ACROSS THE DITCH More than 2000 punters are expected for the third annual WoodStockton music festival when it returns to Stockton Bowling Club next Saturday. The free and family-friendly event is the brainchild of Amigos drummer Mark Wallace.
This year’s edition will see former Screaming Jets guitarist Grant Walmsley and fellow Newcastle acts The Levymen, Dusty Lanes, TK, Clean Slate, Misbehave and Amigos perform on the bowling green stage.
FACELIFT Australian rockers Holy Holy have cultivated plenty of respect in Newcastle for their scintillating live performances and Oscar Dawson and Timothy Carroll are set to return. Holy Holy will play the Cambridge Hotel on November 16 during their tour to support new single Faces, which debuted on Thursday.
DOUBLE BILL Australian-Canadian folk-rock group Band Of Dawn and instrumental Spanish-metal infusion act Kallidad are teaming up for a unique co-headline tour. Jeff Martin fans might be familiar with Band Of Dawn as the six-piece have previously supported The Tea Party frontman at Lizotte’s. Band Of Dawn and Kallidad perform at Lizotte’s on October 21.
ANOTHER LAYER John Waters is again adopting the trademark Liverpudlian accent as he returns to the role of Beatles legend John Lennon. Lennon: Looking Through A Glass Onion comes to the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on October 20.
BY DEMAND Sancha & the Blue Gypsies are swinging their way back after charming audiences at the Newcastle Jazz Festival. The Sydney quartet perform next Friday at the Royal Exchange.
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