Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Alias

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Kelly Hope

Bar Petite

Saturday, Scott Day-Vee

Beach Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Battle of the Bands. Saturday, Misbehave

What's on Newcastle
Catch Battle of the Bands at The Beach Hotel, Merewether - Friday 13 July

The Bellbird Hotel

Friday, DJ Savage

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Thursday, Brendan Murphy. Friday, Stoneage Romeos. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, James Martens

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, XYZ

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Paparazzi

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Burn N Carrot. Saturday, Outlaw Avenue

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Alex The Astronaut, Grace Turner (glasshouse), Rathead, Jack Harlon & TDC, Rort Menace, Obat Batuk (warehouse). Sunday, Young Monks, Dyer Maker, Rum Jungle.

Carrington Place, Carrington

Thursday, Frenchman Street Jazz Band. Friday, Lili Crane

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, James Naldo. Sunday, Christie Lamb

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Alias. Saturday, Paparazzi

The Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri

Friday, Karen O'Shea

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Tim Broadway

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Mick Jones

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Layth Gunn

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Chris Unicomb. Saturday, Murray Byfield

The Criterion Pub & Kitchen, Carrington

Sunday, Joel Oakhill

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Code Red

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Hayden Johns, DJ Alessandro

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Zachary Israel. Sunday, Ashley Knight

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Frick N Orson

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Crawfish Stew Band. Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo

The Erringhi Hotel, Clarence Town

Saturday, The Hitpit

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Loko. Sunday, Love That Hat

Family Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Pete Hibbert

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Zannon & MC Kidd Kaos

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, The Way. Sunday, Gareth Jay

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Fabro, Botting, Flower Together

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Joel Oakhill

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, The Search Party

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Inertia, Skyepaint, Bares. Saturday, Belle Haven, Casey (UK), Stateside, Elk Locker. Sunday, Basil's Kite, Shysters, Giant Clam, Future Corpse

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Zane Penn Duo

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Ryan Daley

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, The Search Party. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Phonic

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Shawn Lidster

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Anyerin

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, The Trade-ins

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Saturday, Phonic Duo

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Code Red. Saturday, Train Wrek. Sunday, Finn

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, UNO Fridays. Saturday, ROJDAR - Saturdays at King

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Tom Christie

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, 24 Hours

The Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Holly Mae

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Thursday, Negium, DJ Lili Joy, Kato, Plane Face. Friday, Just Breathe, Atlas in the Attic. Saturday, Hobo Magic, Breizers, Papaya Tree, Just Breathe, Demi Mitchell, Dank Hank & The Hot Ones

The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar

Saturday, Marissa

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Bonny Rai

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, James Naldo

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, Wild Oats. Sunday, Josh G

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, The Levymen

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Darren Gould. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Zane Penn 

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Joel Procter

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Darren Rolling Keys

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Dance - 2000s Dance Party. Saturday, Newy Saturdays w/ Peekay (Refuge Recs)

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, John Larder. Saturday, Mark Wood. Saturday, Josh Callaway

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Shivoo

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Jordan Fleming, Mick Jones. Saturday, Glen Harrison. Sunday, Kaylah Anne

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Kevin O'Hara

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, 24 Hours

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Touch Sensitive, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Jessica Cain, The Big Bang. Sunday, Hummingbirds, Wharf Life.

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Evergreen

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, CJ Langers

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Joel Oakhill

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, James Naldo

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, The Gonkles Aussie Rock Show

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Matt Gaudry. Saturday, Echo

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Scott Day-Vee. Saturday, Crawfish Stew

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Zane Penn

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Saturday, Peekay, Rinse & Wax, Special K, Jackson Blanch

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Joel Procter

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, PJ O’Brien Band. Saturday, Cat Canteri & The Hipster Proof Fence, Steel City Sue. Sunday, Matty T Wall

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, City Beats. Sunday, Crawfish Stew

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Tyler John

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, City Beats. Sunday, Greg Bryce

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Roxy

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Jackson Broadway

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

Saturday, Gen-X

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, DV8. Saturday, Sound of Sunday, The Ride Ons. Sunday, Mick n Josh

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Ryan Daley




Ping Pong Social Club at Newcastle Hotel

If you think you're the Prince/Princess of Pong come and prove it on the table. Don't worry = if you're crap you should come for hoagies, liquor, and laughs - it's a social club etc. It's the first to 21, if you win your game, you keep your opponent’s number & stay on the table - if you lose, your out, for the time being. At the end of the night the 2 players with the most souls (opponents numbers) will play off for the prizes and bragging rights.

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.


Kids Disco at Tea Gardens Hotel

Bring the kids along for family-friendly disco from 5pm until 8pm

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.

Xmas in July Ham raffles at Hotel Jesmond

15 hams and 15 meat trays every Friday in July, plus Members Draw at 6pm and 8pm with $9,400 up for grabs. Be early for the 60 schooner draw ($5 entry) at 5.30pm - $5 Beers/$5 House spirits/$5 house wines between 8-10pm with live music in the front bar.


Belmore Hotel Glow Party

This Saturday night at the Belmore - Maitland's biggest GLOW PARTY! UV face painter, plenty of UV lights plus more! There's also two of Newcastle's best DJ's (JKB & Baltah) playing all the best club and party tunes. And the best live music in the front bar from 10pm.

Family Fun Day at Caves Beach Coastal Bar

Caves Coastal has a list of school holiday activities to keep the kids entertained this July! With a range of activities suitable for the little kids and the big kids too, the Caves Coastal Bar Family Fun Day is sure to keep their minds intrigued! The venue is hosting a Family Funday on Saturdays and Sundays of the holidays with Jumping Castle, Face Painting and more! With activities on the lawn from 12-2pm.

Petting Zoo at Tea Gardens Hotel

Bring the family along to enjoy a free petting zoo from 12pm until 2pm


Family Fun Day at Caves Beach Coastal Bar

Caves Coastal has a list of school holiday activities to keep the kids entertained this July! With a range of activities suitable for the little kids and the big kids too, the Caves Coastal Bar Family Fun Day is sure to keep their minds intrigued! The venue is hosting a Family Fun Day on Saturdays and Sundays of the holidays with Jumping Castle, Face Painting and more! With activities on the lawn from 12-2pm.

Pacquiao v Matthysee - WBA Wleterwight Title Fight

Live from 10am. Check with your local for viewing details.


Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits