FOR the second time in less than a year Wolfmother played an intimate gig at the Golden Vine Hotel last night.
The Australian hard rock band performed in front of a large audience, with hotel staff run off their feet throughout the evening.
Golden Vine co-owner Liz Wright said the hotel had kept in contact with the band's management since its last performance at the hotel in May last year.
She said the hotel was pleased to have them back for second time.
"They are a really nice group of people and we are really happy to have them back again," she said.
Ms Wright said the hotel had rostered on extra staff to cater for the large crowd.
"I think it is fantastic for the music industry but also for live music venues in general," she said.
"(It is great) that international bands play those small, intimate gigs because it give everybody an opportunity to see them up close and personal.
"I think people like that and it is really important."
Wolfmother were formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett.
The band released its self-titled debut album in October in 2005, which it reaching number three on the Australian ARIA Album Charts.
Lauren Curry attended the performance with her partner Salva Ferroff.
She said she had heard about it on the radio and thought is was an April Fool's joke.
"We were stoked," she said.
Salva said he was a big fan of Wolfmother and had seen them live a few times.
"I thought it would be good to watch them again," he said.
Friends Cherie Bailey and Lindsey Bish said it was good to have an international band perform in Bendigo.
"Not enough bands do that," Lindsey said.
"It is really good."