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Moon Units

W/Skink Hill Gang, Gardenia and Dave Pote
sludgy stoner rock / rock n roll

Moon Units, 4 piece durgy sludgy stoner rock led by the colossal Matthew Crennan. Barnes, J.P and Stu lay down the groove. Rock and or roll of all types are pumped to play the Bendigo Hotel. With Awesome supports for the night are Skink Hill Gang, Gardenia and Dave Pote.


The Brave - Technicolor Tour

W/Windwaker, BLKLST, To Octavia
Hard Rock / Heavy Metal

Brisbane's The Brave are back with their second album 'Aura', out April 5 via UNFD. The epic new single 'Technicolor' is the next taste of what's to come from the Brisbane band after the release of last year's single 'Ethereal', which was named Best Heavy Song at last year's Queensland Music Awards. The Brave have also announced their 'Technicolor' single tour, with headline dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to celebrate the arrival of the band's new album. They will also be special guests on In Hearts Wake's upcoming Queensland tour.

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Beyond Black Heavy Metal Festival 3

W/HEADLINER: DREADNAUGHT, Blunt Shovel, The Eternal, I am Duckeye, Envenomed, Demonhead, Fall and Resist, Voros, Nemesium, Rituals, Upon World's End, Distorta, Skull Fork
metal / heavy metal

Beyond Black is the premium Victorian Heavy Metal charity festival that raises funds for beyondblue and awareness of mental health across the heavy metal community. Raising over $5000 over the past two years, the event will showcase the talents of 15 bands over two night and two venues. Night 2: Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, March 23rd.

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W/Atomic Death Squad, High as Hell, Never, Stonethroat
Heavy Metal

Frankenbok 9:00 - 9:45: Frankenbok – where did I come from? Always having been a bit of a bull in a china shop Frankenbok has once again stumbled in and crushed everything under its dirty hooves. Turning around to piece it back together – everything gets levelled. Supports from Atomic Death Squad 10:00 - 1045. High as Hell 8:00 - 8:45. Never 7:15 - 8:00. Stonethroat 6:30-7:00. 6PM DOORS


PALM (Osaka, Japan)

W/POTION (Sydney), Pissbolt, Diploid, Spew Balloon
Raw D-Beat punk / death metal

PALM (Osaka, Japan) - Raw D-Beat punk mixed with metallic hardcore with some thrash riffs thrown in. POTION Psychedelic heavy metal from Sydney, Pissbolt - Bolts of thrash pissing down on the dregs of society, Diploid - Grinding / Hardcore doom from melbourne. Spew Balloon - Inflated grindcore spew rock. $20 on the door - 8:00pm doors.


Sasquatch- Melbourne (VIC)


SASQUATCH SIGHTINGS ARE HAPPENING ON AUSTRALIA SOIL MARCH 2019 SoCal's Sasquatch are debuting their fuzzrock upon the East Coast of Australia in March 2019. After releasing 5 albums since 2004, touring extensively in the USA Stoned and Dusted, Psycho Las Vegas and SXSW, also touring around Europe including premium Rock Music festivals; Desertfest and Stoned From The Underground, Sasquatch are finally writng an Australian chapter to their Rock n Roll adventure.

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The Go Set - National Tour

W/The Murderballs, Attention Seekers, Sweet Gold, The Balls
Punk / Folk / Rock / Indie

First show of our national tour... with The Murderballs, Attention Seekers, Sweet Gold and The Balls. Tickets from the venue. Trying to describe the sound of The Go Set is like trying to imagine The Pogues and The Clash having a late night jam in a local pub with an endless supply of booze.” -Blunt Magazine



W/Cirrus Crown, Flynn Effect, Little Rituals
alternative/progressive rock / prog / hard rock

The Bendigo Hotel will play host to an epic night of prog and hard rock with local heavyweights Lung, Cirrus Crown, Flynn Effect and Red Lotus. Tix from Oztix or at the door. LUNG. Since coming together in mid 2012 LUNG have graced some of Melbourne's finest venues and stages, alongside some very talented, up and coming acts. Melbourne-based Cirrus Crown is an alternative/progressive rock band that started in 2016 as a home-studio project by Pete Borzeta (Acolyte, Fading Hour). He first set out to write an album and then find members to transform the bedroom project into fully-fledged recording, performing and touring band.

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Dirty Elvis

W/Wishful Creatures, The Diecasts

After a painfully long hiatus (for you!), Dirty Elvis return with a live show at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood. So Step in Line Kid, coz you're gonna get some Cuntry Lovin' on a sunday arvo with our good friends Wishful Creatures and The Diecasts. Entry $8. 3pm-6pm. Ssssssssnake

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Cold Ground

W/The Patient, Awake Now, Angry Seas, Minetta
hardcore / punk

"I have been following this band since their first EP dropped. Formed after the end of vocalist Evan McLellan's former band At War With Gods the band have been going from strength to strength. With a new line up and with producer Kyle Black on board (Comeback Kid, Strung Out) the boys went into Holes and Corners to record their debut. This album packs so much punch, hardcore, punk, melodies to sing along with. Most of all it's got heart!" -Luke, deadmemorypodcast

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Bulldog Spirit

W/Muscle Car, The Clinch, Violent Demise, Abrasive Action
rock n roll mayhem / street punk

Melbourne street punk and hardcore legends Bulldog Spirit are back at it for a killer show at the Bendigo Hotel. Get ready for a night of rock n roll mayhem with a little extra help from Muscle Car, The Clinch, Violent Demise and Abrasive Action. All for only $10! Doors at 8:00pm, get down early and get amongst it! Cheers to Mick Lambrou Art for the flyer design!

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Danitchy + Finns

W/Nicole Halford & more
Indie / Rock / free show

FREE SHOW! Buddies Danitchy and Finns come together for a fun show held at the Bendi. Bringing along the energetic 3-piece Water Sport and the very talented Nicole Halford. Drink specials are on all night including $8 jugs, $7 basics/wines, $6 pints and $5 shots. Come and bring ya pals. Poster art by Georgia Nethercote


Apocalypse - Ascension Single Launch

W/Bloody Aztec, Temple In The Sky TBC
Metal / heavy metal

Enter the Mudshaker... Welcome to the single launch of 'Apocalypse' and the soon to be released 'Ascension' from Mudshaker's upcoming debut album. Stroll on down to the Bendigo Hotel to launch our new music of 2019. Doors at 8. Supports: Bloody Aztec, Temple In The Sky TBC. $10

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Lucky 13th

W/Demonhead, Atomic Death Squad, Katana Cartel, ION DRIVE, Enter 6 (NSW), Mattersphere (ACT), Armata, 29 bones
Thrash Metal / Heavy Metal

The Bendigo Hotel presents LUCKY 13TH. 8 Bands! $15 Entry! Free Giveaways! Doors at 4.30pm Bands on the Night. Demonhead Atomic Death Squad Katana Cartel ION DRIVE Enter 6 (NSW) Mattersphere (ACT) Armata 29 bones A mixture of Thrash Metal bands, Traditional Heavy Metal Bands & Interstate Metal Bands. Which will make one Hell of a Night!

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Primitive Man

metal / heavy metal

With the release of SCORN in 2013, PRIMITIVE MAN set a new benchmark for heaviness within the metal scene. This was followed by a string of splits and EPs until the highly anticipated release of CAUSTIC in 2017. Now this uncompromising wall of soul-crushing blackened doom hits Australian shores for 4 nights only. Tickets $39.80, $1.00 booking fee.

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Nocturnal Graves

W/Belligerent Intent, Order of Torment, Scars of Sodom, Black Jesus, Voidfall
Black metal / metal

Nocturnal Graves; Nocturnal Graves rise up from the crypt with a new line-up of: J.R. - Bass/Vox (Impious Baptism, Ex-Destroyer 666) Decaylust - Lead Guitars (Denouncement Pyre), Shrapnel - Lead Guitars (Ex- Destroyer 666), L.W. - Drums (Denouncement Pyre). With stage mates Belligerent Intent, Order of Torment, Scars of Sodom, Black Jesus, Voidfall. Doors: 7:30



W/Witchskull, Witch Fight, Smoke Witch, Kitchen Witch, WitchCliff
Doom rock / punk / stoner fuzz

Desert Highways presents WITCH FEST! Celebrating the dark magic of the riff! Five bands, from five states, all coming together for a massive night! Witchskull (ACT), Witch Fight (NSW), Smoke Witch (VIC), Kitchen Witch (SA), WitchCliff (WA) Doors 7:30pm. Tickets $20. Available now through Proudly supported by Young Henrys

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Zebrahead USA + Death By Stereo USA

W/supports tba
Punk / Thrash / HC

Arrest Records Australia, Finley Drumsticks and Stand Your Grounds presents a double header with Zebrahead and Death By Stereo returning to Australia together. Both bands will be performing new material with each band playing an hour long set.

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Filthfest (Melb) 2019

W/Religious Observance, Cordell, KLONNS (JPN), DEAD, BODIES, World Sick, Umbilical Tentacle, Somatized, Rare Olives, Munt666, Dead Root, Intrinsic Light, Stardrifter (SA)
metal / heavy metal

FILTHFEST returns, blundering its way into 2019 with an epic lineup of the best in sonic dark arts on Saturday, 4 MAY, 2019. including Religious Observance, Cordell, KLONNS (JPN), DEAD, BODIES, World Sick, Umbilical Tentacle, Somatized, Rare Olives, Munt666, Dead Root, Intrinsic Light, Stardrifter (SA) at the epic Bendi. tix $25 - pre-sales $19 +bf

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ANATOMY - WHERE Angels DIE, Album launch

W/supports tba
Death Metal

Melbourne Australia 1994. ANATOMY began to write new Material for an Album. Entering Plant Room Studio to record a Promo Under the Wings and then in July 1995 the Full Length Entitled Where Angels Die. The Album was Finally Released by Modern Invasion Music in 1997. This One Off Show is a Start to Finish of the Lp which we have Never have played in Total. With Special Guests TBA.

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Full Stop Fest

Full lineup TBA
Charity Music Festival, against sexual assault and domestic violence

Charity Music Festival, against sexual assault and domestic violence. Full lineup coming soon. Keep your eyes peeled. SAVE THE DATE -- 11 MAY 2019 @ The Bendigo Hotel

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Hairspray & Hellfire Festival

W/Dangerous Curves, Snake Bite Whiskey, Crosson, Morth, Diamond Foxx, Black Whiskey, Black Alpine
Hairmetal / Classic Rock / Glam / Sleaze

A new Australian music festival dedicated to the new breed of heavy rock bands influenced by glam, sleaze and hair metal. Hairmetal/Classic Rock/Glam/Sleaze are enjoying a massive resurgence in popularity internationally and Australia hasn't been left out. The last few years has seen a surge in bands influenced by the heavy rock scene of the seventies and eighties but with their own unique modern slants.

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W/Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows, DROID
Stoner Metal Madness / Doom

Stoner Metal Pioneers BONGZILLA are finally smokin and flyin their magic carpet down under, May 2019. Bongzilla have produced over the last 25 years of smoking riffs and hooks, 4 Records, and a slather of Ep's to entic the Weed Worship Culture of Heavy Rock. The Doom - Laden Sludge Rock Lords, Maiden tour is set for May 2019. Australia and New Zealand, get ready to have the Monolithic sounds melting your faces. Supports are Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows, DROID. BONGZILLA are Stoned and ready to give you one of the loudest and haziest spectacles that the lands DOWN UNDER have been waiting for! Presented By: YOUR MATE BOOKINGS, GET ON THE STAGE, AND YOUNG HENRYS. (ROCKNROLLBRAT, VALHALLA (NZ), THIRD EYE MUSIC (NZ))

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W/supports tba
Stoner Metal Madness

Stoner Metal Pioneers BONGZILLA are finally smokin' and flyin' their magic carpet down under, May 2019. Bongzilla have produced over the last 25 years of smoking riffs and hooks, 4 Records, and a slather of Ep's to entic the Weed Worship Culture of Heavy Rock. The Doom - Laden Sludge Rock Lords, Maiden tour is set for May 2019. Australia and New Zealand, get ready to have the Monolithic sounds melting your faces. Presented By: YOUR MATE BOOKINGS, GET ON THE STAGE, AND YOUNG HENRYS, (ROCKNROLLBRAT, VALHALLA (NZ), THIRD EYE MUSIC (NZ))

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W/Supports tba
Blues / Stoner / Psychedelic / Progressive / Sludge & Doom

WO FAT, became a global phenomenon with the self release of "The Gathering Dark" in 2006. That addictive bass heavy and fuzz loving groove inspired by Junior Kimborough, Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath soon saw the greater Stoner/Psychedelic community around the world; landing them slots on Hellfest, Roadburn, Freak Valley, Psycho California, Desertfest Berlin/London and a plethora of other festivals.

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W/featuring Melbournes greatest Tattooists, DJs & Artists
Blues / Stoner / Psychedelic / Progressive / Sludge & Doom

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. Headlined by the one and only Texan Swampadelic Wizards Wo Fat & supported by NZs Pieces Of Molly along with local and interstate talent Burden Man Subterranean Disposition Turtle Skull Motherslug Honeybone Pseudo Mind Hive Full Tone Generator Thaw. Wo Fest will also feature Melbournes Jake Fraser Tattoo, a light show from Electric Light Brigade resident DJs and Artists. This show will really go down as one to remember keeping Melbourne city at the forefront as one of the greatest musical cities in the world.

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Close Encounters 2019 - SHATTER BRAIN!

Thrash Metal / Metal

Close Encounters is returning to The Bendigo Hotel this year! June 14th 2019 marks the return of Atomic Death Squads yearly event. Close Encounters! smashing through The Bendigo Hotel this year will be a another killer lineup of gnarly local bands that will be carrying the CE banner! Headlining this year will be SHATTER BRAIN!


Incantation (usa) - Nervo Chaos

death metal / metal

RELAPSE ARTIST AND NEW JERSEY DEATH METAL PIONEERS FINALLY MAKE THEIR WAY BACK TO AUSTRALIA IN JUNE 2019! With guests death metal nihilists - Nervo Chaos who hail from Sao Paulo Brazil (cogumelo - tumba rec). Supports: Inverloch - Contaminated & Ignivomous. Doors 8pm 18+ entry. On check out of purchase you will recieve a big cartel code via email. Please present code and photo id for entry. No hard ticket is mailed out. Name changes are permitted

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Strike Anywhere - Aus tour 2019

W/supports tba
punk / melodic-hardcore

Presented by Arrest Records, this 2019 tour will see Strike Anywhere celebrating 20 years of melodic-hardcore breakdowns and hand-on-your-heart scream-alongs. Joining them from Newcastle and on will be Adelaide's Paper Arms, playing their first shows since they announced their final one back in 2016. Paper Arms and Strike Anywhere will be reunited after previously touring Australia together in 2010 and then Europe a few years later. Don't miss out!

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