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Supercars 2018: Stadium rock act Simple Minds to play Newcastle 500 concert

Michael Parris
Updated November 6 2018 - 12:30pm, first published October 3 2018 - 9:30pm

Simple Minds, one of the world’s premier stadium rock acts in the 1980s, will return to the Hunter to headline the Newcastle Supercars concert next month.

Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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