Newcastle and Hunter Gig Guide


Anna Bay Tavern, Anna Bay

Saturday, Outerphase. Sunday, Craig Thommo

Argenton Hotel, Argenton

Friday, The New Cool Duo. Saturday, Jackson Broadway. Sunday, Felix Quinn Music Duo

Australia Hotel, Cessnock

Saturday, Bad Paris

Bar Petite, Newcastle

Friday, Jerome. Saturday, Kylie Jane. Sunday, Brien McVernon

Bay Hotel Motel, Morisset

Friday, Kidd Kaos

Beach Hotel, Merewether

Friday, The Freqs. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Mark Wells

Bellbird Hotel, Bellbird

Friday, TK.

The Belmont Hotel, Belmont

Sunday, Tailgate Drive

The Belmore Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Vogue. Monday, Paperboy

Boatrowers Hotel, Stockton

Sunday, Coal Train Country

The Blackbutt Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Kylie Jane & Ty

The Bradford Hotel, Rutherford

Friday, The Core Duo. Saturday, Ash Mountain. Sunday, Shawn Lidster

Bull 'n Bush Hotel, Medowie

Friday, Bad Paris

Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Winterbourne, Boo Seeka, Atlas Young, Billy Otto, Daniel March, Lawson Hull (glass house), Cosmic Ken, Will Freeth, Jun Wan, Ross Garner (warehouse). Sunday, e4444e, Rum Jungle, NTL Landmarks, Zampa, Underlay, Paintball Entrance. Wednesday, The Thundamentals, E^ST, Clypso, Stumps, Rum Jungle, Nicholas Connors, Cooks & Bakers, Not Good Not Bad, Foemen

Catho Pub, Catherine Hill Bay

Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, The Search Party

Caves Beachside, Caves Beach

Friday, Felix Quinn

Clarendon Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Matt McLaren

The Colliery Inn, Wallsend

Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Kevin O'Hara. Sunday, Mick Jones

The Commerical Hotel, Boolaroo

Friday, Bob Allan

The Commerical Hotel, Morpeth

Friday, The Bad and The Ugly. Saturday, Jacinta

The Criterion Hotel, Weston

Saturday, Triple Zero

The Crown & Anchor Hotel, Newcastle

Saturday, Jake Folbigg, Deejay Tone

Customs House, Newcastle

Friday, Max Jackson. Sunday, Anyerin

Denman Hotel, Denman

Saturday, Gasoline Halos

The Duke Of Wellington, Lambton

Friday, Jamie Martens. Saturday, Frick n Orson

Edgeworth Tavern, Edgeworth

Friday, Allstar. Saturday, Witchery

Exchange Hotel, Hamilton

Saturday, V-Dubs. Sunday, Love That Hat

Family Hotel, Maitland

Friday, The Way

Finnegans, Newcastle

Saturday, MC Bones & Benny B

Gateshead Tavern, Gateshead

Friday, Kristo and King. Sunday, Village Idiots

The George Tavern, Greenhills

Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Tailgate Drive

The Grainstore, Newcastle

Sunday, J.J King

Great Northern Hotel, Teralba

Friday, Mardy Leith. Saturday, Felix Quinn Music. Band

The Gunyah Hotel, Belmont

Saturday, Sundays Record. Sunday, Rocket

The Hamilton Station Hotel, Hamilton

Thursday, The Fungus, The Grounds, Anglesee. Friday, Dande and The Lion, Looseleaf IV, New Boon, Kingsley James. Sunday, Big Boss Reggae, Port Royal. Monday, The Grounds, Meth Muscles, I Hate People

Harrigan's Irish Pub, Pokolbin

Saturday, GenR-8.

Honeysuckle Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Hummingbirds. Saturday, Prestige Inc. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Hotel Cessnock, Cessnock

Saturday, Craig Thommo

Hotel Delany, Newcastle

Friday, Ben Travis. Sunday, Kaylah Anne

Hotel Jesmond, Jesmond

Friday, Shivoo

Imperial Hotel, Singleton

Saturday, Something From Nothing - Foo Fighters Show

Iron Horse Inn, Cardiff

Friday, V-Dubs

Jewells Tavern, Jewells

Friday, Loko

The Junction Hotel, The Junction

Saturday, Lachlan Edwards

The Kent Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, State FX. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band

King St Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Dave Winnel. Saturday, Anthems

Lake Macquarie Tavern, Mount Hutton

Friday, Ryan Daley

Lakeside Village Tavern, Raymond Terrace

Saturday, The Core

Lambton Park Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Mick & Josh. Sunday, Tim Rossington

The Lass O’Gowrie, Wickham

Friday, Bad Time Boys, Drover Mad. Saturday, Fear Like Us, Like...Alaska, Canine, Jay & Lindsay's Variety Hour.

Hotel, Lochinvar, Lochinvar

Saturday, Ryan Daley

Lucky Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, Howard Shearman. Saturday, CrocQ. Sunday, Sunday Republic

The Mark Hotel, Lambton

Friday, Georgie James

The Mary Ellen Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Front Cover Band. Saturday, Mojo Bandits

Maryland Tavern, Maryland

Saturday, Friday Night Counsellors

Mattara Hotel, Charlestown

Saturday, 2GoodReasons

Mavericks On The Bay, Nelson Bay

Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth. Sunday, Zane Penn

The Nag’s Head Hotel, Adamstown

Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Daniel Arvidson

Neath Hotel, Neath

Saturday, Reg Sinclair

Newcastle Hotel, Islington

Saturday, Jensen Interceptor, Phil Smart, Girl Friday

Northern Star Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Elisa Kate, Gordan Tan. Saturday, John Larder, Rooney West

Peden's Hotel, Cessnock

Pippis At The Point, Speers Point

Friday, Jackson Halliday, David McCredie. Saturday, Jake Davey. Sunday, Tyler John

Potters Brewery, Nulkaba

Friday, Pete McCredie

The Premier Hotel, Broadmeadow

Saturday, The New Cool Duo

The Prince of Wales Hotel, Merewether

Friday, Ngariki. Saturday, Bucko

Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle

Friday, The After Party Trio. Saturday, Tre Soul. Sunday, The Years

Royal Crown Hotel, Dudley

Sunday, Los Scallywaggs, Foemen, DV8, Bloody Hell

Royal Federal Hotel, Branxton

Friday, The Search Party. Saturday, Anyerin Trio

The Seabreeze Hotel, Nelson Bay

Friday, Triple Zero

Shenanigans at the Imperial, Maitland

Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Jade Holland Duo. Monday, Joel Oakhill

Shoal Bay Country Club, Shoal Bay

Friday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Jon Shanahan, Live Baby Live INXS Show. Sunday, Gerda +1

Shortland Hotel, Shortland

Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Dean Kyrwood

The Small Ballroom, Islington

Friday, Jim Moginie & The Family Dog, The Motherlode. Saturday, Royale With Cheese

The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Mayfield

Friday, Half Nelson. Saturday, The Blues Bombers

Swansea Hotel, Swansea

Friday, Murray Byfield. Saturday, The DuoTones

Sydney Junction Hotel, Hamilton

Friday, Lithium. Saturday, LoKo

Tea Gardens Hotel

Saturday, Driftwood, Mariah Band

The Toronto Hotel, Toronto

Saturday, Chris Saxby

Victoria Hotel, Hinton

Saturday, Jason Paris. Sunday, Ben Travis

Wangi Hotel, Wangi

Sunday, Mitch Perry

Warners At The Bay, Warners Bay

Friday, Chad Shuttleworth. Saturday, Matt McLaren

The Wickham Park Hotel, Wickham

Thursday, Ben Leece. Friday, Headbin. Saturday, Grant Walmsley & Friends, Them Wild Oats. Sunday, John Larder, Fish Fry

The Windsor Castle Hotel, Maitland

Saturday, Pete McCredie



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


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.

Bellbird Hotel Christmas Party

Entertainment from 9pm with TK Vibes, drinks specials $4 Vodka & mixers, Naughty and nice cocktails $5 and prize giveaways. Best dressed prize (naughty and nice).

The Fribays Bad Santa Xmas Party at Bay Hotel Motel

Xmas Cocktails and great music with special guest Kidd Kaos (DJ / MC set) Fully decked out "White Xmas" themed venue | Free Santa hat (first 100 people) | Visit from "Bad Santa" with loads of giveaways | Snow and CO2 cannons | Plus heaps more | 9pm till late

The Cri's Chtristmas Snow Party

Get jiggy with the Friday Cri-days crew one more time before Xmas! Snow cannon with loads of fake snow | Stacks of FREE Santa hats | Best dressed giveaways and other giveaways | DJ Extraordinate from 9:30pm till late | VISIT FROM SANTA with goodies to give away | $4 house beer schooners 9pm-10pm | plus $5.50 Stone & Wood Brewing beers on tap and $7 cocktails a;; night


Tea Gardens Hotel Petting Zoo and Pony Rides

Bring the kids down to Tea Gardens Hotel December 22nd for a free Petting Zoo and Pony Rides Come down and let the kids hold, feed and cuddle some really cute animals. While the kids enjoy the animals you can enjoy the Summer Markets and Driftwood Trio happening from 1pm-4pm Petting Zoo In the beer garden from 1PM-2PM

Meet Santa and Argenton Hotel

Bring the kids to MEET SANTA at the Argenton Hotel on Saturday 22nd December! Join us from 5pm - 7pm and see what surprises he has in store.

Christmas Party and Most Santa's on a Bud event at Farmers' Hotel, Vacy

Bring your Santa suit to Farmer's Hotel at Vacy from 4pm this Saturday and participate in World Guiness Book of Records practice run for how many Santa's can fit on a double decker bus!


Christmas Family Fun Day at The Orana

Anne the Elf will be playing games with the kiddies, there'll be face painting and a special appearance (and photo opportunities) by the one and only Santa Claus who has a few surprises in his sack. Itinerary

11am - Games & Songs with Anne the Elf | 12pm - Face Painting with April | 1pm - Santa Claus

Kids Christmas Party at Swansea Hotel

This December Swansea Hotel is hosting a Kid Christmas Party on the 23rd to get everyone into the Christmas spirit! The day includes a disco | games | face painting | special visit from Santa | colouring-in stations | jumping castles - Starts at 10am

Wollombi Tavern Kids Christmas Party

Wollombi Tavern is holding an Old Fashioned Christmas Party event on the sprawling green grounds. This is a free event for all families. Kicking off at 10:30am until 2pmish, there'll be oodles of good old fashioned games, & races for all ages. Magic Show | Party Food | Sack Races | Egg & Spoon Races | 3 Legged Races | Wheelbarrow Races | The word about the village is the big fella in red may make an appearance too!

No Bad Vibes Christmas Party at Royal Crown Hotel

Garage fuzz trio LOS SCALLYWAGGS are back on the road embarking on their AS I BLOOM single tour this November/December. Having already completed a national tour for their single HELL earlier this year in March, a sold out national tour supporting SKEGSS in June and their debut UK / European tour in August LS show no signs of slowing down! Supported by Foemen, Bloody Hell and DV8


Christmas Day at Iron Horse Inn

Let Iron Horse do the catering on Christmas - enjoy a buffet style lunch at the Iron Horse! Drink packages available and a visit from Santa Clause with a gift for all kids

Christmas Day in the Bay

Not keen on hosting Christmas Day lunch this year? The huge responsibility of Christmas Day can sometimes be more effort than it’s worth. So why not let Shoal Bay Country Club take care of the fuss for you! Treat the family with the ultimate Seafood Christmas Day buffet lunch in the newly renovated Shoal Bay Convention Centre. Just a stone's throw from Shoal Bay Beach, it really is the perfect setting for an unforgettable Christmas Day with the family.

Christmas Lunch at Mattara Hotel

Sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to us this Christmas Day. Bring your Christmas cheer to Mattara Hotel for a delicious Buffet Lunch. Christmas is stressful enough without the hassle of entertaining; so dust off your Santa hat and