BENDIGO HOTEL

Band bookings

Fixation Sundays

W/GIANT, Mudhaven

Fixation Brewing Co, YOUR MATE Bookings & Get On The Stage Presents FIXATION SUNDAYS with GIANT, Mudhaven. This is the beginning of a run of residencies that we'll be putting together for you on a Sunday afternoon every week. Come down and check out the latest talent Melbourne has to offer focusing on Psych, Stoner, Blues, Metal, Punk, Sludge and Doom. FREE ENTRY. Cheap drink prices. Food in the beer garden. Killer tunes between bands

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Sunday Solo

W/Lewi Pommer, Tony Taint, Ac/Dan

A Debonair Affair at the Bendigo Hotel, featuring the styles of performing musical artists, Lewi Pommer, Tony Taint and AC/DAN On the 17th of November they will bring acoustic class to the side stage with their ROCK N ROLL tunes.

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Tees and Tunes

W/bands tba

Tees and Tunes is a live music event with a twist. Alongside showcase performances from a bunch of awesome bands, there will be a merchandise marketplace where you will be able to buy CD's, tees and other merchandise of the performing bands! All ticket sale profit from this event will be donated to Beyond Blue in an effort to assist those who are struggling with their mental health. We recognise that the music industry can foster a negative state of mind, due to the knock-backs, loneliness, financial struggles and fatigue. Although these issues are prominent amongst musicians in particular, it is rarely discussed openly. This event aims to start a discussion around mental health and help build a stronger and more supportive music community.

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Hemina "Night Echoes" The Only Way Tour

W/Transience, Logic Defies Logic, SENTIA

Hemina "Night Echoes" - The Only Way Tour. w/ Transience + Logic Defies Logic + SENTIA. Hemina are preparing a short run of shows on the Australian East Coast in support of their new 4th album 'Night Echoes'. Since the band's previous album Venus, they have brought their music to European audiences as a part of Progpower Europe and Euroblast in 2017 and are eager to share their tunes with the home crowd. The band returns hungry adding new elements to their sound from 80's synth soundscapes to 90’s soul and pop while keeping their fundamental sound of grooving metal with monster melodies, multi-part vocal harmonies and syncopated riffage. Sinfully presented by Beardfoot

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Diploid

W/Religious Observance, Too Birds

We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, whose relationship with the land extends back tens of thousands of years and whose history, language, culture and art have been destroyed by the white colonisation of so-called Australia. We pay our respects to Indigenous elders and leaders past, present and emerging. This always was, and always will be Aboriginal land. Diploid - Glorify "I am wanting to lie down on the warm ground with my eye closed and the smell of mud in my nose... I am wanting to feel how the ground is wet all around my body so if I am sweating, I am feeling like it is the ground sweating through me. And I am wanting to stay in this same place forever, never moving for anything, just waiting waiting until dust is piling on me and grasses is covering me and insect is making their home in the space between my teeths". - Uzodinma Iweala - Beasts of No Nation (2005) -

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Life's Ill

W/Fang, Trenchknife, Moth + more

Formed in south west Sydney in 2014 Life's Ill are a hardcore band that has strived to push the boundaries of the hardcore genre and carve their name into the Australian heavy music community. After releasing their 2019 EP 'What God Wouldn't Tell You' through Best Wishes Records and doing a lap of Australia with Dregg & Reactions Life's Ill are doing their own round of the east coast before heading back into the studio early 2020. Sunday 24th November. Doors 6pm, $15 entry

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Gig for Guy

W/boneseed, Mass Rejection, Nosferotica, Death of Art, And the incredible, IKON

Join us as we celebrate the brilliance of Guy Jukes and have a night of remembrance in way he'd want us to - with good music and good company. Joining us will be... Boneseed, Mass Rejection, Nosferotica, Death of Art, And the incredible, IKON. Entry: $10. Doors open at 6:30. Strictly 18+

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A Celebration of the Life & Music of Peter Hobbs

W/HOBBS ANGELS OF DEATH & Tyrus

This is a FREE event for all Friends, Family and Fans of Peter Hobbs. EVERYONE is welcome to come and see this great man off and raise our glasses to one of the true legends of Australian Metal

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Tim Smyth & HolyTrash Live at The Bendi

W/LOWE, Fleeting Persuasion

To celebrate the release of our new single 'Coast to Coast' we are performing live at The Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne on Saturday November 30th and you're all invited... It's going to be a party so come along and share this moment with us. Supports by LOWE Fleeting Persuasion Doors at 8pm $15 at the door

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Go Knit a Sweater EP Launch

W/Mariah Watts, Sabrina Marie, FLISS DART

Fliss Dart and her band are launching her 5 track Debut EP 'Go Knit a Sweater' on Sunday the 1st of December. Supported by Mariah Watts and bandmate Sabrina Marie. FREE ENTRY. Doors: 6:30pm. Mariah Watts: 7:00pm, Sabrina Marie 7:45pm, FLISS DART: 8:30pm

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Disdain Records Live Fast Die Hard Xmas Party

W/Garlic Nun, Gutless, The Fckups, Algaroth, The Dagger, Keggin, The Intellectuals

Disdain Records Presents Live Fast Die Hard Xmas Party - 7 bands 2 stages 13 dollars. 8 pm. Garlic Nun, Gutless, The Fckups, Algaroth, The Dagger, Keggin, The Intellectuals

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Glass Ocean - Opus of A Machine

W/Phambam & Little Rituals

After an epic run on the Australian Progfest tour sharing stages alongside the likes of The Ocean (Germany), Monuments (UK), Skyharbor (India/USA) and many more, Sydney's Glass Ocean and Brisbane's prog-quartet, Opus of a Machine hit the road together again in November/December for a co-headline tour. Boasting maturity beyond their years, and earning a reputation as a must see live act with their modern take on late 90's progressive pop sugar-coated with a subtle hint of pure and incorruptible sensuality, Glass Ocean are one of Australia's most prominent up and coming acts.

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Enough to Escape (AU/Japan)

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Enough to Escape The Sydney/Japan Progressive Doom Metal group will tour Australia for the first time this December 2019. Featuring Japanese Doom Legend Yukito "Zaki" Okazaki (Eternal Elysium-official) on vocals, the Sydney based group created their sound in 2018 and after requesting Zaki to mix their album (Instrumental at the time), he was so impressed with the monolithic riffs, soundscapes and unnamed feelings of their songs that he asked to become the vocalist. Enough to Escape then released "Fortunes" in 2019 via Japanese label Cornucopia Records with a subsequent tour of Japan in March 2019.

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Marty Friedman - Melbourne

(SOLD OUT)

Pinnacle Music Group are absolutely thrilled to announce that the legendary guitar virtuoso MARTY FRIEDMAN will be returning to Australia, for the first time with his full “Super Band” across four VERY intimate venues. ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGES AVAILABLE! You all have heard how great the VIP packages were for Marty's US and Europe tours-this time will top even that! What you get with this great package: - Meet Marty and have ALL your items signed - no limit - Photo with Marty - with your own camera - Chat with Marty - no rush through, Exclusive Marty Friedman guitar pick, the exact same one he uses - And the rarest of the rare---the VIP only CD, "Marty`s Vault 4: Wicked Sh*t From Japan"

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Circle Pit Reunion and "Wicked Wicked Time" Launch

W/CIVIC, V, DJ MITCH (Low Life)

They said it would never happen. We left them for dead but they're back for revenge & thirsty for blood. Glam/Scum rockers & legendary deadshits CIRCLE PIT return from beyond the grave to play Melbourne for the first time in 8 years with a raunchy set of deep cuts to celebrate the launch of the long-lost & suitably wasted Wicked Wicked Time EP, recorded in Columbus, Ohio 2010 with Matt from Psychedelic Horseshit. This is death trip boogie country. If it bleeds, we can kill it. Expect sex, blood and rocknroll. With Guests: CIVIC, V, DJ MITCH (Low Life)

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WE GOT YOU! Bushfire Relief Benefit Show

W/Bands TBA - Volunteer bands only

We are dusting off the ol' battle jacket for a one off charity event! This show is an effort to raise much needed funds for the victims of the catastrophic bushfires in NSW & Qld. ALL PROCEEDS will go directly to the charities involved in the relief effort. We are still taking band submissions and asking for volunteers to help with sound engineering and other duties on the night, including merch, door, fundraising etc. Repeat, volunteers only! No one will be paid for this show. We need every cent to go towards the relief effort. Contact via email megatonmusicaus@gmail.com

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Murder One - A Night for Lemmy!

the man, the myth, The Legend, Lemmy Kilmister

ITS BACK! The Bendi's / Melbournes traditional homage to the man, the myth, The Legend, Lemmy Kilmister. The 28th December marks the date of Lemmys' tragic passing and The Bendi is once again hosting this shindig as a means to Celebrate Motorhead and The man! FREE ENTRY 3PM-3AM. live covers from local rockers you know and love. Flash Tattoos, BBQ, $5 Jack n Cokes all day and Night. It's a tradition, its loose AF, its gonna be fun. Full line up TBA

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A Broken Sail (Melbourne)

W/supports tba

The Cinematic instrumental band A Broken Sail hit the east coast again in January 2020 for a trio of shows including Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Recently signed to Blazebirth Records (David Pajo/Papa M) and Your Mate Bookings, the group have been making some serious noise across the globe after releasing their EP 1906 this year and a split album Ende with Papa M. A perfect line up of supports is yet to be announced so stay tuned.

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Yawning Man (USA) Collingwood

W/Supports tba

YOUR MATE Bookings, Mad Hatter Productions, Fixation Brewing Co & Underground Records present; Desert Rock pioneers Yawning Man (Official) will finally make a soaring flight to our shores for a long-awaited tour of Australia and New Zealand. Forming in 1986, Yawning Man have released 7 studio albums and 5 split LPs/EPs. The latest releases, The Revolt Against Tired Noises & Macedonian Lines, won over critics from the desert plains to across the oceans. This is not just due to the fact that Brant Bjork once said that "Yawning Man is the sickest band of all time",or "They're the greatest band I've ever seen".

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Way to Live Festival Featuring YAWNING MAN

W/Numidia, more tba

YOUR MATE Bookings & Fixation Brewing Co Presents Way to Live Festival A celebration of togetherness, musical bonding and spiritual evolution. We plan to celebrate this day in way where we invite all the cultures of Australia together to pay respect and give recognition to the traditional owners of this land; through musical bonding and story telling at Collingwood's finest venue The Bendi. With a range of genres including Psychedelic, Stoner, Post, Sludge and Desert Rock; we have curated a line up of the finest Australian bands to support one of the most important bands in Desert Rock History. Endorsed by Fixation Brewing Co.

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Integrity - Australian tour

W/Supports tba

Known for being one of the most incendiary and influential bands in underground and modern metal history, apocalyptic icons INTEGRITY return with their highly anticipated, 12th studio album entitled Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume. A conceptual foretelling of the final days of Armageddon, Howling is a manifestation of pentecostal nightmares and religious depravities, wrought with fire and brimstone sermons and occult prophecies bathed in waves of destruction. Now with almost 30 years of creating dark and terrifying anthems under their belt, INTEGRITY have honored their past musical legacy while fearlessly moving forward into unchartered territory on what is undoubtedly their most elaborate and ambitious effort to date.

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Hard Ons

W/S.I.C, Root Beer, Protospasm

Do your remember back in the day going to the Old Greek Theatre, The Club or The Prince getting wasted, knocked out and blown away by the music, when the Hard ons and S.I.C kicked it together and shared the stage, mayhem always took place !It was stage diving, beer, the circle pit, beer! the time of your life! Do you remember when ROOTBEER would knock the tote on its arse and make you knock back beer after beer, well this is all coming together for a night of old school fun. So dust off those old vans, break out the 80's skateboard and skate on down to the Bendi and re live the good old days for what is sure to be one hell of a night. If you dont know about this, then come and see for the very first time! Also opening the night is punk rock's finest new sensations-Protospasm. Doors will be early with Special DJ and BBQ before the night rages!

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Nebula (USA) & Arrowhead

W/SUPPORTS TBA

Legendary Californian Stoner Rock trio NEBULA are coming back to Australia and New Zealand in support of their new album - HOLY SHIT. Their last Australian tour, 20 years ago in 2000, saw sold out shows right across the country, with the need to upgrade to bigger venues in Sydney and Melbourne. Featuring Rock n Roll stalwart Eddie Glass (Ex-Fu Manchu), NEBULA have released 5 albums and 5 EPs (including one EP with Sweden's Lowrider) since their inception in 1997. For the past few years, these 'Rock n Roll Maniacs' have been punishing stages across the USA and Europe, alongside bands such as Sasquatch, Weedeater, Brant Bjork and Fatso Jetson.

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Nebula (USA) & Arrowhead

W/SUPPORTS TBA

Legendary Californian Stoner Rock trio NEBULA are coming back to Australia and New Zealand in support of their new album - HOLY SHIT. Their last Australian tour, 20 years ago in 2000, saw sold out shows right across the country, with the need to upgrade to bigger venues in Sydney and Melbourne. Featuring Rock n Roll stalwart Eddie Glass (Ex-Fu Manchu), NEBULA have released 5 albums and 5 EPs (including one EP with Sweden's Lowrider) since their inception in 1997. For the past few years, these 'Rock n Roll Maniacs' have been punishing stages across the USA and Europe, alongside bands such as Sasquatch, Weedeater, Brant Bjork and Fatso Jetson.

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WO FEST 2020

W/Supports tba

YOUR MATE Bookings Presents WO FEST 2020. Melbournes Premium ALL DAY / ALL NIGHT Music, Art and Tattoo Festival. WO FEST will feature some of Australia & New Zealands greatest bands and solo artists in the Blues, Stoner, Psychedelic, Progressive, Sludge and Doom genres of Australia; Headlined by the one and only Texan Swampadelic Wizards Wo Fat Booking & Media Enquires: Anthony

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Black Cloud Mass, Heavy Warm Up

W/TRANSGRESSOR (JAPAN) HEADLINE SHOW, CARCANOID, OBSIDIAN MONOLITH, SCARS OF SODOM, GOAT BLOOD

"Black Cloud Mass"2020, HEAVY WARM UP Takes place At The Bendi. TRANSGRESSOR (JAPAN) HEADLINE SHOW, CARCANOID, OBSIDIAN MONOLITH, SCARS OF SODOM, GOAT BLOOD - Artist Submissions : Bleedrecords@gmail.com - Tickets from Bleedrecords.bigcartel.com & Oztix.com.au

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Black Cloud Mass 2020

W/Abigail (Japan), Transgressor (Japan), Nocturnal Graves, Ironhawk (Tasmania), Stalker (NZ), Winter Deluge (NZ)

Black Cloud Mass 2020, The Second Instalment takes place At The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood Victoria Australia, A Gathering of The Worlds Most Classic, Kult, and Australian Underground Acts. Line up to be Announced in Full. Abigail (Japan), Transgressor (Japan), Nocturnal Graves, Ironhawk (Tasmania), Stalker (NZ), Winter Deluge (NZ), Artist Submissions : Bleedrecords@gmail.com. Tickets from Bleedrecords.bigcartel.com Oztix.com.au

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