Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, The Way

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Andy Abra Duo.

Bar Petite

Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Truman Smith.

The Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Friday, Dos Eager.

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Thursday, Scully. Friday, Grant Walmsley and Friends. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, Ashley Knight

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Anyerin Trio.

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, The Bad And The Ugly. Saturday, Hornet.

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Outerphase. Saturday, Spank N The Monkey

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Motherfunk, Shrimp, Papaya Tree, Cosmic Spice. Saturday, The Preatures, Ali Barter. Wednesday, Make Them Suffer, Silent Planet, Oceans Ate Alaska, Thornhill

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Murray Byfield. Sunday, Kristy James

Caves Coastal Bar, Caves Beach

Friday, Paperboy

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Roxy

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Roxy

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Brendan Watson

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, No Control

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Viagro

Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, DJ Timmy Coffey, Matt Semmens

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Magpie Diaries, Baghead, Lyle Dennis, Nicholas Connors, Byren. Saturday, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Mardy Leith

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, City Beats

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Barracuda. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, V-Dubs. Sunday, The Years

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, Jason Paris. Saturday, Counterpart

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Noisy Boy & Kidd Kaos

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Craig Thomson Duo. Sunday, 2 To The Floor

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Dos Eager

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, JJ King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Tuesday, Half Nelson

The Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Glen Harrison

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Project X. Sunday, The V Dubs

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, Tired Minds, Fatalist, Masochist, Post Truth, Fat Monica. Saturday, Chambers of Insanity, From Love To Violence, Tensions Arise, Billabong Of Blood. Sunday, Jack Biilmann

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Jason Paris, State FX. Sunday, Chris Saxby

Historic Holmesville Hotel, Holmesville

Friday, Matt Gaudry

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, CrocQ Duo. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Oz Icons

Horse and Jockey Hotel, Singleton

Friday, Max Jackson

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Romney Watts

Hotel Denman, Denman

Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Dean Kyrwood

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, The Levymen

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, Troy Kemp

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Friday, Melbourne Street. Saturday, Reggie Sinclair

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Friday, Liam Endersby. Saturday, CrocQ

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Triple Zero. Saturday, Jade Holland Band. Sunday, Grant Walmsley & Friends

The King Street Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Bombs Away

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Anyerin

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, Poket Aces

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, The Tipsy Scholars, The Letter Tellers, Holiday Basement. Saturday, Cooks & Bakers, Fight The Sun, Stranger Than Friends. Sunday, Stained Glass

The Lochinvar Inn, Lochinvar

Saturday, Karen O’Shea

The Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Sunday, CrocQ

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Georgina Grimshaw

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Shaka. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Max Jackson

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Paparazzi

Mavericks On The Bay

Friday, Mike Vee. Saturday, Scully. Sunday, Damien

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Saturday, Anthony Lee

The Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Jason Ray

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Friday, Deeper Fridays Launch/Auto day After Party. Saturday,NEWY Saturdays w/Rinse & Wax

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Adrienne. Saturday, Bel Woods

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Revampt

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Pete McCredie, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Bonny Rai. Sunday, Matt McLaren

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Kristy James

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Rocket

Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Thursday, Jade Holland. Saturday, Aqwa

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Jerome. Friday, Mark Wells Duo, Kelly Hope. Saturday, Zac & George Trio, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Love That Hat

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Saturday, Loko

The Royal Pub & Kitchen, Mururrundi

Sunday, Jimmy Craz

The Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford

Saturday, John Larder

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Big Night Out. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, 2GoodReasons

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Scott Day-Vee. Saturday, Brien McVernon, Never Ending 80's. Sunday, Danny & Jake

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Mike Vee

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Friday, Purple Sneakers DJs. Saturday, Drunk Mums, Vanilla Gorilla, Lady Petrol, Surf Trash

The Spinning Wheel Hotel, Raymond Terrace

Friday, Matty G

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, Red City, New Black Shades, Hey Universe. Saturday, Black Rabbit George. Sunday, Passport To Airlie Heat One

The Station Hotel, Kurri

Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Saturday, Mardmax

Tea Gardens Hotel, Tea Gardens

Saturday, Kevin O'Hara

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, Dreamcatchers. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood. Sunday, Scully

The Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Tim Broadway

The Wangi Hotel, Wangi

Saturday, Chris Unicomb

Warners at the Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Kevin O’Hara. Saturday, Something From Nothing Foo Fighters tribute

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

Saturday, Mental As Anything. + DV8

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Then Jolene. Saturday, Chikarma, Cornstalk. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Morning Glory

Windsor Castle Hotel

Saturday, Megan Core




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!


Flanno Friday - Farmers Fundraiser at Colliery Inn

We all know Wallsend people love their drag out your best, let’s make a day of it and wear your “Flanno for the Farmers” to the Colliery Inn, Wallsend on Friday, 10 August. There’ll be Best Dressed Prizes (gold coin donation to enter), Raffles, Furphy Beanie Promotion, Live Music and lots more. All funds raised will be donated to Rural Aid for their Buy a Bale program

Heroes and Villains Night at Tea Gardens Hotel

Presented by Tea Gardens Hawks is Heroes and Villains night will feature guest speakers, league greats Terry Lamb & Royce Simmons, Fancy Dress Hero or Villain Prizes to be won, Three-course meal, Memorabilia Auction & Raffles. *Tickets are $60 pp Or $110 for a double, Call Dakka for tickets 0408 434 593.

Customary Love at Customs House

Newcastle there's a special show happening Friday 10th August, in one of the city’s most historical buildings, Customs House.

Customary Love, will be a big night of great original live music in the upstairs function space of this beautiful old building.

Kicking off at 8pm, and running through to midnight. Pre-sale tickets are $10, and it will be $15 on the door.

A big part of the night will be the celebratory debut single release of Magpie Diaries tune, 'When Love Comes'. Led by singer-songwriter and Dashville founder Matt "Magpie" Johnston, the band are on track to release their long-awaited debut record this year.

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.


Mental as Anything and DV8 at Warners Bay Hotel


Sunday, 12 AUGUST

Medowie Big Day Out - Farmers Fundraiser at Bull n' Bush Hotel Big day out with live music, raffles and family-friendly activities from 10am

WEDNESDAY, 15 August

Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits

Student Night at The Argyle House

Free entry for students and $5 drinks all night.