Hunter Events Bar and BBQ Festival set down for January 22-23, 2022

FULL THROTTLE: Aussie FMX motocross displays will be among the highlights at the Bar and BBQ Festival at Dalwood Estate in January.
FULL THROTTLE: Aussie FMX motocross displays will be among the highlights at the Bar and BBQ Festival at Dalwood Estate in January.

Hunter Events' Bar and BBQ Festival at Dalwood Estate has been postponed until the weekend of January 22 and 23, 2022.

The festival was originally scheduled for the first weekend of July, and was then moved to the October long weekend when the Greater Sydney lockdown was introduced.

"Due to health advice from the government and the ongoing COVID-19 situation, after discussions with relevant authorities and event partners, we have decided to postpone the Hunter Events Bar & BBQ Festival," director and event founder Louise Manning said.

"The health and safety of our guests, exhibitors, entertainers, staff and community are our top priority.

"With the government's vaccine rollout on track to be getting us back to normal by the end of the year, all the health advice points to January being a safe bet for us."


Ms Manning said it's going to be a full-throttle weekend of entertainment, with delicious food, drinks, BBQ showdowns, Aussie FMX stunts, bands, pub trivia, rides, kids' entertainment and more.

"We're working hard on exciting new summer-themed entertainment - think water slides and misters instead of fire pits and marshmallows!" she said.

All previously-purchased tickets have been transferred to the rescheduled dates.

Tickets for the new dates are on sale at huntereventsbbf.com.au.

The festival will make for a big weekend in the Hunter Valley, with the rescheduled Red Hot Summer Tour show at Roche Estate also to be held on January 22.

HUNTER VALLEY EVENTS CALENDAR: 2021-22 (subject to COVID restrictions)

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 22-23: Hunter Events Bar and BBQ Festival at Dalwood Estate.

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).

February 25-27: 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).

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).