Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Mick Jones

Argenton Hotel, Argenton

Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Shaka. Sunday, KR Duo

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, The Tantrums

Bar Petite, Newcastle

Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Grayson

Bay Hotel Motel, Morisset

Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Sarah De Bono

Beach Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Greg McKew Band. Saturday, The Black Sails

Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Friday, Hendo

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Alias

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, The V Dubs. Sunday, Romney Watts

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls (UK), The Hard Aches, Emily Barker (glass house), Lachlan X. Morris, Oilbaron, India and The Journey To The East, Fungas. Friday, Ivan Ooze. Saturday, Kids Xmas Party with Bunny Racket. Sunday, White Blanks, Jackie Brown Jr, Surf Trash

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, Murray Byfield, Siren. Sunday, The Years

Caves Beachside, Caves Beach

Friday, Mason Rack Band. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Ben Travis

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Reg Sinclair

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Reggie Sinclair

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, Dan Newberry

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Code Red

The Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, DJ Alessandro. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth

Customs House, Newcastle

Wednesday, Zachary Israel. Friday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Kylie Jane

Denman Hotel, Denman

Sunday, Lennie Live

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Prestige Inc

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Shivoo. Saturday, The Bad and The Ugly

Erringhi Hotel, Clarence Town

Friday, 2GoodReasons

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Anthology

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, Zac and Ben. Saturday, Maryanne Rex Duo

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, Kid Kenobi

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Pat Vs Cat. Sunday, Craig Thomson Duo

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Deuce

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, J.J King

The Grand Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, Cameron Jones Trio with Irene Ypenburg (NL). Tuesday, Gerard Master’s Great Australian Songbook

Great Northern Hotel Teralba

Friday, Boney Rivers.

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Overload

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Wednesday, Tennyson King, Pam Hata, Natalie Henry. Thursday, Fat Monica & Rooted, John Howard, Necessary Vengeance. Saturday, Froth Dogs, Riot Violet, Helluvaloser, Moog. Tuesday, Hexis (DEN), Break Through

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Vogue. Saturday, Mark Wells Trio. Sunday, Jake Folbigg

Horse and Jockey Hotel, Singleton

Friday, Jacinta

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Friday, Mark Lee

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Sunday, Lauren Arms

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo

Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff

Friday, Loose Bazooka

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Friday, Phonic Duo. Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters tribute band

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Saturday, Marissa

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Wednesday, Matt McLaren. Friday, The V Dubs

King St Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, SODF, Husky & Kukewood. Saturday, Some Blonde

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Beth Gleeson

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Sunday, The Leadbellies

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Cadillac, The Rucksacks, The Girl Folder, No Mandate. Saturday, Betty Grumble, Willy Wagtail, Simple The Drag Queen, Heaps Gay Falls Set, Rachel Maria Cox. Wednesday, Dream Folk

Hotel, Lochinvar, Lochinvar

Sunday, Mark Wells

Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Sunday, Sunday Republic

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Jamie Martens

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Soul Junction. Saturday, The Smarts

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Friday, Soul Junction. Saturday, The Smarts

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Frick-n-Orson

Mattara Hotel, Charlestown

Saturday, The Levymen

Mavericks On The Bay, Nelson Bay

Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, ROX

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Friday, Kevin O'Hara. Saturday, Pistol Pete

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Wednesday, Blue Velvet, Southern End, Cooks and Bakers, Blue Tide, Split Feed, Rachel Maria Cox, Lazy Bones. Friday, Cut Snake. Saturday, Loods

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Taman Shud, Tim Rossington, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Sarah Christine, Michael Peter

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Mojo Bandits

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Sunday, Ben Travis

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Pistol Pete

Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Saturday, Holly Mae

The Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Tim Rossington

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Uptown Duo. Saturday, Vogue. Sunday, Phonic, Wharf Life

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, Big Night Out

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Pocket Aces

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo, Purple Hearts

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Knight Moves, Sundays Record. Sunday, Brien McVernon

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Jake Folbigg. Saturday, Hayden Johns

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Thursday, Psycroptic, Orpheus, Evocatus, Gaped

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, Grizzlee Train. Saturday, Them Wild Oats

Station Hotel, Kurri

Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Brenton Williams. Saturday, Kyle Cartner. Sunday, State FX

Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, The Radiators

Tea Gardens Hotel

Saturday, Finn

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Friday, The Dreamcatchers. Sunday, Greg Bryce

Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Joel Procter. Sunday, Troy Kemp

Wangi Hotel, Wangi

Saturday, Mark Lee. Sunday, Coral Lee

Warners At The Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Karen O'Shea. Saturday, The Years

Warners Bay Hotel, Warners Bay

Saturday, Gen-X

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Sunhill Drive, Band Of Burbs. Sunday, Nano

The Windsor Castle Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Jessica Cain



Uni Thursdays at Hotel Jesmond

Members draw from 6pm - 8pm. $100 Floor Draw. free pool + comp. Cheap drinks. Free bus now with tracker with the Jeso app. DJs from 8pm

Big Dog Comedy Night at Sydney Junction Hotel

Young Henrys presents a Christmas Special Big Dog Pod - Newcastle Comedy Night at the Sydney Junction Hotel in support of Dog Rescue Newcastle - Singleton NSW. An epic night of laughs in-store from some of the biggest names in stand-up comedy. Ft. Gerard McGowan, Dan Rath, Isaac Butterfield and John Cruckshank. $5 Schooners of Young Henrys available. Present your ticket to receive a $15 burger before the show. Tickets on sale now! Just $20pp!


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 ham raffles at Commonwealth Hotel

This Friday night win one of 15 Christmas hams and 10 meat trays. Tickets sold from 4:30pm - Winning tickets drawn at 5:45pm. In support of Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club. Followed by Joker Poker for Wanderers Rugby

Christmas ham raffles at Hotel Jesmond

$5 Fridays continues this week with CHAD SHUTTLEWORTH DUO LIVE from 8.30pm. Be early for 60 schooner draw ($5 entry) at 5.30pm followed by a Monster Ham Raffle (30 Hams - tix on sale from 6pm) ..$5 Beers/$5 House spirits/$5 house wines between 8-10pm


Radiators live and free at Sydney Junction Hotel

Catch the legendary Radiators along with supporting local act Brien McVernon. Live and free


Student Night at Customs House

$12 Draught Jugs and $5 House Spirits




Thursday, 6 December

  • The Rutherford Hotel from 8.30pm

Friday, 7 December

  • The Belmore Hotel, Maitland from 8pm

Saturday, 8 December

  • The Ocean View Hotel, Dudley from 7pm

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

Sunday, 9 December

  • Hotel Beatty, East Gresford from 2pm

Wednesday, 12 December

  • Peden's Hotel, Cessnock from 8pm



Thursday, 6 December

  • Jewells Tavern, Jewells from 6pm

Friday, 7 December

  • Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird from 7pm

Saturday, 8 December

  • Mayfield Hotel, Mayfield from 7pm

Monday, 10 December

  • Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton from 7pm

  • Junction Inn Hotel, Raymond Terrace from 6pm

  • Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

  • Iron Horse, Cardiff from 7.30pm

Tuesday, 11 December

  • Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

  • Belmont Hotel, Belmont from 7pm

  • Rutherford Hotel, Rutherford from 7pm

Wednesday, 12 December

  • 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, 6 December

  • 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, 7 December