Christchurch Gig Guide

Catch Christchurch's (and further afield) sizzling live music scene with Cityscape's Christchurch Gig Guide - your fix of all the best live music, gigs, concerts, DJs, acoustic sets, jazz scenes and jams in pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants around the city.

Search our handy calendar by month and check out the line-up of live music venues below including such local legends as Carlton, Baretta, O.G.B Bar & Cafe, Little Neighbourhood, Pomeroy's, Dim 7th, Dux Central, Empire, Freemans and more.

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The Good Sons

Q&A with Sons of Zion

One of New Zealand’s hardest-working live acts, Sons of Zion, are back on the road to spread the word on their new four-track EP, The Jukebox Suite.

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Fine & Dandy

The Dandy Warhols

Defining alt-rockers The Dandy Warhols are bringing their signature long sets and witty on-stage repertoire back to the city!

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Long Game

Interview: Hollie Smith

Cityscape caught up with New Zealand’s first lady of jazz and soul, Hollie Smith, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her iconic debut album Long Player with a nationwide tour in this month.

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Live Music Venues

The Twisted Hop Gastro Pub

Cosy Pub/International

Craft beer specialists, The Twisted Hop’s passion is to provide high quality products in comfortable, unpretentious surroundings. They take pride in t...

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Italian Cuisine/Swishy Bar

Baretta bar and restaurant is a little piece of Italy in Christchurch – an interpretation of a classic Italian trattoria with a Kiwi influence.

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Cosy Pub/Live Music/New Zealand Cuisine

Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn is Christchurch’s original free house and home to 31 taps of New Zealand and international craft beer.

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Mish Mash & Tap N Grind

International Cuisine/Swishy Bar/Café

Mish Mash is a new urban eatery and bar. Tap N Grind is a new adjoining café and is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch.

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Boo Radley’s Food & Liquor

Swishy Bar/Southern USA Cuisine

Enjoy great live music while grazing on tasty, Cajun/Southern-inspired plates.

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Grab a bite or a drink in the relaxing atmosphere of Sullivans.

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Little Neighbourhood

Cosy Pub/Live Music

The central city garden bar you've been looking for.

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Italian Cuisine

Freemans has been serving the Lyttelton locals and wider Christchurch for 10 years.

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Dim 7th

Swishy Bar/Live Music

Dim 7th Jazz and Whisky Bar is a new bar in Addington.

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Dux Central

Swishy Bar/New Zealand Cuisine

Dux Central is the place to meet!

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The Dirty Land

Swishy Bar

A new lounge bar brought to you by the creator of King of Snake and Mexicano's

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Swishy Bar/Japanese Cuisine

Empire Bar & Izakaya is dark and cavernous, with nods to Japanese refinement through well-appointed artefacts. A series of intimate booths flank the w...

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