We did it! Issue 17 done and dusted, thanks to all of the bands, and friends that came along to celebrate the best of Western Sydney.
Happy Mag’s Issue 17 Launch Party: Western Sydney Edition packed out Waywards in Newtown to honour the very best of Western Sydney’s independent music scene.
The Great West kicked off the evening with their signature Australian Filipino fusion sound, infusing the crowd with their infectious energy and sweet sweet tunes.
Breakfast Road followed with their genre-blending boy band brilliance, delivering a spirited performance that showcased their incredible talent and creativity.
Friday* took center stage, guiding the audience through a sing-along to his hit single, “Dying in the City.” His performance was a big shout out to his rising star power and his knack for connecting with his audience.
Headlining, the one and only Ūla, brought her grunge-pop sensibilities to the stage in a performance that was both raw and captivating. She surprised the crowd with an unreleased track, ‘Scandal,’ and even paid tribute to her grunge indie roots with a touch of Nirvana.
And of course we couldn’t have done it without MODE and 13cabs, who played vital supporting roles. MODE’s thoughtfully curated seltzer offerings provided a refreshing interlude between sets, while 13cabs’ dedication to community initiatives further reinforced the deep connection between music and the local community.
And for those who missed out, don’t worry – we’ve got the photos to back it all up!