Marking Newtown's 150th birthday, the Newtown Festival 2012 is throwing one big party including activities, workshops, amusement rides, kids' entertainment and street performers. There will also be music from new talent and local artists and a whopping 280 market stalls selling vintage fashion, local art and fair trade products.
The Festival has just announced the first stage of its musical line-up: King Tide, the Crooked Fiddle Band, Kira Puru and the Bruise, the Rescue Ships, Kill City Creeps, Little Bastard, Regular John, Bearhug, Collarbones, the Fabergettes, Tokyo Denmark Sweden and Battleships.
Here’s a little playlist to get you in the mood for Sydney’s biggest community celebration
'Missing' – Collarbones – This track has been on repeat for some time at Time Out HQ. And the smooth vocals and sublime electronica visit us in our dreams, too.
‘Angeline’ – Bearhug – Nineties slacker rock has been reborn in this rambling, poppy indie track.
'Take a Card' – The Preatures – This pop-soul track has been getting some sweet airtime on Triple J and FBi. Deservedly so, too.
‘In Retrospect’ – Battleships – The haunting vocals and progressive build will make this track an epic festival moment.
‘Little Quarters’ – Tokyo Denmark Sweden – The trio’s first single is perfect poppy electronica, and singer Amy Pes has killer Kylie Minogue pipes.
'When All Your Love Is Not Enough’ – Kira Puru and the Bruise – Kira Puru’s deep and powerful voice can churn even the slightest sorrow in your stomach. In the best way possible, of course.
‘Slume’ – Regular John – Sydney’s answer to the Smashing Pumpkins. Enough said.