THEY were welcomed like rock stars by a crowd of thousands but it wasn’t One Direction or Reece Mastin, it was The Wiggles.
About 2000 kids, mums, dads, grandparents and more flocked to Westfield Kotara yesterday to see the much-loved children’s entertainers.
It was the new-look Wiggles’ first appearance in Newcastle. The group includes original blue Wiggle Anthony Field joined by Lachlan Gillespie, Simon Pryce and the first female Wiggle, Emma Watkins. The original line up, with Field, Greg Page, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook performed their last Hunter Region show at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in December.
The crowd arrived as early as 8am to secure a prime spot for the mid-morning performance, then meet and greet. There were plenty of Dorothy the Dinosaur costumes peppering the happy crowd.