Great lineup of live entertainment at 2018 Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: The Jivebombers will perform at the Nostalgia Festival Rock 'n' Roll Party at Weston Workers Club on Saturday, March 24.
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY: The Jivebombers will perform at the Nostalgia Festival Rock 'n' Roll Party at Weston Workers Club on Saturday, March 24.

Start practicing your best dance moves – the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is just over a week away.

And as usual, a stellar line-up of rock ‘n’ roll artists is on the agenda.

Crowd favourites Jumpin’ Jukebox will kick off the festival at the family fun night in Rotary Park on Friday, March 23.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express returns to Richmond Vale Railway Museum, with Gary Davidson performing on the Friday night and John Jay on the Saturday night.

Friday’s entertainment also includes rockabilly act The Rattlesnakes at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, and the Burlesque Idol Australia grand final at Weston Workers Club.

Along with free entertainment in Rotary Park on the Saturday, ticketed events that night will include the Jivebombers and the Sydney Swing Katz at Weston Workers Club; the High School Prom dinner dance at Hunter Valley Hotel Academy (featuring Mr James Band and DJ Vinnie) and The Lamplighters supported by Emile at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club.

Sunday is the biggest day of the festival, with live music on three stages in the Kurri Kurri CBD.

The festival will wrap up with the Last Chance Dance featuring the All Stars Trilogy Tribute Show at Weston Workers Club on the Sunday from 5pm to 9pm.

Tickets for all night-time events can be bought from the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre on 4936 1909.

KURRI KURRI NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL 2018 PROGRAM

TUNES: Gary Davidson will perform at the Rock 'n' Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Friday, March 23.

TUNES: Gary Davidson will perform at the Rock 'n' Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Friday, March 23.

FRIDAY, MARCH 23

  • Retro High Tea at Kurri Kurri High School, 1pm-3pm. Tickets $30.
  • Family Fun Night in Rotary Park, 5pm-8pm. Entertainment by Jumpin’ Jukebox. Free entry. 
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum, 6.45pm-10pm. Entertainment by Gary Davidson. Tickets $28.
  • Burlesque Idol grand final at Weston Workers Club, 7.30pm-10.30pm. Tickets $20.
  • The Rattlesnakes at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, 7.30pm-11pm. Free entry.
TAKE A RIDE: John Jay will perform at the Rock 'n' Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Saturday, March 24.

TAKE A RIDE: John Jay will perform at the Rock 'n' Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum on Saturday, March 24.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24

Rotary Park

  • 8.30am: DJ Gav with lots of 50s and 60s music
  • 9am: Eureka Tae Kwon Do demonstration
  • 9.45am: Official Opening
  • 10am: Dance demonstration – Newcastle 50s Rock N Roll
  • 10.45am: Best dressed parade – couples and junior categories
  • 11.30am: Sass & the Boss
  • 12.30pm: Tony Hunt (Roy Orbison tribute)
  • 1pm: Sass & the Boss
  • 2pm: Shannon’s Show and Shine trophy presentation
  • 2.15pm: Tony Hunt (Roy Orbison tribute)
  • 2.45pm: Best dressed parade – Miss Modern Day and traditional categories
  • 3.30pm: Sydney Swing Katz
  • 4pm: DJ Gav

Evening events

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Express at Richmond Vale Railway Museum, 6.45pm-10pm. Entertainment by John Jay. Tickets $28.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Party featuring the Jivebombers and the Sydney Swing Katz at Weston Workers Club, 7pm-11pm. Tickets $20.
  • High School Prom dinner dance at Hunter Valley Hotel Academy (Kurri TAFE), 7pm-11pm. Entertainment by Mr James Band and DJ Vinnie. Enjoy a delicious 1960s themed dinner in a High School Prom atmosphere. Tickets $70.
  • The Lamplighters supported by Emile at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club, 7.30pm-11pm. Tickets $15.
RETRO: The Lamplighters will play at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club on Saturday, March 24.

RETRO: The Lamplighters will play at Kurri Kurri Bowling Club on Saturday, March 24.

SUNDAY, MARCH 25

Rotary Park main stage

  • 8.30am: DJ Gav with lots of 50s and 60s music
  • 8.45am: Rock Service
  • 9.30am: Tony Hunt (Roy Orbison tribute)
  • 10am: Dance demonstration – All Shook Up Dance Studio
  • 10.45am: Best dressed parade – couples and junior categories
  • 11.30am Mr James Band
  • 12.30pm: Tony Hunt (Roy Orbison tribute)
  • 1pm: Mr James Band
  • 2pm: Shannon’s Show and Shine trophy presentation
  • 2.30pm: Raffle prize draw
  • 2.45pm: Best dressed parade – Miss Modern Day and traditional categories
  • 3.30pm: DJ Gav with lots of 50s and 60s music

Kurri Kurri Bowling Club Street Stage

  • Live entertainment by On the Prowl and DJ Vinnie, 10am-2pm. Located at the top end of Lang Street.

All Shook Up Dance Studio Sidewalk Stage

  • Live entertainment by Nightmoves, 9.30am-1.30pm. Located at the library end of Lang Street.

Evening events

  • Last Chance Dance at Weston Workers Club, 5pm-9pm, featuring the All Stars Trilogy Tribute Show. Tickets $20.
VINTAGE: The Mr James Band will perform at the High School Prom dinner dance at Hunter Valley Hotel Academy on March 24, and on the Rotary Park main stage on March 25.

VINTAGE: The Mr James Band will perform at the High School Prom dinner dance at Hunter Valley Hotel Academy on March 24, and on the Rotary Park main stage on March 25.

Tickets can be bought from the Kurri Kurri Visitor Information Centre on 4936 1909.

Visit kurrikurrinostalgiafestival.com.au for more information.

Check out the fun from last year’s festival in the gallery below.

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