Start the countdown, SCENE & HEARD FESTIVAL struts into Wickham Park, Newcastle in just under four weeks on Sunday November 4 and the set times are here. SCENE & HEARD brings together a boom box full of talent in its first year including The Living End, Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Sneaky Sound System, Killing Heidi and more.
Crack out that old band shirt, dust off those Doc Martens and whip up a pen and pad to start mapping out the day. Closing the mainstage are legendary rockabilly heroes The Living End with their high octane wall of sound, the climax of the day. But first, this ripper day warms up with the energy fuelled Front End Loader, followed by rockers Dallas Crane and Skunkhour. Killing Heidi will also be back on stage celebrating 20 years since their inception. Sneaky Sound System follow, bringing in the summer sunset with smash hits ‘UFO’, ‘Pictures’ and ‘I Love It’. Prep for a giant sing-a-long as Something for Kate hit the Main Stage and Spiderbait pull out throwbacks like ‘Buy Me a Pony’, ‘Black Betty’ and ‘Calypso’. All the action is hosted by the ultimate, the one and only Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall as emcee.
If that’s not enough temptation to bring out the fluoro again SCENE & HEARD wholly encourages ‘personal leave’ days with the ‘Don’t Come Monday’ Stage. Blowing up this dance starts with BIG BOSS warming up for a trio of Aussie club legends Goodwill, Kid Kenobi and Groove Terminator. It’s a line-up that will see punters partying as hard as they did the same week the Ministry of Sound Annual 2002 was released.
Scene & Heard is more than just a festival, it’s an immersive journey back to when Spotify didn’t exist, and that 1999 triple j Hottest 100 CD was the only thing repeating on the car stereo. Don’t forget to schedule in some chill time wandering through the classic car display, vintage vinyl fair and markets while sampling gourmet eats from food trucks, small batch craft brews and premium suds. Thinking of pulling out that old merch for the occasion? True groupies and fans are encouraged to bring along their goods to get them inked at the artist signing tent.
VIP tickets are sold out. Final release tickets are on sale now and moving fast.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2018
WICKHAM PARK, NEWCASTLE
GENERAL ADMISSION | $109.90 +bf (FINAL RELEASE)
SCENE & HEARD VIP | $159.90 +bf (SOLD OUT)
TICKETS | sceneandheardfestival.com.au
THE LIVING END
SOMETHING FOR KATE
SNEAKY SOUND SYSTEM
FRONT END LOADER
+ DONT COME MONDAY STAGE FT.
HOSTED BY LINDSAY ‘THE DOCTOR’ MCDOUGALL