Kylie Minogue, Jazz in the Vines, Cinema under the Stars all headed for Hunter

IT’S back. Jazz in the Vines is set to make its return roughly two years after the festival was scrapped.

The event will return to Hope Estate On November 24 and will once again attract jazz lovers from across the region.

Returning along with it is trumpet virtuoso James Morrison, a stalwart of the vineyard event. 

Morrison will return for Jazz In The Vines’ relaunch alongside Grace Knight, Tom Burlinson, Emma Pask and Safire Rose. 

COMEBACK: James Morrison makes his return to the Hunter, along with the rebooted Jazz in the Vines festival.

COMEBACK: James Morrison makes his return to the Hunter, along with the rebooted Jazz in the Vines festival.

Gates will swing open at 3pm with the first band hitting the stage at 4pm. For further details visit www.jazzinthevineyards.com.au

Cinema under the stars returns

A popular, and free, family event returns this summer with the arrival of Newcastle Permanent’s Cinema Under the Stars at King Edward Park.

The  event will be held at King Edward Park on Saturday, January 12 and will feature the blockbuster movie, The Greatest Showman, rated PG.  Entertainment will get underway from 5.30pm with live music, kids activities including a circus workshop and football activities, and once the sun goes down the screen will light up for the feature movie.

GRAND DEBUT: Australia's princess of pop Kylie Minogue has never performed in the Hunter in her 30-year career.

GRAND DEBUT: Australia's princess of pop Kylie Minogue has never performed in the Hunter in her 30-year career.

Entry is free for everyone and people are encouraged to bring along their picnic rugs and picnics, or purchase food and non-alcoholic drinks at the event.

Kylie headed for the Hunter

Australia’s pop princess, Kylie Minogue, will headline A Day On The Green at Bimbadgen on Saturday, March 16 for her first performance in the Hunter or Newcastle in her 30-year career.

Sister Scissors frontman Jake Shears, Australian singer-songwriter Hatchie and a yet-to-be-announced special guest will support Minogue. 

The 50-year-old is Australia’s greatest ever female music export, having scored 10 ARIA No.1 singles and seven in the UK with pop classics like The Locomotion, I Should Be So Lucky, Confide In Me, Spinning Around, Can’t Get You Out Of My Head and On A Night Like This. Minogue has also recorded five No.1 albums in both Australia and the UK, won 16 ARIA Awards and in 2011 she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Tickets for Kylie Minogue’s performance at A Day On The Green go on sale through ticketmaster.com.au on Monday, November 19 at 2pm.