Newtown Festival, one of Sydney’s largest commmunity events, is turning 35 this November and plans to celebrate in a big way.
The festival, which showcases the diversity of the Newtown area, will play host to various musicians, art exhibits, readings from prominent authors, countless food stalls and even a pedal-powered smoothie maker. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The musicians and bands will span a huge array of genres and include some of Sydney’s finest talent, including Dappled Cities, The Snowdroppers and TUKA. There will also be musicians from abroad, such as Home Brew from New Zealand.
For the first time, the festival will include the Live Art Hub, which will allow local artists to show off their work for the community. There will also be the Writer’s Tent, where festival goers can listen to author readings, panels and discusson groups.
If you’re more of a wanderer, not to worry. The festival will boast over 280 stalls consisting of vintage fashion, local art and fair trade products, and food stalls that will satisfy every taste imaginable. Think pulled pork tacos, Scandinavian sausages, chocolate dipped churros, and Belgian waffles.
And the best part is, you can participate in all of this for a gold coin donation.
The Newtown Festival will be held at the Camperdown Memorial Rest Park on Sunday November 10, from 9.30am to 5.30pm.