<h3>June long weekend – 7 to 10 June 2013</h3>
<p>Jazz is where it’s at. It’s music that comes from the soul. It’s cool, it’s hot, sometimes familiar but always changing. It’s on the edge, it’s in the groove and, this June long weekend, it’s in the Hills!</p>
<p>Performers come to Hoot! to celebrate jazz – from across the world, across Australia and just across the street. It’s a blast of heat in the middle of winter as an astonishing range of players, singers, composers and performers converge on the Hills and deliver performances that cover the spectrum of jazz.</p>
<p>Experimental, fusion, funk, soul, blues, trad, bebop, croon, swing and hip-hop can all be found, in intimate and inimitable venues: where else would you find a gig at a funeral parlour, on a train, in a church and on a bowling green? Only at Hoot!</p>
<p>There’s jazz in pubs and cafes, in marquees and the town hall. There’s so much jazz that it’s spreading to neighbouring towns – Littlehampton, Hahndorf, Nairne and Macclesfield are all part of the fun.</p>
<p>Last year’s inaugural Hoot! was praised by audiences and performers alike for its eclectic venues, appealing program and sheer infectious spirit. And now it’s back, with the most outstanding lineup of jazz musicians you’ll see in South Australia this year.</p>
<p>Don’t miss it!</p>
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Rydges Lakeside Conference Facilities
- 15th Floor Function venue with extravagant views across Lake Burley Griffin and the glittering lights of Canberra City
- Newly developed Ground floor function venue (Eureka Room) perfect for your onsite exhibition space
- Level 1 is a dedicated conference and banquet floor
- Extensive conference department with Conference Concierge Service
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- Great Lakes Ballroom caters up to 1500 people
- Five syndicate rooms suitable for 6 to 600 people
- 2 Small, intimate boardroom style meeting rooms are also available
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|Square Metres||Banquet Capacity||Banquet With Dancefloor||Cocktail Capacity||Classroom Capacity||Boardroom Capacity||Theatre Capacity||U-Shape Capacity|
|Great Lakes Ballroom||n/a||3.48m||830m²||n/a||n/a||1200||1500||-||-||-|
|Lake Nyanza||n/a||3.48m||48 m²||30||n/a||50||18||22||40||20|