NEWCASTLE has a new music festival and it’s called Scene & Heard.
The inaugural Scene & Heard rocks to life at Wickham Park on November 4, the day after the youth-orientated This That brings The Rubens, Amy Shark and RL Grime to town.
Scene & Heard replaces the previous over-55 focused Live At The Foreshore and shifts the demographic towards Generation X and Y.
The full line-up will be officially announced on Tuesday, but the Newcastle Herald has learnt that ’90s alternative rock legends Spiderbait are among the acts booked for Scene & Heard.
The Buy Me A Pony, Black Betty and Calypso hit-makers last performed in Newcastle in November to support Cold Chisel during the Supercars concerts.
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There has been no confirmation on any other acts, but Magic Dirt recently announced their reunion to play their first shows since 2011 on the Hotter Than Hell festival tour in Queensland. Other bands playing Hotter Than Hell include Spiderbait, Jebediah, Killing Heidi, 28 Days and Shihad.
On Friday Scene & Heard promoters released a teaser for the festival urging music fans to “crack out that old band shirt, dust off those Doc Martens and bust open that ancient box of glowsticks.
“Say hello to a brand-new festival that isn’t just a line-up but an immersive journey back to when Spotify didn’t exist, and that 1999 triple j Hottest 100 CD was the only thing repeating on the car stereo.”
Pre-sale for Scene & Heard begins on July 18.
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