Newtown Festival is fast approaching, less than two weeks away at this point. If you’re a local, I’m sure you’re well aware.
Thanks to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre and curator Sarah Blasko, the lineup this year is extra special, with 16 of the 16 acts hailing from Newtown itself. A cohort brimming with local mainstays as well as some serious up-and-comers, we’re itching for the day to kick off.
Keen on this year’s Newtown Festival? With less than two weeks on the calendar, here are 5 local acts you simply cannot miss.
After the timely release of their debut EP Polychronic not four days ago, there’s never been a better time to catch MEZKO live. A grungy electronic duo known for blasting devilish beats as dark as the night, they’re one of the newer names around Newtown but catching some serious momentum.
They dropped the video for Steady On in line with their EP on Friday. Check it out below.
They’ve released two singles since the new roster was cemented, Make Your Move and Glow, the latter of which you can listen to below.
These bastions of Sydney hip hop released their latest LP One Good Shirt Had Us All Fly back in April this year. Listen to single Know Better below.
The garage lords over at Food Court have been kicking around for years now, but 2017 saw them trot over to SXSW and release their debut album Not My Way. A band who has done the slog right from the gnarliest of dive bars up to the bigger stages, these days they never fail to pull a killer crowd to hometown gigs.
Get around their album below.
If you can’t resist a delectable disco groove or a sultry synth line, Gauci will have you head over heels. Top-tier production dipped in a heathy love for the ’80s and Italian disco, they’re one of the most stylish Sydney acts kicking around at the moment.
They’ve only got two tracks out at the moment, so catching Gauci live is currently the only way to experience their catalogue. Hear the latest single Taking Over below.