Concerts in the Hunter Valley in 2018

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Opera in the Vineyards 2018



Opera in the Vineyards 6th October

Hope Estate, Pokolbin.

For the very first time Opera in the Vineyards will be performed indoors in a magnificent barrel room at Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley.

Concertgoers will enjoy the comfort of an indoor facility, stunningly lined with wine barrels and drapes. Plus, they will thrill to the superior sound and breathtaking acoustics to make the experience unforgettable.

Let your spirits soar as these stars of the Australian opera scene lead you on a journey through some of the most beautiful arias and duets ever written. Even the ‘opera-shy’ will be familiar with this wonderful section of well known and loved opera arias, brought to vibrant life indoors without any weather issues and in the comfort of a great barrel room.

Enquire about the dinner and supper packages to make this a truly memorable experience and an excellent excuse for a weekend away staying in Lovedale.

Saturday 6 October 2018

The Great Barrel Room
Hope Estate Hunter Valley


Barrel Room

Greta Bradman soprano
Milijana Nikolic mezzo soprano
Rosario La Spina tenor
José Carbó baritone
Stephen Mould musical director

O mio babbino caro GIANNI SCHICCHI (Puccini)
Au fond du temple saint PEARL FISHES (Bizet)
“The Flower Duet” LAKME (Delibes)
Toreador’s Song CARMEN (Bizet)
Largo Al Factortum Ithe BARBER OF SEVILLE (Rossini)
Brindisi “The Drinking Song” LA TRAVIATA (Verdi)
Nessun Dorma TURANDOT (Puccini)

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FKA Festival 13th October

Formerly Known As (FKA) is a brand new festival bringing fresh vibes to the heart of the Hunter Valley with an all-Australian alternative lineup. Check out the huge first announcement below!

This October, head to the rolling green hills and lush vines of the Hunter Valley and bask in the sonic sunshine of The Jungle Giants, Ali Barter, The Belligerents, KINGSWOOD, Luca Brasi, Maddy Jane, Tired Lion, Trophy Eyes and more to be announced!

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Jazz in the Vineyards 24th November

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

Back to the Hunter Valley in 2018! Starring James Morrison wth special guests.

Starring James Morrison

Under the stars – Hope Estate Amphitheatre

The Hunter Valley wine region is set to party again to the groovy sounds of jazz. This spring will see it come alive for the very first time to the magic of Motown, that’ll be sure to have people in the party mood from the very first note.

With special guests including former lead singer of the Eurogliders and Australian jazz icon Grace Knight. She is set to dazzle you with her sultry voice and stage charisma. Later, get on your feet as Australian actor, singer and songwriter, Tom Burlinson and his hot swingin’ band will pick up the tempo with all the classic hits from the likes of Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr and Bobby Darin.

Who better to perform these classic Motown hits than international jazz great, James Morrison, and his hot swingin’ band. Expect to hear all the hits like ‘Heard it Through the Grapevine’, ‘Dancing in the Streets’, ‘Get Ready’, ‘You Can’t Hurry Love’, ‘What’s Going On’, ‘My Girl’… and plenty more.

Gates will swing open at 3pm, to allow people the chance to grab a picnic hamper and a glass of wine or bubbles to enjoy while soaking up the exciting pre-concert atmosphere and marvelling at the beautiful views across the valley.

Gates open: 3pm
First band on stage: 4pm
James Morrison: 8pm – 10pm

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John Farnham: A Day on the Green – 1st December, 2018

Tickets for a day on the green’s Hunter Valley concert with JOHN FARNHAM have now sold out with approximately 10,000 fans set to attend on December 1.

JOHN FARNHAM’s iconic Whispering Jack may be one of the most successful Australian albums of all time, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a record that is indelibly marked in Australia’s collective consciousness, an album that means so much to so many people.

In news that will thrill fans across the country, it’s time to relive all that this summer when JOHN FARNHAM performs songs from Whispering Jack for a special series of a day on the green concerts. John and his amazing band will play the much-loved 1986 album, plus a selection of other greatest hits.

Joining John will be a stellar cast of guests – DARYL BRAITHWAITE, US singer/songwriter RICHARD MARX, RUSSELL MORRIS and BACHELOR GIRL.



Shania Twain 8th December

Hope Estate, Hunter Valley

In what promises to be one of the most anticipated tours of 2018, Global superstar Shania Twain has announced that she will perform in the Hunter Valley.

It’s been 15 years since Shania Twain released the hit album ‘Up!’ and she is still the one who knows how to draw a crowd.

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