Newtown Festival is back for 2014, and this year it’s in honour of a very special occasion – Newtown Independence Day.
We’ve all seen it coming for years, and now it’s official. The Festival has cheekily declared Newtown’s independence. Tired of budget blues and political hot air, the iconic suburb is soon to become Australia’s newest micronation: the Republic of Newtown.
The date has been set! On Sunday 9th November, Newtown Festival will celebrate the Republic of Newtown in style at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park.
One of Sydney’s largest community events, Newtown Festival encapsulates the spirit of Newtown’s vibrant creative, conscientious, and inclusive community.
From humble beginnings, the Festival has grown to become the flagship of Newtown’s burgeoning creative scene, and a land mark event on Sydney’s cultural calendar. Each year over 80,000 people come together to experience its smorgasbord of music, the arts and grassroots creativity.
This year’s Festival promises to continue growing bigger and better, while maintaining its core values of diversity, community engagement and environmental sustainability.
Entertainment on the Festival’s five stages will showcase a wide variety of Sydney’s best live music and entertainment, while almost three hundred stalls demonstrate their take on the sustainable, local, creative and downright delicious.
Back once again are the roving performers, garage sales and the popular Writers’ Tent. The crowd-favourite Festival Dog Show, Vocal Local Village, Kids Zone, Live Art Hub, Bike Boulevard and Eco Oasis will also be making reappearances, plus much more.
The Festival is presented annually by the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, raising funds to support the invaluable work it does with the local community. Donations from attendees go directly towards programs at the Centre, providing services for vulnerable and disadvantaged people.
***NO GLASS***NO BYO***NO ENTRY AFTER 5PM***