Welcome to Roche Estate

The Premier Open Air Concert Venue in the Hunter Valley

THE VENUE

Located in the heart of Hunter Valley wine country, Roche Estate is the Hunter Valley’s premier concert venue, attracting a diverse array of international and national artists alike. Experience the exceptional fine dining, award winning wines, signature cocktails, local gourmet produce and a sophisticated function room – all located in one exclusive venue today at Roche Estate.

Located only 160km (approximately 2 hour drive) from Sydney’s CBD, Roche Estate is the only large scale event venue within the Hunter region bordered by 2 arterial roads – Broke Road and McDonalds Road.

Not only is Roche Estate the largest open air event space in the Hunter Valley, but due to its unique design and flexible production options, it has the ability to modify stage position and capacities to suit event sizes ranging from as low as 1,000 all the way up to 20,000+.

Surrounded by spectacular wineries, restaurants and premium accommodation options – Roche Estate offers an incredible experience for touring parties and event attendees alike.

• 160KM FROM SYDNEY

• 60KM FROM NEWCASTLE

• 5KM FROM CESSNOCK AIRPORT

• 10+ ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS WITHIN 2KM

VENUE HIRE

Easily scaled to suit many different sizes and styles of concerts and events, Roche Estate provides a range of facilities:

CAPACITY UP TO 20,000 PATRONS 

SEATED AND / OR GENERAL ADMISSION 

OPTION FOR MULTIPLE ENTRY GATES 

FLEXIBLE STAGE POSITIONING 

FLEXIBLE STAGE SIZES: 10M – 25M 

HARDSTAND LOADING DOCK: 10 SEMI’S 

LARGE BACKSTAGE ARTIST AREA 

EXISTING BOH POWER 

DEDICATED BROADBAND 

FLEXIBLE FOOD AND BEVERAGE LAYOUT 

MULTIPLE VIP HOSPITALITY OPTIONS

WHAT’S INCLUDED? 

Unless otherwise agreed, a Venue Rental Agreement includes:

STAGE

(10) 6 X 3M SITE SHEDS

3MBPS INTERNET TO CONCOURSE

1,600M OF 1.8M TEMPORARY FENCING

WASTE MANAGEMENT (EXCLUDING TOILETS)

MOJO BARRIER

CROWD CONTROL BARRIER

VENUE MANAGEMENT PLANS

SEATING AND CONCESSION AREAS 

AMPHITHEATRE 

Has capacity for up to 20,000 seated or general admission patrons (or a mix of both). The Amphitheatre grass is strictly a vehicle free zone (including forklift and access equipment) without suitable ground protection in place. Pegging is not permitted within the area.

EASTERN / WESTERN CAR PARKS 

Used primarily for entry gates and concession stands, the Eastern car park is a v ehicle and pegging friendly area under dry conditions. Partial closures of the Western car park for the installation of infr astructure must be pre-arranged. Also used for entry gates and concession stands, pegging is not permitted in this area.

BACKSTAGE AND ARTIST AREAS 

ARTIST AREA 

Measuring approximately 60m x 20m, the grassed Artist Area overlooks the picturesque lake and vineyards to the East. Care must be taken when driving in this area to ensure there is no damage to the ground surface. Additionally, whilst pegging is permitted – the pr oximity of structures to underground services must be approved by Venue Management.

LOADING DOCK 

At the rear of the staging area is a 60m x 25m har dstand area available for unloading trucks, staging equipment and othe r backstage needs.

Pegging (or disruption to the ground surface) is not permitted in this area.

TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT, BUS AND VISITOR PARKING 

TRAFFIC 

An approved Traffic Management Plan exists for e vents held at Roche Estate. This plan can be varied depending on the anticipated number of patrons attending the event and the number of car parks r equired.

TRAFFIC CONTRACTOR Traffic Plan Professionals must be engaged to implement the existing traffic plan.

Their details are provided on page 16.

BUS PARKING 

The bus parking bay is located on the Western side of McDonalds Road. Measuring 250 x 80m, the ar ea can accommodate approximately 140 buses utilising 5 pedestrian loading gates. A n additional 80 buses can be park ed within the Eastern side of the neighbouring Hunter Valley Gardens car park.

Due to the ground surface – the bus parking area must not be used for staging, parking or unloading of articulated vehicles. 

BUS CONTRACTOR Rover Coaches will set-up and supply all signage for this ar ea in line with the existing tr affic plan.

Their details are provided on page 16.

PARKING 

Roche Estate provides over 4000 car spaces (over a third on hardstand), across 6 car parks, in close pr oximity to the venue. VIP and Accessible parking is facilitated on site with appr oximately 250 spots available. Accessing 2 arterial roads, Roche Estate parking provides for a much smoother ingr ess and egress than neighbouring venues.

KEY CONDITIONS OF HIRE

Roche Estate has existing development approval to hold events. Key conditions of this development approval that must be adhered to, include the following:

OPERATING TIMES – Doors must not open earlier than 15:00 and the e vent must conclude by 23:00.

POLICE – User-pay Police must be engaged at a minimum ratio of 1:1000.

SECURITY – Event security must patrol the Hunter Valley Gardens car parks and surrounds.

TICKET SALES – On-site ticket sales must not be promoted. All promotion must refer to pre-paid tickets only.

NOISE – Events must comply with all r equirements of the Roche Estate Noise Impact Assessment.

LIGHTING – All lighting must be designed in such a wa y as to minimise any impact on neighbouring properties / roads.

ACCESSIBILITY – Reasonable provision of access and circulation must be provided in accordance with AS1428.

TOILETS – Flushing toilet and hand wash facilities must be pr ovided at a minimum ratio of 1:75.

PAST EVENTS AT ROCHE

ICEHOUSE – Live At Roche Estate 2017.
Footage showing images of the venue from the air during Icehouse’s headline set on The Red Hot Summer Tour.

ROCHE EVENTS

Crossroads in the Vines

Crossroads in the Vines is hosted at Roche Estate and consists of one day, experiential, music festivals throughout the year.

Events currently are planned include Blues, Country, Jazz and more.

Summer Concert Series

Australia’s premier open air entertainment desitination Roche Estate is thrilled to announce the annual Roche Summer Concert Series, a concert series presenting a top-tier multiact billing of international headliners.

CONTACT US

To make a booking or for more information please contact Unbreakable International.

Mark Spillane +61 412 792 001
Kristie Spillane +61 499 981 815
Brandon Friesen +1 310 254 7665

Roche Estate

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