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When: Saturday 6th October & Sunday 7th October
Factory Theatre
From 3pm on Saturday 6th and from 12pm on Sunday 7th October
Saturday $45; Sunday $35; Two-day pass $70

Hold onto your schooners Sydney, Oktoberwest is back! Following a SOLD-OUT festival in 2017, Oktoberwest 2018 will be 'beer'ger & 'beer'ter with the festival expanding to both Saturday & Sunday. Oktoberwest is the official festival of the Inner West Brewery Association and celebrates the rich culture of Australia’s craft beer capital with a curated line-up of brews from eight of the best breweries in Sydney – Young Henrys, Willie the Boatman, Wayward Brewing Company, The Grifter Brewing Company, Batch Brewing Company, Sauce Brewing Co., Philter Brewing and Malt Shovel. Taking place in the heart of the Inner West, Marrickville’s Factory Theatre will be transformed into the ultimate Beer Garden and Beer Hall, boasting entertainment galore across multiple stages that will keep beer-lovers frothing all weekend!


Saturday 6th:
• Bad//Dreems • Philadelphia Grand Jury • The Chats • Bloods • Laura Imbruglia • Neighbourhood Void • Imperial Broads • Sunscreen • Married Man • Baby Beef • Ranger Spacey • Operation • Ibis • 1989’s pop-up ‘beercade’ on FREEPLAY • Scabz DJs • The Laurels DJs •  DJ AdWok • DJ Gen Fricker •  Girls Rock! Sydney DJs + MORE!

Sunday 7th:
• Mayor Darcy Byrne’s Brewery Bingo • Boner Contention’s Rock'n'Roll Karaoke & Live Rawk Show • Bovine & Swine's BBBQ (The extra B is for beer!) • Joseph Liddy & Skeleton Horse • Andy Golledge • JD & The Hungermen (ex Snowdroppers) • Ess-em • Creo • Jesse Redwing • The Brew-HAHA Comedy Hour • 1989’s pop-up ‘beercade’ on FREEPLAY • Mario Kart '64 Tournament • Limpin’ Jimmy & The Swingin’ Kitten DJs • DJ Tiera Boo + MORE!

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Article by Lisa.

Burwood Festival 2018


When: Sunday 7th October
Burwood Road, Burwood

It's back - Burwood Festival, one of the largest community events in the Inner West returns on Sunday 7 October 2018, with the most delicious food, exciting performances and fun activities. Bring your family, friends and pets along to Burwood Park as we sing and dance to celebrate cultural diversity together with a crowd of thousands.

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Sydney Craft Week 2018


When: Friday 5th October - Sunday 14th October
Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street (corner of Palmer Street & William Street)

Sydney Craft Week is an inspirational festival that speaks to our fundamental human urge to create, while also showcasing exceptional contemporary craft. An initiative of the Australian Design Centre, this ten-day festival features a range of exhibitions, workshops, talks and open studios. Sydney Craft Week unites the very active craft sector within Sydney's creative community - including ceramicists, jewellers, quilters, knitters and other textile artists, plus timber workers, print makers, leather crafters, Indigenous makers and creatives of all kinds who work with their hands. Handmade is at the heart of what we do at the Australian Design Centre (ADC). For more than 50 years we have presented craft in all forms and supported makers and designers across the full spectrum of skill and materiality. ADC is just one part of an extraordinarily diverse eco-system of making in Sydney and this new event is our way of showcasing many of the city’s talented makers. This year, we expect as many or more participants than last year, which had 90+ events across 45+ suburbs of Greater Sydney, including 3 markets, 12+ family-friendly events and 50+ workshops.

Phone: 9361 4555
Official website
Article by Australian Design Centre.

A Taste Of Americana Festival


When: Sunday 14th October
Enmore Theatre

Featuring 7 Acts In One Huge Day & Over 7 Hours Of Music, with sets from… Margo Price, Kevin Welch, Kasey Chambers, Willie Watson, Joshua Hedley, William Crighton & Little Georgia. A Taste Of Americana Festival will take place at Sydney’s iconic Enmore Theatre on Sunday 14th October. The all-ages event will feature a stellar seven-act bill showcasing some of the exploding genre’s most talented local and international acts and will be headlined by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price. Kicking off at 2pm, the one-day festival will offer over seven hours of intoxicating blues, roots, country and Americana; the very best the genre has to offer. Jack White’s protégé, Margo Price, will be joined by fellow Statesiders; seminal singer-songwriter Kevin Welch, storyteller and founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson, and label mate Joshua Hedley, who has been touted as his generation’s classic country champion. Three of Australia’s brightest stars will round out the daylong event, led by multi-ARIA and APRA Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Kasey Chambers, who will woo audiences with songs from her latest release Campfire, plus favourites spanning her entire career. With a critically acclaimed record, Empire, under his belt, William Crighton will take time out from his global tour to join the Taste of Americana celebrations, whilst local road warriors Little Georgia will add a unique dynamic to the mix. Americana is a bit of country, bluegrass and folk mixed with some blues, soul RnB and gospel. It encompasses a whole range of authentic musical styles. We'd simply call it 'roots music' but that still wouldn't answer the question. But rather than try to pin down Americana why not just accept how it is encapsulated by Jim Lauderdale, host of Nashville's annual Americana Honors & Awards Ceremony. "It's all the good stuff," says Lauderdale. If you look through the list of acts playing at the Awards and the Americana Festival you know that for a fact. There is no better way of summing it up: It's all the good stuff.” – Brian Wise. Lovers of good music, don’t delay. Experience what Bernard Zuel calls “that sweet spot between folk and country, rock and blues”, when some of the best Americana artists touch down in Sydney next month for a day-long celebration of this timeless genre!

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Article by Enmore Theatre.

Marrickville Festival 2018


When: Sunday 21st October
Marrickville Road & Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Time: 10am-5pm

Marrickville Festival brings together all of our diverse and vibrant people, cultures, and creative communities with a feast of international cuisine, live music and entertainment. With over 120 stalls displaying local produce, handmade artisan works, gifts and community groups as well as a Main Stage program, International Dance Floor, The Break music competition and a range of free activities for kids and the whole family.

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Article by Marrickville Festival.

Sydney Oktoberfest in the Gardens


When: Saturday 27th October
The Domain
Time: 1pm-9pm
Cost: $54.90-$69.90

Oktoberfest in the Gardens has cemented its place as Australia’s biggest and best Oktoberfest celebration. Inspired by their love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive big top beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening. Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages. Last year’s events Sold Out so make sure you get in quick.

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Article by Jayde.

Clearview New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises


When: Monday 31st December
The Promenade, King Street Wharf
Time: 6pm-1am

New Year’s Eve Cruises in Sydney may be months away, but Clearview Glass Boat Cruises have opened bookings with early bird prices offering great savings. Three unique glass boat packages (one is already sold out) that include a 5-course dinner, premium drinks & entertainment! This topped by 360° views of the harbour events and NYE fireworks displays are definitely a class apart from anything you’ve seen or experienced before! Don’t let this Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise pass you by!

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Article by Toms John.

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