Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide

Updated: Jul 9, 2018


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, The V Dubs

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, The Remedy

Bar Petite

Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Adrienne

Beach Hotel, Merewether

Sunday, The V Dubs

The Bellbird Hotel

Sunday, Dean Kyrwood

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Thursday, Kristy J. Friday, Kyle Cartner. Saturday, D Love Duo. Sunday, Robby Long

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Vogue

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Phonic Trio

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Jackson Broadway. Saturday, Loose Bazooka

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Slum Sociable. Saturday, Raave Tapes, Haiku Hands, Press Club, Vacations, Totty, Stumps, Candy, Pals, e4444e, Grace Turner, Morgana Osaki, Raj Mahal, Georgia June, NTL Landmarks, India and the Journey to the East, Belle Badi, Zampa. Sunday, Househats

Carrington Place, Carrington

Thursday, Frenchman Street Jazz Band. Friday, Loui Abell

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Mard Max Trio. Saturday, Adrianna Mac

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Lauren Arms

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Anyerin

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, James Naldo

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, Whiskey Business Duo

The Criterion Pub & Kitchen, Carrington

Sunday, Zane Penn

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Gerda & Dave, DJ Urby

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Jordan Fleming. Saturday, Jethro Thorpe. Sunday, Matt McLaren

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Redline

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Ash Mountain. Saturday, Amigos

The Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Melbourne Street

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, Allstar. Saturday, Beth Gleeson

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Lionette & MC Bones

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, The Twangsters. Sunday, Little Cents

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Felix Quinn Music Duo

Grain Store, Newcastle

Sunday, JJ King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Warwick Alder Quartet

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Saturday, Last Resort -Making History

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, 24 Hours

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Voodoo Youth, The Grounds. Saturday, Unbound, Robber, Maggot Cave, Mermaids, Eolcoe, Body Melt. Sunday, Pete Roberts, Nathan Gleeson, John Tennyson

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Redline

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Mark Wells

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, CrocQ Duo. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Fabba

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Justin Banks

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Sundays Record Duo

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, Mardmax

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, Christmas in July

Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland

Saturday, James Naldo

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Saturday, Misbehave

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, The V Dubs

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Colour Castle & Sondio. Saturday, KRUNK

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Paul Storey

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Stiletto

The Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Little Cents. Saturday, Floyd Vincent & Dave Marsalis

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Suicide Swans, Dirty Hearts, Arcades and Lions, Gamjee. Saturday, RK Ally, Bitchcraft, Boudicca

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Matt McLaren

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Jacinta

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Dream Catchers. Saturday, Triple Zero

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Joy Duo

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Mick Jones

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Mick Jones

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, 2GoodReasons

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Bass House. Saturday, NEWY Saturdays w/ Linda Marigliano

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Tim Rossington. Saturday, Allon, Wesley’s Edge

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Dos Eager

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Matty G, Karen O’Shea. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Kristy James

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Joel Procter

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Saturday, Mojo Bandits, DJ Sean Michaels. Sunday, Overload

The Prince of Wales, Merewether

Friday, Jess Holland. Saturday, Foemen "Magnetic Form" Single Launch, Bucko

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Daniel Arvidson, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, Bobby C, The Gaudrys. Sunday, Loko, Wharf Life

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Sound of Sunday

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Fatman

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Robby Long

Salamander Tavern, Salamander Bay

Friday, Overload

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, The Remedy. Sunday, Tim Rossington

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, Open Mic Night

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, Arcane Duo

Shinnies Hotel, Boolaroo

Sunday, Next Generation

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Nicko. Saturday, Sunday Avenue. Sunday, DLove

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Jackson Halliday

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Saturday, Linda Marigliano, Jackson Blanch, Hooey, Jun Wan

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Big Pete

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Thando. Saturday, Susie Scurry

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Loose Change

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Frick N Orson. Sunday, Boney Rivers

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Jon Matthews. Sunday, Joel Procter

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Zane Penn Duo

Warners Bay Hotel

Saturday, Core

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Driver 8, King Shakey, Badges, Perils of Wisdom. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Yes Commissioner. Sunday, Greg Bryce, The Lamplighters.

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Emily Smith




Ultimate Gamesman at Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

A round robin competition of both classic 8 ball as well as 301 darts. Get your mates together and come and see who can forge themselves as an eagle eyed marksman. Competitors play both pool and darts in a knock out scenario until there is a winner. Limited places so get yourselves registered! $5 entry, pub matches the pot. $15 Stone & Wood jugs for competitors!!

Uni Thursdays at Hotel Jesmond

Free BBQ at 6pm sharp. Members draw from 6pm - 8pm. Footy on the big screen. $100 Floor Draw. free pool + comp. Cheap drinks. Free bus now with tracker with the Jeso app. DJs from 8pm

WingPong Thursdays at The Greenroof

Dollar wings, $20 Buckets (Build your own from a bottle selection). And Ping Pong. Show off your Ping Pong skills to get yourself a polaroid on the “King Ping" leaderboard.


Open-Mic Night at The Shaft Tavern

ARE YOU.... An aspiring Alan Jackson? A promising Pink? A budding Beyonce? A fledgling Fleetwood Mac Then get to the Shaft Tavern Elermore Vale. Keen to hear your songs in big sound with a band? Or maybe just come jam with some fellow musicians? There will be a house band with guitar and keys provided but feel free to rock out on stage solo as well. All genres welcome, originals encouraged. Bring on the vibes the musicians and more importantly the music!!!

House band: Eddy Tolhurst- Guitar, Violin Mick Rippon- Double Bass Lucas Newitt- Drums Also provided: Keys and Guitar Signup: 7.30pm Friday Knock Off at Hotel Delany

Every Friday evening from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Pre-order a $40 platter selection before Thursday 4pm, every offer is accompanied by a complimentary bottle of sparking or bucket of Coronas.


Christmas in July at The Imperial

It's Christmas in July at The Imperial Hotel! Bring your family and friends and enjoy a 2-course Christmas Roast for $25 for lunch and dinner! There will be kids face painting, a jumping castle and a toy raffle with $1000 of toys to be won - all raffle proceeds donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter! Book at the restaurant or call 6572 1290

Foemen "Magnetic Form" Launch at The Prince of Wales

Foemen are pleased to announce the release of there latest single "Magnetic Form", and will kick it off with a night full of dance up stairs at The Prince of Wales hotel. Brenton John Catt wil also be spinning his tunes throughout the night to keep the party going.


UFC 226 - The Superfight - Miocic v Cormier

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Pelican Exhibition at Tea Gardens Hotel

Come down and see the unveiling of the new Pelican Mural at Teas Gardens Hotel, with live music including Driftwood Trio featuring Local Artist Tayla-Maree Nelson's Work.

Tap Takeover at The Lucky

Back by popular demand, The Lucky Hotel presents – TAP TAKEOVER on Sunday 8th July from 2.30pm - 4 Breweries battle for a tap, You decide the winner! - $60 includes, 12 beer tastings and 6 Southern American Canapés + Live Music and Jug Specials on the day.

The breweries up for battle are; - Lord Nelson Brewery - Capital Brewing Co. - Bentspoke Brewing Co. - Holgate Brewhouse.

The Lucky is drinking for a cause this time around, with $20 from each ticket sale goes to Camp Quality 1000 Ks 4 Kids – Newcastle. So don’t miss out on a fun afternoon at The Lucky Hotel! Purchase your tickets from the Lucky Facebook page


State of Origin - Game Three

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Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits




Thursday, 5 July

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 6 July