Royal Croquet Club: A new festival joining Sydney’s landscape this year for summer, bringing with it a diverse lineup of musical acts, burgers, pop-up bars, fashion stalls, markets and health and wellness events all down by the beach for 11 days. This is an all ages event with entertainment flowing every night courtesy of Bag Raiders, Jarryd James, San Cisco, KLP and Kilter. To keep you fuelled up for the entirety of the festival some of the cities best fare will be supplied by Milky Lane, Hoy Pinoy, Mamak, Butter, Bar Stop, Old City Kitchen and Bar and finally Messina as a sweet ending treat.
Nov 24-Dec 4, Bondi Park
Jack Derwin: On slide guitar, resonator, open tunings, unique vox and rack harp, Jack is a taste of the best in Nu Kool blues. His songwriting brings insight and bite to the Australian experience with sonic expressions over amplified finger styles and stomp box.
Thu, Nov 24, Django Bar
Allan Smithy: After a full throttle year which saw Allan release his debut EP, sign an international management deal and charm audiences across the nation as a support act – Sydney fans will now be given the chance to see him perform a live headline show for free.
Fri, Nov 25, Waywards
I Heart Songwriting Club: This online community of songwriters present their first secret concert in Sydney this weekend, The Ripple Effect, which is is symbolic of the real-life ripple effect that the club is creating. Performing on the night are founder and director Francesca de Valence along with members Helen Perris, Mariamma Mitchell and Colleen O’Donnell along with guest performers Freya Lindblom and Louise Charman-James.
Fri, Nov 25, Secret Newtown Location
The New Noise 2016: A free all-ages event that will showcase Australia’s most exciting up and coming heavy bands. In it’s dynamic and diverse fifth year, this is the biggest lineup yet. Kicking things off for the festival are Ocean Grove, Our Past Days, Harbours, Diamond Construct, Arteries and Ghosts on Broadway.
Sat, Nov 26, The Lair
Band Of Skulls: To celebrate the release of their fourth album By Default, Southampton rock trio Band Of Skulls are back in Australia this weekend. Joining them are local band FLOWERTRUCK who have have a sound that has been described as instantly catchy garage pop-rock.
Sun, Nov 27, Oxford Art Factory
Gizzfest: For a band that always does things their own way on their own terms, it is with great excitement that KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD announce the 2016 instalment of GIZZFEST. It is an opportunity for the band to take a bunch of their mates on tour and bring their own very special kind of multi-act madness to big stages across the country.
Tue, Nov 29, Big Top, Luna Park
EMCPlay: Bringing Sydney’s electronic music community together for its fifth year is Electronic Music Conference 2016. On Wednesday EMCPlay, a curated program of acts, takes over a wide array of Sydney venues to showcase Australia’s greatest talent from the genre.
Wed, Nov 30, various venues