Waywards is located above BANK, just a short walk from Newtown station. Our incredible venue has just recently been refurbished, kitted out with an ultra cool sound system making it phenomenal for us to host bands, DJs, drag shows and everything inbetween!
We offer a range of delicious light bites from our Waywards Kitchen to serve whilst you kick back, relax and watch your fave bands!
Wednesday 26 Feb
Birdcage Mardi Gras Party
Kick start the biggest week of the Sydney queer calendar this Weds with one helluva MARDI PARDI. You know how this will go!! We have a very special guest joining us in the cage, Hannah Rad all the way from the US of A. Get set for their debut BC set with the much anticipated LOOSE CHANGE +++ a very special midnight show with our favourite show girl, BLAQ
+ More to be announced.
$5 vodkas 9-10pm
2 for $20 Vodka Redbulls all night long
LGBTIQA+ | 9PM 'TIL 2AM
Thursday 27 Feb
On The Rise ft. Raj Mahal
Over the past few years there has been a huge surge of incredible new music coming out of NSW and Australia as a whole. On The Rise is a series of events creating a platform for these artists to showcase new music and provide a space to bond with fans and music industry.
Come down for the third edition of 'On The Rise’ at their new home of Waywards on to support these artists and live music in NSW.
Free Entry with RSVP
Friday 28 Feb
New Zealand punk-rock four piece Miss June are set to return to Australia with their fierce, formidable and head-spinning live show that has been impressing audiences worldwide since the release of their debut album, 'Bad Luck Party,' in September 2019.
Last in the country supporting Aussie favourites Dune Rats, the four piece will also make their Australian festival debut in March 2020 with appearances at Farmer + The Owl and Panama Festival, where they will be serving up a blistering, reckless sound that you definitely won't want to miss seeing live this summer.
Saturday 29 Feb
Australia’s pop golden star-risers, Pinkish Blu and Egoism, are teaming up on an Australian tour to celebrate new music!
With layered vocals, ear worm hooks and life affirming lyrics, ‘Coupon’ by Pinkish Blue is a buoyant, uplifting track that soars over rising 80s synths. After only playing a handful of shows, the four piece shared the stage with acts such as GFlip, Last Dinosaurs, The Rubens, Trophy Eyes, Kingswood, Delta Riggs, and WAAX.
Sydney sweethearts Egoism are touring on the back of their single ‘What Are We Doing?’ which saw the band win their second add to rotation on Triple J, New Music Friday’s playlisting and Unearthed Feature Artist. They have been sharing stages with Last Dinosaurs, Moaning Lisa, Johnny Hunter, Bec Sandridge, These New South Whales among many others.
Friday 6 March
GAUCI will share 'To Save A Moment' where the second chances given to the fading relationships of 'In The Night' might be over for good. Recounting feelings of sentimentality and the turmoil of uncertainty, this new single is entrenched in the group's moody synth and 808-laced emo-pop sound.
With special guests Rebel Yell + California Girls
Saturday 7 March
The Rhythm of the Night
This is the Rhythm of the Night! The best 90s dance party EVER returns to Waywards at The Bank Hotel with DJ Levins and special guests playing nothin' but 90s DANCE ANTHEMS all night long!
Come dance to big bangers by Aqua, Armand Van Helden, The Vengaboys, Faithless, Underworld, Darude, ATB, Basement Jaxx, Fatboy Slim and MORE.
9pm - LATE
Thursday 12 March
Teenage Dads + The Moving Stills
Australia's indie rock future is in good hands and for those looking for the next wave, they're coming to a venue near you. Kicking their own goals separately, Melbourne's Teenage Dads and NSW Central Coast's The Moving Stills now team up for a huge memory making mission. Stepping off in WA this March, co-headliner 'The Antics Roadshow' sees both groups combine for shows and shenanigans across four states and one territory, hitting Waywards on March 12th.
Friday 13 March
Like so many of their musical heroes they traversed the Indian Ocean looking for new landscape and inspiration, what surmounted was some of their best writing to date.
The effervescent Georgia Fair will be bringing the full live show back to Sydney for the first time in years, starting with "The World's Awake Album Launch' at Waywards on the 13th of March. With an arsenal of new material and support from Daniel Lee Kendall and Little Green, it's set to be a night to remember.
Saturday 14 March
Party In The USA: A Night of 2000s pop
After running over 50 90s parties in Sydney, DJ Levins is breaking out to throw a 2000s party!
And a Jay-Z song was on! And a Britney song was on! And a Miley song was on!
Come put your hands up at Party In The USA: A Night of 2000s pop with DJ Levins playing non stop 2000s pop and dance anthems from Shakira, Xtina, The Pussycat Dolls, Fergie, Ne-Yo, Soulja Boy, Nelly, Jojo, Avril Lavigne, Destiny's Child, Justin Timberlake and MORE!
Thursday 19 March
Brisbane’s Hallie is performing a string of shows across the country, to support her upcoming single, ‘Sympathy’. It is easy to judge others, Hallie confesses in ‘Sympathy’. She calls out this toxic behaviour while demonstrating her rock sensibility and powerful voice. The song is a reminder to herself, and to others, though sometimes it can be hard, it is important to be kind.
+ Special Guests
Friday 20 March
Fripps & Fripps
Living off Guzman burritos and an affinity for indie pop, Fripps & Fripps crawled out of a local garage and onto Cronulla's live music scene in early 2015. The lads have delivered sold out appearances on Sydney's southern fringe and gigged alongside UB40, The Bamboos and Caravana Sun during the Inaugural 'Australian Music Week' conference and 'Hifi Days Festival' in late 2015. The boys then shut themselves off from civilisation in a down town garage and began recording the songs that would be their debut EP. Catch them at Waywards with Special Guests on Friday 20th March.
Saturday 21 March
Fresh off a two-month stint playing sold-out shows across Europe and the UK with fellow Australians Harrison Storm and Sons of the East, Hollie will be taking her contagiously loveable on-stage presence and charismatic live show across Australia for her biggest headline shows to date. She’ll be debuting a number of new songs from forthcoming releases as well as all the fan favourites from her back catalogue.
Tuesday 24 March
Shakesbeer Sessions: As You Like It
Fast, funny and irreverent Shakespeare performed in your local pub. This troupe of actors will have you dying with laughter, singing along with pub classics, and most importantly, doing something you never thought you'd do; Love Shakespeare.
Thursday 26 March
Horatio Luna + Foshe
Launching new music from their EP due out March 27, watch the collaboration between Sydney improv trio Foshe and Melbourne Jazzy House pioneer, ex bassist of future soul collective 30/70, Horatio Luna.
Plus special support from Riz, Dame and Deepa (Honey Point)
Tickets $15 on the door
Thursday 28 March
The Lazy Eyes
Join us to see the Sydney four piece, The Lazy Eyes, showcase their debut single ‘Cheesy Love Song’. They've been busy boys playing to packed crowds this Summer and more gigs to follow later this year. Their success so far proves the band to be an invigorating and promising addition to the second-generation of Australia’s burgeoning psych-rock scene right now.
$12.25 ONLINE / $15 DOOR