Sydney is a bright and vibrant city spilling over with class, culture and a healthy dose of community spirit all which can be captured in the Newtown Festival on the 8th November. The flagship event has been hailed the most important happening of the year and is based in the fresh faced and fast paced neighbourhood of Newtown. Over eighty thousand visitors rock up to enjoy this free festival filled with local arts, live entertainment, plenty of music, food and fun. Celebrating cultural significance and creativity at the same time as raising funds for the local Newtown community centre, the Newtown Festival captures the very essence of community spirit.
Culture and Community
There is certainly something for everyone at the annual Newtown Festival, music lovers will adore he live stages showcasing the best in local and national big bands and solo acts. At the writers tent budding authors and poets can gain recognition through readings and performances and children can run wild and blend play and learning in the colourful kids zone. Learn all about sustainable living and how to reduce your carbon footprint at the popular Eco Oasis and bring down your four legged furry friends for the dog show.
Food Stalls and Sales
Splashing the cash is certainly tempting at the Newtown Festival as you will find garage sales and a ton of chic and trendy stalls offering everything from handmade t-shirts to cupcakes and more. Sip a glass of chardonnay with a little informal wine tasting and meander the stalls breathing in the scent of delicious home baked and organic goodies to tempt your palate.
Live Music to Keep you Moving
In the past the lively federation stage has hosted such greats as Whitlams, Hermitude, Sarah Blasko and Blue King Brown. This year Deep Sea Arcade, Tigertown and the Donny Benet Show Band will take to the stage to deliver exceptional performances to keep the crowds moving. Aside from the three main stages you will find plenty of offbeat buskers and entertainers roaming the festival.
Graffiti Art to Delight and Inspire
Art lovers will adore the art hub in which three incredibly creative artists - Phibs, Peque and Unique, will perform live paintings throughout the day. This is a rare chance to see inside the process of an artist’s mind and you can see the renowned individuals famous for their graffiti art painting alongside each other.
The Newtown Festival is truly an impressive feat of creativity that involves the whole community. Art, food, crafts and music all come together to delight and inspire and to show the world what one small community can change and achieve when they work together to support the place they call home.