SIMON & PLANT move to Newcastle Entertainment Centre

Chugg Entertainment today confirmed the move of this Easter’s two-fold line-up; Paul Simon and Robert Plant, from the Hunter Valley’s Hope Estate to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Each concert will play the same dates previously scheduled: Paul Simon (with Rufus Wainwright) on Saturday 30th March and Robert Plant (with Blind Boys of Alabama) on Sunday 31st March, now at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre.

Executive Chairman, Michael Chugg said, “We’re moving to the Newcastle Entertainment Centre which will be a more intimate environment for these two artists.”

Chugg added, “I encourage all fans to take the opportunity to see these two iconic artists.  These guys are legends and now Newcastle is seeing them in the most intimate venue on the tour.”

Both Paul Simon and Robert Plant will be performing career-spanning sets and promise numerous favourites and greatest hits from their rich catalogues, including their solo careers, and Simon & Garfunkel and Led Zeppelin, respectively.

New tickets for the Newcastle Entertainment Centre shows go on-sale midday this Monday March 11 from or 132 849.

The Newcastle Entertainment Centre Box Office has extended its hours today until 4pm to assist with enquiries (02 4921 2121) but ticket exchanges will not commence until Thursday March 14.

Already-purchased Hope Estate tickets remain valid for the Entertainment Centre concerts and all GA Lawn, and Platinum ticket holders in Sections A2 & A3, do not need to do anything except turn up at the new venue on the night of the concert.

From Thursday March 14, Platinum A1 and A4 ticketholders, and all those with Gold tickets, will need to exchange from the Newcastle Entertainment Centre Box Office, opened Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and on Saturdays between 9am-12noon.

Ticketholders residing outside the Newcastle area and who require their tickets exchanged can simply do so at the venue on the night.

Tickets have been automatically reallocated into the same price categories and in consideration of the Entertainment Centre’s ratio to Hope Estate and prioritised by time and order of original purchase.

The previously categorised General Admission Lawn tickets have become Silver seating and do not need to be exchanged.

Patrons who purchased tickets for Hope Estate will be contacted by Ticketmaster with full exchange and refund options this Monday March 11.

Saturday 30th March
Special Guest:
Rufus Wainwright

Platinum Reserved Seating $199 / Gold Reserved Seating $149 / Silver Reserved Seating $99

(plus handling and payment processing fees)


Sunday 31st March

& the Sensational Space Shifters
Special Guests: Blind Boys Of Alabama

Platinum Reserved Seating $199 / Gold Reserved Seating $149 / Silver Reserved Seating $99

(plus handling and payment processing fees)

If a refund is required it must be done with Ticketmaster.

Refunds through or 136 100