Leadbelly Newtown

Leadbelly Newtown underwent a stylish renovation in July 2016 in the space previously known as The Vanguard. The interior designers were influenced by underground prohibition music halls, but then added a modern, rock 'n' roll twist… 
Newtown has long been recognised as an area rich in cultural diversity. Through this an extraordinary tapestry of creativity has been cultivated, expressed over a multitude of different artistic platforms. For Vivid we have developed a programme primarily dedicated to Newtown in all it’s weird and wonderful beauty — and will use this model as a platform to create Newtown-centric events we can stage every year. 
The venue will also be a space for local artists and artisans to exhibit their work, proudly presented by The Ladies Network.
26/27 May - Busby Marou (Qld) (Sold Out)
28 May - PHENO album launch + Suix + Bonnie Songs
28 May - Dexter Moore
31 May - Oracle Records presents ROSA MARIA + The Jim Mitchells + Sun Sap
1 June - Frank Sultana - end of tour party
2 June - Mick Thomas (Weddings Parties Anything, Melb) + Raised By Eagles
3/4 June - Jeff Duff in 'From London To The Moon' A Duff Odyssey 
6 June - John Saffran author talk presented by 'Better Read Than Dead'
7 June - The White Tree Band
8 June - 'I Am Woman'
9 June - Crooked Fiddle Band + Cannibal Spiders
10 June - The Radiators + Eightball Junkies
11 June - Thomas Oliver
11 June - Newtown.....A Rock Retrospective
13 June  - Terry Serio's Half Truths ft: Charlie Owen+ Oh Reach
14 June - Green Mohair Suits 
16 June - Taasha Coates (The Audreys)
17 June - Cabaret Sasquatch's 'SOUND + VISION' - A David Bowie Cabaret


Ticket Conditions

*Booking and transaction fees may apply.


Vivid Sydney is big — it’s now the largest event of its kind in Australia and in 2017 it’s growing again with a world-class line-up of concert and music performances, public ideas programs, creative industry workshops and conferences. Find exciting new locations to explore this year as Vivid Sydney grows its footprint. See what else is happening in City and Surrounds.

Access and Inclusion

  • Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
Leadbelly, 42 King St, Newtown NSW 2042