Less Fox More Whale

W/special guests Mihra & Aaron Creigh
pop rock

Come along to our hump day gig this December for an awesome night of groovy tunes! Thank you to our special guests Mihra & Aaron Creigh for your support! Doors 8pm. December 13th $10 jugs of Skull Beer from 3pm Read on...


Post hc / Rock / metal

Fresh off their Australian tour supporting post-rock legends Sleepmakeswaves, US post-metal juggernauts ROSETTA will play a headlining show in support of their brand new 'Utopioid' full-length at The Bendigo Hotel on Thursday December 14. With guests ENCIRCLING SEA, NO HAVEN, UBOA 7:3pm // $20 AT THE DOOR // 18+ Read on...


metal / grind / punk

DEATH HAS ARRIVED! Join us as we finally celebrate our demo release and rip open the gates of the abyss with a night of hellhammering 80's metal punk wildfire at The Bendi Featuring our friends: ASBESTOSISIS (rabid death goregrind that will rot you from the inside out) UNNATURAL BIRTH ( swarming black death abomination) GELD ( blistering hardcore punk hostility) DEFENESTRATION (death metal play old school or die) $10. Read on...

Whoopie Cat Melbourne show

W/Slim Jeffries, Dear Thieves, King Stag
Heavy Blues / Rock

Ground Records & Acorn Music Group Presents "Christmas with Whoopie Cat" It's that Christmas time of year again folks, and we figured we'd celebrate this one to the max with an all-star line up! After playing some huge supports for the likes of Devil Electric, White Summer and The Ugly Kings, Whoopie Cat are looking to close out the year strong by playing a whopping hour and a half long headline show! To say that we can't wait would be an understatement and a half. Read on...

Jess Parker and the troubled waters

W/Limnal (return show), Plum Green, Shadow Feet
Folk / pop / indie

A week out from Christmas, a diverse line-up of songwriters from both sides of the Tasman will descend on the Bendi for an evening of dark blues, folk and pop-rock that'll make you forget that Monday's a thing. Jess Parker and the Troubled Waters may be Melbourne based, but their sound is a cry heard across the barren plains of America's midwest Read on...

Holding Out for Xmas

W/Atticus Street, TrickGypsy, Kaz Garaz

FREE live music! Just days before Christmas, the holiday of giving, Melbourne band Atticus Street with pals TrickGypsy and Kaz Garaz are bringing you the gift of free entry to their gig at the Bendi. Catch Atticus Street play their brand new debut single 'Holding Out'. The guys have been in the band for just over a year now and have spent many nights gigging to refine their talents. They've been working hard and want to celebrate with as many people as possible. Read on...

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons

W/Supports TBA
Rock / alt rock

Redro Redriguez & His Inner Demons return to the stage after not being on a stage for a couple of months! Playing new songs from their upcoming album. Yes, Yes, Whatever will be playing songs from their recent release "Lacklustre" in an exciting way. La Bronco are loud ladies making their rambuctious debut! Jon S Williams will deliver his take no prisoners art attack! $12 Entry. Read on...

Christmas with The Sinking Teeth

W/Halcyon Drive & Rad Island
Rock / pop / punk / awesome

You know that Nan is cooking that shitty grey anonymous meat slab again this year and you recall that she always pairs it with the almost harmoniously grey gravy that is potentially crafted from two parts placenta and one part road kill discharge but you don't want to upset her and say that you don't want to eat it coz she always slips a tasty 20 in your super low GSM Chrissy card. Plus she's your Nan and your not a complete arsehole. Read more...

Murder One : A Party for Lemmy

W/$5 Jack & Cokes, Motorhead flash tattoos, Motorhead pins and t-shirts, Free pool, DJs
hard rock / rock n roll

The biggest, loudest party of the year is back! Come down and celebrate the second anniversary of Lemmy's passing by raising a Jack or ten in His honour! We will serve $5 Lemmy's all night long, to go along with Motörhead flash tattoos, t-shirts, merch and DJs spinning the good stuff! We might even throw a few surprises along the way so stay tuned! Born to Lose, Live to Win. $5 Lemmy's, Motorhead flash tattoos, Motorhead t-shirts and merch, DJs. And much more! Read on...

The Tarantinos

From Dawn til Dusk
Surf, Rock clasics / Rock / FREE

NYE, The Tarantinos double set, free gig, doors from 1pm. its the pre NYE to end all pre-NYE's. The Tarantinos are bringing Inspired by the Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, 5 musicians from Melbourne formed The Tarantinos based on their fascination with the incredible versatile soundtracks accompanying his films. They play the best known, (and some lesser known). The Tarantinos embody all the hard hitting style of the films. Read more...

AURAL Trance Party / NYD 2018

W/DJ Magnus, DJ Damien Mack, Johnny L
Trance / Queer

Melbourne Trance fans... Get ready to launch into the New Year! I'm co-hosting & DJing at this special event alongside the super-talented DJ Damien Mack. We'll be playing the very best in uplifting, melodic, vocal trance with stunning visual lighting & lasers to give you the full AURAL experience. PLUS a very special & much-loved Melbourne Trance DJ legend will also be joining us on the decks. Limited first release tickets are only $30 Buy tix...


W/Shadowqueen, Jarface, Ablaze
rock / metal

After a painstaking search WARBIRDS welcomed new bassist Jared Piatkowski into the fold. With the creative juices flowing they delved back into the studio to lay down 5 new tracks for the upcoming EP CONTROL. Recorded at Coloursound Studios the boys tracked, mixed and co-produced with songs with the talented Mat Robins of Cicadastone and owner of Coloursound. Read on...

The Resignators

W/THE DUVTONS, DIEFM, Commonly Insane, Northwood, Motovilikha, Blood Mountain
ska punk

A BEEFY Mixed Grill of rock to set you salivating on Saturday the sixth of January. With an all encompasing line up that crosses the divide from metal to ska dropping some sick tunes to keep your heads banging and toes tapping. So put on your dancing shoes and leather jackets for one of the best shows of 2018 so far. Read more...

Debacle Infinite Pollution Australian tour 2018

W/Sistema En Decandencia Priors Axillism Blockade
Crust / Punk / HC

One of the pioneers of Japanese crust, Life started out in the early 90s along side their contemparies Gloom, Frigora, Crocodile Skink, Disclose, Collapsed Society playing a ferociously ultra version of Chaos uk and Disorder(as their name suggest) influenced raw punk. But by their debut LP, Life embalished their sound and managed to bring the spirit of early UK metallic crust to a higher level. Read on...

The City

W/The Vestige, Colour & Shade and Kings Within

With a new lineup and brighter fire in their eyes, they have been tirelessly spreading their infectious brand of high energy, positivity fuelled and crowd building shows alongside the likes of Young Lions, Chasing Ghosts, Deadlights and Feverspeak to name a few. Adding some hard hitting, previously unheard additions to their set from the unreleased LP, if you haven't seen the boys before, there has never been a better time than this! Buy tix...

Spirit Of Fire Fest - Claim The Throne

W/Myridian, Blunt Shovel Atra Vetosus, Stormtide, Espionage, Behold the Defiant, GRUDGE

CLAIM THE THRONE – ON DESOLATE PLAINS – OUT NOW! "Devastating, epic, scorching" - The Rockpit "If Claim the Throne's 2013 release 'Forged In Flame' was a step in the right direction, then their new record On Desolate Plains is set to absolutely destroy souls as they take their folk infused melodic death metal even further." - Metal Obsession Buy tix...

Lich King (USA)

W/In Malice's Wake, Hidden Intent (Album launch), Harlott, Party Vibez
thrash metal

Lich King (USA) tour our region for the first time belting out grade-A, unapologetically straight-forward thrash metal in the vein of the 80's Bay Area bands such as Exodus, Slayer, and Vio-lence. To date, the band has released five critically acclaimed full-length albums, each of which feature fast, headbangable riffs in modern stomp anthems and a sometimes comedic yet always violent songwriting sensibility. Read on...


W/Two Headed Dog, Prehistoric Douche and Redro Redriguez and His Inner Demons
Jive / 70s / festival

Get your rock'n'roll fix at The Bendi featuring Two Headed Dog, Prehistoric Douche and Redro Redriguez and His Inner Demons. The Bendigo will also be hosting a market dedicated to all things vintage, music and official festival merchandise. If sipping on cocktails or drinking quality brew with Dj's spinning your favourite tunes more your thing, head over to Fee Fee's. They'll have you covered.Lo/Jo Jive Festival is about the celebrating the community as a whole. children's theatre and face painting. Nighthawks and Paradise Alley will be hosting guest Dj's and markets. Hip to the groove at the iconic Tote and get a good dose of Soul and Funk from Kylie Auldist, Cook'n on 3 Burners performing with Stella Angelico and Fulton Street. Buy tix...


W/Supports TBA
Punk rock

For the last nine years Long Island New York natives Iron Chic have been one of the most exciting bands in punk rock. Their DIY ethos and heartfelt, catchy sing along choruses have gained them masses of fans all over the world. A mainstay on the European and American punk circuit, February 2018 will see Iron Chic's return to Australia. Latest album You Can't Stay Here, their first release on SideOneDummy Records, addresses the same big questions that have plagued the Long Island punk group from their outset: anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, mortality, life, death, what it all means, why we're forced to experience them. Buy tix...

Battle Punx Attak

W/ANTEX ATTACK, wild spears, no class, reaper, STONED TO DEATH, DING DONG DEATH HOLE
pop punk

The Eternal Battle Nightmare coninues with the thundering clash of steel, flesh, blood and screams of countless Warriors. With one voice. in the blackest of night. they howl. BATTLE PUNX ATTAK. The stealth dagger strike of ANTEX ATTACK, the last of the freedom fighters known as the STONED TO DEATH armoured battalion to still resist the tyranny of the evil skynet machines, as an Ancient iron bell Read on...


Stoner Rock!

The legendary Stoner Rockers from Sweden Greenleaf are set to embark on their first ever Australian tour in March 2018. Brought to you by Get On The Stage and Your Mate Bookings! From what started out as a side project for Tommi Holappa from the prestigious stoner rock band Dozer, GREENLEAF has now seen six albums, three record labels (Molten Universe, Small Stone Recordings and currently Napalm Records) Buy tix...

Sabbat (japan)

W/Guests TBA

Sabbat (japan) - australian east coast tour 2018. The Japanese pioneer and tyrant since 1983 embark on Australian shores finally. Unholy black fire and scythe in hand ready to deliver a deadly blow. Buy tix...



Sabbat (japan) - australian east coast tour 2018 the Japanese pioneer and tyrant since 1983 embark on australian shores finally. Unholy black fire and scythe in hand ready to deliver a deadly blow. Melbourne - sun 20th may 2018 with special guests. Persecution, Ignivomous, Cemetery Urn, Bulletbelt (n.Z.) and Eskhaton Buy tix...