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Newtown Gig Guide - May, 2023

Have you been missing the live music scene? Needing a live entertainment fix? Well, rest assured we’ve got you covered. Check out these epic gigs coming up in Newtown (and slightly beyond).

Drift: The ‘Candyland’ Australian Tour with Private Wives and Dip

Friday October 20th | Tickets $15 | Doors open 7:30pm

Bootleggers | 285 King St, Newtown

Drift, the emerging alternative rock ensemble from the Gong, unveils their highly anticipated EP- "Candyland." This powerful collection of songs that navigates the complexities of mental health.

Switched On: GoGo Penguin

Thursday 26th October | Tickets $69 | Doors 7pm

City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney

UK instrumental trio GoGo Penguin make their long-awaited maiden voyage to Australia for an electrifying performance guaranteed to take audiences on a journey from the rhythmic and ethereal to danceable and downright banging.

Halloween Party Ft. Mistah Cee

Saturday 28th October | Free | from 9pm Marly Bar, 145 King St, Newtown

Newtown’s unmissable Halloween party, with a themed venue, prizes for best dressed on the night and headlined by TikTok superstar DJ, Mistah Cee.

The League With Mari + live band, Lee Monro (Figgkidd), Dxvndre, Becanimae, Flow State, Prolifik

Saturday 4th November | $30 + BF | from 7:30pm

Bank Hotel, 324 King St, Newtown

The League is set to redefine the hip-hop landscape. Curating a roster of artists, that within their respective pockets, are nothing short of legendary, The ultimate showcase of lyricism and energy. Tickets available now.

Vodka Cruiser On Tap Launch Party Ft Murray The Original Red Wiggle

Friday 10th November | FREE | from 9pm Marly Bar, 145 King St, Newtown

Vodka Cruiser is launching on tap and the team at Marly Bar are throwing a party to celebrate with giveaways and a themed venue, best of all?! The Original Red Wiggle MURRAY will be performing a DJ/MC set.

Synthesis 2.0

Friday November 10th | Tickets $15 | Doors open 8:30pm

Bootleggers | 285 King St, Newtown

Deeper Rhythm presents a night of techno acid and breakbeat. Barney Kato, Dj Kanka, DJSparx, Vixxie + more.

Sick Visor Tricycle Tour with Flordia Man & The Sweaty Bettys

Saturday November 11th | Tickets $15 | Doors open 7:30pm

Bootleggers | 285 King St, Newtown

Melbourne duo Sick Visor are here with their explosive new single, ‘Tricycle’, a rowdy sing-a-long about friendship and not wanting to ride your tricycle in the rain.

Great Southern Nights Presents Alex The Astronaut

Friday 17th November | $39.80 + BF | from 9pm

Bank Hotel, 324 King St, Newtown

An unforgettable original lyricist, the music of Australian singer/songwriter Alex the Astronaut cycles through a series of radiantly detailed slices of life, as she joins us for this intimate show.

Photo: Tom Wilkinson

Switched On: Ezra Collective

Wednesday 22nd November | Tickets $69 | Doors 7pm

City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney

2023 Mercury Prize winning British jazz-funk outfit Ezra Collective brings a thumping celebration of life via the sounds of South London to City Recital Hall for Switched On.

Singular Voices: Lloyd Cole

Monday 11th December | Tickets $79 | Doors 7pm

City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place Sydney

UK icon of literate pop, Lloyd Cole returns to the City Recital Hall in a stripped back solo performance dedicated to his four decades of brilliant songcraft.


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