A celebration of Australian film matched with the Hunter Valley’s best Wines and Food.
Festival program coming soon. For more information see Around Hermitage
Bulga Beats is a community organised music, market and arts festival supporting / promoting sustainable industries, local businesses and wine & tourism.
The main events of Bulga Beats 2016 will be held at the Bulga Recreation Ground where there is free camping available for the entire weekend. Additional activities/exhibitions will be held at Bulga’s iconic Cockfighter Tavern, the Bulga Hall and the historic St Marks Church.
For more information see BulgaBeats
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HOODOO GURUS, SUNNYBOYS & VIOLENT FEMMES + Died Pretty & Ratcat
From the golden age of indie-rock comes three giants of the era, three acts so magnificent in scope it takes several wineries to contain them!
Hoodoo Gurus, Sunnyboys and Violent Femmes are teaming up for the very first time this summer in a three-way, no-holds barred attack on the aural senses to be held at Bimbadgen winery.
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The last weekend of summer will see the launch of an exciting new event in the heart of the historic Hunter Valley village of Wollombi – the Wollombi Classic Film Festival.
Film buffs, or those just looking for a great reason for a weekend getaway, will be treated to 6 classic films at 2 stunning venues, including outdoors in the Grays Inn Garden and indoors at the 1845 built St Michael’s Church. Both venues provide perfect locations for this boutique film festival and give visitors an opportunity to soak up the ambiance of a town fittingly referred to as the jewel in the crown of the Lower Hunter Valley.
The festival program is diverse, spanning 40+ years of classic cinema and includes Australian classics Strictly Ballroom and Picnic at Hanging Rock plus 4 other cinematic gems comprising A Place in The Sun, Rebel Without a Cause, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Chinatown.
The festival opens with a garden cocktail party from 6:30pm Friday featuring live music, canapés and complimentary Noyce Brothers Wine till 8pm, and then Strictly Ballroom to end the night in a blaze of color.
There will be a licensed bar on site selling local wine and craft beers, and as this town shows each year with events including the Wollombi Music Festival, Wollombi Market Day, New Years Eve at Wollombi Tavern and others, country hospitality will very much be order of the day.
Simply Reds, The Big Love Tour lands in Australia this February and playing in the Hunter at Bimbadgen on 20 February 2016.
Special guests include the fabulous Tina Arena, returning to the winery stages for the first time since 2010 and also Natalie Imbruglia. Tickets can be booked here Concerts Tickets.