Central brings live music to the heart of the city

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Weekly gigs are back at Central Bar in Newcastle! In May, their historic building in King St (once home to a Methodist Church and later a theatre company) again reverberated with the sounds of musos plying their trade every week. Now the bar is turning it up a notch with performances from some of Newcastle’s most loved artists as well as exclusive performances from acts like Aussie singer songwriter, Alex Lloyd. 

The Atmosphere

If you’ve never been in to Central Bar you may be surprised to find that many of the historic features of the building remain – Including breath-taking chandeliers and sweeping staircases. This is one of the best backdrops for a gig we’ve seen in ages.

The Food

The food is on point too, with the kitchen offering a menu that ranges from snacks and delicious share plates to signature mains. Our tip is to head straight to the burger section. They’re honestly that good.

June Live Music Highlights

Central have played host to some amazing shows over the last few months. From sold gigs for bands like Thirsty Merc to massive all night sing-a-longs with local artists like Nick Saxon. But don’t worry if you’ve missed out on those gigs, there’s lots of great acts appearing at Central in June, here’s just a few of the highlights.

AVA – 16 June

A modern- day Etta James – This formidable singer may be young, but her list of accolades is growing by the day. Ava has racked up numerous TV appearances, performed in the Opening Ceremony of the 2013 Youth Olympics and shared a stage with international superstar Ricky Martin.With her fierce attitude, supermodel look and unstoppable vocal style, this pop princess takes no prisoners.


ALEX LLOYD – 23 June

Alex will be on stage at Central showcasing his music and iconic songs over the past decade from artist like Mark Seymour, Diesel, The Church, Ian Moss and Stephen Cummings. It’s part of his current intimate, stripped back tour that is breathing new life into much-loved classics.




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