More live Australian music for Newcastle locals

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06 July 2023

6 JULY 2023

Local Newcastle audiences will have the opportunity to experience more exciting and original live Australian music, thanks to funding from the Albanese Labor Government.

King Street Hotel will receive $70,000 to support them to host quality gigs by Australian musical talent.

The grant will go towards disability access for performers, the purchase of a lighting and sound desk equipment, upskilling staff and live programming and promotions, boosting capacity to showcase original music from local and touring artists.

The Albanese Labor Government wants to support live and local music because we believe that music is the soundtrack to life.

Quotes attributable to Member for Newcastle, Sharon Claydon:

“The closure of the Cambridge Hotel marked the end of an era, but certainly not the end of great live music in Newcastle.

“This grant from the Albanese Labor Government will help establish King Street Hotel as a premiere live music venue, ensuring homegrown and international musicians have a place to showcase their talents.”

“I’m excited to see more Novocastrians being able to enjoy live music, while supporting our local venues, bands and musicians.”

For more information on the Live Music Australia program, visit

To find out what the Australian Government is doing to support Australian contemporary music through the National Cultural Policy, Revive, visit