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Sapphire Street

W/Nth Rd, Kuru Luma

Sapphire Street are back to take The Bendi stage by storm with this behemoth lineup of scorching grooves and slamming riffs! Nearing the release of their debut album, the gloves are off and no one is free from the onslaught of absolute fire that this night will entail. Initiating the madness are local rockers Nth Rd with their fired up guitar lines and catchy hooks, as well as heavy gurus Kuru Luma bringing the thrashing distortion and resulting headbangs, $5 entry makes this show a no brainer and a mind melter. SET TIMES: 6:00PM Doors, 7:00PM // Nth Rd, 8:00PM // Kuru Luma, 9:00PM // Sapphire Street.


Double Dose of Toehider

W/Beautiful Bedlam

Ready for something special? Our final residency show at The Bendigo Hotel will be a special DOUBLE DOSE OF TOEHIDER! That's right, twice the Toehider, twice the fun. Come on down at 8pm to catch Mike performing a very special unplugged Toehider set to open the night, followed by the absolutely AMAZING Beautiful Bedlam with their brand of killer prog rock, followed by a powerhouse full band Toehider set to close out the night. That's SO MUCH TOEHIDER.

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W/The Nuremberg Code, Mrkill, Kuntsquad

The Bendi is the home of metal in Melbourne and on Friday 26th Jly, you're not gunna find a metal night anywhere else! Come and getcha fill with incrypt, The Nuremberg Code, Mrkill and Kuntsquad Knock back a few cold ones in the warm embrace of your metal brethren at the Bendi.


Chasing Lana - The Fight Australian Tour

W/Special guests TBA

Chasing Lana's new debut album The Fight. OUT MAY 10th. Pre-order Album now. On tour this June / July. Chasing Lana, a four piece hard rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Formed by singer, guitarist Dave Cutting, with Robbie Cutting on Lead Guitar, Chris Coote on Drums and Keith Harland on Bass. Their 2016 E.P titled "Suffocate / Medicate" is available in all JB Hi-Fi stores Australia wide, and on all online platforms

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Ross Royce and band

W/The Cigarrillos, Once Were Lost Major Winter Gig

The Ross Royce Band will be playing live at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Sunday afternoon the 28th of July; they will be playing with the fantastic band's The Cigarrillos, Once Were Lost & 7th Wave with DJ Shahabo providing some funky sounds. This is a Major winter gig so don't miss out! $10 on the door.

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Charlie Rebel

W/Criminal Blonde, The Beggars Way, Analogue Hope

A Pay as you feel upon entry punk rock show! Charlie Rebel, Criminal Blonde, Analogue Hope & The Beggars Way will be putting on one hell of a party at the Bendigo Hotel and want you all to party Beeeeeping hard with em!

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Rivals With Our Heroes

W/Altria, Soul Palace

$10 entry fee at the door: Rivals With Our Heroes; Alternative/Indie Rock Band consisting of 4 young blokes from Melbourne, Australia, Altria, Soul Palace - happy hour all evening, free pool, doors 7:30. Cheap and cheerful I hate mondays drink specials beer, wine and spirits.


Dead Eyes

W/Lafferty Daniel, Fuzz Meadows, Slypon (First Show)

Heaps hectic new band Slypon are putting on their first show! If ya into fuzzy psych rock and long ass jams this is the tasty event to be at. They're also bringing along new mates Dead Eyes, Lafferty Daniel and Fuzz Meadows for the wild ride! We would like to acknowledge that this event will take place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri of the Kulin Nations. We extend our respect to elders past, present and emerging and all Indigenous peoples of so-called Australia. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded.

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Punk Rock Night

W/Postscript, awakenowband, Black Monroe

Dead Memory Records Presents. PUNK ROCK NIGHT at the Bendigo Hotel Black Monroe are a 3 piece punk band out of Melbourne who you need to check out. The lads throw out some serious fast punk rock ala 90s skate punks bands of the past. Awake Now fresh off their opening slot with Strike Anywhere are fast and aggressive tech punk that you need to hear! Postscript are back and are now a 3 piece, come hear new tracks off their last EP Black Blood before the boys disappear again to write some new music!

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Brewtality Festival 2019

W/Psycroptic, High Tension, Frankenbok, Lo!, I Exist (ACT), Holy Serpent, Wounded Pig (SA), Evil Eye (QLD) (LAUNCH), Siberian Hell Sounds (QLD), DeadYet? (QLD), Mammoth (SA), Coffin Wolf, The Credits, Rathead, CHUD (ACT), Prehistoric Douche, Slim Jeffries, Pistol Peaches, Dark Temple, WitchCliff (WA), Garlic Nun, Ambur, 100 Years War, Shapes Like Rapids

With their only VIC gig for 2019, Tasmanian metal legends Psycroptic, and Melbourne's own devastatingly brutal High Tension; we're stoked to have Frankenbok back on the lineup with vocalist Dan McDougall rejoining the band earlier this year; there's some massive weight on board from interstate including Lo! (NSW), I Exist (ACT), Wounded Pig (SA), Evil Eye (QLD), Siberian Hell Sounds (QLD), Mammoth (SA), DeadYet? (QLD), CHUD (ACT) and WitchCliff (WA), as well as a massive list of Melbourne bands including the incredible heavy psych rock Holy Serpent; and with their first ever gig, 100 Years War (featuring members of Wounded Pig, Facegrinder, Desecrator, Vicious Circle, Grudge, Strict Vincent, Dead Root). More to be announced!

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W/Monoliyth, Remains, A.W.O.L

Four killer Aussie metal bands playing brutal music over one night! DIREBLAZE, have been dominating Australia's heavy music scene since 2012 with their powerful and strict Death/Thrash metal. MONOLIYTH, From the old school, for the old school! Flesh melting riffs, pounding rhythms and grooves, string snapping solos and blood-curdling vocals! No bullshit, Just classic old school death metal! REMAINS, Grinding Death Metal A.W.O.L, The ensemble that chimes the apocalypse. Featuring ex-members of Groove/Thrash veterans Decimatus.


Diabolic Rites Album Launch & Whoretopsy

W/Diabolic Rites, Whoretopsy, Christ Dismembered, Mothermorgue, Neckgrip

Get ready for a massive night of gritty Black Metal and Slammy tunes. The Adelaide Black Metal legends Diabolic Rites will be launching their new album; Litanies Of The Lecherous, at Karova Lounge and Bendigo Hotel over the weekend of August 9th & 10th, they will be delivering a tirade of bleak evil tunes set to blow your mind time and time over. Joining them will be Melbourne Slam Outfit Whoretopsy playing their breed of Slam and Death Metal with fresh tunes from their latest album; Take My Breath Away

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W/Cicadastone, Shotgun Mistress, Long Holiday & Errin Kelly

COME TO ROCK STOCK 2019. We'd love to see all your faces down at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on AUG 15th where we rock out with some amazing artists! Cicadastone, Long Holiday & Errin Kelly from Bottleofsmoke. Gonna be an epic night of thumping tunes, beer and hopefully some familiar faces. Tickets available here from Moshtix

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Area-7 - Chucky Returns

W/Admiral Ackbar's Dishonourable Discharge, The Shorts

Area-7 - Chucky Returns W/Admiral Ackbar's Dishonourable Discharge, The Shorts. Chuck is back in Melbourne for one night so why not play a show. Area-7 rose from the ashes of Madness cover band Mad Not Madness. In 1994 three members, Dugald McNaughtan (keyboards), Charles "Chucky T" Thompson (guitar) and Dan Morrison (drums) left the group and began to write their own songs. They formed a band and named it after a lyric from The Specials' Dawning of a New Era.



W/True Believer, Chaingun, The Midnight Thunderheads

Galaxy Aus invite you to A HEAVY METAL ODYSSEY AT THE BENDIGO! Join us on our journey through a night of varied and killer heavy metal. First show for The Midnight Thunderheads, main support from legends True Believer, and a turn from one and only rockers Chaingun. Of course, this will be the Galaxy debut performance, and we'd love to have you all there to celebrate the beginning of this heavy metal odyssey. Friday August 23 at the Bendigo, $15 at the door.

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W/KING, GRAVEIR (QLD), Nocturnal Graves (Official), Exordium Mors, Forsaken Age, Remain

UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS, Metal Festival dedicated to all styles of metal, returns for its 11th year running. With 10 years of successful history, the annual event has grown into a mandatory date on the Australian metal calendar and the bar has been raised higher again for this year with a killer line up to be confirmed. Taking place at the Bendi, this years UTSC Metalfest is going to be one not to miss. Plus we have 2 bands making the trek from across the Trans Tasman. KING. (VIC), an unfaltering and melancholic blackened metal force - keeping the spirit of old while carving a new path, epic while remaining raw, majestic while retaining a primitive atmosphere. Within the debut album "Reclaim The Darkness", KING creates the perfect soundtrack to tell tales of an old world, a world forged by the gods and walked by giants.


Venus & Lilith: Worshipping Women in Dark Music

Headlining: Seraphic W/Death of Art, Flynn Effect, Neo Relic

The ancient goddesses Venus & Lilith are symbolic of the light and dark that is in every woman, and the complexities and nuances that make her uniquely powerful. They are two sides of the same coin. Overdrive Touring are teaming up with Brisbane's premier Symphonic Metal band Seraphic. Promoting female involvement in dark, heavy music to raise funds for Share the Dignity, a uniquely female-oriented charity organisation. Sponsored by Rue Morgue Records.


Barely Conscious

W/The Mochasins, Rymac

After releasing a debut EP in March, Barely Conscious have been playing their loud punk tunes across the outer suburbs of Melbourne. With only a handful of songs recorded, the band has a setlist consisting mainly of songs only heard on the stage. What started as a small garage project that ended up having the band play live to air on Triple R before they'd even played their first show. Don't end your weekend on a bad note, come watch the band expend all their energy at The Bendi

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William's Cave


Come on down to a vibey, cosy Winter night to see psych/folk/rock act WILLIAM'S CAVE headline the Bendigo Hotel with friends SWEET CELL, ANCIENT ANIMAL ORCHESTRA and PRIYA FRANCIS & THE COMPANY. Fresh off releasing their new EP "The Universe is in Your Head" in May, WILLIAM'S CAVE will be playing an original set combining elements of rock, upbeat folk and dreamy psychedelia. You can check out the new EP here.

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Naxatras (Greece)

W/Comacozer more tba

Psychedelic Space Rock Revolutionaries Naxatras from Greece will make their debut in Australia; September 2019. Since 2012, this raw blend of spiritual incarnation, soulful Greek jams and hypnotic sound scapes NAXATRAS; have released 3 full length studio albums with highly critical acclaim to many reviewers around the globe and an achievement so grand of their first album being uploaded to YouTube boasting above 4.4 Million views to date. Their extended rhythms pay homage to countless sub-genres including Acid-Folk and 70s Psychedelic/Space Rock allowing such a welcoming accessibility to the sound that can only be described as NAXATRAS. Tagging along for the journey unto this new found consciousness is Sydney based Space Rock quartet Comacozer who have their own story to tell with multiple LPs releases via Headspin Records. COMACOZER perform entrancing live shows with much fulfilment to the pineal gland opening and Australian crowds have been lucky enough to attend the bands mind blowing gigs since 2014. This tour is presented by YOUR MATE Bookings & Con Kalamaras.

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Armoured Earth - Anthem of the Downtrodden' single launch

W/Evolution of Self, Deadweight 80, Maegaron

Armoured Earth: Anthem of the Downtrodden' single launch with Evolution of Self, Deadweight 80 and Maegaron. Come on down for thirsty Thursday sips and bang ya head to the first new Armoured Earth song released in YEARS! Plenty of break downs, grooves, double kicks, riffs and solos on show so loosen up your neck muscles and lets do some school night head banging. Doors @ 7pm, $10 Entry.


FORGE - Friday the 13th

W/Witchgrinder, Coffin Carousel (Album Launch), Our Last Enemy (NSW), Flynn Effect

FORGE returns to the Bendigo Hotel this September for a massive night of horrific proportions. Falling on the infamous Friday the 13th, FORGE brings together some of Australia's best in gothic, industrial and alternative heavy music acts to unleash the monster in all of us! DJs GIVEAWAYS TICKETS $20 + BF Pre-Sale or $25 Door sale

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Rockin Volts - EP Launch (Arvo Show)

W/Jenni Powell, Cam Bird, Deadweight 80

Rockin Volts are an Aussie Pub, beer drinkin, guitar blazin', hell razin', high energy pure Rock N' Roll band formed in Melbourne, Australia. Supported acts like Legs Electric, Cigars Of The Pharaohs & Black Aces. With their influences ranging from AC/DC, Airbourne, The Angels, Rose Tattoo, Screaming Jets etc. They put on one hell of a rock n roll show. On the 8th of September they just released their highly anticipated debut EP "Rockin Volts" with it's hard hittin, high energy rock n roll, it's perfect introduction of the band. They are READY TO ROCK, LIVE & LOUD performing their debut EP plus some new stuff at The Bendi. Joining us on the bill are local hard rock legends Riff Raiders featuring awesome front woman Jenni Powell, Cam Bird, Deadweight 80


Thrashfest - Harlott

W/Dark Order (NSW), Purenvy (Newcastle), Incrypt (VIC), Tempest Rising (WA), SithlorD (VIC), Armata (VIC), Thraxas! (NSW), Plague9 (SA), Werewolf (VIC)

Thrashfest - New Wave Of Australian Thrash Metal, Brings together all metal heads alike who like their thrash metal in all its glory, This will commence at The Bendi celebrating Aus thrash metal with a huge line up! Headlining will be none other than Harlott from Melb who have toured extensively supporting major international metal band's locally and abroad, Joining the line up will be Dark Order (Sydney) Purenvy (Newcastle) Incrypt (Melb) Tempest Rising (Perth) who have just finished a massive European tour and are leading the way having supported Arch Enemy, Sepultura, and Death Angel & more, SithlorD (Melb) Armata (Melb) Thraxas (Sydney) Plague9 (Adelaide) Werewolf (Melb) This line up demands your attention. Welcome to Thrashfest.

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Amped Festival 3

W/In:Extremis, ABREACT, Lillye, Chasing Lana, Shadowqueen, Lethal Vendetta, LUNG, Devonera, Fall and Resist, Cicadastone, CARBON BLACK

For the third incarnation of Amped Festival, we move to The Bendigo Hotel and run over 2 stages! A massive day of heavy music from right around Australia. The line up so far In:Extremis, ABREACT, Lillye, Chasing Lana, Shadowqueen, Lethal Vendetta, LUNG, Devonera, Fall and Resist, Cicadastone, CARBON BLACK. MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED.

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W/Third Degree, Who's to Blame, Darren Gibson

SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER AT THE BENDI DOORS FROM 8PM. NOGRACE, THIRD DEGREE, WHO'S TO BLAME, DARREN GIBSON. Join us in a one night only reformation show at the Bendigo to Celebrate 21 years of our releases and also support 'Jack's Journey' NoGrace returns with all original line up (plus one)... expect a killer show by all... dont miss it. $10 on the door.



W/supports TBA

Swedens purest Stoner Rock export GREENLEAF are back again in Australia ready to give us a dose of their latest album "Hear the Rivers" in November 2019. The boys of Green will this time hit Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast giving us even more love than they did on their debut last year. The Retro Stoner Rockers left Australian fans with huge demands on their debut in March 2018 after they played a run of shows all over the continent, giving Australia an appetizer of what is now spinning on all vinyl players across the globe. GREENLEAFs eighth album "Hear the Rivers" was released in November 2018 and is a testament to their ever-growing love for classic rock, dynamic song writing and emotional rollercoasters of songs that appeal to the old school rockers and stoner metallers of the world.

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Cult Of Occult

W/Striborg, Whitehorse and Religious Observance

UMACollective is honoured to present Cult of Occult (France) on their first ever trip to Australian and New Zealand shores. The seventh show of the tour will take place at The Bendi. With local supports Striborg, Whitehorse and Religious Observance. Concealed from the view of the moribund mass of humanity, hidden in the darkness of the gates of Hell, waiting to spread the evil sound of the extermination of life is the most powerful and misanthropic force. Fed by hatred, loudness and alcohol, the four headed monster of Apocalypse will destroy everything on its way with its unwavering wall of sound.

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Jetboys - Australian Tour

W/The Fckups, Muscle Car, Protospasm

Seminal Japanese punk veterans 'Jetboys' return to Australia for the first time in 8 years, playing 11 shows up and down the East Coast. Catch them in Melbourne at the Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood on November 10 with support from The Fckups, Muscle Car and Protospasm. Doors open 7pm. TICKETS ON SALE NOW THROUGH MOSHTIX

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Blister Metal Festival 5

W/KING, Elm Street, Harlott, Hadal Maw, Envenomed, Demonhead, Truth Corroded, Blunt Shovel, MAMMOTH, Brothel, Atomic Death Squad + more

Resist Promotions and HEAVY Magazine have teamed up to present the 5th annual Blister Heavy Music Festival. The three stage event will take place at both the Bendigo Hotel and The Tote in Collingwood right next to the city of Melbourne. The event will run from 3:30pm until after 12 and allows punters to move freely between venues and stages. Lineup: KING, Elm Street, Harlott, Hadal Maw, Envenomed, Demonhead, Truth Corroded, Blunt Shovel, MAMMOTH, Brothel, Atomic Death Squad, Fall and Resist, Armata, Evolution of Self, 100 YEARS WAR, Vacant Image, Nothing, Remains, Vexation, Vulture Culture, Moustache Ant, TYPO (only show!), This life I live, AbuGhraib, MALEFICIUM, Asisisisisis, The Gargomals. Tickets $30 - $35, Pay at event


Off With Their Heads (USA)

W/supports tba

Arrest Records Australia And Epitaph Records present, US punk rockers Off With Their Heads are heading our way this November in support of their new record, Be Good. Their forthcoming LP will drop on August 16 and features new single Disappear, which is accompanied by a music video starring US comedian Kyle Kinane. "All the other records were about moping around and feeling sorry for yourself," frontman Ryan Young said. "This one is less about feeling sorry for yourself and more about accepting how goddamn miserable you are. "The title is an answer to that question of what you're supposed to do now that the world is so awful and the climate of this stupid country is so shitty. Be good, be loud-that's sometimes all you can do, I guess, as cheesy as that sounds."

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Marty Friedman - Melbourne

W/Witchgrinder, Coffin Carousel (Album Launch), Our Last Enemy (NSW), Flynn Effect

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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Chris Holmes (Ex W.A.S.P) & The Mean Men


Emerging in the early 1980's in Los Angeles, an American Heavy Metal legendary lead guitarist named CHRIS HOLMES was spawned in the Iconic W.A.S.P. and is finally making his debut Appearance in Australia in 2019! The former songwriter & a founding member of W.A.S.P. has over 12 million record sales. He and his group THE MEAN MEN will smash out hit after hit from The W.A.S.P. Early catalogue & his latest solo outputs: The Iconic Debut Self Titled OR Winged Assasins, The Last Command Inside the Electric Circus, as well as solo material Shitting Bricks, Nothing to Lose and his latest EP of 2019 Under the Influence. Finally Australia gets a taste of THE MEAN MEN... LETS PARTY!

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Way to Live Festival

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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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