What's on in Newcastle and the Hunter this Australia Day Long Weekend

GIG OF THE WEEK: Hardcore heavyweights The Amity Affliction return to the University of Newcastle's Bar On The Hill on Saturday to fire up the Australia Day long weekend.
GIG OF THE WEEK: Hardcore heavyweights The Amity Affliction return to the University of Newcastle's Bar On The Hill on Saturday to fire up the Australia Day long weekend.


5 Sawyers Thursday, Timberlina. Friday, Kazzie, AK Morris. Saturday, DJ Shots Fired.

48 Watt Street Saturday, Motor Ace, Nathan Cavaleri, Family Dog.

Anna Bay Tavern Friday, Darren Rollings Keys Duo. Saturday, Katie N Feff. Sunday, Viagro.

Argenton Hotel Sunday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo.

Australia Hotel Cessnock Friday, Dr. Zoom Duo.

Bar On The Hill Saturday, The Amity Affliction, Ocean Grove, Antagonist AD (NZ), RedHook.

Bay Hotel Bonnells Bay Friday, DJ Smashup.

Beach Hotel Friday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Burnt - A Fundraiser ft. Hornet, Brien McVernon, Guerilla Radio, Offshore, Lunar Umbra, Pretty Irresistable, Honey Hills, Boff Duo, Alex Lewinski, Cory Makin, Dave Javier, Aaron & Wendy Hood, Mark Hoppe, DJ Chong.

The Beerhaus Saturday, Pete McCredie. Sunday, Tyler John.

Bellbird Hotel Sunday, Casey Wilson, Kirstie Debono, Kirsty Ford & Friends.

Belmont 16s Friday, Rave On, Pete Hibbert. Saturday, Hornet, Dave Carter. Sunday, Backbeat Duo.

Belmont Hotel Saturday, Kellie Cain.

Belmore Hotel Friday, Murray Byfield. Saturday, Shivoo.

Beresfield Bowling Club Friday, All Access 80's. Saturday, The Smarts. Sunday, Rave On.

The Bradford Friday, Spank N' The Monkey. Saturday, Creedence Show plus Women Of Rock.

Burwood Inn Saturday, Ngariki.

SWEET: Ali Barter brings her album tour to the Cambridge Hotel on Friday.

SWEET: Ali Barter brings her album tour to the Cambridge Hotel on Friday.

Cambridge Hotel Friday, Ali Barter, Grace Turner, Good Thanks (main room). Traces, Setmeonfire, PSTCRDS, Linear (warehouse). Saturday, Last Dinosaurs, Slowly Slowly, Eat Your Heart Out, Stumps, Resident, Walken, NTL Landmarks, Memoiirs, Underlay, Sult, Tumbo Pit, Snowfish. Sunday, Seahouses, Lucid Lane, Paul Blart & The Blart Blarts.

Cardiff RSL Club Saturday, All Access 80s.

Carrington Bowling Club Sunday,Huge Combo.

Catho Pub Sunday, The V-Dubs.

Caves Coastal Bar & Bungalows Friday, Howard Shearman Duo. Saturday, Kazzie Band. Sunday, CrocQ.

Central Leagues Club Friday, Oran Vir. Saturday, KISStory.

Cessnock Leagues Club Friday, Wez Thompson. Saturday, Solid Gold Party Night with Dave Cochrane.

Cheeky Dog Friday, Mark Well Duo. Saturday, Gonz The DJ. Sunday, Marissa.

Club Charlestown Sunday, Overload.

Club Lemon Tree Friday, Jim Overend. Sunday, Deb Sinclair.

Club Maitland City Saturday, Snape & Son Duo.

Colliery Inn Friday, Bernie. Sunday, TomKat Duo.

Commercial Hotel Boolaroo Friday, Layth Gunn.

Commercial Hotel Morpeth Friday, Presidential Sweet. Saturday, Hendo.

Croatian Wickham Sports Club Sunday, Steve Ashton.

Croudace Bay Park Eleebana Saturday, Kaylah Anne, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Tyler Chapman, Kristy James.

HEADLINER: Catch Chase The Sun at the Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival.

HEADLINER: Catch Chase The Sun at the Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival.

Customs House Friday, Jackson Halliday. Sunday, Kristy James.

Cypress Lakes Saturday, Jess Knaus. Sunday, James Paul.

Denman Hotel Sunday, Ryan Hemsworth.

Duke Of Wellington Friday, Jungle Kings Duo. Saturday, 25th City Beats.

East Cessnock Bowling Club Thursday, Snowy Robson. Saturday, DJ Cotton.

East Maitland Bowling Club Friday, Solid Gold Party. Saturday, Brien McVernon & The Rockets From Oz. Sunday, Anthony Lee.

Edgeworth Bowling Club Friday, Viagro. Sunday, All Access 80s.

Edgeworth Tavern Sunday, Bob Allan.

Family Hotel Maitland Sunday, The Tantrums.

Family Hotel Newcastle Saturday, Fukushima Death Fish, Chilli Gomez.

Finnegans Saturday, Sound Check.

Gallipoli Legion Club Sunday, The King Shakey Band.

Gateshead Tavern Friday, Bliss Bomb. Sunday, Kristo and King.

George Tavern Friday, Chris Saxby. Saturday, Big Night Out.

Grand Hotel Tuesday, The Five Dockers.

Grand Junction Hotel Friday, Greg Nunan & The General Jacksons.

Great Northern Hotel Newcastle Friday, Ty Penshorn. Saturday, Kylie Jane Duo. Sunday, Sundays Record Duo.

Great Northern Hotel Teralba Friday, Karen O'Shea.

Gunyah Hotel Saturday, Sundays Record.

Hamilton Station Hotel Thursday, Diploid, John Howard, Bass Traitor, Bali Belly. Friday, Tiny Moving Parts (USA). Sunday, Suz Dorahy & Guests.

Harrigan's Pokolbin Saturday, Gen-R-8.

Hexham Bowling Club Saturday, Mark Lee.

Hiss & Crackle Records Saturday, Gwyn Ashton.

Honeysuckle Hotel Friday, Prestige Inc. Saturday, Saving June. Monday, Mick Jones.

Hotel Delany Saturday, Felix Quinn Band.

Hotel Jesmond Friday, Shivoo.

Imperial Hotel Maitland Friday, Duncan Woods. Saturday, Phonic Trio.

Imperial Hotel Singleton Saturday, Loose Bazooka.

Iron Horse Inn Friday, Hey Poncho.

Jewells Tavern Friday, The Oils - The Midnight Oil Tribute Show. Saturday, Original Sin - The INXS Show.

The Junction Hotel Friday, Marissa. Saturday, Michael Peter.

Kent Hotel Saturday, Gen-X. Sunday, Komiti Levai Band.

King Street Hotel Friday, Eddie. Saturday, Anthems. Sunday, Odd Mob.

Lake Macquarie Tavern Friday, Ryan Daley. Sunday, The After Party Duo.

Lake Macquarie Yacht Club Friday, Romney Watts.

Lakeside Village Tavern Friday, Brazilian Brothers. Saturday, Unit 20.

Lambton Park Hotel Saturday, Matt McLaren.

Lass O'Gowrie Hotel Friday, Microwave Jonny, Jimmi Carr Band, The Gudangs. Saturday, Sunflower, The Blistered Minds, Dead Beat Dad Bod.

Lizotte's Friday, Bondi Cigars. Saturday, Tex Perkins & Matt Walker, D Henry Fenton.

Lucky Hotel Friday, DJ Tone. Saturday, CrocQ. Sunday, Sunday Republic.

Mary Ellen Hotel Friday, Morning Glory. Saturday, Sunhill Drive.

Maryland Tavern Saturday, Pat Vs Cat.

Mattara Hotel Saturday, Oran Vir.

Mavericks On The Bay Friday, Ben Travis. Saturday, Mick Jones. Sunday, Reg Sinclair.

Mayfield Bowling Club Sunday, Spy Vs Spy, Urban Guerillas, Cathy Cannon.

Mayfield Ex-Services Friday, Dave Carter. Saturday, The Big Bang Band.

Mayfield Hotel Saturday, Kaylah Anne.

Merewether Bowling Club Sunday, Liam Budge.

Mezz Bar at Wallsend Diggers Friday, The Smarts. Saturday, LoKo. Sunday, Jim Overend.

Murray's Brewery Saturday, Jake Hunt. Sunday, Michael Peter.

Nag's Head Hotel Friday, Robbie T. Saturday, Pap & That.

Nelson Bay Bowling Club Friday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Nelson Bay Golf Club Saturday, Matt Semmens. Sunday, Matt Bowles.

Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club Friday, CrocQ. Sunday, Loko. Monday, ROX.

Newcastle Hotel Friday, Phlegmatic Dogs. Sunday, Bump & Friends, Rinse & Wax, Jackson Blanch, Jake Small, Just Shai, Snowfish, Optic Nerve, Honey Hills, Spoonhead, Stepladder, In Mantra, Microwave Jonny, Kid On A Leash.

Pedens Cessnock Friday, Pistol Pete. Saturday, Pocket Aces. Sunday, Kellie Cain.

Pippis At The Point Friday, Boney Rivers. Friday, Chad Shuttleworth Duo. Saturday, Redline. Sunday, Karen O'Shea.

Plough Inn Friday, Sami Cooke.

Potters Brewery Friday, Anthony Lee.

Premier Hotel Saturday, Dean Kyrwood Duo.

Prince of Wales Hotel Friday, Matt Semmens. Saturday, FRMGs, Anastasia. Sunday, Thomas Macokatic Duo.

Queens Wharf Hotel Thursday, Harbour Lounge. Friday, Reggie Sinclair, Phonic Trio. Saturday, Caleb Coles, Downtown The Duo. Sunday, Mark Wells Trio, Wharf Life.

Quill & Compass Saturday, Rhythm Hunters.

Raymond Terrace Bowling Club Sunday, Kaylah Anne.

Royal Federal Hotel Branxton Friday, 24 Hours. Saturday, The Rumour Trio.

Royal Hotel Singleton Sunday, Junior & Luana.

Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto Sunday, DJ Session Goes Oz.

Rutherford Hotel Saturday, Craig Thommo. Sunday, Jake Daulby.

Salamander Tavern Sunday, Hendo.

Seabreeze Hotel Saturday, Overload. Sunday, TK Vibez.

Shaft Tavern Friday, Bob Allan. Sunday, David McCredie.

Shoal Bay Country Club Friday, The Rubens, Sahara Beck, Robbie Miller. Sunday, Mick Jones.

Shortland Hotel Friday, Peter Stefanson. Saturday, Reg Sinclair.

Singleton Diggers Sunday, Cotton Sax & Strings.

Soldiers Point Bowling Club Friday, Brien McVeron. Saturday, Blue Suede Boppers.

Speers Point Park Sunday, Komiti Levai Band, Gen-R-8.

Stag and Hunter Hotel Friday, Ben Salter, Andy Abra and The Big River Band. Saturday, Gwyn Ashton. Sunday, Fire Fundraiser Extravaganza ft. Ngariki LaRoque & the Llonely Llamas, Nick Raschke Band, The Rumour, Autumn Hearts, Brindle Pigs, L.S Three, Midway, Witchlock Blues Lane, Deanna Rose, Kevin Taylor, Alexandria, Andy Kidd, Eddy Rockefeller, Layth Gunn, Maddy Clare Lardner, Dave Javier, Mick Seigers.

Stockton RSL Club Saturday, Nite Train.

Swansea Hotel Saturday, Loaded Acoustics.

Swansea RSL Club Saturday, Ron Knight & Marty Wooster. Sunday, Daniel Newberry.

Swansea-Belmont Surf Club Sunday, John Larder.

Swansea Workers Club Sunday, Jamie Martens.

Sydney Junction Hotel Friday, Jason Bone. Saturday, Misbehave. Sunday, The Years.

Tattersalls Hotel Greta Saturday, Sami Cooke.

Tea Gardens Country Club Saturday, Busta Thong. Sunday, Cover Girls.

Tea Gardens Hotel Saturday, The Leadbellies. Sunday, Marriah Band.

Tilligerry RSL Friday, Mick Jones. Saturday, Karen O'Shea. Sunday, Big Pete.

Toronto Diggers Sunday, Maryanne Rex.

Toronto Hotel Friday, Matt McLaren. Saturday, Boney Rivers.

Toronto Workers Saturday, Amigos. Sunday, ROX.

Vault 73 Thursday, Open Mic Acoustic Night.

Victoria Hotel Hinton Saturday, Daniel Arvidson. Sunday, Nick Rage.

Vincent St Kitchen & Bar Cessnock Friday, Liam Burrows. Saturday, Brendan Murphy. Sunday, Luke Davis.

Wangi Hotel Sunday, Layth Gunn.

Wangi Wangi RSL Club Sunday, Morning Glory.

Warners At The Bay Friday, Pete McCredie. Saturday, Sounds Of Sunday.

Warners Bay Hotel Saturday, Project X.

Wests Cardiff Saturday, Cruzers.

Wests Nelson Bay Thursday, Phonic Trio. Friday, Cruzers. Saturday, DJ Sonic. Sunday, Wez Thompson.

Wests New Lambton Friday, Gen-R-8. Saturday, Anthology.

Wests NEX Friday, Jess Knaus Duo. Saturday, The Hitpit.

West Wallsend Workers Club Friday, Snape & Son.

Wickham Park Hotel Saturday, Wickham Park Blues & Roots Festival ft. Chase The Sun, GW Freebird Blues Band, Voodoo Express, Hells Kitchen, Glovers Lane, Blues Exile, Sneaky Freakers, LS-Three, The Letter Tellers, Imaginary Things, Lecia Louise, Kellie Cain, One Man Dan. Sunday, Ngariki.

Windale-Gateshead Bowling Club Friday, Guy Richards.

Windsor Castle Hotel Saturday, Ryan Hemsworth. Sunday, Beau Hatch.


1917 Two young British soldiers during the First World War, are given an impossible mission: deliver a message, deep in enemy territory, that will stop their own men, and Blake's own brother, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood (PG) Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (G) When an impish and adorable alien called LU-LA crash-lands near Mossy Bottom Farm, Shaun soon sees an opportunity for alien-powered fun and adventure and sets off on a mission to shepherd LU-LA home.

Bad Boys For Life (M) Marcus Burnett is now a police inspector and Mike Lowery is in a midlife crisis. They unite again when an Albanian mercenary, whose brother they killed, promises them an important bonus.

Bombshell (M) Based on the real scandal, the film is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Dolittle (PG) After losing his wife seven years earlier, the eccentric Dr. John Dolittle, famed doctor and veterinarian of Queen Victoria's England, hermits himself away behind the high walls of Dolittle Manor with only his menagerie of exotic animals for company.

Ford Vs Ferrari (M) American car designer Carroll Shelby and the British-born driver Ken Miles work together to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company. (Lake Cinema)

Frozen II (PG) Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom.

Go! (PG) When Jack and his single mother move to a small town in Western Australia, he soon gets involved in the competitive world of go-kart racing. Jack's got natural talent but must learn to control his recklessness.

Jojo Rabbit (M) A lonely German boy's world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.

Jumanji: The Next Level (PG) The gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect.

Just Mercy (M) The film shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Like A Boss (M) Best friends Mia and Mel are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they've built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they're in over their heads financially, with the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry.

Little Women (G) Acclaimed actress, writer and director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) brings together a stellar cast in a new adaptation of the beloved novel by Louisa May Alcott.

My Spy (PG) A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.

Spies In Disguise (PG) Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is ... not. But when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise - transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic... pigeon.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (M) The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron's journey continues.

The Gentlemen (MA) American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he's looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain.

Viva The Underdogs (MA) Rock'n'Roll is dead! ... Or is it? The documentary follows the self-managed Australian heavy metal band Parkway Drive on their 15-year underdog journey, to see if they can go from small-town surf rats to international festival headliners.


Pulp Fiction Newcastle singers and musicians, Vincent Vega and the Gimps, perform all the songs from the Quentin Tarantino's movie soundtrack. Friday, January 31. Lizotte's, Lambton. Dinner and show from 6pm, show only at 9pm.

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