The complete Newcastle gig guide

GIG OF THE WEEK: Fresh from Cold Chisel's mammoth Supercars show, Ian Moss returns to Lizotte's on Saturday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll
GIG OF THE WEEK: Fresh from Cold Chisel's mammoth Supercars show, Ian Moss returns to Lizotte's on Saturday. Picture: Jonathan Carroll


5 Sawyers Friday, Alessandro. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, Marissa + 1.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Duplexity. Sunday, Melody Feder.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Gaz N Gaz.

Bar Petite Friday, Aaron Hood. Saturday, Holly Mae. Sunday, Jerome.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, John Larder. Friday, Nano. Saturday, Codi Kaye. Sunday, Little Cents.

Beach Hotel Thursday, Grayson. Saturday, Club Esky. Sunday, D.Love.

Bellbird Hotel Saturday, Todd Schmoo.

Belmont 16s Friday, Midnight Drifters, Michael Muchow. Saturday, Hayden Johns, The Rumour. Sunday, Backbeat.

Belmont Hotel Friday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, KR Duo.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Xyz. Saturday, Guerrilla Road.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Hurricane Fall. Saturday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, Red Dirt Country Band.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, James Naldo. Saturday, Hornet.

The Bradford Friday, Allstar. Saturday, Witchery.

Burwood Inn Friday, Dane Fitzsimmons. Saturday, Sounds on Sunday.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Horrorshow, Taj Ralph (Glass House), The Pretty Littles, Plas, Yev Kassem (Warehouse). Saturday, Illuminate (Glasshouse). Vacations (Warehouse). Sunday, ChillinIt x Talakai, Dawn Laird, Punish One, James Richardson, L C D, Aeonic.

Cardiff RSL Friday, Jody Direen. Saturday, Latch.

Catho Pub Saturday, Steve Geary. Sunday, The Years.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Australian Beach Boys Show, The Andy Show. Saturday, Australian Fleetwood Mac Show, Matt Gaudry.

Central Hotel Stroud Friday, The Rodeo Clowns. Saturday, Ron Hattam Band.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, The Faves.

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, The DuoTones.

Charlestown Golf Club Sunday, Phil McKnight.

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Lauren Arms.

Club Kotara Friday, Mark Lee. Saturday, Hurricane Fall.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Core Duo. Saturday, Ron Knight.

Club Maitland City Friday, Karen O'Shea, Jim Overend.

Colliery Inn Friday, Kim.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Lennie Live.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Brett O’Malley. Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Michael Hawke. Sunday, Ben Travis.

Criterion Hotel Weston Saturday, The V Dubs.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Big Daddy's Cajun Blues Christmas Party.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Sunday, Ryan Daley.

Customs House Friday, Arley Black. Saturday, Pete McCredie. Sunday, Sunset Club.

Cypress Lakes Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, Tom Christie.

D'Albora Marina Friday, Tyler John. Sunday, Pistol Pete.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Jamie Martens. Saturday, Prestige Inc.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Saturday, Gibbo & Co. Sunday, Roadhouse.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Loose Bazooka. Saturday, Motown Magic. Sunday, Emil.

East's Leisure & Golf Club Saturday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Sunday, Klassic Blak.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Siren. Saturday, Robbie Urquhart.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Xyz.

Finnegans Saturday, Danny B & The Hornstar.

Gallipoli Legion Club Saturday, Trancemission.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Twangsters. Sunday, Gareth Jay.

George Tavern Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Katie & Feff.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Adam Miller Trio.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Saturday, Kazzie.

Greenroof Hotel Friday, Pete McCredie.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Perry Carter. Saturday, Alias.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Diploid, Rort Menace, Post Truth, Förakt. Friday, Corotted, Grim Demise, PurEnvY. Sunday, Suz Dorahy, Emily April, Natalie Henry.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Project X. Saturday, Tim Pringle, The Core. Sunday, Shaka Duo.

Hexham Bowling Club Sunday, John Noble.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, CrocQ. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Phonic, Anyerin.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Emily Smith. Saturday, Shawn Lidster.

Hotel Delany Friday, Overload. Saturday, Rocket.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Ryan Daley.

Iron Horse Inn Friday, Tim Harding. Saturday, Project X.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Steel City.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Kim & Mik. Sunday, Loko.

Kent Hotel Friday, State FX. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, Greg Bryce Band.

King Street Hotel Friday, Quix. Saturday, Scndl. 

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Adrianna Mac.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Allan Freihaut. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Lakeside Village Tavern Saturday, Viagro.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Ngariki.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Midnight Movers, Jackson, Dirty Utility. Saturday, Beef Week, Meatcake, The Grounds. Sunday, Pucko & Friends.

Lizotte’s Friday, ABBAsback. Saturday, Ian Moss, Mark Wilkinson. Sunday, Beccy Cole (lunch) Juzzie Smith (dinner).

Lucky Hotel Friday, Brown Bear & Hooves. Saturday, The Gleesons. Sunday, Max Jackson.

Mark Hotel Friday, Daniel Arvidson. Saturday, Smokin Rosie. Sunday, Mark Wells.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, The DuoTones. Saturday, Band Of Burds. Sunday, Damien.

Maryland Tavern Friday, Beth Gleeson. Saturday, Loko.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Phil McKnight. Sunday, Troy Kemp.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Joel Oakhill. Sunday, Matt McLaren.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, The Levymen. Saturday, Cruzers.

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Marriah. Sunday, Metro’s Muso Muster Jam Session.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Friday, Gen-R-8, DJ Angelo. Saturday, Love That Hat, Alessandro. Sunday, Melbourne Street.

Morriset Country Club Friday, Witchery.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Brendan Watson.

Murray’s Brewery Saturday, Brien McVernon. Sunday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Beau Hatch. Saturday, Zane Penn.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Peta Evans-Taylor.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Saturday, Tim Usher.

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, 2GoodReasons. Saturday, Paparazzi. Sunday, Matt Semmens.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Friday, Layth Gunn. Saturday, Pete Gelzinnis.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Melody Feder.

Newcastle Jockey Club Saturday, Georgina Grimshaw, Pete McCredie.

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Holly Mae. Saturday, Gareth Jay.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Nick Read. Saturday, Barracuda - A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Max Jackson, De Lisle Project. Saturday, Bandditts. Sunday, Tyler John.

Potters Brewery Friday, Tim Broadway. Saturday, Pistol Pete.

The Pourhouse Saturday, Duncan Woods.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Shivoo, Big Night Out.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Mark Wells. Saturday, Ryan Daley.

Queens Arms Hotel Friday, Spank N The Monkey.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Dr Zoom, Hayden Johns. Saturday, Zac & George, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Hurricane Fall.

Racecourse Hotel Saturday, Big Pete.

Railway Hotel Cessnock Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Zane Penn.

Royal Crown Hotel Dudley Saturday, Papa Pilko & The Bin Rats.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, Soundabout.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Zac and Ben.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Friday, Junior and Luana. Sunday, Ben Woodham.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, John Larder.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Redline.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, The Search Party. Sunday, Tiali.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Saturday, The Bad And The Ugly.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Roxy. Saturday, Russell Snape.

Small Ballroom Thursday, The Cactus Channel, Wallace, Godriguez. Friday, William John Jr, The Ians, Fux and the Sound. Saturday, No Code, The Chaotic Borderline, Path Of Victory, Stone Empire, Corotted.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Purple Hearts. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Arley Black.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Mardy Leith.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, Muzzy Pep, The Venom Lips, Kingsley James. Saturday, Never Ending 80s. 

Star Hotel Friday, Big Pete. Saturday, Daniel Arvidson.

Station Hotel Kurri Kurri Saturday, Extreme Mobile Entertainment.

Stockton Bowling Club Friday, Sound of Sunday. Saturday, The Australian Beach Boys Show. Sunday, Greg Bryce.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Eagle Rock Christmas Party.

Sunnyside Tavern Friday, Tom Christie.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Redline.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Wayne & The Wanderers.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Life Saving Club Sunday, Josh Drinkwater.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Robbie T.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Rock Factor. Saturday, James Naldo.

Toronto Diggers Saturday, The 40 Up Club.

Toronto Hotel Sunday, Boney Rivers.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Jody Direen. Sunday, Jon Matthews.

University of Newcastle – Great Hall Sunday, Newcastle University Choir presents The Creation.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Friday, Kellie Cain. Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Wangi Hotel Saturday, Murray Byfield. Sunday, Jackson Halliday.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Friday, Ron Knight. Sunday, Gayle O’Neil. Tuesday, Christmas Cabaret ft. Donna Boyd.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Troy Kemp. Saturday, Deuce.

Warners Bay Sports Club Sunday, Rendezvous.

Warners Bay Foreshore Friday, KR Duo.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Emily Smith.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Anthology.

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Love That Hat. Saturday, The Remedy Trio. Tuesday, Angamus.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Joel Oakhill.

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, DV8. Saturday, Grant Walmsley Unplugged, Phase III. Sunday, John Larder, Ron Knight & The Daze Band.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Megan Core.


Battle Of The Sexes (PG) The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. (Regal)

Coco (with Olaf's Frozen Adventure) (PG) Olaf sets out to comb the kingdom to bring home the best traditions and save this first Christmas for his friends.

Daddy’s Home 2 (PG) Father and stepfather, Dusty and Brad have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas.

Goodbye Christopher Robin (PG) A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne.

Ferdinand (G) After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home.

Hey Duggee Cinema Experience (G) Join Duggee and the Squirrels on the big screen for woofs, sing-a-longs and fun.

Home Again (M) Life for a single mom in Los Angeles takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her. (Lake Cinema) 

Justice League (M) Inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince.

Loving Vincent (M) A film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. (Tower)

Maudie (M) 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. (Regal)

Murder On The Orient Express (M) A lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into the thrilling mystery of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect.

Only The Brave (M) A drama based on the elite crew of firemen that battled a wildfire in Yarnell in 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

Paddington 2 (G) Now happily settled with the Brown family, Paddington picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

The Disaster Artist (M) A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau's The Room in 2003. (Event, Glendale)

The Man Who Invented Christmas (PG) In October 1843, Charles Dickens was suffering from the failure of his last three books and set out to self-publish a book and revive his career.

The Princess Bride (PG) While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride. (Regal)

The Secret Scripture (M) A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital. (Tower)

The Star (G) A small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA) After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at the town's revered chief of police.

Thor: Ragnarok (M) Thor must face the Hulk in a gladiator match and save his people.

Tommy’s Honour (M) Set in Scotland in the late 19th century, this true story charts the origins of the modern game of golf through the tale of the family that pioneered the sport. (Regal)

Wonder (PG) A boy born with a facial deformity is destined to fit in at a new school, and to make everyone understand he's an ordinary kid.

Wonder Wheel (PG) On Coney Island in the 1950s, a lifeguard tells the story of a middle-aged carousel operator and his beleaguered wife. (Tower)


Carrington Comedy Funnyman Karl Chandler presents a stand-up show of his finest material. Special guests include Mitch Garling and Ethan Andrews. Carrington Bowling Club, Saturday at 8pm. 

Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS An abandoned baby boy, Mowgli, is raised by a panther, and aided or attacked by other animals; lively musical with young performers. Young People’s Theatre, at its Hamilton theatre. Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 2pm and 5pm (final shows).

Mix Tape: The Last 10 Years Pantseat Performing Arts celebrates its 10th birthday with songs and dance numbers from previous shows, with a large cast of established and new performers. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Sunday, at 7.30pm.

Pantseat Performs Pantseat Performing Arts drama, musical theatre and dance students in a musical they have devised, Jackson High, plus dramatic and musical theatre sequences adapted from films and stage shows. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Saturday, at 7.30pm.

Tantrum’s End of Year Showcase: Just in Time The creative drama students of Tantrum Youth Arts in amusing short works they have devised around the concept of time. Civic Playhouse, Newcastle. Friday, at 6pm.