New dates have been announced for Roche Estate's Red Hot Summer Tour show and Hope Estate's Big Ram Beer and BBQ Festival as NSW continues to deal with the delta strain of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Red Hot Summer show, featuring Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Jon Stevens, Diesel, Vika & Linda and Chris Cheney, has been moved from October 23 to January 22.
Tour promoter Duane McDonald says everyone involved worked to ensure the shows in NSW, Victoria and the ACT could still proceed safely.
"We are disappointed to advise that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, which includes event and border restrictions, many of the dates slated for October and November 2021 have been rescheduled," he says.
"The good news is that rather than cancel, our artists have come together and are looking forward to getting back on stage in January and February."
Patrons are urged to hold onto their tickets which are automatically valid for the new show date. All ticket purchasers will receive direct communication from Ticketmaster in the coming hours.
The new date means Roche Estate will host concerts over three consecutive weekends in January, with the rescheduled Grapevine Gathering (featuring Peking Duk, the Veronicas and the Jungle Giants) set down for January 15, and the SummerSalt festival (featuring the Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire and John Butler) to be held on January 29.
The Big Ram Beer and BBQ Festival at Hope Estate is now set down for May 28 and 29, 2022.
The event had already been postponed to the last weekend of October, from its original dates of August 14 and 15.
"All current tickets will be transferred to the new dates and ticketholders will be contacted via email with this information. We'd like to thank everyone for their support and understanding," the venue said in a Facebook post on Friday.
HUNTER VALLEY EVENTS CALENDAR: 2021-22 (subject to COVID restrictions)
October 1-3 (TBC): Dashville Skyline at Dashville, Lower Belford (ft. The Black Sorrows, William Crighton, Liz Stringer, Jeff Lang, Icecream Hands, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife, Caitlin Harnett & The Pony Boys and more).
November 6 or February 12 (TBC): Thrashville at Dashville, Lower Belford (ft. Kim Salmon's Smoked Salmon, Cable Ties, The New Christs and more).
November 20: Sunset Sounds at Roche Estate, Pokolbin (ft. Xavier Rudd, Pete Murray, Kasey Chambers, Ben Lee, The Beautiful Girls and Josh Pyke).
November 27: Pigsty In July at Dashville, Lower Belford (ft. Front End Loader, Jazzparty, Vaudeville Smash, Casino Rumblers, The Bottlers, Bloody Hell, Bitchcraft, Jet City Sports Club, Punk Rock Hilly Billy, Well? and Autumn Hearts).
January 15: Grapevine Gathering at Roche Estate, Pokolbin (ft. Peking Duk, The Veronicas, The Jungle Giants, San Cisco, Vera Blue, King Stingray, Rest For The Wicked, CC Disco and The Uninspired Unemployed).
January 22: Red Hot Summer Tour at Roche Estate, Pokolbin (ft. Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, Chris Cheney, Diesel, Vika and Linda Bull and Jon Stevens).
January 29: SummerSalt ft. at Roche Estate, Pokolbin (ft. The Teskey Brothers, The Cat Empire, John Butler, Boy & Bear, Montaigne and Emily Wurramara).
February 5: Hope Rocks at Hope Estate, Pokolbin (ft. James Reyne, Baby Animals, Rose Tattoo, Choirboys, Models, Boom Crash Opera and Nick Barker and the Reptiles).
March 26: Rod Stewart at Roche Estate, Pokolbin.
May 28-29: Hunter Valley Beer and BBQ Festival at Hope Estate, Pokolbin.
September 17 (2022): End2End Festival at Pokolbin (held across four venues: Cypress Lakes Resort, Drayton's Family Wines, Ben Ean and Blaxland Inn).