Pacific Nights

5-9pm, Every Saturday and Sunday night, 7 – 29 May 2022

Bring a rug, grab some take out and enjoy more than forty hunter-based artists across eight events! Featuring live music, performance, art, DJ sets and experimental light and sound – this free series of events is free and welcoming to all.

Pacific Nights is a series of eight free events proudly presented by the City of Newcastle as part of Autumn Alive programming in April/May 2022, coordinated by the not-for-profit arts org Octapod and programmed by four up and coming Hunter-based producers: 

LOVEDAVID –  @lovedav.id
PALACE
–  @_palace_
Queer and Now
–  @queer_andnow
Skux Az –  @skux_as_designs

Where: Pacific Park, Newcastle East (get off at Newcastle Beach light rail station)

When: Saturdays and Sundays in May, 5pm – 9pm

Saturday 7 May 2022

guest producer: Queer and Now

5

Pack your dancing shoes, something to rest your tush on and a bite to eat on the way.  You’ll be delighted with some tunes from Eclipse, DJ Queerio and more.

Queer and Now –  @queer_andnow

Sunday 8 May 2022

guest producer: Skux Az

6

Enjoy the vocal stylings of Georgie Winchester, sweet tunes by M.E.N, soulful melodies by Ena Malibu and a collective of crispy transitions of soul, funk, r n’ b, hip-hop and much curated by DJ Jakesy Hussle.

Skux Az –  @skux_as_designs

Saturday 14 May 2022

guest producer: LOVEDAVID

7

Join us for a night under the stars with performances by Craterface, J. Campbell, Ruumi and Yev Effect. Artist Jasmine Duff will create the installations/set design for the night. It will truly be a special time.

LOVEDAVID –  @lovedav.id

Sunday 15 May 2022

guest producer: Palace

8

With live sets from Radar Backwards and Loicc, interpretive dance with Alexandra Ford and Mikayla Nangle, plus an experimental Dj set with Jun Wan.

PALACE –  @_palace_

Saturday 21 May 2022

guest producer: Skux Az

9

Enjoy the immersive velvet turns of Regikay and psychedelic smooth sounds Liquid Zoo, then a unforgettable performance by punk group Doris that’s sure to pack a punch. In the capable hands of DJ Jakesy Hussle, we will then be transported back down to earth with a perfectly curated set list that is sure to have something for everyone.

Skux Az –  @skux_as_designs

Sunday 22 May 2022

guest producer: Queer and Now

10

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome PUNKO & Rachel Maria Cox, with more to be announced. 

Queer and Now –  @queer_andnow

Saturday 28 May 2022

guest producer: Palace  

11

Open air evening of house and disco sets from the finest Newcastle selectors Soul Wun, Claire O’Brien, N3bula, Who Is Arcadia.

PALACE –  @_palace_

Sunday 29 May 2022

guest producer: LOVEDAVID

12

Enjoy the eclectic sounds of this lineup with Regikay, TROTH, radarbackwards, LOÏCC (DJ SET) and Volcano of Boiling Shit. Come with an open mind and open heart, share in the night.

LOVEDAVID –  @lovedav.id

These events are free and all are welcome.

 

Octapod respectfully acknowledges the Awabakal, Worimi, Wonnarua and Darkinyung peoples – the traditional owners of the unceded land upon which we hold our Festival and other events. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present.

Leave no trace – Please respect the country on which this event is being held, that means please collectively work together to keep our environment clean.

Pacific Nights is a City of Newcastle initiative, proudly presented as part of the City of Newcastle’s Autumn Alive programming in April/May 2022 and coordinated by the not-for-profit: Octapod.

Autumn Alive is a month-long celebration bringing Newcastle CBD alive. The City of Newcastle has put together an exciting program of events across the Newcastle Museum, Civic Theatre and Newcastle Library while also highlighting the city’s diverse and unique local businesses. Autumn Alive will be the only excuse you need to fall back in love with our city. 

 

Live and Out is a City of Newcastle initiative, coordinated by Octapod.

City of Newcastle