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Live Review: Crooked Colours at UOW Unibar

After a hugely successful run alongside massive acts Billie EilishMØ and Nick Murphy at Groovin’ The Moo, Australia’s hottest rising electronic music act Crooked Colours have been busy celebrating the release of their highly anticipated second album Langata with an epic national headline tour.

Following support performances from triple j faves Nyxen and Kayex, the Perth boys from Crooked Colours recently enthralled fans with an insanely good performance at UOW Unibar in Wollongong.

Injecting his silky smooth hypnotic vocals into the crowd, vocalist Philip Slabber created pure electro magic together with the phenomenal drumming of Liam Merrett-Park and electrifying skills of keyboardist Leon De Baughn.

Electro tracks including I’ll Be ThereDo It Like You and Hold On had the crowd pumped with brand new track ‘Never Dance Alone’ (featuring Ladyhawke) a stand out performance on the night.

With visually spectacular lighting perfectly timed with the infectious beats, this performance from the Indie electronic trio was pure candy for the dance senses.

If you have a chance to catch Crooked Colours live, take it! Visit https://crookedcoloursmusic.com/ for tour information.

Guide to Australia Day in Wollongong

There’s no doubt about it, Australia Day in Wollongong is simply iconic!

With an itinerary jam-packed full of fun and adventure for all ages, we’ve put together a list of the top events not to be missed.

What are you waiting for? Come soak up an iconic Australia Day in Wollongong!

MMJ Australia Day Aquathon + the Warrigal Fun Walk-Run-Roll

Come along and join in the celebrations as the Australia Day Aquathon celebrates its 20 Year Anniversary against the spectacular backdrop of Wollongong Harbour.

This iconic Australia Day event is open to all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

Online entries close 12pm 25/1.  Late entry takes place at Wollongong Harbour (Belmore Basin) from 6.30am right up to 20 minutes prior to each event. What are you waiting for – SIGN UP NOW

With four ‘swim and run’ events plus a Fun Run-Walk charity event, there’s something for everyone.

Do it for fun, race your mates or set a goal and challenge yourself.
Stick around after as the fun continues in the huge Australia Day festival.

Visit aquathon.com.au for full details plus registration details.

Australia Day at Windjammers

Sit back and soak up the stunning ocean views at Windjammers.

Located at the Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, you and your guests will celebrate Australia Day with a full seafood buffet BBQ, 3-hour drinks package plus live music and giveaways!


Adults – $90 | Accor Plus Members – $80
Children 13-16yrs – $30 | 5-12yrs $15 | 0-4yrs FREE

Bookings are essential.

Book now at novotelwollongongnorthbeach.com.au 

Wollongong Comedy returns to the Builders Basement

Complete your Australia Day celebrations with a darn good laugh with the hilarious guys from Wollongong Comedy.

Kicking off 2019 with a bang, comedians Harry Jun, Jamal Abdul, Seizure Kaiser, Thao Cao, Umit Bali +more will take to the stage for a night of outrageous fun!


Online: $18.00 per adult
Door sales: $23.00 per person (subject to availability).

Book online now at wollongongcomedy.com.au 

Sunset Cinema Wollongong

Recline under the stars within the tranquil surrounds of the Wollongong Botanic Gardens at Sunset Cinema over the Australia Day long weekend.

Pack a picnic or take advantage of the tasty food fans onsite plus there’s a delicious variety of Grant Burge Wines and Young Henrys Craft Beers & Cider available (No BYO).

Thurs, 24 Jan – Bohemian Rhapsody
Fri, 25 Jan – Greatest Showman (Sing-a-Long)
Sat, 26 Jan – Bumblebee

Book online at sunsetcinema.com.au 

Australia Day at Wollongong Harbour

Wollongong Council will host Australia Day celebrations along the foreshore at Wollongong Harbour from 8 am.

This free family-friendly, alcohol-free and plastic-free event is a highlight on the Wollongong calendar.

People of all ages will enjoy live performances, games, food stalls plus so much more.

Activities and events will be spread out across four locations; Wollongong Harbour, Osborne Park, Lang Park and Flagstaff Hill.

The fun includes:

  • Telstra Main Stage
  • Thong Race
  • Kite Flying
  • Ozzy Doggy Show
  • Car Display
  • Remondis Youth Chill Out Zone
  • Battle of the Bands
  • Lantern Parade
  • Food and Novelty Stalls.

The fun will conclude at 9 pm with a spectacular fireworks display.

For more information including Citizenship Ceremonies, Awards and Recognition and Road Closures and transport visit wollongong.nsw.gov.au

Christmas Markets 2018 | Wollongong

There is just something about Christmas Markets in Wollongong that make you smile.

Whether it’s the warm Christmas cheer, the community atmosphere or the comfort of knowing you are buying local, it just seems to work.

More markets will be added as they come to light!

Note: Some events may be weather reliant.

Made in Kiama – Handmade Night Markets

Date: Friday, 30 November & Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 4 pm  – 8 pm
Where: 2 Bong Bong St, Kiama
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Over 50 stalls showcasing the makers and crafters local to the Kiama, NSW area.

Salt Church Christmas Markets

Date: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 4 pm – 7 pm
Where: 275 Keira Street, Wollongong
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The Christmas Market is a free event hosted by Salt Church.

Showcasing a range of artisan stalls along with skill-sharing workshops, kids activities, a coffee cart and gourmet food.

This event will be supporting Forever Projects – a phenomenal local charity using what’s in their hands to bring positive change to families in Tanzania.

Wollongong Makers’ Market

When: Saturday, 1 December 2018
Time: 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Where: UOW, Innovation Campus Function Room
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Local artists including jewellers, blacksmiths, fashion designers, printmakers, potters, mosaic artists and more are coming together for the next Wollongong Makers’ Market.

There will also be lots of food, music and activities for children.

Christmas Handmade Markets – So&So Events

When: Thursday, 6 December 2018
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
Where: The Manse, 3 Kinghorn Street, Nowra
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It will be a fairy-lit night market with little stalls of locally handmade Christmas goodies and gifts.

Pottery, artworks, jewellery and Christmas puddings.
Live performances and dinner available

Kiama Seaside Market

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Where: Black Beach, Kiama Harbour
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This is your last chance to grab some amazing gifts from the talented  Kiama Seaside Market stall holders including arts, crafts, jewellery, collectables, clothing, produce and much much more!

The Farm’s Market – Christmas Twilight Edition

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Time: 3 pm – 8 pm
Where: Killalea State Park, Shellharbour
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The usual suspects will be there; the foodies, the brew, the makers and of course the music on the hill.

Foragers Twilight Market

When: Sunday, 16 December 2018
Where: Bulli Showground, Bulli
Time: 5pm – 10pm
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Think live music, Pop up Bar, 150 stalls and so much more!

Puckeys Christmas Night Market

When: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Where: Innovation Campus, UOW
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
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Browse the locally crafted wares and art, pick-up some delicious eats and enjoy the live entertainment and performances in the stunning surrounds of the UOW Innovation Campus.

Coledale Christmas Twilight Market

When: Friday, 21 December 2018
Where: Coledale Public School, 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale
Time: 2.00pm – 8.00pm
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It’s the final Coledale Market for the year.

Kicking off at 2 pm, bring along a picnic blanket and settle in for a relaxing afternoon evening.

There will be a  wonderful selection of food stalls, Artisan, handmade and homemade products, entertainment AND AWESOME VIBES!

Extra Christmas Kiama Farmers’ Market

When: Sunday, 23 December 2019
Where: Coronation Park @ Surf Beach, Kiama
Time: 3pm – 6pm
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Get super fresh produce for your Christmas Day celebrations whilst you directly support a farmer & makers.