AN estimated crowd of 20,000 flocked to Foreshore Park during last year’s Newcastle 500 to receive a fuel injection of rock’n’roll.
There were hundreds of people who staked out spots early in the day and had obviously bought Supercars tickets especially to see Cold Chisel.
And they didn’t disappoint.
Jimmy Barnes prowled the stage constantly, letting his trademark gravel voice boom across the audience. Sweat poured off the 61-year-old “Working Class Man’s” face.
There were no pit stops. No idling. No petrol left in the tank. Barnesy and co gave it everything.
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 this month.
The Scottish band, who played well reviewed concerts at Bimbadgen Estate in the vineyards early last year and in 2012, will perform at No.1 Sportsground on the night of Saturday, November 24.
Perth band Birds of Tokyo will be the support act. Get all the information about the concert here.
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