head to Park on the Hill for BBQ and gelato courtesy of UNSA – University of Newcastle Students’ Association.
At 11.30am you can Catch M.E.N (the band) at Park on the Hill.
M.E.N is a new all-female supergroup combining the talents of singer-songwriters Maeve Grant , Ella Day & Nina Samson.
For lovers of Musicals UoN Musos Club Presents “The Trail To Oregon”
Where: Cas Theatre, Hamilton.
When: 4th to 13th March – Fri & Sat 7 pm and Sun 2 pm.
The newest club on campus are bringing you an interactive musical! Where you get to choose the character’s names and fate! Check out the details on Instagram.
Tickets: $25, find them here.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS
International Women’s Day Fair
Where: Park on the Hill.
When: 8th March, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm
Come and listen to tunes, enjoy the BBQ, listen to speakers and stroll the stalls.
Women to the Front
Where: Clarendon Hotel, Hunter Street
When: 8th March, 6 pm
Celebrating talented female, non-binary and gender diverse UoN Students and Alumni musicians.
Featuring performances from:
Piper Rodrigues and the Blind Black Hearts
FREE ENTRY, check it out on Facebook.
International Women’s day Poetry Salon
Where: Lass O’Gowrie Hotel
When: 8th March, 6-9 pm
Come and listen to, or bring along your favourite poems by women and non-binary poets to share. It can be from any time period and any background you please.
Check out the event details here.
Check out the uni website for more event info on International Women’s Day so you don’t miss a thing.
Hot Potato Band and SlapJack
Where: Warners Bay Theatre
When: 10th March, 6.30pm – 10.00pm
Newcastle Funk legends Slapjack are supporting Sydney’s brass collective Hot Potato. Seats are limited, don’t miss out!
Fungas & Dust
Where: Newcastle Foreshore
When: 12th March
This that is returning to Newcastle’s foreshore, with a lineup including Craterface, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Dust, WAAX and more. Last release tickets are still available!
Cormac Grant X Red Revel
Where: The Stag and Hunter Hotel
When: 12th March, 7 pm
Supported with friends Cormac Grant takes to the Stag stage with Manuel Rohrl on bass, Gabe Argiris on drums, Georgie Winchester on vocals and keys.
ONE NIGHT AT THE STAG FEATURING: LAMPHEAD, RADICALS & DEADSHOWWS
Where: The stag and Hunter Hotel
When: 13th March, 6 pm
Deadshowws, Radicals and Lamphead are playing one epic show.
Tickets: $15, check out the event info on facebook.
Newcastle Fringe Festival
Where: Various locations around Newcastle
When: 17th – 27th March
Celebrating absolutely anything creative, Newcastle Fringe offers a range of different events and performances over 10 days. Check out the website for details about the artists performing and when you can see them.
LachlanX.Morris “Rocky Road” Single Launch
Where: The Stag and Hunter Hotel
When: 18th March, 7 pm
Coming to the stage is Lachlan X. Morris with “Rocky Road” single launch. Supported by Lilli Crane Band.
Tickets are $10.
Where: The Lock Up
When: 18th March, 6.30 pm
The Y are back to start their series ‘Stomping Ground’. A line up featuring, Hand Models, Fungas, Liquid Zoo and RagDoll. . This is an ALL AGES, SAFE SPACE event.
Check the details and grab tickets here.
Family BandAid Festival#2
Where: The Family Hotel
When: 19th March, 2 pm – Midnight
The Family Hotel are bringing you a festival featuring Inimata, e4444e, Elijah Amos, Soy Boy, Juanita Porteiro and More. Two stages, one big night.
$25 entry, cash only.
Check out the Family Hotel on facebook for more info.
2022 UON DJ Comp
Where: Bar on the Hill 7 pm
Heat 1 – Thursday 24th March
Heat 2 – Friday 25th March
Heat 3 – Wednesday 30th March
Second Chance Heat – Thursday 31st March
Final – Thursday 7th April
Make sure you don’t miss a showcase of the best DJ’s at UoN. The winner will get a paid headline set at the Festival of Autonomy Party, plus a press pack (including photos, & a logo). All finalists will get paid gigs at UoN events and parties, all other participants put themselves out there for potential opportunities throughout 2022.
ENTER HERE or at this link https://forms.gle/qvYpJre3ub7NDorc8
Where: 21st March, 11.30 am – 2 pm
When: Auchmuty Courtyard
Come along as UoN celebrates Harmony day with music and free international cuisine!
Where: Bar on the Hill
When: 23rd March
ARIA award-winning band Spacey Jane are bringing their tour to Bar on the Hill. Grab tickets here.
“Great Southern Nights”
Where: Bar on the Hill
When: 1st April, 7 pm
Drag your friends out to start off April right! It’s a live music night featuring The Appointments, Abbi Yeo (with her band), Jacob Ridgeway, and more!
Feature Image: ‘The Appointments’ by Zara Handscomb, Yak Staff Writer