sunday, july 24 at 6 PM, 18+

Abolición (Pai's last show)

W/The Dead Amigos, Cash & Myvanwy

punk / rock

Vegan power punk quintet Abolición will be playing their final set with faithful drummer Pai. The Dead Amigos bring their unique brand of psychedelic rock driven by powerful vocal harmonies.

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wednesday, July 27 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Sailormouth, Dogood, Pearl Bay

indie / pop

Furlong, Sailormouth, Dogood and Pearl Bay play the Bendigo Hotel! $6 on the door, from 8:00pm.

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thursday, july 28 at 8 PM, 18+

Mt Zero

W/Terror Nullius, Tirades, P&D


come down to the bendi on a thursday night to get your kick of blastbeats and beatdowns 8PM DOORS (bring five bucks) 8:30-9:15 : P&D 9:15-10 : TIRADE 10- 10:45 : TERROR NULLIUS 10:45-11:30: MT ZERO

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friday july 29 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Nerdlinger, Laura Palmer, As a Rival, Laser Brains, Luke Seymoup

Punk / rock

Doors 7.30pm $12 entry 18+ Bloody blinder of a line-up. Get on down mates... Cheers :)

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saturday, july 30 at 8 PM, 18+

Glen & The Peanut Butter Men's 20 Years Of Yay Melbourne Show!

W/Sebasrockets, Distorted Truth, Sex Grimes & The Credits

punk / rock

Glen & The Peanut Butter Men have been playing punk rock for 20 years & havent fucked off yet so let's party! Yaaay! Sat 30 July @ Bendigo Hotel w- Sebasrockets (1st show back in 8 years!), Distorted Truth, Sex Grimes & The Credits (1st Show Ever!)

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Sunday, July 31 at 3 PM, 18+

Dougal James

W/Acid Ants, Hannah Kate


Celebrate the end of the month with us! Rock up to our lovely Sunday arvo gig with some good friendos and have a swell time. Neo-Psych gods Acid Ants and Alt-Pop legend Hannah Kate will be opening for our set of elongated, slightly puzzling Art Rock!


FRIDAY, august 5 at 8 PM, 18+

The Dead Heir's Double B-Side Launch

W/James Seedy, Dianas, Jumpin' Jack William & Neil Wilkinson, TBC, Archer Moore, Bob Harrow & Northland


Most bands release a 7" with an A side and a B side. But not The Dead Heir. The Dead Heir don't give a fuck about A sides. Psychic Ric Records & JEM Presents The Dead Heir's double B side launch at The Bendigo Hotel August 5. Two pretty good songs written in the key of B, recorded and mixed by Dougal Shaw at Inventions Studio, wild.

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saturday, august 6 at 4 PM, 18+

Brewtality 2016

55 Bands, 5 Stages, 3 Venues, 2 Cities

metal / rock / beer

FIREBALLS, Dreadnaught (Launch Tour), Orpheus Omega, Heaven The Axe, Southeast Desert Metal (NT), Darker Half (NSW), Frankenbok, Colossvs, The Levitation Hex (ACT), Black Like Vengeance, Decimatus, Suiciety, Seedy Jeezus, Join The Amish, Odiusembowel, The Charge, The Devil Rides Out (WA), Coffin Wolf, The Hidden Venture, Hostile Objects (NSW), The Archaic Revival (NSW), The Loveless, Levitating Churches, Ohm Rune (Launch) (WA), Kyzer Soze (QLD), Daemon Pyre, Annihilist, Little Lamb & The Rosemarys, Stay Sharp. Melbourne: Saturday, August 6 & Sydney: Saturday, August 13 The annual Brewtality Festival will return in August and promises to be the biggest one ever!

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thursday, august 11 at 7 PM, 18+


W/ Flying Dutchman, Unicorn on the cobb, Stone Djoser

Rock / grunge

Hey guys everyone get down to the bendigo hotel 11th of August for a quality line up of bands for ya Thursday night. Kyrum, Flying Dutchman, Unicorn on the cobb, Stone Djoser


Friday, August 12 at 8 PM, 18+

A Basket Of Mammoths Album Launch

W/Witch fight (syd), Merchant & Swamp

Rock / doom / stoner

So after a year of hard work and dedication we've finally finished the first full length A Basket Of Mammoths album! with our mates from Sydney Witch Fight, doom troopers Merchant and shoegazers Swamp! It's going to be the last show of our Unkept and Matted east coast tour and the mad dogs from The Craft have agreed to help us promote the event and make it a wild night!

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saturday, August 13 at 8 PM, 18+



black metal

FINALLY!, after being a band for nearly 2 decades and producing some of the best hardcore-punk influenced grindcore you're likely to ever hear, MAGRUDERGRIND are making their way to the land down under for a 9 show attack on the east coast of Australia. Joining them will be the north coast's SHACKLΣS freshly home from touring Europe with a new record on the way.

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friday, august 19 at 8 PM, 18+

Espionage EP Launch & Music Video Shoot

W/Horizons Edge, Trigger, Skärlet & Primitive


Proudly presented by Espionage Bookings & C31's The Hard Rock Show - Melbourne's Traditional Heavy Metal outfit Espionage are launching their second EP 'WINGS OF THUNDER' and shooting a music video for the title track at The Bendigo Hotel on August 19!


saturday, august 20 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Summer Blood, Mild Manic, Don Bosco, Under the Cut

Rock / Pop / punk

We're hitting the road to celebrating the release of two EP's from two bands in two different Australian cities this August and September! Hound's 'Astronomical Unit' is the second of three EP's to be released this year. You can listen to and read a bit about 'Pasito' - the first track from the soon-to-be-released EP here

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sunday, August 21 at 2:30 PM, 18+

Daniel Tucceri - Solo Piano

Piano and supporting cast

Classical / melody and mayhem

Classical music comes to the Bendigo Hotel in an afternoon of melody and mayhem. Daniel Tucceri has shared the stage and recorded with Mayhem, Rev Kriss Hades, Matt Skitz, Brian Hooper, Mick Harvey and JP Shilo. When he's not deafening audiences in projects like Melbourne Drone Orchestra, Daniel is an obsessive pianist who tackles the most challenging.

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friday, august 26 at 8 PM, 18+

‎Made in Purple

W/Montane, Malichor

Metal / rock

Made in Purple pay tribute to the vast musical work of Deep Purple...and they do it with great heart and great skill. All eras of Purple are represented so if you're a fan of the band or good classic rock in prepared for a face melting experience.


saturday, august 27 at 5 PM, 18+

Living Death Fest IV: 2016

W/Earth Rot, Zeolite, The Seaford Monster, Bury The Kings

death metal

Living Death Fest is back for a 4th year in a row, as usual it will feature some of Australia's heaviest bands and is sure to be a good time!! Lineup (so far): Earth Rot, Zeolite, The Seaford Monster, Bury The Kings. Get onto those presales asap!! For all media or other enquiries email.

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Friday, September 9 at 7:30 PM, 18+



black metal

Official launch for the new Denouncement Pyre album 'Black Sun Unbound', with special guests Ruins, Tasmania's Black Metal force, Eskhaton, a bestial death metal explosion, Hordes of the Black Cross, Melbournes own black thrash assaulters and RuiNation, who perform a punishing mix of dark & threatening power electronics.

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thursday, september 15 at 7:30 PM, 18+


W/Holy Roar Records - UK/EU, Ipecac Recordings - U.S/Japan, Shock Records - Australia/NZ

Prog / rock / hardcore

ROLO TOMASSI United Kingdom, Holy Roar Records - UK/EU, Ipecac Recordings - U.S/Japan, Shock Records - Australia/NZ

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friday, september 16 at 8 PM, 18+

Alex The Kid Speak Up Tour

W/Pitt The Elder, Self Talk and Jo Neugebauer + more to be announced


Alex The Kid are heading off around the country in September to launch their debut album Speak Up! Recently signing with independent punk/hardcore label Pee Records, Speak Up is due out August 19 with preorders available now through the Pee Records website. Joining the gents will be Pitt The Elder, Self Talk and Jo Neugebauer + more to be announced.

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Saturday, September 17 at 8 PM, 18+


W/Deadspace (WA) - EP Launch, Aquilus, Hexreign

Black metal / Post Black / Metal / Rock

After sharing the stage at the much acclaimed Winter Solstice Damnation II event in June, atmospheric post-black metallers Greytomb have joined forces with Western Australia's blackened post-goth rock outfit Deadspace in support of the release of their brand new EP "Gravity", on which the Greytomb vocalist also lended his voice for a track.

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thursday, october 6 at 8 PM, 18+

The Aristocrats, Australasian Tour

JELLYBEARD in association with THUMP MUSIC presents

rock fusion

One of the most impressive and sought after bands in the Instrumental rock/fusion scene today, The Aristocrats, will be heading to Australia this October for a national tour! Featuring the combined virtuoso talents of drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Joe Satriani), bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS)

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thursday, october 13 at 8 PM, 18+

HEXIS Australian Tour

W/Whitehorse, Siberian Hell Sounds, Diploid, Ash Mouth


Denmark's HEXIS are more than just a band, they're a force of nature. A dark, swirling maelstrom of jagged noise, simultaneously suffocating and uplifting. Their brand of primitive, primordial black metal has been sweeping its way through the underground metal community and Australia is its next victim.

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saturday, october 15 at 4 PM, $20, 18+

Metal United Down Under


metal / heavy metal / rock

Metal United Down Under consists of individual metal shows which take place everywhere in Australia in one specific night under the same banner. The aim is to create a bigger exposure for underground bands and strengthen the community character which metal is known for. The last event was on 10 October 2015 in 15 cities in all 8 states/territories of Australia with 131 bands.

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saturday, october 22 at 2:30 PM, $20, 18+

Metal to my ears - Fundraiser for the Les Twentyman foundation

W/Stormtide, Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent, Cryptic Abyss, Internal Nightmare, Behold the Defiant, Aeonian, Evolution of Self, Order of Chaos, Anient, Greytomb, Dystopian

Metal / charity gig / fund raiser

Fundraiser for the Les Twentyman foundation. Providing a future free of poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination and isolation to youth. All proceeds from the night go to the Les Twentyman foundation. Come down and support and awesome cause. $20 entry. Killer night. Hope to see you all there.

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Monday, October 31 at 7 PM, 18+

King Fate presents Halloween Heavy Metal Spectacular

W/Hordes of the Black Cross, Adamus Exul

heavy stuff / horror themed

King Fate, Hordes of the Black Cross, Join the Amish and more. Rise from the grave. KING FATE return for a Halloween Heavy Metal spectacular. Oct 31st @ Melbourne's infamous Bendigo Hotel with the crushing HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS and thrash cross over bandits Adamus Exul. Put this in your calendar people. Cheap entry for fancy dress.

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