Band bookings

Fixation Sundays

W/Unlucky and Levitating Churches

Fixation Brewing Co, YOUR MATE Bookings & Get On The Stage Presents FIXATION SUNDAYS - With a new run of residencies that we'll be putting together for you on a Sunday afternoon every week. FIXATION SUNDAYS on Sun 15/12 has UNLUCKY and LEVITATING CHURCHES 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, FREE BBQ in the beer garden, Killer tunes between bands.


Dead Already

W/Speed Week, APCO - Free Entry

Bring forth the hordes and spark the unholy conflagration; a blackened evening of many cursed returns descends on the Bendigo Hotel in February! Having long desecrated the City of Churches with repeated acts of blasphemy and featuring apostates from Elysian Blaze and Funeral Moon with the merciless battery of Matt Skitz, DIABOLIC RITES (SA) return to Melbourne in a blaze of blackened blasts and excoriating hellnoise.


Zo Damage NEST exhibition

W/Future Suck, Creep Diets and guest

For the first time in 3 years Zo Damage is having an exhibition back in a pub / live music venue. Zo Damage is very proud of all the amazing galleries her work has shown in and grateful for their recognition and support. That being said Zo Damage is incredibly excited to get back to my dive bar roots. A massive collection of 8x12, 16x20 and 20x30 prints including ex-exhibition stock with photos spanning 2007 to 2019 — Nothing over $100. Excited to share that a very limited edition 8x10" darkroom prints (negatives and prints developed by me with love) I am running especially for NEST - $50 each. Limited copies of The Damage Report book available for $60. All prints hand signed and titled. Zo Damage NEST exhibition presented by Prism Imaging and Goatsound. Sponsored by C.R.Kennedy Imaging, Ilford, Cedar Fox Distilling Co. and Young Henrys. Zo Damage proudly supported by Arts Centre Melbourne and the City of Melbourne.


Circle Pit Reunion and "Wicked Wicked Time" Launch


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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W/The Dead Lips, The Balls, Filth Dimension

Your Mate Bookings presents. NUADA at The Bendi. After successfully launching their debut LP (Beneath The Swamp) at The Tote in December; Featuring members from My Left Boot and Citizen, this sludgy, heavy, hooky four-piece are ready to punish The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Saturday December 21st. Album Reviews "Rad mix of heavy and melodic! Dig It! – Bob Balch, Fu Manchu. "Heavy and tight as..." - Isaiah Mitchell, Earthless. Joining them for their christmas get together is The Dead Lips, The Balls and Filth Dimension


WE GOT YOU! Bushfire Relief Benefit Show


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. This is a total Volunteer only event! No one will be paid for this show. We need every cent to go towards the relief effort. Contact via email

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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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Convenience Store

W/Majak Door, Franco Cozzo & Mouseatouille

CONVENIENCE STORE at THE BENDIGO HOTEL their first headline show. They'll be playing in collingwood with Majak Door (dreamy n surfy), Franco Cozzo (groovy n dancey), and Mouseatouille (raw n sensual). We would all love & like to see you all there $10 at the door. xoxox


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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King Parrot

W/Contaminated, Burn The Hostages and Abu Ghraib

King Parrot are winding back the clock to celebrate the 8 year anniversary re-release of their classic underground Aussie release "Bite Your Head Off" on Friday January 24th at The Bendigo Hotel. With a relentless international touring schedule occurring since the release of the album, the boys are bringing a home town show to the intimate Collingwood venue alongside a killer lineup featuring Contaminated, Burn The Hostages and Abu Ghraib, After being out of print on vinyl for quite some time, "Bite Your Head Off" will be re-issued for its 5th pressing, this time on 180 gram cherry red vinyl, limited to only 500 copies. This will be available at the show, alongside CD's and a smorgasbord of limited edition merchandise. Tickets are on sale now


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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Diabolic Rites

W/Nocturnal Graves, Destruktor, Anarazel, KK

Bring forth the hordes and spark the unholy conflagration; a blackened evening of many cursed returns descends on the Bendigo Hotel in February! Having long desecrated the City of Churches with repeated acts of blasphemy and featuring apostates from Elysian Blaze and Funeral Moon with the merciless battery of Matt Skitz, DIABOLIC RITES (SA) return to Melbourne in a blaze of blackened blasts and excoriating hellnoise.


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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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


Black Cloud Mass, Heavy Warm Up


"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 : - Tickets from &

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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 : Tickets from

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