Count down to the Newtown Festival
Let’s hope the sun shines on Newtown on November 11, because the Newtown Festival is returning to celebrate its 40th year with a massive lineup of events and entertainment.
Round up your friends, family, and even your dog, and head to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park from 9.30am to celebrate everything our creative, progressive area is known for.
Some of Australia’s best live music acts will rock out on stage, there will be an all-day lineup of writer talks and book readings, a kid’s zone with face painting, rides and children’s entertainment, free yoga and creative workshops.
Browse through bespoke designs at the market stalls, and stop in for lunch and a cold drink at one of the many food stalls, including favourite local hotspots Mary’s, Bloodwood and Young Henry’s.
You can take your leftovers and compostable plates to the worm farm in an Eco Village display, where workshops will help forward-thinking locals discover practical ways to live more sustainably.
Beyond the fun and festivities, the festival is a major fundraising event for the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre (NNC), a lifeline for people doing it tough in the inner west. Our agents helped raise money for NNC and bring awareness to local homelessness by sleeping rough in the Newtopian Sleepout, and we’re proud to support NNC as a major sponsor of the Newtown Festival for the third year running.
The $5 festival entry fee goes towards NNC programs, and last year’s funds enabled the centre to introduce a homeless outreach program which assisted seven people into housing last month alone. NNC also reaches out to inner-west boarding house residents at risk of homelessness, and runs initiatives to support families, vulnerable and elderly members of the community.
Urbane will count down to the main event with a free outdoor cinema in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park at 7.30pm on the eve of the festival. Bring your picnic blankets and we’ll provide the popcorn for a trip back to the 80s with a screening of cult classic ET the Extra-Terrestrial.
Plan your day
Find out more about the Newtown Festival highlights at newtownfestival.org
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