Your gig guide to all of the Hunter's best entertainment

HOT TICKET: Indie rockers Tired Lion, fronted by Sophie Hopes, will play the Cambridge Hotel's main room on Friday after a strong demand for their Dumb Days tour.
HOT TICKET: Indie rockers Tired Lion, fronted by Sophie Hopes, will play the Cambridge Hotel's main room on Friday after a strong demand for their Dumb Days tour.


5 Sawyers Thursday, DJ Jonathan. Friday, DJ Sean Andrews. Saturday, DJ Perry Carter. Sunday, Crocq. 

Adamstown Uniting Church Friday, Apollo’s Gift: Music and the Mind.

Anna Bay Tavern Saturday, Wicked. Sunday, Ben Woodham.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Saturday, Outerphase.

Avon Valley Inn Saturday, Secret Society.

Barcito Friday, Latino Night. 

Bar On The Hill Thursday, Launch Party.

Bar Petite Saturday, Truman Smith.

Battlesticks Bar Thursday, Nicko. Friday, Aqwa. Saturday, Michael Peter. Sunday, Little Cents.

Beach Hotel Friday, The Illustrators. Saturday, Trataka. Sunday, The Col Tegg Experience.

Bellbird Hotel Friday, Dos Eager.

Belmont 16s Friday, Jake Folbigg, Jake Rattle & Roll. Saturday, Hayden Johns, The Years. Sunday, Bloom. 

Belmont Hotel Friday, Bonny Rai. Sunday, Joel Oakhill.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Soundabout. Saturday, Belmore Hotel. 

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, Rocket. Saturday, State FX.

Blackbutt Hotel Friday, Chris Daniel. Saturday, Hornet. 

The Bradford Friday, Overload. Saturday, Blue On Black.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Tired Lion, Fritz, Good Thanks. Saturday, ColourSound ft. Tomek, Nicholas & Costan, Ben Pailas, Jake Small (main room), Totally Unicorn, Tired Minds, Deadtown Nothings (side bar). Sunday, Lachlan X. Morris, Truman Smith & The Off Cuts, Demi Mitchell.

Cardiff RSL Club Friday, Arley Black. Saturday, Train Wreck.

Catho Pub Saturday, Jamie Martens. Sunday, Whiskey Business.

Caves Beachside Hotel Saturday, James O’Brien. Saturday, Adrianna Mac Duo. Sunday, Lachlan Edwards.

Central Charlestown Leagues Club Friday, Gareth Hudson. Saturday, Pete Hibbert. 

Central Hotel Stroud Saturday, Andy Abra.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Megan Core. Saturday, The Big Bang. 

Charlestown Bowling Club Friday, Shaka. Saturday, All Access ‘80s. 

Civic Theatre Monday, Jimmy Carr (US).

Clarendon Hotel Friday, Joel Oakhill. Saturday, Max Jackson.

Club Catalina Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Club Kotara Friday, This Is The Moment Karaoke. 

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Kristy James. Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Club Maitland City Friday, Phil McKnight.

Colliery Inn Friday, Roxy.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Junior and Luana.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Reggie Sinclair. Saturday, Allstar.

Country Club Hotel Shoal Bay Friday, Guy Richards. Saturday, Sunday Avenue, Thirsty Merc. Sunday, Nano, Junior & Luana.

Criterion Hotel Carrington Saturday, Robbie T. Sunday, Jason Bone.

Crown & Anchor Hotel Saturday, Ryan Daley. 

Customs House Friday, Dave Owen. Saturday, Todd Schmoo. Saturday, Sunset Club. 

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Gareth Hudson. 

D'Albora Marina Sunday, Max Jackson.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Allison Forbes.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Michael Hawke. Saturday, Phonic Duo. 

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Friday, Andrew G. Saturday, Norm Bakker.

East Maitland Bowling Club Saturday, Amigos. Sunday, Deb Sinclair.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, The Years, Tina Turner Show. Sunday, Aaron Hood.

Edgeworth Tavern Friday, Sideshow Annie. Saturday, Smoke N Mirrors.

Exchange Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.

Family Hotel Maitland Friday, Duncan Woods.

Finnegans Saturday, Lionette & Kaitlyn.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, The Twangsters. Sunday, Paparazzi.

George Tavern Friday, Max Jackson. Saturday, Mardmax.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, Scoop. 

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Greta Workers Club Friday, Cover Girls.

Gunyah Hotel Friday, Perry Carter. Saturday, The Smarts. 

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Max Stern (US), Pinch Hitter, Spencer Scott, Christabelle Blue. Saturday, Guns NOT Roses, The Grounds, Wysper.

Harrigan’s Pokolbin Friday, Alias.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Paparazzi. 

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Uptown. Saturday, Soundabout. Sunday, Karen O’Shea, Prestige Inc. 

Horse and Jockey Hotel Friday, Kazzie.

Hotel Cessnock Friday, Ryan Daley. 

Hotel Delany Saturday, 24 Hours. 

Hotel Jesmond Friday, The New Cool. 

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Ash Mountain.

Jewells Tavern Saturday, Iguana. Sunday, Mick Jones. 

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Hayden Johns. 

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Jason Paris. Sunday, Georgina Grimshaw.

Lambton Park Hotel Friday, Nicko. Saturday, Sun Hill Drive.

Lass O’Gowrie Friday, Mr Sauce, James Thomson & The Strange Pilgrims, Machala Williams. Saturday, Pornskas, Lennie Tranter & The Bagism Revelation, Lonesome & Earnest. Sunday, Timothy Wright Band, James Macq.

Lizotte’s Thursday, The Necks. Friday, Tribute to Vanda & Young. Saturday, Timberwolf, Kid Heron. Sunday, Travellin Still the Songs of Slim Dusty. 

Lucky Hotel Friday, Murph. Sunday, Prestige Inc. 

Mark Hotel Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Anyerin.

Mary Ellen Friday, Redline. Saturday, The Cassettes. 

Maryland Tavern Friday, Bobby C. Saturday, Shivoo. 

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Brien McVernon. Saturday, Pistol Pete. Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth.

Mavericks On Darby Friday, Jake Davey. Saturday, Matt McLaren. 

Metropolitan Hotel Maitland Saturday, Magic Carpet. Sunday, Marriah.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Thursday, DJ Angelo, Matt McLaren. Friday, Loko, Alessandro. Saturday, Viper Creek Band, DJ Angelo. Sunday, Pete McCredie.

Morriset Country Club Sunday, Romney Watts.

Muree Golf Club Friday, Chris Unicomb.

Murray’s Brewery Sunday, Tim Rossington.

Nag’s Head Hotel Friday, Zane Penn. Saturday, Russell Snape.

Neath Hotel Saturday, Reg Sinclair. 

Nelson Bay Diggers Friday, Evergreen. Saturday, The Remedy. 

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Tim Harding. Sunday, Tim Harding. 

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, Anyerin. Sunday, Loko. 

Northern Star Hotel Friday, Aaron Hipwell. Saturday, Tim Rossington.

Old Victoria Hotel Friday, Psymon King.

Paxton Bowling Club Saturday, Bobby C.

Pedens Cessnock Saturday, Jackson Broadway.

Pelican RSL Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Brendan Murphy. Friday, Mardmax. Saturday, Kim and Mik. Sunday, Lauren Arms.

Potters Brewery Friday, Jackson Halliday. Saturday, Ashley Knight.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Lithium. Sunday, Trancemission.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Bucko. Saturday, Ngariki.

Queens Wharf Hotel Friday, Emily Smith, The Levymen. Saturday, Mick Jones, Love That Hat. Sunday, Band Of Burds, Wharf Life.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Big Pete.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, The V Dubs. Saturday, Spare Cash.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Darren Rolling Keys Duo.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, Justin Banks.

Salamander Tavern Friday, Wicked.

Seabreeze Hotel Friday, Loose Bazooka. Sunday, James Osborn.

Shenanigans at the Imperial Friday, Brent Murphy. Saturday, Counterpart.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Jon Matthews. Saturday, Sami.

Small Ballroom Friday, Lycanthrope, We May Fall, Below Oceans, Final Form. 

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Kelly Hope. Saturday, Junior & Luana.

South Newcastle Leagues Club Saturday, Karen O'Shea.

Spinning Wheel Hotel Friday, Clean Slate.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Thursday, Merewether Fats Blues Jam. Friday, The Pits, Down For Tomorrow. Saturday, Fight Ibis, The Knots. Sunday, Charlie A’Court, Andrew Swift. 

Star Hotel Saturday, Emily Smith. Sunday, Rhythm Express. 

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Cooper Mac.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Cover Girls.

Swansea Workers Club Friday, Lil Workers Disco. Saturday, Summerland Kings.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Rendezvous.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, Jake Davey.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Witchery. Saturday, Mark Lee.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Hummdinger. Sunday, Bonny Rai.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Zane Penn. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, James Naldo.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Damien. Saturday, Redline.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Gen-X.

Westfield Kotara Saturday, Holly Mae.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Mojo Bandits.

Wests City Wednesday, David Duchovny (US). 

Wests New Lambton Thursday, Angamus. Friday, Phonic Trio. Saturday, 2GoodReasons. Sunday, Angamus. 

Wickham Park Hotel Friday, Milestones. Saturday, Roy Payne’s Hillbilly Bop Safari. Sunday, Mick N Josh, Ghost Road.

Windale Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Infusion Party Band.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Jake Folbigg.


All The Money In The World (MA) The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom. (Lake Cinema)

Black Panther (M) T’Challa who returns home to the isolated, technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda to become king, but when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king—and Black Panther—is tested.

Coco (PG) Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz.

Darkest Hour (PG) During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.

Fifty Shades Freed (MA) Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (M) A romance sparks between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady.

Finding Your Feet (M) Lady Sandra Abbott finds the courage to reinvent herself after she flees a broken marriage to stay with her bohemian sister in London. 

Game Night (MA) A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

I, Tonya (MA) Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Lady Bird (M) The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

Perfect Pitch 3 (M) After the highs of winning the world championships, the Bellas find themselves split apart and discovering there aren't job prospects for making music with your mouth. (Lake Cinema)

Red Sparrow (MA) Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

Shopkins Wild (G) When famous movie stars, Scarletta Gateau & Rubie Blaze recruit the Shopville gang to save the Shoppets, they journey through the jungle and find the amazing world of Pawville.

Sweet Country (MA) When Aboriginal stockman Sam kills white station owner Harry March in self-defence, Sam and his wife Lizzie go on the run. They are pursued across the outback, through glorious but harsh desert country. (Tower)

The BBQ (PG) Dazza has a passion for barbequing. He accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends he seeks tutelage from the tyrannical Scottish chef and together they enter an international barbecue competition.

The Greatest Showman (PG) Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.

The Post (M) A cover-up that spanned four US Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. (Regal)

The Right Stuff (M) The 1983 story of the original Mercury 7 astronauts and their macho, seat-of-the-pants approach to the space program. (Event, Kotara)

The Space Between (M) Marco is a 35 year-old ex-chef who has given up his career and any sense of hope to return to Udine in Northern Italy to nurse his ailing father. Even when offered a job at a restaurant in Melbourne, he declines using his father as the excuse. (Tower)

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (MA) A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit. 

Winchester (M) Eccentric firearm heiress believes she is haunted by the souls of people killed by the Winchester repeating rifle.

Wonder (PG) The inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. (Regal)


A Murder is Announced Agatha Christie thriller, with a town’s residents meeting to discuss a newspaper advertisement about a coming murder. Newcastle Theatre Company, at the NTC Theatre, Lambton. March 2 to 17, with 8pm performances on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday, March 4, and Saturday, March 10.

Jimmy Carr - The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour The renowned English stand-up comedian offers a mix of his renowned jokes and new ones. At the Civic Theatre, Newcastle. Monday, March 5, at 8pm.

Thomas Murray and the Upside Down River A farmer living near the Darling River goes downstream looking for his missing wife when two school friends visit and make revelations; comedy by Reg Cribb. Stone Soup and Critical Stages, at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Tuesday, March 6, at 8pm.