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Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Albion Hotel, Wickham

Saturday, Lachlan Edwards

Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Outerphase

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, James Naldo

Bar Petite

Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Danny & Jake

Beach Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Battle of the Bands.

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Catch Battle of the Bands at The Beach Hotel, Merewether - Friday 13 July

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Friday, New Black Shades

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Misbehave

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, Hornet

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Brazilian Brothers. Saturday, Witchery

The Burwood Inn, Merewether

Friday, Austin Mackay. Saturday, Ngariki

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Brad Cox, Hurricane Fall. Saturday Polaris, Justice For The Damned, Diamond Construct, Junkhead (glasshouse), The Chats, Boing Boing, Wavevom (warehouse)

Carrington Place, Carrington

Thursday, Frenchman Street Jazz Band. Friday, Loui Abell

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Ben Woodham. Sunday, Crawfish Stew

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Bon Jovi Tribute. 

The Chelmsford Hotel, Kurri

Saturday, Boltman

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Matt McLaren

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Roxy. Sunday, Kevin O'Hara

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Angie. Saturday, Steel City

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, Presidential Sweet

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PRESIDENTIAL SWEET, The Commercial Hotel - Saturday, 22 July

The Criterion Pub & Kitchen, Carrington

Sunday, Boney Rivers

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Friday, Karaoke

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Devultra, Bobby C

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Glen Harrison. Saturday, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Jake Davery

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Matt Scullion. Saturday, Greg Bryce Duo

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Full Throttle. Saturday, Brazilian Brothers Duo

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Lithium. Sunday, Hornet

Family Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Indigo Starlight

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Witchery. Sunday, Outerphase

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Bandditts

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, JJ King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Band of Colours - Into The Sea

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Kaylah Ann

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Paperboy

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Local Bands at the hamo. Friday, Chambers of Insanity, Pitchfork, Strickun, Virescent. Yev Kassem, Natalie Henry, Spencer Scott.

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Saturday, Roxy

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Aaron Hood

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, From Creedence to Cougar

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Brendan Watson

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Saturday, Phonic

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, The DuoTones

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, Ash Mountain

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Saturday, The Years, Tina Turner Show

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Jason Bone

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Stiletto. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Annie O'Dee and the Hotshots

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, BONKA. Saturday, Saturdays at King

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Beth Gleeson

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Viagro

The Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Aqwa

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Thursday, Moussa Diakite & Wassao. Friday, NTL Landmarks. Saturday, The Hedonists, Shrimp Boots Porter & The Passion Pops, Lu Quade. Sunday, Tim Richards, Sunset Blush, John Tennyson

The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar

Saturday, Matt Gaudry

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Howie and Alex. Sunday, Prestige Inc

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Sami Cook

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Deuce. Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Counterpart

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Tim Broadway. Sunday, Greg Bryce

GREG BRYCE, Mavericks On The Bay - Sunday 22 July

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Kevin O'Hara

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Mick Jones

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Beats and Pieces. Saturday, Newy Saturdays w/ Hayden Shepherd

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Jack Derwin

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Mardmax Trio

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Joel Oakhill, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Jake Davey. Sunday, Mardy Leith

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Jordan Fleming

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Sunday, Code Red

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Phonic Trio, Jason Bone. Saturday, Anyerin Trio, Matt Semmmens. Sunday, Mark Wells Trio, Wharf Life.

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Kempy

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Andrew Thompson

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, Zane Penn

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Shivoo. Sunday, Matt Bowles

The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale

Friday, Boltman

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Joy Duo

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Thursday, Pete Murray. Friday, Adam Gear. Saturday, ABBAlanche. Sunday, Aqwa

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Joel Oakhill

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Saturday, Hayden Shephers, Will Freeth, Special K, Kurtis Elm

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Clean Slate

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Thursday, Mike Elrington. Friday, Z-Star Trinity. Saturday, The Craw and Southern End

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Beau Hatch. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, Jungle Kings

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Past Masters

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Luna Sea. Sunday, Kellie Cain

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Zane Penn

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Matty G. Saturday, All Access 80s

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Mark Cashin and The Lil Hussy's. Saturday, Lachlan's Show Fundraiser. Sunday, John Larder, Rose Carleo, Len's Theory

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Codi Kaye




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.

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.

Murray's Shout at The Wicko

The magnificent Murray of Murray's Brewery has released a radical new brew, and to celebrate they are teaming up with The Wickham Park Hotel to shout your first beer! Your best brewing buds from Murray's (Grub and Kurt) will be there to chat about your new favourite beer PLUS you can win some cool prizes, play pong and celebrate this fine brew! AND Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam night will also be pumping from 7:30pm!


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.

Dudley Magpies JRLFC Sportsman's Lunch at The Royal Crown Hotel

Grab a ticket and support The Dudley Magpies in conjunction with Charlies Run 4 Kids.

$125 per ticket includes Food and Beverage Package for 3.5 hours.

Auctions, raffles and of course a chat with the legendary guest speakers Johnny Lewis (Boxing Trainer) and Wayne Harris (Melb Cup winning Jockey). Get your tickets HERE .

Winter Wonderland at Queens Wharf Hotel

An exceptional champagne experience, where The Champagne Dame will take guests on a tasting journey through fuller bodied champagnes that can be enjoyed with Winter fare. Five exquisite champagnes have been selected carefully for qualities which lend to their body, character and complexity, from barrel and magnum aging through to a pinot dominant style. Price includes five champagnes and cheese.

Big Dog Comedy at Family Hotel, Maitland

The Big Dog Pod includes:


The highlight of any bill, Julia has headlined comedy events all over the world, thrilling audiences in Britain, Australia, South Africa, Croatia, Germany and Canada with her dynamic, gutsy performances on stage, TV, radio and film.

ISAAC BUTTERFIELD Receiving millions of views on his online videos and supporting Josh Wade and Frenchy, Butterfield has cemented himself as one of the next big things in Australian comedy.

SUPER HUBERT There is so much more to Super Hubert than meets the eye. He's a professional magician, an outrageous comedian, a pyrotechnic whiz kid, a dare devil stuntman - and one of the kindest people you could ever meet. Think top quality hilarious entertainment - think Super Hubert.


'Mitch Garling is your non-traditional quirky comedian and he’ll make you feel warm, fuzzy, and less sad about your life.'

EMMA MALIK Walking tigers & preventing a dwarf horse from having an erection is the norm for British born animal trainer turned comedian Emma Malik. Emma and her animal friends mad their MICF debut after a sold out Sydney Comedy Festival and additional ‘by demand’ encore show.


Belgium National Day at Grainstore

The taps will be pouring some extremely rare and wonderful biers from Belgium over the entire weekend including: * Cantillon - Rose de Gambrinus | * De Struise – Pannepot | * Westmalle – Dubbel | * La Chouffe | * Boon - Oude Kriek | * Rodenbach - Grand Cru & Alexander There will also be traditional Belgian menu specials including: * Moules-frites | Mussels cooked in white wine w/ shallots, parsley and butter | * Cone of Belgian Frites | Fries served in traditional cone w/ aioli |

* Waffles w/ Chocolate sauce & ice-cream Served with melted Belgian chocolate, vanilla bean ice-cream & fresh strawberries

AHA Variety NSW Bash reunion and 2019 Launch at Customs House

Come along and catch up with your fellow Bashers and see the first viewing of the Variety NSW Bash 2018 film. 2018 Bashers can pick up your copy of the film and a huge range of photos from the event. The route for the Variety NSW Bash 2019 will also be revealed so be the first to get your hands on the brochure and posters as well as tips on the best accommodation spots. It will be order off the menu so no up-front payments required.

Burgerfiend's 1st Birthday at Peden's Hotel

A limited Burgerfiend menu will be available on the day but Rangas Barbecue will be joining to serve up some real Low and Slow BBQ! Marlene will be shaving her head in support of two cancer charities on the day. Come along and cheer her along as she goes baldly where she has never gone before! Pop up stalls by Radiant Makeup & Beauty, Relaxed Souls, Happy Tooth Dentist Cessnock and Noah & The Fox! Bring yourself, your family, friends - bring everyone!

Lachlan's Show Fundrasier at The Wicko

Make moves to The Wicko on the 21st July for this rad line up, and to raise money for a good cause! The show starts at 5pm, but get in early and have some food and bevvies to get you warmed up. The hotel will be raffling off some awesome prizes through the night including: Merch packs of some of the bands playing and other Aussie punk bands | Muso's Corner gift cards, | JB HIFI gift cards | two tattoo parlour gift cards | two $50 gift cards for The Wickham Park Hotel | book store vouchers | a double pass to any Big Apachee show at The Cambridge | canvas's and prints by local artists

Money raised will be donated to the family of Lachlan Maas, to have his ashes burried with his father as he requested, the remaining will be donated to Beyond Blue.

The show is free entry, so if you see the fundraiser box swing passed you on the night, give anything you can spare. Every cent counts. If that's not your style, buy a raffle ticket and make it worth your money. You can also donate via the GoFundMe page at:

*Crisis support can be found at Lifeline: (13 11 14 and

Christmas in July at The Colliery Inn

Enjoy a traditional three-course Festive Dinner and Special Guest Entertainer. Call 49558234 to book.


Christmas in July at The Mattara

Enjoy the winter season at The Mattara Hotel with Christmas in July, being served on Sunday the 22nd of July. This contemporary buffet feast fit for a King, plus a little more with a complimentary glass of sparkling upon arrival!


Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits




Thursday, 19 July

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 20 July

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 21 July

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

  • The Station Hotel, Kurri - second Saturday of the month

Sunday, 22 July

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 25 July

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 19 July

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 20 July

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm

Monday, 23 July

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • Junction Inn Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Tuesday, 24 July

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 7pm

Wednesday, 25 July

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 7pm

  • The Kent Hotel, Hamilton from 7.30pm

  • The Regal Hunter Hotel, Tenambit from 7pm



Thursday, 19 July

  • Abermain Hotel, Abermain - drawn at 7pm

  • Australia Hotel, Cessnock from 10am

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont - drawn at 7.30pm

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead from 6pm

  • Great Northern Hotel, Teralba from 6pm

  • The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont - drawn at 6.30pm

  • Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland from 6pm

  • The Junction Inn Tavern, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • The Lochinvar Hotel, Lochinvar - drawn at 7.30pm

  • Shortland Hotel, Shortland

  • The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 5.30pm

  • Tattersalls Hotel, Greta - drawn at 7pm

  • Toronto Hotel, Toronto from 5.30pm

Friday, 20 July

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 6pm

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 6.30pm

  • Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

  • The Coach & Horses Hotel, Maitland from 5.30pm

  • The Colliery Inn, Wallsend - drawn at 8pm

  • The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Cooks Hills

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth from 5pm

  • Erringhi Hotel, Clarence Town from 7.30pm

  • Gates Hotel, Adamstown from 5.45pm

  • Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead from 5.30pm

  • Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock from 6pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 6pm

  • The Junction Inn Tavern, Raymond Terrace from 7pm

  • The Lass O'Gowrie Hotel, Wickham from 6pm

  • The Maryville Tavern, Maryland - drawn at 6.30pm

  • The Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether from 5pm

  • The Regal Hunter Hotel, Tenambit from 6pm

  • The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 6pm

  • Salamander Tavern, Salamander Bay from 5pm

  • The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale - drawn at 7pm

  • Shortland Hotel, Shortland

  • The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 5.30pm

  • The Station Hotel, Kurri from 7pm

  • The George Tavern, Greenhills from 5pm

  • Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton from 5.30pm

  • The Mark Hotel, Lambton from 6pm

  • The Windsor Castle Hotel, Maitland from 6pm

Saturday, 21 July

  • Bay Hotel Motel, Bonnells Bay from from 3pm - 5pm

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

  • Hotel Wangi, Wangi from 3pm

Sunday, 22 July

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

Wednesday, 25 July

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 6pm

  • Bushrangers Bar & Brasserie, Largs

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • The Lemon Grove Hotel, Wallsend from 6pm

  • The Mark Hotel, Lambton from 6pm

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 7pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay from 4pm

  • The Station Hotel, Kurri from 6pm

  • The Sunnyside Tavern, Broadmeadow from 6pm


Thursday, 19 July

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • The Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle from 7.30pm

  • The Duke of Wellington Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • The Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff

  • Salamander Tavern, Salamander Bay from 7pm

  • The Seven Seas Hotel, Carrington from 7pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay from 7pm

  • The Mark Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • The Windsor Castle Hotel, Maitland from 7.30pm

Monday, 23 July

  • The Greenroof Hotel, Hamilton from 7pm

  • Lemon Grove Hotel, Wallsend from 6pm

Tuesday, 24 July

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Bushranger Bar & Brasserie, Largs from 7pm

  • Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach from 6.30pm

  • The Colliery Inn, Wallsend from 7pm

  • The Cricketers Arms Hotel, Cooks Hill

  • The Criterion Pub & Kitchen, Carrington from 7pm

  • The George Tavern, Greenhills from 7pm

  • The General Roberts Hotel, New Lambton from 7pm

  • Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond from 7pm

  • Hunter River Hotel, East Maitland from 7pm

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6.30pm

  • Junction Inn Tavern, Raymond Terrace from 7pm

  • Maryville Tavern, Maryville from 7pm

  • Pippi's at the Point

  • The Prince of Wales, Merewether from 7.30pm

  • The Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

  • The Shaft Tavern, Elemore Vale from 7pm

  • The Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield from 7pm

  • The Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton from 7pm

Wednesday, 25 July

  • The Albion Hotel, Wickham from 7pm

  • The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton from 7pm

  • The Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • The Burwood Inn, Merewether from 7.30pm

  • The Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle from 6pm

  • Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth from 7pm

  • The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • The Kent Hotel, Hamilton from 7.30pm

  • The Lass O' Gowrie Hotel, Wickham from 7pm

  • The Mattara Hotel, Charlestown from 7pm

  • The Nag's Head Hotel, Adamstown from 7.30pm

  • The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow from 7pm

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