The Awards

Best Live Music Venue

Showcasing Newcastle's best live music venue

Newcastle’s live music scene is legendary. Not only has the city played host to a long list of iconic acts over the years, but it’s produced some of the country’s most renowned musicians.

Best Live Music Venue recognises an establishment where music is the focus. Punters know it as a place you’d go for a gig, just as much as a place to visit for a drink.

It’s no secret that live music has taken a hit in recent years, and Newcastle hasn’t been immune to the obstacles that the industry has faced. However, the city’s gig scene continues to develop against the odds – Best Live Music Venue champions those venues where creativity is encouraged, local artists are supported, and good times are all but guaranteed.

* The award is open to applicable venues within the Newcastle LGA.
** To qualify for this award the venue must:
- Hold an average of two live music performances per week. 
- Have a room or space dedicated to live music performances that is a significant part of the venue and contains the infrastructure to support the regular performances.