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PICTURE THIS: Sneaky Sound System return to the Cambridge Hotel on Friday for an evening of noughties electro pop classics.
PICTURE THIS: Sneaky Sound System return to the Cambridge Hotel on Friday for an evening of noughties electro pop classics.


5 Sawyers Thursday, Holly Clayton & Adam Miller. Friday, DJ Sean Andrews. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, Marissa +1.

Adamstown Uniting Church Friday, Madison Violet.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Arcane.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Duplexity.

Bar Petite Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Kenny Jewell.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Richard Walker. Friday, Elisa Kate. Saturday, John Larder. Sunday, Pana.

Bay Hotel Saturday, Shivoo.

Beach Hotel Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, D.Love.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Troy Kemp, DJ Hoie.

Belmont 16s Friday, Wayne & The Wanderers, Tom Christie. Saturday, Anthology, Kellie Cain. Sunday, John Noble.

Belmont Hotel Thursday, Dean Kyrwood. Saturday, Shaka Duo. Sunday, Michael Hawk. 

Belmont Sporties Saturday, Zac & Ben.

Belmore Hotel Saturday, 3 Of A Kind.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Gen X. Saturday, Snape Trilogy. Sunday, Rave On.

Black Malabar Sunday, Alma Salero. Monday, The James Morrison Academy Big Band.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Murray Byfield. Saturday, Angel Gear.

The Bradford Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Witchery.

Burwood Inn Friday, Kenny Jewel. Saturday, DJ Tone.

Cambridge Hotel Thursday, Make Them Suffer, Alpha Wolf, Wage War. Friday, Sneaky Sound System, Kid Kenobi, Fuel, Jace Cordell (Glasshouse) Pierce Brothers (warehouse). Saturday, Meg Mac, The Money War & Georgia Fair. Sunday, Just A Gent.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Sarah Leith. Saturday, Latch.

Catho Pub Saturday, Layth Gunn. Sunday, Steve Edmonds Band.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Emily Smith.

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Brendan Watson.

Cessnock Leagues Club Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Redline. Saturday, Darren.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Mardy Leith.

Club Kotara Saturday, Hornet.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Norm Bakker. Saturday, Chad.

Club Maitland City Friday, Bernie Ayrton.

Club Redhead Saturday, Soundscape.

Colliery Inn Friday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Daxton Monaghan.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, The Way.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Saturday, Kim & Mik.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, The V Dubs.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Alias.

Customs House Friday, Kaylah Anne. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Sunday, Jerome.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Gaudry. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

D'Albora Marina Saturday, Matt McLaren. Sunday, Todd Schmoo.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Greg Bryce. Saturday, Frick N Orson.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Big Night Out. Saturday, Triple Zero. Sunday, Boney Rivers.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, The Radiators. Sunday, Bernie.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Roar Boar.

Exchange Hotel Friday, 4 Letter Word. Saturday, Alias.

Finnegans Saturday, Luke La Beat.

FogHorn Brewhouse Friday, Glasgow Steel Duo. Saturday, Empty Pockets. Sunday, Craic’n’tunes ft. The Hugh Gordon Trio.

Gallipoli Legion Club Thursday, Eddy Rockefeller & The Rockin Fellas.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Hey Poncho. Sunday, Acoustic Mayhem.

George Tavern Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Melbourne Street.

Grain Store Saturday, Tim Rossington. Sunday, JJ King.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Bella Groove.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife. Sunday, Mark Olson (US) & Ingunn Ringvold (NO), James Thomson.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Ben Travis.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, The Remedy. Sunday, Blues Bombers.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Hello Bones, Jones The Cat, Sunday Avenue. Friday, Jen Buxton, Grace Turner.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Remedy. Saturday, Arley Black, The Smarts. Sunday, The Levymen.

Hexham Bowling Club Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Davis & Jayne. 

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Hornet, Anyerin. Saturday, Hummingbirds. Sunday, Tim Harding, Dr Zoom.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Lee Rolfe.

Hotel Delany Friday, Sundays Record. Saturday, The Urge.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Michael Mills.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, The Remedy.

Junction Inn Raymond Terrace Saturday, The Fedz.

Kent Hotel Friday, Project X. Saturday, Rubber Bullet. Sunday, Giant Blues Band.

King Street Hotel Saturday, Rickyxsan.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Matt Semmens.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Sunday, Bob Allan.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, DJ Perry Carter.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Red City, Friday Night Zoo, Ill Sylvester, DJ Jakesy Hussle. Saturday, The Grounds, RK Ally, Start the Boats.

Lizotte’s Friday & Saturday, Never Ending 80s. Sunday, Carpenter Caswell, Aleyce Simmonds, Weeping Willows.

Lucky Hotel Friday, Lauren Arms. Saturday, Gerda +1.

Mark Hotel Friday, Jason Bone.

Mary Ellen Friday, KR Duo. Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Damien. 

Maryland Tavern Friday, Anyerin. Saturday, Counterpart.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Zane Penn.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Jacinta. Saturday, Joel Oakhill.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Boney Rivers. Saturday, The Cruisers. Sunday, Dave Carter.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, Love That Hat, Digger Revelle Concert. Saturday, Big Night Out. Sunday, The Smarts.

Morriset Country Club Friday, Allstar. Sunday, Kelly Hope.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Maryanne Rex.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Jeremy Bilson.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Blues Bombers.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Max Jackson.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Tim Usher.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Counterpart. Saturday, The Levymen. Sunday, The Andy Show.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, Bobby C. Sunday, Jessica Cain.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Sunday, Bobby C.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Codi Kaye. Saturday, Mark Olson (US) & Ingunn Ringvold (NO), James Thomson.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Tailgate Drive. Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Peppertown Coffee Bar Thursday, Bill Chambers.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Max Jackson, The New Cool. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Jake Davey.

Potters Brewery Friday, Arley Black.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Kelly Griffith.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Loko. Sunday, Hornet.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Indie-A-Go-Go. Saturday, Ngariki.

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Jerome. Friday, Tim Harding, Mark Wells. Saturday, 2GoodReasons, KR Duo. Sunday, Hurricane Fall, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kim.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Saturday, Loko.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Karen O’Shea. Sunday, Andrew G.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Dai Pritchard.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Soundabout. Sunday, Jacinta.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, Custom Shop. Sunday, Allon.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Pete Hibbert.

Singleton Diggers Saturday, Outerphase.

Small Ballroom Thursday, The Orwells (US). Friday, The Hot Potato Band. Sunday, Outline In Colour (US), Bayharbour, Kings.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Jumpin’ Jukebox. Saturday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Robbie T.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Mick Jones.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Eagle & The Wolf, Magpie Diaries, Lou Bradley, Nicholas Connors, Dearly Departed, Dan Southward. Friday, The Urban Chiefs, Byron Short & The Sunset Junkies. Sunday, Passport To Airlie – grand final.

Star Hotel Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Steve Cowley.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Sound Of Sunday.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, The Rockin’ Eddie Band.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Rich & Famous.

Tanilba Bay Golf Club Friday, Layth Gunn.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Rendezvous.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, David McCredie.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Zac & Ben. Saturday, Hayden Johns.

Tomago Bowling Club Friday, Mark Lee.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, Blue On Black.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Town Hall Hotel Saturday, Michael Bryers.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Reg Sinclair. Saturday, Reg Sinclair. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Allan Freihaut. Sunday, Le Toot Jazz Band. 

Warners At The Bay Friday, Chad. Saturday, Dynamite.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Jake Rattle N Roll.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Misbehave. Saturday, Rock Factor Trio. Sunday, Puttin On The Ritz. Tuesday, Angamus.

Wests NEX Saturday, Grinspoon, Hockey Dad.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Tim Harding.

Wickham Park Hotel Thursday, Grant Walmsley Freebird Jam Night. Friday, Ty Coates, Christina Crofts, Kate Rose. Saturday, Sunhill Drive. Sunday, Greg Bryce, Compadre Diablo

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Dreams Trio.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Matt Semmens.


A Monster Calls (PG)  Conor’s mother is ill, he has little in common with his grandmother, and he is bullied at school. Then one night, Conor summons an unlikely ally: an ancient 40-foot-high tree monster. (Regal)

American Assassin (R) A story centered on counter terrorism agent Mitch Rapp.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (G) Two overly imaginative pranksters hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Girls Trip (MA) Four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival.

Hampstead (PG) American widow Emily Walters feels like she is drifting aimlessly through life. Then she meets Donald. (Regal)

It (MA) Something is terrorising Maine children in this supernatural horror adapted from Stephen King's 1986 novel.

Kedi (G) A tribute to the cats who roam the streets of Istanbul, the humans who care for them. (Regal)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle (MA) When an attack on the Kingsman HQ takes place, Eggsy and Merlin are forced to work together with a US agency to save the world.

Maudie (PG) An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (Lake Cinema)

Mother! (R) A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Paris Can Wait (PG) Anne unexpectedly finds herself taking a car trip from Cannes to Paris with a business associate of her husband. (Regal)

Rip Tide (G) When a damaging video of a model goes viral she departs for Australia to spend time with her aunt.

Spice World (PG) World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans. (Event, Kotara)

The Big Sick (M) When his partner contracts an illness, Kumail is forced to face her feisty parents. (Regal)

The Emoji Movie (G) Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, is on a journey to become a normal emoji.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (MA) The world’s top bodyguard gets a new client – a hit man.

The Lego Ninjago Movie (PG) Six young ninjas Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. 

The Time of Their Lives (M) A former Hollywood star enlists the help of a new friend to journey from London to France for her ex-lover’s funeral. (Regal)

The Trip To Spain (M) Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on road trip through Spain. Sampling the restaurants, eateries and sights along the way. (Regal)

The Wiggles: Nursery Rhymes (G) Families all around the world have sung nursery rhymes to each other for generations. The Wiggles select, arrange and perform their favourites.

Tokyo Ghoul (MA) The tragic & suspenseful tale of college student Ken Kaneki, who barely survives an encounter with a flesh-eating ghoul, only to become half ghoul himself. (Event, Glendale)

Victoria and Abdul (PG) Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.


Accidental Death of an Anarchist Satirical farce by Dario Fo looks at a fool playing different roles as he tries to expose inconsistencies in police accounts of serious events; based on real situations. Two Tall Theatre, at the Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Thursday at 8pm, Friday at 11am and 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm.

Cinderella Getting to Know production for young performers of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical version of the classic fairy tale. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Daily at 11am from Monday, September 25, to Friday, September 29; Wednesday, September 27, at 7pm; mix of 2pm and 7pm Saturday shows and 2pm Sunday shows from September 30 to October 28. Details at

Dr Dolittle An English doctor who can talk to animals finds it harder to handle unappreciative adults; lively musical for all ages, with songs by Leslie Bricusse. Maitland Musical Society. St John’s Pro-Cathedral Hall, Maitland, Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, until October 1. James Theatre, Dungog, Saturday, October 7, at 3pm, and Sunday, October 8, at 1.30pm.

Gudirr Gudirr Intimate solo dance and video work by Broome dancer Dalisa Pigram looking at evolving Aboriginal resilience, with the title a warning call made by a coastal bird. Marrugeku, at the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Friday, at 8pm.

The Diary of Anne Frank Moving play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the diary kept by a teenage Jewish girl whose family hid from the Nazis in World War II. Maitland Repertory Theatre, at its theatre. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm, until October 7.