City proud to play host to Newcastle 500 gig
The City of Newcastle has welcomed the announcement of Simple Minds as the headline act for the Newcastle 500 concert.
The Glasgow rockers responsible for hits like Don’t You (forget about me)
and Alive and Kicking
will be joined by Australian rock legends Birds of Tokyo at the Saturday night 24 November gig.
This year's event will be staged at No.1 Sportsground, offering local businesses a chance to capitalise on throngs of people.
"We’re excited that this year's Newcastle 500 concert will be held at our premiere regional-level sporting facility," Lord Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said.
"With many concert goers making their way from the Supercars precinct to No.1, there's a real opportunity for businesses along the route to benefit.
"Activating the city over the Newcastle 500 event weekend is a priority, and having the concert located at No.1 will promote dining and shopping in Cooks Hill and at Marketown.
"As a city with a growing reputation for hosting major events, this concert location provides us with an opportunity to showcase another beautiful part of our city to visitors and locals alike."
The Saturday night concert is free with any same day event ticket.