Massive Band

Massive Band is a community-engaged project that invites girls and women to join a massive rock band.

There are two ways to be part of this explosive live music event - you can join the band, or be a fan.

A series of workshops over the first Saturday of the festival will teach participants to play 3 iconic rock songs by renowned artists, which are then performed on mass at event. Led by Bree Van Reyk, Massive Band is an explosive live music event that celebrates women in rock music.  No prior musical experience is necessary for participants and there are mentors on hand during the workshops. Find out more and register at Massive Band Club to join the band! 

Grab a ticket to the Sunday afternoon performance, where the MASSIVE band of women, from all walks of life, will rock out some big hits including Wild Thing. The band will be led by Bree van Reyk, a highly-regarded Newcastle-based drummer, percussionist, composer and sound artist who makes unconventional and tradition-challenging performance works. Her music resides between contemporary classical, indie-rock and performance art and is equally warm-hearted, celebratory, and focussed on issues of equality.

Important audience information
  • Please note this is an open-air performance. Audiences are advised to consider the weather when preparing for the event, including cool and comfortable clothing, sun protection such as hats and sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Massive Band is operating under the Public Health Order advice regarding designated seating areas without fixed seating. Audiences are invited to bring their own picnic rugs, folding chairs or cushions to enjoy the performances
  • Please ensure physical distance of 1.5m between your group and neighbouring audience groups. COVID-Safe Officers will be onsite to ensure safe physical distancing
  • Please note this is an all ages, alcohol free event. Audiences are invited to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to consume. Drinking water will be available on site.
  • This performance may be affected by extreme weather, including heat.  Please ensure you monitor pre-show communications via Civic Tickets, on the day of the performance in case of any change to the program
  • Street parking in the area is limited, we encourage all audience members to take public transport where possible. The nearest light rail station is Newcastle Beach, a short walk from the Foreshore Carriage Sheds
  • This performance may be filmed and photographed
  • We look forward to welcoming you to this MASSIVE performance experience

Music Performance


  • Sunday 14 February 3.00pm


  • Carriage Sheds, Foreshore Park View map