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Newtown Festival 2019

The one-day celebration of music, art, food and four-legged friends returns to the inner west.
By Libby Curran
October 18, 2019
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Newtown Festival 2019

The one-day celebration of music, art, food and four-legged friends returns to the inner west.
By Libby Curran
October 18, 2019
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The inner west's much-loved Newtown Festival returns this November, with a huge day of community, art, music and food.

Brainchild of the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), the event's main aim is to raise funds and drum up support for those doing it tough in the area. It's also a great excuse for people to get together and show some love for a unique pocket of the world.

Taking over Camperdown Memorial Park on Sunday, November 10, this year's outing sees the return of a bunch of festival favourites, including the Heaps Gay Karaoke Closet (a tent dedicated to dress ups and lots of karaoke, of course), the Eco Village and the ever-popular Sassy Treats Dog Show, celebrating all of those four-legged festival-goers.

There'll be a sprawling collection of over 200 stalls, selling everything from food to fashion, more than 100 live, roaming performers and a music lineup showcasing artists who've each got their own strong connection to the Newtown community. You'll catch The Delta Riggs, Godtet, Lola Scott, The Buoys and the Sorcha Albuquerque Organ Trio, as well as a few more, too.

In the lead up to the festival, NNC will also host a series of gigs, live street art performances and open air movie screenings. More details on that is dropping soon — we'll let you know when it does.

Newtown Festival's $5 entry fee, collected at the gates, goes directly to the NNC, which provides support services for disadvantaged groups in the local community.

Newtown Festival runs from 9.30am–5.30pm

Image: James Simpson and Kirsten Muller

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