Newtown walks to the beat of a different drum. And in this bohemian and diverse community all things creative flourish – music is no exception.
On Enmore Road is the queen of the Newtown Entertainment precinct. Standing tall in all of her art deco glory, the iconic Enmore Theatre rocks Sydney. On many nights of the week you will see a crowd waiting to hear a headline act as The Enmore knows that the Precinct is all about diversity and their line-up does not disappoint. Coldplay, the Rolling Stones, Angus Stone, Oasis, The Wiggles, Marilyn Manson – and where else could you still hear The Village People? The Newtown community does not discriminate and neither does its music.
From International headline bands, to relatively unknown garage bands – all play in Newtown Precinct. Alternative, rock, country, indie and the occasional yacht rock rotate around the venues, large and small.
Up the north end of King Street you will see an intimate venue with the feel of a bygone era. Unpretentious but still a little decadent, The Vanguard is an intimate live music venue like no other in Sydney.
Down around the bend is a local favourite reborn… The Sandringham Hotel (Newtowner’s beloved ‘Sando’) is now the Newtown Social Club and is still rocking South King Street. It’s an icon of the inner-west, a throbbing mix of tribes that are passionate about supporting their own and keeping Newtown weird and wired.