Warm yourselves up for Newtown Festival with the NNC Festival Series

With Newtown Festival 2019 fast approaching, it’s high time you started spiritually preparing yourself for one of the hottest dates on the Inner West calendar. As usual the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre will be putting on a series of events in the lead-up to November 10th, and this year there’s truly something for everyone.

We’ve got the rundown on all the happenings at this year’s NNC Festival Series. Read on and we guarantee you’ll run into something you love.

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Newtown Festival 2019 is less than a month away! Prepare yourself for the big day with the NNC Festival Series; 6 events to stimulate your mind, body, and soul.

tommy talks: The Impacts of Fast Fashion

Did you know 85 percent of textiles bought in Australia go into landfill every year? That new pair of bell-bottoms or your seventh denim jacket this year may not be as environmentally friendly as you think.

Natalie Shehata, founder of tommie magazine, will be joined by Made590’s Christina Kelly, SWOP’s Zoe Hinman, and The Social Outfit’s Camilla Schipper at The Vanguard for a chat on all things sustainable fashion, the visibility of women in the industry, and more.

Jump into the venue by 6:30pm for a screening of The True Cost followed by an open discussion with all the panelists.

Wed 23 Oct – The Vanguard, Newtown – 6:30pm – Tickets

OSCILLATIONS: Experimental Noise & Eclectic Rhythms

Explore the outer limits of what electronic music can be at OSCILLATIONS, a night for all lovers of hardware, noise, and musical extravagancy. Live performers on the night include DIN, Defektro, cdot, plus more to be announced.

A great side dish to the more band-centric Newtown Festival lineup, this one will be sure to satisfy the many electro-heads local to Newtown and Marrickville.

Thu 7 Nov – The Red Rattler, Marrickville – 7pm – Tickets

All My Friends

Sydney’s kings and queens of indie nights, All My Friends, are undertaking a special one-off appearance at the Coopers Hotel on King Street as part of the NNC Festival Series this year.

You know how it goes; come for a drink, a dance, and some absolutely killer tunes you thought you’d forgotten. Tickets are $5 on the door, with all proceeds going back to Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.

Sun 3 Nov – Coopers Hotel, Newtown – 4pm

Cult Classics Cinema presented by Urbane Property

On the night before the festival itself, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park will be totally decked out. To make the most of it, Urbane Property are presenting a special Cult Classics screening of The Princess Bride for all to enjoy.

Pack a picnic blanket, pillows, some chardonnay, and the best sandwiches you can wrangle – this will be a delightful experience. Like Newtown Festival itself, entry is a $5 expected contribution.

Sat 9 Nov – Camperdown Memorial Rest Park – 7:30pm

Better Read Than Dead

Better Read Than Dead will be returning to Newtown Festival in 2019, presenting a full day’s worth of discussions featuring Dr Karl, Bianca Nogrady, and more. Special mention goes to a Feminist panel with Jess Hill and the Sweatshop Women Panel with Winnie Dunn.

Get all the goods for a donation upon entry. This one takes place slightly astray from the main festival grounds at St. Stephens Church Hall.

Sun 10 Nov – St. Stephens Church Hall, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park, 1pm

GiRLTHING + BOYTHiNG Official Newtown Festival After Party

With Newtown Festival officially ending at 5:30pm, the NNC don’t want you starved for anything to do afterwards. From 4pm GiRLTHING and BOYTHiNG are taking the reins of an official afterparty at The Newtown Hotel – expect it to get wild.

In proper Newtown fashion, there will be DJs and Drag Queens keeping you entertained the whole night through. Tickets will set you back $10 on the door.

Sun 10 Nov – The Newtown Hotel – 4pm ’til late


And of course, don’t forget to head to Newtown Festival itself on Sunday November 10th at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. You can check out the full lineup of bands playing right here, plus grab any further info you need on the festival’s website.